December, 2010

Gems sparkle in Sotheby's earnings

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.12.10

Mr Goodman said Sotheby's jewellery and decorative arts divisions had boosted the company's results, in the face of a difficult market for both finding buyers and consigning items for auction across the company's divisions, which include Australian art, Aboriginal art...» Read More

Alison Kelly: Drawing to a close

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.12.10

In the decade since Alison Kelly opened her Aboriginal art gallery, she has seen a massive increase in the general population’s appreciation and understanding of indigenous art. “So much of the content of the paintings is not for us to...» Read More

Indigenous art code launched

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.12.10

THREE years after a Senate committee recommended sweeping changes to end the exploitation of indigenous artists and ensure fair play in the industry, a voluntary code of conduct is finally running. The board of Indigenous Art Code Limited, the company...» Read More

Where Two Rivers Meet art exhibition is being held at the Studio Gallery East Gosford

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.12.10

FRANK Wright’s mission is to educate indigenous and non-indigenous children on Australia’s Aboriginal heritage through his artwork. Previously resident on the Central Coast and now living at Walgett a sister city to Gosford, Wright will be the major featured artist...» Read More

Bonhams move into Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.12.10

CONFIRMING their intentions in the Australian market, Bonhams have launched an Aboriginal art department in Sydney. Specialists Francesca Cavazzini and Greer Adams will run the department under the aegis of Tim Klingender, who will act as a senior consultant. That...» Read More

Family, tradition and lore in Arnhem Land

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.12.10

The Marika family of Arnhem Land could be called the Boyds of the indigenous art world. Like the Boyd dynasty, they've contributed an intergenerational opus of work to the Australian cultural landscape. But the Marika clan are not just artists...» Read More

Dunkeld Open Gardens and Galleries, Nerissa Major's At Studio

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 07.12.10

Activities now available at Nerissa Major's Art Studio. Koori Art and Craft Workshop $5 pp (inc. materials) Come and create your own piece of Koori Artwork. Experience a traditional "Welcome to Country" Greeting $50 (up to 4 people) Listern to...» Read More

Awe-inspiring indigenous art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 07.12.10

A highlight of my trip to the Northern Territory in September was the Desert Mob 2010 exhibition at the Araluen Arts Centre in Alice Springs. It's an annual exhibition of art from Aboriginal communities across the Western Desert region spanning...» Read More

Of death and mythologies

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 06.12.10

In Aboriginal art, there are two significant shows: Art and Soul at the AGNSW, with works shown in the ABC documentary of the same title, and Desert Country at the AGSA, an exhibition drawn from the gallery's collection and surveying...» Read More