2021

January, 2021

Appreciating Mparntwe

Appreciating Mparntwe

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 04.01.21

By way of a holiday escape, take a magic carpet-ride to Mparntwe - usually called Alice Springs. It's a colonial outpost dumped down on rich Aboriginal country and the real locals are now offering an insight into pre-colonial places and...» Read More

'Him Proper Clever Man'

'Him Proper Clever Man'

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 08.01.21

Paddy Compass Namadbara is just about a familiar name in Western Arnhemland bark art. In the 1950s and early 60s, he was part of a group that painted on Croker Island which included the future standout Yiriwala and Jimmy Mijaw...» Read More

"Lost in Another Person's Culture”

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 11.01.21

“For the first time from the National Maritime Museum Collection, we bring together works by Zenadth Kes (Torres Strait Islands) artist Alick Tipoti. With over 25 years of art practise, Tipoti is respected for his work in regenerating cultural knowledge...» Read More

HIGH GROUND

HIGH GROUND

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 15.01.21

This film is a 20 year labour of love by Stephen Johnson and the people of Arnhemland. For Johnson began working with Witiyana Marika on a film to go with Yothu Yindi's anthem, 'Treaty', and, since then, has been collecting...» Read More

Indigenous Fashion Meets Country Road

Indigenous Fashion Meets Country Road

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 15.01.21

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation’s Indigenous Fashion Projects announces Country to Couture Showcase is coming to our TV screens for the first time! After a successful event held in Darwin in late 2020, Country to Couture will bring its exclusive...» Read More

February, 2021

A Design for Adelaide’s Aboriginal Cultures Centre

A Design for Adelaide’s Aboriginal Cultures Centre

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 02.02.21

New concept designs have been released today for Adelaide’s Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre (AACC), to be built at Lot 14 in the city's CBD. The AACC Aboriginal Reference Group (ARG) has worked with the design team from architects Woods...» Read More

A Design for Adelaide’s Aboriginal Cultures Centre

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 02.02.21

New concept designs have been released today for Adelaide’s Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre (AACC), to be built at Lot 14 in the city's CBD. The AACC Aboriginal Reference Group (ARG) has worked with the design team from US architects...» Read More

The Boy from the Mish

The Boy from the Mish

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 02.02.21

A Young Adult (YA) novel on Aboriginal Art Directory? Well, there has to be a first for everything. And anyone who's read my thoughts upon returning from Griffith's Wiradjuri Festival in October will know that 'The Mish' was capable of...» Read More

FIRESTARTER

FIRESTARTER

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 04.02.21

This film is so much more than a dance film – which is what most followers of Bangarra Dance Theatre might expect. There are, after all, 31 years of its productions and dancers to celebrate. But 'Firestarter's' directors Wayne Blair...» Read More

SONGSPIRALS TWIST AROUND SONGLINES

SONGSPIRALS TWIST AROUND SONGLINES

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 17.02.21

Artist Paul Klee is famous for saying that drawing was like 'taking a line for a walk’. Can you take a song for a walk? English writer Bruce Chatwin seemed to think so after a fleeting visit to our deserts...» Read More

National Endowment for Indigenous Visual Arts

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

lutruwita apology

lutruwita apology

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 19.02.21

I'm off to lutruwita tomorrow – though my flight will say it's going to Tasmania. Coincidentally, the Apple Isle has been in the news this week because an official apology was made to the First Peoples of lutruita about the...» Read More