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Warlayirti: The Art of Balgo

Warlayirti: The Art of Balgo

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-09-09 21:33:20

After a period in which social unrest and an emphasis on film dominated the cultural scene, the revitalisation of Balgo painting continues apace. Two different projects are under way which will see a major contextual exhibition open in Melbourne next...» Read More

 

31st NATSIAAs: TONY ALBERT DOES IT AGAIN

31st NATSIAAs: TONY ALBERT DOES IT AGAIN

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-08-08 18:30:00

The three judges for this 31st NATSIAA Award all come from the south; Tina Baum from the National Gallery, Clotilde Bullen from the WA Gallery and David Broker from the Canberra Contemporary Art Studio. Perhaps it wasn’t surprising that they...» Read More

 

FEAR & LOATHING AMONG THE SMSFs

FEAR & LOATHING AMONG THE SMSFs

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-07-08 19:57:45

Art values are suffering as a result of misinformation and disproportionate anxiety about changed rules for art investments in Self-Managed Super Funds, says accountant and Indigenous art community expert, Brian Tucker. And it's been particularly damaging for Aboriginal communities, where...» Read More

 

ART IS THE VOICE OF OUR PEOPLE

ART IS THE VOICE OF OUR PEOPLE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-07-08 13:16:06

So, Hetti Perkins is back with us, refreshed from a sabbatical period post-Art Gallery of NSW, where she used to be the first, and so far only, senior curator of Aboriginal Art. I wonder why they think they can manage...» Read More

 

THEATRE AS POLITICS

THEATRE AS POLITICS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-06-12 13:14:34

With the shining exception of Stephen Sewell, political theatre in Australia has only ever played the role it might have done – think early David Hare in Britain, Arthur Miller in the US or Eastern European theatre under the yoke...» Read More

 

Prodigy at Eighty - The Miracle of Emily

Prodigy at Eighty - The Miracle of Emily

Posted by Frannie Hopkirk | 2014-03-05 18:19:07

Emily Kame Kngwarreye. Diversity in the Desert. It has been said that her work “enabled the flowering of a whole new generation of Aboriginal artists”. My first experience of Emily was at Alice Springs airport about 20 years ago. Wandering...» Read More

 

The Shock of the Old

The Shock of the Old

Posted by Frannie Hopkirk | 2014-02-17 14:01:25

Arabs believe that the soul can travel at the rate of a trotting camel. From that one can imagine that the souls of millennia of aboriginal nomads, roving the desert, restless, ever-moving, searching, working, contemplating their existence, drawing their Dreaming into...» Read More

 

UTOPIA?

UTOPIA?

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-01-22 17:07:49

The persistent, heart-on-his-sleeve John Pilger is back again with, I think, his third film on Australia's total failure to achieve a solution to “the Aboriginal problem”. From the era of disease and massacre via assimilation times to The Intervention,...» Read More

 

'TOURIST TAT' IN HOBART

'TOURIST TAT' IN HOBART

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-01-13 10:52:05

Back in September, I responded to some depressingly bad critical reviews of the Indigenous content in the big Australia show at the Royal Academy in London. My blunt heading then was 'Crap Criticism in London'. Coincidentally, the Hobart art...» Read More

 

Paddy Japaljarri Stewart - 30/06/35 to 30/11/13

Paddy Japaljarri Stewart - 30/06/35 to 30/11/13

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-12-17 15:06:19

Sadly, we have lost one of the real pioneers of Desert Aboriginal art, Paddy Japaljarri Stewart. Once known as Cookie Stewart, he was a chef at Papunya and was involved as a relative of Clifford Possum and Tim Leura through...» Read More

 

First Aboriginal and TSI Playwriting Festival in Sydney for 20 Years

First Aboriginal and TSI Playwriting Festival in Sydney for 20 Years

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-01-18 13:14:40

The first Aboriginal playwriting festival in Sydney for over two decades. Yellamundie: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Playwriting Festival is a landmark writing event which will take place over two weeks from 27 January 2013. The Festival brings together...» Read More

 

