October, 2010

''Ngurra Kutju Ngurrara - Belonging to One Country"

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 16.10.10

The ReDot Fine Art Gallery is proud to welcome back the beautiful works of Australia’s foremost Aboriginal art community, Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd, in what will be the 7th showing in Singapore of the stunning works of the desert...» Read More

Warakurna Artists attend the opening of the new NGA annex

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 16.10.10

Graham Nelson, one of Warakurna Artists Directors recently made the long journey to Canberra to attended the opening of the new wing of the National Gallery of Australia....» Read More

in black and white: more on the orientation of Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 15.10.10

Thanks to Helen Vivian’s detective work, I was fascinated to read how the London-based Frieze had reviewed Utopia: the genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye, the Emily Kame Kngwarreye exhibition at the (then) new National Art Centre Tokyo, while on tour...» Read More

Story of aboriginal art at La Fontaine

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 15.10.10

TRADITIONAL aboriginal art will come to the fore in Bahrain tomorrow night at the opening of the Songlines art exhibition at the La Fontaine Centre of Contemporary Art, Manama. According to event organisers, aboriginal art is more of a ritual...» Read More

Art’s new face at Canberra gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 15.10.10

Ron Radford, the Director of Canberra’s National Gallery of Australia, can say almost exactly when Australians and overseas visitors became interested in Aboriginal art. ‘’You can pinpoint it to the 1988 Bicentennial,’’ Mr Radford said. ‘’That’s when people would come...» Read More

Contemporary Aboriginal Art in Holland

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 13.10.10

When I look around this country and think about the efforts of our state art galleries to excite and educate people about Aboriginal art and culture, I’d have to conclude that there’s not much fire in the belly. True —...» Read More


Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.10.10

12th October 2010, Sydney Australia: A unique collection of contemporary Aboriginal Art will be auctioned at Sotheby’s in Sydney on 19th October by national not for profit organisation, the Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES). Marking the official launch of the AES...» Read More



Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 12.10.10

It was rumoured a couple of years ago that an anthropologist was about to make the astounding announcement that he'd traced the three Aboriginal grandparents who'd lived on the Canning Stock Route (CSR) earlier last century and sired most of...» Read More

art + soul - Dreams And Nightmares

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.10.10

art + soul, a one hour documentary series by Warwick Thornton and Hetti Perkins, is a powerful and emotionally engaging series about contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, and the artists who create it. In episode two, Hetti explores...» Read More

'Sickening' Aboriginal art exhibition should close: Wollongong MP

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.10.10

The New South Wales Member for Wollongong Noreen Hay has condemned a decision by the city's gallery to continue an exhibition of paintings which some Aboriginal groups have labelled as "sickening and offensive." Ms Hay concedes she has yet to...» Read More


Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.10.10

From the Minister for the Arts Monday, 11 October 2010 Entries are now open for the 2011 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards (VIAA), the State’s premiere celebration of our Indigenous visual arts sector. Minister for the Arts Peter Batchelor said the...» Read More

New Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander art galleries

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.10.10

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have existed on the continent of Australia for tens of thousands of years. Their art and traditions are among the oldest and richest in human history. The designs, patterns and stories were taught to...» Read More

Indigenous artists finding a steady income

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.10.10

An arts manager in South Australia's far north-west Aboriginal lands says a record number of artists are working on the lands. Skye O'Meara from Tjala Arts in the APY Lands says works from the Lands are now highly regarded and...» Read More

The spirit wakes anew

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 12.10.10

BINDI Cole's first response when she was invited to curate an exhibition for the Melbourne International Arts Festival was one of relative calm. The 35-year-old Melbourne-based artist, who last year was awarded the coveted $25,000 Deadly Art Award for her...» Read More

Keeping Place collection seeks a permanent home

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 10.10.10

Keeping Place consists of 1500 artworks plus artefacts and photographs collected over 40 years by Aboriginal artist and activist Gordon Syron and his wife Elaine. The collection had been housed in an Eveleigh railway shed described as "dilapidated, daggy and...» Read More