The 12th National Indigenous Arts Awards

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 27.05.19

Tonight Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and all who love the arts will celebrate the contribution of First Nations artists at the 12th National Indigenous Arts Awards being presented at the Sydney Opera House. Respected elders actor Uncle Jack Charles and Pakana shell artist Aunty Lola Greeno will be honoured with the prestigious Red Ochre Awards for Lifetime Achievement. They will be joined by Larrakia visual artist Jenna Lee, who receives the Dreaming Award for a young and emerging artist and Melbourne theatre maker Jacob Boehme who is the recipient of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Fellowship. The National Indigenous Arts Awards (NIAA) recognise the centrality of First Nations artists to Australian culture. They celebrate the significant contribution of First Nations artists to the vibrancy of Australian arts. The event is held on 27 May each year to coincide with the anniversary of the 1967 referendum, and the beginning of National Reconciliation Week. Australia Council Deputy Chair Lee-Ann Tjunypa Buckskin said, “On this auspicious date it is significant that we are supporting and celebrating our First Nations artists at important stages in their careers. There is a profound sense of cultural strength as we acknowledge these artists from across the generations, from emerging to mid-career, to some of our most celebrated and acclaimed elders.” Lola Greeno was born in 1946 on Cape Barren Island in the Bass Strait but now lives in Launceston, using her art to connect an ancient practice to contemporary communities. Greeno is one of a handful of women shell-stringers responsible for ensuring the craft is passed down from the Elders as it was passed on to her from her mother and maternal grandmother. This, coupled with her ongoing contribution to curation, writing, and story-telling through her craft, offers the stories of her ancestors» Read More

 

The Gagosian Effect

The Gagosian Effect

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 20.05.19

As I predicted, the arrival of a significant Aboriginal art collection at one of the world's most prestigious art dealers – Gagosian in New York – accompanied by the name of a famous collector (and inimitable comic) Steve Martin is...» Read More

 

Art and the Election

Art and the Election

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 17.05.19

The arts haven't exactly been at the centre of debates during the current election campaign. Let's face it, the arts haven't turned the electoral tide since 1993 when Paul Keating discovered how enthusiastic cultural people were for his government, which...» Read More

 

DIGGING FOR HONEY ANTS AT PAPUNYA

DIGGING FOR HONEY ANTS AT PAPUNYA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 14.05.19

Unusual for Aboriginal Art Directory – a link with something to listen to! Recently, John Kean – an early Papunya Tula Artists staffer, researcher and frequent writer about those pioneering days at Papunya in the 70s – was asked to...» Read More

 

INTERESTING TIMES

INTERESTING TIMES

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 13.05.19

Every day I get a feed from Google telling me of every mention of Aboriginal art on the internet. Some days it's just a couple. Today there's Aboriginal art in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Kalgoorlie, Forbes, Myrtleford, Darwin, Bendigo, Adelaide and...» Read More

 

GAGOSIAN OPENING TONIGHT

GAGOSIAN OPENING TONIGHT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 03.05.19

“In a few days time an exhibition will launch in New York that will reshape the future for the Indigenous Australian art market”. That's an incredibly bold statement by Melbourne (and New York) dealer D'Lan Davidson. But then he's linked in to...» Read More

 

WHO'LL WIN THE WYNNE IN 2019?

WHO'LL WIN THE WYNNE IN 2019?

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 02.05.19

It's been 4 years since anyone but an Aboriginal artist has won the country's premier prize for landscape painting – the Art Gallery of NSW's Wynne Prize. And this year may be no different as precisely half of the selected...» Read More

 

Telstra NATSIAA finalists announced

Telstra NATSIAA finalists announced

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 01.05.19

68 Indigenous artists from across Australia have been selected as finalists for the 2019 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAAs), the country’s longest running and most illustrious Indigenous art awards. Telstra has announced that it is...» Read More

 

Current Exhibitions


Industry Corner: Event

The 12th National Indigenous Arts Awards

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 27.05.19

Tonight Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and all who love the arts will celebrate the contribution of First Nations artists at the 12th National Indigenous Arts Awards being presented at the Sydney Opera House. Respected elders actor Uncle Jack...» Read More

Industry Corner: Event

The Gagosian Effect

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 20.05.19

As I predicted, the arrival of a significant Aboriginal art collection at one of the world's most prestigious art dealers – Gagosian in New York – accompanied by the name of a famous collector (and inimitable comic) Steve Martin is...» Read More

Events: Event

DIGGING FOR HONEY ANTS AT PAPUNYA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 14.05.19

Unusual for Aboriginal Art Directory – a link with something to listen to! Recently, John Kean – an early Papunya Tula Artists staffer, researcher and frequent writer about those pioneering days at Papunya in the 70s – was asked to...» Read More

Events: Event

TJUNGUNGUTJA TO ALICE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 14.03.19

A little bit of history via my writing in 2017 when the important exhibition of the Museum & Art Gallery of the NT's collection of the earliest Papunya boards opened in Darwin. Now Tjungungutja – From Having Come Together moves...» Read More

 

Upcoming Exhibitions

The Gagosian Effect

20.05.19 The Gagosian Effect
Gagosian Gallery, 976 Madison Avenue, New York
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GAGOSIAN OPENING TONIGHT

03.05.19 GAGOSIAN OPENING TONIGHT
Gagosian Gallery, 976 Madison Avenue, New York
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