Large Scale Digital Art Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 20.06.19

A large-scale 24-hour digital art exhibition featuring photographic work of Wayne Quilliam, curated by aMBUSH Gallery, will run in the bustling outdoor space of Sydney's Darling Quarter over NAIDOC Week. Called Insta-Culture, the exhibition comprises 16 images (each 2.4m x 24m) of landscapes, skyscapes, and fresh water and salt water - highlighting the six seasons of Aboriginal culture and the beauty of nature. Taken with a drone and digital camera, Quilliam regards these photos as 'traditional digital art' - a merging of traditional storytelling and modern technology. “We all interact and flow through the connection to country and this exhibition represents the feeling of collaboration. My art reflects a modern thriving culture, not defined by a singular creation or iteration, but suggests a shifting focus, endeavouring to change ways of seeing and thinking, and reflecting the co-existence of nature and culture as a collaborative and evolving entity.” Insta-Culture will be on display at OPEN (Darling Quarter’s free outdoor exhibition space) and is being presented by Darling Quarter. It will run from Monday 1 July until Saturday 3 August. Free family-friendly workshops will also take place from Monday 8 to Thursday 11 July in the foyer of the Monkey Baa Theatre, hosted in partnership with the local Koomurri Aboriginal Incursions. These workshops will include: Didgeridoo Show – traditional and contemporary solo didgeridoo performance. One performer in full traditional costume, performing traditional and contemporary didgeridoo sounds and rhythms. Face Painting – an Indigenous tutor will have traditional ochre paint from which they will paint the children’s faces (optional). Song and Dance – an Indigenous tutor will entertain with some traditional dance moves and encourage all children to participate. Aboriginal Art – an Indigenous tutor will teach the children basic Aboriginal symbols, which they will paint on a large canvas guided by the» Read More

 

SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL

SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 07.06.19

The Sydney Film Festival has had an honourable history of selecting excellent Indigenous films in recent years – with particular mention of Warwick Thornton's witty Southern Cross doco, 'We Don't Need a Map', last year's legal/political 'Wik v Queensland', Warlpiri...» Read More

 

FAIRS FAIRS

FAIRS FAIRS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 06.06.19

Have you noticed that no city these days seems to be able to survive without an Aboriginal art fair – held annually? Is this market demand, or is it the demand of the art centres to get more of their...» Read More

 

NY is the Epicentre

NY is the Epicentre

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 05.06.19

As predicted some time ago on AAD, Sotheby’s is moving its Aboriginal art auctions from London to New York in November. There contemporary canvases and historic artefacts will hang in the auction house’s revamped galleries alongside blue-chip modern and contemporary...» Read More

 

Marrugeku 'Dancing Forwards'

Marrugeku 'Dancing Forwards'

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 31.05.19

The Marrugeku Company has an interesting history. It grew from the non-Indigenous Stalker Company which discovered the First Nations through the innovative work, 'Mimi' – the spirits of Arnhemland wielding their wickedness on stilts! Later co-Artistic Director Rachael Swain bonded...» Read More

 

Namatjira Wins the Ramsey

Namatjira Wins the Ramsey

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 30.05.19

The vision and ingenuity of artists under 40 from across Australia is on display at the second iteration of the Ramsay Art Prize in the Art Gallery of South Australia. Held every two years, the Ramsay Art Prize invites submissions...» Read More

 

The Spirit of Churaki

The Spirit of Churaki

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 28.05.19

They've escaped from Queensland and appeared for one night only (why??) in the Sydney Opera House as part of the Vivid Festival. And what sunny Queensland joy they brought with them – along with the sort of First Nations sensibility...» Read More

 

The 12th National Indigenous Arts Awards

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

 

Current Exhibitions


Industry Corner: Australia

Large Scale Digital Art Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 20.06.19

A large-scale 24-hour digital art exhibition featuring photographic work of Wayne Quilliam, curated by aMBUSH Gallery, will run in the bustling outdoor space of Sydney's Darling Quarter over NAIDOC Week. Called Insta-Culture, the exhibition comprises 16 images (each 2.4m x...» Read More

Industry Corner: Event

FAIRS FAIRS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 06.06.19

Have you noticed that no city these days seems to be able to survive without an Aboriginal art fair – held annually? Is this market demand, or is it the demand of the art centres to get more of their...» Read More

Events: Event

NY is the Epicentre

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 05.06.19

As predicted some time ago on AAD, Sotheby’s is moving its Aboriginal art auctions from London to New York in November. There contemporary canvases and historic artefacts will hang in the auction house’s revamped galleries alongside blue-chip modern and contemporary...» 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

 

Upcoming Exhibitions

Large Scale Digital Art Exhibition

20.06.19 Large Scale Digital Art Exhibition
Darling Quarter, 1-25 Harbour Street, Sydney
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FAIRS FAIRS

06.06.19 FAIRS FAIRS
Overseas Passenger Terminal on Circular Quay West, Sydney
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