Sunshine Coast Art Prize Finalists Paint BMWs

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.10.20

Hitting the Sunshine Coast streets now until December 11 are a BMW, Mini and BMW motorbike featuring the artwork of Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2020 finalists, Michael Nelson Jagamara, Natalya Hughes and Kent Morris - thanks to Coastline BMW. The art vehicles pay homage to the iconic BMW Art Car project, a long-running art series introduced in 1975 by French race car driver and auctioneer Hervé Poulain. Since then several iconic artists have been commissioned including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Ken Done and Jeff Koons. It was in 1989 that Michael Nelson Jagamarra was commissioned to paint an original work onto that now well-recognised BMW Art Car. Community Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski said skinning these sponsor vehicles was a deliberate, attention-grabbing way to take art out of our galleries and onto the streets. “By taking such striking artworks off the gallery walls and onto these vehicles, we are putting art out amongst the broader community and drawing attention to the Sunshine Coast Art Prize exhibition, which should mean more people will enjoy the art and take the opportunity to see the works at Caloundra Regional Gallery,” Cr Baberowski said. Coastline BMW dealer principal Brad Butcher said Coastline BMW had been an active part of the Sunshine Coast Arts Community for more than 25 years, continuing BMW’s passion for the arts. “The Art Car initiative was first introduced through BMW and is a proud tradition that Coastline BMW upholds; the cars are a captivating symbol of the Sunshine Coast Art Prize and an incredible addition to the streets of the Sunshine Coast,” Mr Butcher said. “This year we chose a vehicle from each of our brands; a BMW, MINI, and BMW Motorcycle and each installation represents each brand beautifully. “To have 1989 BMW Art Car designer Michael Nelson Jagamarra’s artwork included» Read More

 

The 'Seven Sisters' Heading for England

The 'Seven Sisters' Heading for England

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 28.10.20

The National Museum of Australia’s pioneering Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters exhibition will tour to the United Kingdom in 2021. Here's what I thought of curator Margo Neale's original show in Canbarra in 2018. The joint 'UK/Australia Season' initiative by...» Read More

 

$80K Across Seven Awards - The Big Telstra Open for Entries

$80K Across Seven Awards - The Big Telstra Open for Entries

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.10.20

It's time for First Nations artists to choose their entries for Australia’s longest-running and most prestigious Indigenous art Award, the Telstra NATSIAA. The categories are: Telstra General Painting Award Telstra Bark Painting Award Telstra Works on Paper Award Wandjuk Marika...» Read More

 

Jutta Malnic 1924/2020

Jutta Malnic 1924/2020

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 26.10.20

The photographer Jutta Malnic has died in Sydney aged 95. The German-born woman is significant for her picturing of Australia's ancient rock art in two books - 'Yorro Yorro – Spirit of the Kimberley' in 1993 on which she worked...» Read More

 

David Rathman to Promote SA Museum

David Rathman to Promote SA Museum

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 23.10.20

A great leader and advocate for South Australia’s Aboriginal communities has been appointed as ambassador for the Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre (AACC), now in development for the Lot Fourteen global innovation precinct in Adelaide. South Australian Premier, Steven Marshall...» Read More

 

Ambassador Appointed for SA Culture Centre

Ambassador Appointed for SA Culture Centre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 23.10.20

David Rathman AM has been appointed as ambassador for the Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre (AACC) in South Australia. Rathman's LinkedIn profile reads: "Commercial broadcasting was part of my life journey and doing voice overs for documentaries in recent years....» Read More

 

SE Aboriginal Arts Market at Carriageworks

SE Aboriginal Arts Market at Carriageworks

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 19.10.20

Carriageworks, Australia’s largest contemporary multi-arts centre, today announced it will present its fourth annual edition of the SOUTHEAST Aboriginal Arts Market over four days from (5pm AEDT) 26 through to 29 November 2020. The event is being curated by the...» Read More

 

The Ebes Collection

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

 

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Industry Corner: Art Prize

Sunshine Coast Art Prize Finalists Paint BMWs

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.10.20

Hitting the Sunshine Coast streets now until December 11 are a BMW, Mini and BMW motorbike featuring the artwork of Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2020 finalists, Michael Nelson Jagamara, Natalya Hughes and Kent Morris - thanks to Coastline BMW. The...» Read More

Industry Corner: Event

The 'Seven Sisters' Heading for England

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 28.10.20

The National Museum of Australia’s pioneering Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters exhibition will tour to the United Kingdom in 2021. Here's what I thought of curator Margo Neale's original show in Canbarra in 2018. The joint 'UK/Australia Season' initiative by...» 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

Events: Event

Repatriated Art at Auction

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 15.07.20

Coincidentally, two substantial foreign collections of Aboriginal art have been returned home in COVID-time to be sold at auction. Tonight, online, Deutscher & Hackett offer the Peter and Renate Nahum Collection from London. And on 22 July in Sydney, Bonhams...» Read More

 

Upcoming Exhibitions

The 'Seven Sisters' Heading for England

28.10.20 The 'Seven Sisters' Heading for England
The Box, Plymouth, Devon, UK
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The Ebes Collection

13.10.20 The Ebes Collection
326 Oxford Street Paddington NSW 2026 Australia
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Sun Shines on the Wiradjuri Festival

12.10.20 Sun Shines on the Wiradjuri Festival
Griffith Regional Gallery
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