National Aboriginal Art Gallery Gets a Boss

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 15.04.21

The Northern Territory's Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Chansey Paech has announced the appointment of Tracy Puklowski to the role of Senior Director, National Aboriginal Art Gallery planned for Alice Springs. She'll start in the job on 24 May 2021 and will be responsible for leading the delivery of one of the biggest investments into Alice Springs in decades. In her role as Senior Director, Ms Puklowski will be responsible for leading a project team of five officers with various skills across curatorial, engagement and project management, and will be responsible for 'inputting' into the design of the NAAG, developing the content and programming in the gallery, and engaging with stakeholders in Alice Springs and nationally to ensure the ongoing success of the gallery. Tracy Puklowski has an extensive background and passion for the arts, museum and culture sector, which is, demonstrated throughout her career in which she has held senior roles at major art galleries, museums, and libraries, mainly in New Zealand. However, she is currently the General Manager of Creative Arts and Cultural Services at the City of Launceston in Tasmania, a portfolio that includes being Director of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) - Australia's largest regional museum - and the development of a cultural strategy for the City of Launceston. Prior to that, she was Director of the National Army Museum of New Zealand, where she led a strategic realignment of the organisation. And before that, she was Associate Director at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, where she was responsible for the exhibition 'Gallipoli: the scale of our war' - the country’s most successful exhibition in recent history. Other roles have included Associate Chief Librarian at the National Library of New Zealand, and General Manager of Te Papa’s national partnerships» Read More

 

THE NATIONAL 2021

THE NATIONAL 2021

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 29.03.21

The third iteration of 'The National' “showcasing the varied and vital work being made by Australian artists” has opened across three venues in Sydney – Carriageworks, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Art Gallery of NSW. Whether there will...» Read More

 

TRUTH-TELLING

TRUTH-TELLING

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 26.03.21

Henry Reynolds, offering a “big picture context” for the 'Uluru Statement from the Heart' in his latest book, is a fine historian. His intensive researches into the horrors of past colonial relationships with Australia's First Nations peoples have brought many...» Read More

 

All Revealed in Freo

All Revealed in Freo

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 24.03.21

Presenting the best new and emerging Aboriginal artists from remote, regional and metro Western Australia, 'Revealed 2021' will showcase artworks including paintings, installations, textiles, photography, print media, video, jewellery, carving and sculpture. Hosting over 100 emerging Aboriginal artists, the galleries...» Read More

 

Bla Mela Kantri

Bla Mela Kantri

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 22.03.21

OK – I wonder whether you can make sense of my Kriol title for this story??? For it's the title of an exhibition exploring different representations of landscapes around Ngukurr, the south Arnhemland township where many tribes met beside the...» Read More

 

Two Big Moves

Two Big Moves

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 19.03.21

Aboriginal Art Directory doesn't often touch on the commercial gallery scene – such a competitive and occasionally 'sensitive' area! But it's an essential part of the industry, however much some in the community art centre world would wish it away....» Read More

 

The Very Late Charlie Flannigan

The Very Late Charlie Flannigan

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 16.03.21

Drawings by a prisoner who became the first person to be executed at Darwin’s Fannie Bay Gaol are currently on show at the Northern Territory's Library in Parliament House, Darwin. 'A Little Bit of Justice: The Drawings of Charlie Flannigan' will...» Read More

 

PAPUNYA ART AT 50

PAPUNYA ART AT 50

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 08.03.21

Back in 1971, a revolution took place at the most unlikely place. The remote, government-built desert community of Papunya was full of Pintupi, Warlpiri, Luritja, Aranda and other tribespeople who were increasingly reluctant to meet the official deadline for assimilation....» Read More

 

Current Exhibitions


Industry Corner: Industry

National Aboriginal Art Gallery Gets a Boss

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 15.04.21

The Northern Territory's Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Chansey Paech has announced the appointment of Tracy Puklowski to the role of Senior Director, National Aboriginal Art Gallery planned for Alice Springs. She'll start in the job on 24 May...» Read More

Industry Corner: Event

THE NATIONAL 2021

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 29.03.21

The third iteration of 'The National' “showcasing the varied and vital work being made by Australian artists” has opened across three venues in Sydney – Carriageworks, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Art Gallery of NSW. Whether there will...» Read More

Events: Event

National Endowment for Indigenous Visual Arts

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 19.02.21

If that name sounds like an official institution set up by some government quango, it is possible that was the intention. In fact, it's the baby of the ever-dynamic Melbourne (and New York) dealer D'Lan Davidson. Though he was beaten...» Read More

Events: Event

The Ebes Collection

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 13.10.20

Back in May 2013, I wrote enthusiastically about the opening of Melbourne's 'Emily Museum', celebrating, of course, the career of the woman its owner, Hank Ebes called “Australia's greatest artist”. As he continued at the time, “There is no influence...» Read More

 

Upcoming Exhibitions

THE NATIONAL 2021

29.03.21 THE NATIONAL 2021
Carriageworks (closing June 20), MCA (closing August 22), AGNSW (closing 5 September)
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Bla Mela Kantri

22.03.21 Bla Mela Kantri
Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre in Katherine, NT
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Two Big Moves

19.03.21 Two Big Moves
17 Thurlow Street (off Burke) in Redfern
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