ARTITJA: THE GIFT COLLECTION – ART + OBJECTS

ARTITJA: THE GIFT COLLECTION – ART + OBJECTS

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-11-22 14:05:51

For the first time South Fremantle based Artitja Fine Art will hold their Christmas affordable art exhibition on the first floor of the PS Art Space in Packenham Street, in central Fremantle. Now in its fourth year the ART + OBJECTS:...» Read More

 

Bundyi Festival

Bundyi Festival

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-11-13 12:47:25

AlburyCity is hosting the Bundyi: Come Share With Us Festival, 21 – 25 November, celebrating Aboriginal culture. It is a great opportunity to meet and talk with local Aboriginal people. Highlights of the event include: Bundyi Evening Gathering QEII comes alive with...» Read More

 

SPRING IS 28% INDIGENOUS

SPRING IS 28% INDIGENOUS

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-10-05 11:47:02

Jeremy Eccles The Museum of Contemporary Art looks for the young and hopeful in art every Spring – thanks to the Jackson Family sponsorship in memory of their daughter Belinda, who died too young at 29. Curators of Primavera have mainly...» Read More

 

Spectacular Lineage Display

Spectacular Lineage Display

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-09-13 11:49:16

ONLY rarely do the admirers of an art movement have the chance to see the key episodes in its evolution captured, its transitions made evident: the viewing eye can hardly ever trace the mystery of artistic transmission. But this year's Desert...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art at the 2012 Melbourne Art Fair

Aboriginal Art at the 2012 Melbourne Art Fair

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-08-12 11:20:31

The number of galleries exhibiting works of Aboriginal Art at the 2012 Melbourne art fair was disappointing. Those that did, however, experienced strong interest and good sales of work by a wide range of contemporary and more traditional artists. Melbourne...» Read More

 

US art collector sees red over 'dysfunctional' ban on Aboriginal painting

US art collector sees red over 'dysfunctional' ban on Aboriginal painting

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-04-07 17:47:59

A WEALTHY American art connoisseur has decided against donating his collection of 90 blue-chip Aboriginal artworks worth $10 million to an Australian museum or gallery after his attempt to add a painting to the collection was thwarted by national cultural...» Read More

 

ACMI presents Indigenous arts festival

ACMI presents Indigenous arts festival

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-01-12 08:15:23

The National Indigenous Photomedia Forum, Shadow Life: Moving Image and Remembered By are three separate events presented by ACMI as part of the Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival 2012. The National Indigenous Photomedia Forum will address the the obstacles faced by Indigenous...» Read More

 

APY LANDS PROJECT INVOLVES YOUNG & OLD

APY LANDS PROJECT INVOLVES YOUNG & OLD

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-03-23 09:43:44

Ngayulu witini ngayuku Mamaku tjukurpa. Ngayulu witini ngayuku Ngunytjuku tjukurpa. - "I hold My Fathers Story. I hold my Mothers Story".   This exhibition is the outcome of a project initiated by Hector Burton who is a senior man working for Tjala...» Read More

 

Dibirdibi Country, My Country - Sally Gabori Solo Show

Dibirdibi Country, My Country - Sally Gabori Solo Show

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-02-19 17:20:52

One of Australia’s most exciting and collectable contemporary artists, Sally Gabori, gets her first solo show in Singapore at the Australian High Commission, Singapore. In 2005 an elderly Kaiadilt woman, living in one of Australia’s most remote communities, took the art...» Read More

 

ONCE UPON A TIME IN PAPUNYA

ONCE UPON A TIME IN PAPUNYA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-11-11 14:22:20

How to tackle this intimately informed, radically revisionist but ultimately frustrating tale of the art movement that did more than anything to change Australia's views about its indigenous people and bring their culture closer to the cities of the south? For...» Read More

 

Eye-catching mural unveiled in Coffs Harbour

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-11-02 21:58:36

The artist commissioned to create a huge mural for Coffs Harbour's city centre says it is good to see it finally come together. The 19 metre piece was revealed at a special ceremony today, with the aim of creating a brighter...» Read More

