SONGLINES SYMPOSIUM

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 16.02.18

Details have just been released of the Symposium which will bring to an end the important 'Songlines : Tracking the Seven Sisters' exhibition at the National Museum in Canberra. Here's Chief Curator, Margo Neale, to explain: “Just letting you know about a symposium or yarn-up entitled ‘Living Songlines’- at the National Museum Australia, Friday 23 February. Due to its wide acclaim as a pioneering exhibition, there has been considerable pressure to run a one-day autopsy on its impact and legacy, thus this late notice. "On Thursday 22nd the day before, there is an afternoon of exhibition offerings such as a curatorial tour (limited numbers), audio journey and/or self-tour. Given that the exhibition and all it represents is the case study for the symposium, some focused viewing is considered necessary and beneficial to maximise the listening and participation. Furthermore the exhibition closes only days later (28 Feb), so it is opportune for a last and/or maybe the first exhibition experience for you. "I am aiming for depth rather than breadth in the short time we have, so we will be unpacking the exhibition, its genesis and development, but mainly its reception in relation to future-proofing the ‘songlines in action’ through technology, art, story retelling and literature, followed by a Q&A. "My curatorial mantra is that the quality and character of an exhibition is determined by the quality and character of the journey that precedes it. This also goes for the journey that follows the exhibition, thus the emphasis on impact and legacy for future directions. The exhibition is only a staging post on this journey and not a destination, so the Seven Sisters Songlines exhibition will continue not only as a touring show, nationally and internationally, but as a research project that continues to track the songlines across the country (and» Read More

 

EMILY TRADUCED

EMILY TRADUCED

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 15.02.18

Qantas has revealed images of its fifth jet-liner featuring a special Indigenous livery in the paint-shop at Boeing’s Everett facility just outside Seattle. The airline says the new livery is based on a work by the late Northern Territory artist...» Read More

 

SONGLINES – TRACKING THE SEVEN SISTERS

SONGLINES – TRACKING THE SEVEN SISTERS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 06.02.18

Back a'while, Banjo Paterson saw the outback as ”a land half-made”.....”Far to the Northward there lies a land, A great grey chaos -- a land half made, Where endless space is and no life stirreth; And the soul of a...» Read More

 

Dennis Nona Emerges in Hobart

Dennis Nona Emerges in Hobart

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 31.01.18

After a number of years behind bars in Canberra for sex crimes committed when he was a student, and much discussion about the removal of his art from public display – eg the National Gallery pulled his Ubirikubiri bronze sculpture...» Read More

 

BAMBULA

BAMBULA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 26.01.18

What better way to prepare for Australia/Invasion Day than by spending its eve with 'Bambula'? For this offered the ancient musical traditions of Yolngu Arnhemland transported to Sydney – as they so rarely are – and given a more universal...» Read More

 

Discover the Outback - Departing March

Discover the Outback - Departing March

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 25.01.18

Discover the outback in a 4x4 guided tour and go beyond the beaten track, as well as visit some of Central Australia's most recognised Aboriginal art centres - Ikuntji, Warlukurlangu, Papunya, Haasts Bluff and Amata, Ernabella, Fregon, and Iwantja in...» Read More

 

MY URRWAI

MY URRWAI

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 21.01.18

Incredibly, Belvoir Theatre in Sydney has shows Upstairs and Downstairs that originate from the Torres Strait. That's an impressive first. Jimi Bani may fill the bigger venue nightly with laughs, but Ghenoa Gela presses you against the walls of the...» Read More

 

Canada's First People First

Canada's First People First

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 18.01.18

I first seriously became aware of Canada's Aboriginal people in 2010 when my daily Google feed of online mentions for “Aboriginal art” started to trend towards almost 50% Canadian content. It was the Vancouver Winter Olympics which had pressured that...» Read More

 

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Industry Corner: Event

SONGLINES SYMPOSIUM

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 16.02.18

Details have just been released of the Symposium which will bring to an end the important 'Songlines : Tracking the Seven Sisters' exhibition at the National Museum in Canberra. Here's Chief Curator, Margo Neale, to explain: “Just letting you know...» Read More

Industry Corner: Event

EMILY TRADUCED

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 15.02.18

Qantas has revealed images of its fifth jet-liner featuring a special Indigenous livery in the paint-shop at Boeing’s Everett facility just outside Seattle. The airline says the new livery is based on a work by the late Northern Territory artist...» Read More

Events: Event

The Late Mary Macha

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 02.11.17

Somehow, the AAD failed to report the death in March of a woman of great importance in the development of Aboriginal art – Mary Macha. She grew from a West Australian job in the State's Native Welfare Department to handling...» Read More

Events: Event

Art for the Environment

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.06.17

The Environmental Defenders Office of the Northern Territory (EDO NT) is again holding an online Aboriginal art auction to raise funds for its important work (advising and acting for individuals, traditional owners, community groups and conservation groups seeking to protect...» Read More

 

 


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