 

Indigenous artists finding a steady income

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-12 02:25:31

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 more...» Read More

 

New National Gallery Wing Devoted to Australian Indigenous Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-02 00:19:09

The National Gallery of Australia has opened its new wing devoted to one of the largest collections of Australian Aboriginal and Islander art. The new building in Parkes Place, Canberra, also created a new and more prominent entrance into the National...» Read More

 

'Ngurra Kutju Ngurrara - Belonging to One Country

'Ngurra Kutju Ngurrara - Belonging to One Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-07 21:27:50

REDOT FINE ART GALLERY, Singapore, in collaboration with Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd presents: ''Ngurra Kutju Ngurrara - Belonging to One Country" The ReDot Fine Art Gallery is proud to welcome back the beautiful works of Australia’s foremost Aboriginal art community,...» Read More

 

Premier and Arts Minister Anna Bligh today announced the second Cairns Indigenous Art Fair a dazzling success attracting more than 10,500 visitors and selling more than $700,000 in artwork.

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-27 22:04:02

Premier and Arts Minister Anna Bligh today announced the second Cairns Indigenous Art Fair a dazzling success attracting more than 10,500 visitors and selling more than $700,000 in artwork. “Cairns Indigenous Art Fair transformed the city for three days with its...» Read More

 

Our Mob 2010

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-09 19:28:39

Adelaide Festival Centre is proud to present the fifth annual Our Mob exhibition, on display in the Artspace Gallery as well as theatre foyers from July 31 – September 5, 2010. Held during the 2010 SALA (South Australian Living Artists)...» Read More

 

Bindi Cole: Artist Spotlight Interview with the 2009 Deadly Art Award winner

Bindi Cole: Artist Spotlight Interview with the 2009 Deadly Art Award winner

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-26 10:00:00

Bindi Cole is a Wathaurung woman and a budding photography, video and installation artist from Melbourne. In November 2009, she won the $25,000 Deadly Art Award for her evocative photograph Ajay, one in a series of photographs bringing transgender women...» Read More

 

McCulloch’s contemporary Aboriginal Art – the complete guide

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-06 06:05:50

Rebecca Cannon reviews McCulloch’s contemporary Aboriginal Art – the complete guide: If you’re planning a trip across outback Australia and want to visit contemporary Aboriginal artists and co-ops, or if you simply have an interest in contemporary Australian Aboriginal art, there’s...» Read More

 

"Parisian perspectives on Australian Art", an article by Rosemary Willink

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-01 23:04:54

An important question facing European galleries today is: how to exhibit contemporary indigenous works, whose inspiration is not founded on the western tradition, and present these works to a European audience. Australian art is visible in France both in museums...» Read More

 

McCulloch's Aboriginal Art @ Flinders 2010: A Summer Exhibition from The Lands

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-02-09 10:55:40

A wide variety of more than 55 new and vibrant Aboriginal artworks as well as baskets, books, jewellery and more from the APY Lands, Utopia, Kintore, Yuendumu, the Canning Stock Route and the Tiwi Islands. Opening drinks: Thurs. Feb 18 6-8pm Curators...» Read More

 

TANDANYA AND SA ABORIGINAL ART HIT 20

TANDANYA AND SA ABORIGINAL ART HIT 20

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-12-02 09:18:33

It doesn't often hit the headlines, but the Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute (to give its proper name) in Adelaide has been plugging away at the job of showing the world through Aboriginal eyes for 20 years now. I assume...» Read More

 

Desert Knowledge makes $34m funding bid

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-07 15:43:54

The Desert Knowledge Co-operative Research Centre is hoping three projects aimed at understanding and responding to the needs of remote Aboriginal people will help it secure long-term funding. The projects are part of a new bid the centre is making in...» Read More

 

Our Mob 09

Our Mob 09

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-24 17:10:35

Adelaide Festival Centre is proud to present the fourth annual Our Mob exhibition, on display in the Artspace Gallery (upstairs in the Dunstan Playhouse), as well as Festival Centre theatre foyers from 8 August – 20 September 2009. Held during the...» Read More

 

Our Country. River Country

Our Country. River Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-09 17:13:19

Tandanya is pleased to welcome back Mimi Arts and Crafts. Established in 1978 as an Aboriginal initiative, Mimi Arts and Crafts is a wholly Aboriginal owned and controlled cooperative. Representing the entire 380,000 kilometres of the Katherine region, Mimi proudly...» Read More

 

WA  ART PRIZE NOMINEES NAMED

WA ART PRIZE NOMINEES NAMED

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-05-12 14:54:53

Fifteen Indigenous artists and one artists collective are nominated for Australia's richest art prizes. They are: Tony Albert (born 1981 Townsville QLD, lives Brisbane QLD)   Lorraine Connelly-Northey (born 1962 Swan Hill VIC, lives Swan Hill VIC)   Timothy Cook (born 1958 Goose Creek, Milikapiti,...» Read More

 

MAWURNDJUL – ART AND POLITICS

MAWURNDJUL – ART AND POLITICS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-04-28 13:17:51

A brief survey of the great Arnhemland artist, John Mawurndjul's work has been mounted in Canberra. It sits at the Drill Hall Gallery in the ANU until 24th May. The occasion was also used to launch a book of the...» Read More

 

ARCHIBALD/WYNNE PRIZES GET A BIT INDIGENOUS

ARCHIBALD/WYNNE PRIZES GET A BIT INDIGENOUS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-03-06 08:59:21

The important annual Wynne Prize for landscape painting – handed out today at noon by the Art Gallery of New South Wales Trustees – is getting more and more indigenous. This year 7 of the 30 acceptances are by Aboriginal...» Read More

 

Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-22 06:54:20

Exhibition of some of the earliest and rarest paintings by Indigenous Australian artists; artists to visit Ithaca and create “ground work” The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University presents Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya,...» Read More

 

Art For Breakfast

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-20 05:36:25

Opening with an all day breakfast. Featuring Tjapartji Bates, Katjarra Butler, Mary Gibson, Nyarrapyi Giles, Nancy Chapman and more....» Read More

 

Stockroom Show

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-12 01:49:11

SCOTT LIVESEY GALLERIES We would like to wish you an enjoyable and festive holiday season and express our gratitude for your continued interest in the gallery. From Christmas until early February the gallery will be open by appointment only. Please contact Scott...» Read More

 

Black and White

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-11 09:41:06

NG Art Gallery warmly invites you to the opening of Black & White in collaboration with Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery tuesday 9 december 6pm – 8pm exhibition 9 – 20 december 2008 An exhibition of Aboriginal works by: Ronnie Tjamptjinpa Lily Sandover Kngwarre Abie Loy Kemarre Ngoia...» Read More

 

Sale ends Saturday

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-20 22:04:03

Prices start from $300. An opportunity to buy affordable & investment quality works at discounted prices. Selected works by renowned artists including Ningura Napurrula, Wingu Tingima, Minnie Pwerle, Helen McCarthy, and...» Read More

 

Harrison Galleries invites you and your friends to our first ever sale

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-14 01:25:22

Harrison Galleries invites you and your friends to our first ever sale. We have on offer a wide selection of Aboriginal works with some works starting from $300. Doors open at 10am this Saturday. We look forward to seeing you then....» Read More

 

Redrock Gallery's Aboriginal Art Exhibition - in Bejing

Redrock Gallery's Aboriginal Art Exhibition - in Bejing

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-10 17:06:33

It is Redrock Gallery’s 7th exhibition promoting Australian Aboriginal Art in China. From Mem Aziz, of Redrock gallery: 'More and more Chinese are learning About Australia’s indigenous culture and its significant history, though exhibitions and lectures on the topic...» Read More

 

Leading Commentators to Discuss New Developments and Trends in Collecting Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-10 12:44:59

Free Public Forum & Book Launch at 2pm Saturday, November 15 Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, 100 Roberts Road, Subiaco November 8, 2008— Leading Australian art commentator and writer, Susan McCulloch, and coauthor/ publisher Emily McCulloch Childs will launch two important...» Read More

 

NEW ABORIGINAL ART GUIDE AS VAST AS THE CONTINENT IT COVERS

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-17 16:56:05

McCulloch’s New Edition to be Launched in Red Centre 6pm next Saturday, September 27 at The Lane, 58 Todd Mall, Alice Springs MELBOURNE, SEPTEMBER 17, 2008— The eagerly awaited new edition of McCulloch’s Contemporary Aboriginal Art: the complete guide will be launched...» Read More

 

THE PLACE OF ART: Livelihoods in Remote Communities

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-27 00:34:40

The Aboriginal Art Directory is delighted to introduce the first feature article by independent arts consultant Tim Acker. In this edition, Tim writes about the wider and more complex conversation between artists and consumers in affecting Aboriginal livelihoods in remote...» Read More

 

MAGNT Honors George Chaloupka

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-19 13:51:24

Will Owen writes about a dinner to honour George Chaloupka: On Wednesday night, August 13, the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory's Foundation sponsored a dinner at the Darwin Convention Center to honor George Chaloupka for his contributions to...» Read More

 

Alice Sundown Aboriginal Art presents Central Australian Aboriginal Art - The Ultimate Collection, Darwin Australia

Alice Sundown Aboriginal Art presents Central Australian Aboriginal Art - The Ultimate Collection, Darwin Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-30 01:25:12

Exhibition offering for sale a wide selection of quality art works from Central Australia, including Ningura Naparrula, Makinti Napanangka, Betty Mbitjana, Gloria Petyarre, Kathleen Petyarre, Anna Petyarre, Jeannie Petyarre, George Ward Tjungurrayi, Wallala, Barbara Reid Napangardi, Kudditji Kngwarreye, and more. Opening:...» Read More

 

Auckland exhibition of leading Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-28 01:31:42

Media Release 27 May 2008 Dick Bett AM curates Auckland exhibition of leading Aboriginal Art Auckland’s art lovers are gearing up for an exhibition of some of the finest Aboriginal art the city has ever seen. Between 5 and 14 June, the exhibition...» Read More

 

A dream time in Melbourne

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-29 00:57:23

An article in The Age that discusses the AFL's Dreamtime Round and more particularly the "Dreaming at the G" match between Essendon and...» Read More

 

A just program for Indigenous employment

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-01 01:09:25

An article in the Green Left about Aboriginal art and the changes to the CDEP program in the Northern Territory. Quoted from the article: The long-term CDEP support for Aboriginal art cooperatives would also be maintained, and more training aspects, particularly in...» Read More

 

Agathon Galleries Showcases Women’s Painting of the Gibson Desert

Agathon Galleries Showcases Women’s Painting of the Gibson Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-17 12:32:39

Irrunytju’s Kuntjil Cooper and Tjayanka Woods Depict Dreamtime Epic of ‘Seven Sisters Dreamings’ Celebrating two of the most distinguished artists at Irrunytju Art Centre, Agathon Galleries will be showcasing the work of Kuntjil Cooper and Tjayanka Woods at their next...» Read More

 

Continuity: Culture, Country and Family

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-10-18 03:33:27

The legacy of western Arnhem Land artist Bardayal Nadjamerrek is assured. With a distinguished painting career spanning over forty years, he is without doubt one of the greatest artists Australia has ever produced. Since his childhood, Bardayal has had an...» Read More

 

A bigger and better bible

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-10-27 03:17:47

Faults aside, the new McCulloch's Encyclopedia of Australian Art is a mammoth achievement and a must-have for art buffs, writes Sebastian Smee From the Australian: Alan McCulloch began compiling his Encyclopedia of Australian Art as a loose-leaf filing system in the 1940s,...» Read More

 

Powerful growth of Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2005-11-06 07:44:47

International Herald Tribune Powerful growth of Aboriginal art All about Earth and the people on it Susan Gough Henly Sunday, November 6, 2005 Quoted from the article: With the opening next year in Paris of the Musée du Quai Branly, focusing on the art and culture...» Read More