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TRACEY MOFFATT IS SPIRITED

TRACEY MOFFATT IS SPIRITED

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-12-02 12:36:41

When I first arrived in Australia, an early writing commission was to preview the expat playwright Ray Matthew's wonderful outback play, 'Spring Song'. It captured country values and setting perfectly – so well, in fact, that he was whisked off...» Read More

 

EVERWHEN EVERYWHERE

EVERWHEN EVERYWHERE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-10-23 17:14:26

The Queensland Art Gallery │Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) has unveiled a new permanent display of Indigenous Australian art: ‘Everywhen Everywhere’, which opened last Saturday, 18 October. QAGOMA Director Chris Saines said the collection-based exhibition, curated by the Gallery’s curator...» Read More

 

PATRON/ COLLECTOR = THE FUTURE

PATRON/ COLLECTOR = THE FUTURE

Posted by Frannie Hopkirk | 2014-04-15 02:15:38

I had arranged to meet Pat Corrigan – Art Collector and Patron, especially of Aboriginal art, at the Art Gallery of NSW at 5 o'clock for a glass of wine and a chat. He was already there when I arrived...» Read More

 

MT BUNDY STATEMENT

MT BUNDY STATEMENT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-03-03 12:46:59

The body that represents Aboriginal art centres in the far North - ANKAAA – is being as dynamic as ever. I've reported before on its collaborative efforts to train up Indigenous arts workers by arranging courses and work experience that...» Read More

 

THE SHADOW KING/LEAR

THE SHADOW KING/LEAR

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-02-03 12:07:57

An ebullient black King Lear in a white suit arrives regally on high and breaks into a “We have survived” rap. Where are we? In Joan Littlewood's Stratford East? Barrie Kosky's Berlin? Or Michael Kantor's Malthouse Melbourne? In fact, the...» Read More

 

NAMATJIRA IN LONDON

NAMATJIRA IN LONDON

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-11-28 09:11:34

The third generation of the Namatjira family water-colour artists from Hermannsburg - Kevin and Lenie Namatjira - yesterday had a private audience with the Queen at Buck House in London. This follows the presentation of their grandfather and an example...» Read More

 

Indigenous Leaders appointed to Indigenous Art Code Board

Indigenous Leaders appointed to Indigenous Art Code Board

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-09-26 11:48:40

The Indigenous Art Code (IartC), the industry code set up to promote integrity, transparency and accountability in dealing with Indigenous art, has announced the appointment of several arts leaders from the Indigenous community to its Board following its annual general...» Read More

 

SELL OUT SHOW IN SHANGHAI

SELL OUT SHOW IN SHANGHAI

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-04-30 18:30:49

Waringarri artists from Kununurra returned triumphant from a recent visit to Shanghai after two successful exhibitions, including the sale of all 41 artworks taken to China, and ten days of sightseeing, museum visits and shopping. The popular M50 Shanghai Arts District...» Read More

 

The Late Mrs Bennett

The Late Mrs Bennett

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-02-06 16:00:16

We reported that Mrs Bennett had passed away in January 2013 - near her ancestral rockhole at Punkilpirri, WA. That notice sparked great interest about her life and so we are delighted to bring you more on this National Treasure. Born...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art from the Holmes a Court Collection Auctioned in Sydney

Aboriginal Art from the Holmes a Court Collection Auctioned in Sydney

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-08-24 12:52:07

The August 19 Mossgreen Auctions sale of works from the collection of Peter Holmes a Court, joint owner with Russell Crowe of the National Rugby League team the South Sydney Rabbitohs, and his wife Divonne Holmes a Court, included a...» Read More

 

Lives hidden in the life's work

Lives hidden in the life's work

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-05-21 09:30:36

THE looped chains of brilliant colour, the radiating line-work, the grids and vortex patterns -- they speak of a personality, and a strong one. At last, six years after her death, the dazzling Warlpiri artist Lorna Fencer Napurrurla is the...» Read More

 

Nyree Reynolds Exhibits at the Sydney Opera House

Nyree Reynolds Exhibits at the Sydney Opera House

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-04-09 18:30:17

IMAGINE being invited to have your artwork displayed at an exhibition at the Sydney Opera House. For accomplished Blayney artist Nyree Reynolds there's nothing imaginary about it - she has just exhibited five of her paintings at the national icon. Nyree travelled...» Read More

 

Australia's ancient Aboriginal rock art to be catalogued

Australia's ancient Aboriginal rock art to be catalogued

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-04-07 18:22:47

Australia's greatest ancient Aboriginal rock art detailing kangaroos, turtles and humans on boulders in the remote Pilbara area will be studied under a US$1.1 million deal announced Monday. Tens of thousands of the indigenous works, which are scattered over the mineral-laden...» Read More

 

Fairer arts trading

Fairer arts trading

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-03-26 19:50:23

Transcript of a Newslines Radio Broadcast Broadcast date: 26 March–1 April 2012 Duration: 12 minutes Presenter: Nathan Ramsay Content: New initiatives are making Indigenous artists more aware of their rights. Talent: John Oster, Indigenous Arts Code Limited Patricia Adjei, Indigenous communications coordinator, Copyright Agency Limited Zena Cumpston,...» Read More

 

Art helps at-risk youths

Art helps at-risk youths

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-02-13 16:15:19

A GROUP of Toowoomba youths has discovered how to reconnect with their ancestors through the power of traditional Aboriginal art. Renowned Aboriginal artist Peter "Muraay Djeripi" Mulcahy has been running workshops with at-risk students from the Youth Community Learning Centre in...» Read More

 

APY TRIUMPH AT NATSIAAs AGAIN

APY TRIUMPH AT NATSIAAs AGAIN

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-08-11 18:58:18

South Australian artist Dickie Minyintiri has been awarded Australia’s oldest Indigenous art prize fora painting reflective of his rich personal history at the 28th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. Minyintiri receives the $40,000 Telstra Award from...» Read More

 

ABORIGINAL ART AT MONA

ABORIGINAL ART AT MONA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-07-20 16:19:32

The Museum of Old and New Art – or Mona as everyone is calling the controversial Tasmanian gallery – lacks for nothing in challenges to one's notions of what art ought to look like and how it should be displayed....» Read More

 

IS ABORIGINAL ART BACK TO ITS AUCTION PEAK?

IS ABORIGINAL ART BACK TO ITS AUCTION PEAK?

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-05-10 12:49:45

“I am thrilled with the art we have put together for this auction”, asserts Crispin Gutteridge, Head of Aboriginal Art at auction house Deutscher and Hackett. “It is the finest group of works yet to be auctioned by us in...» Read More

 

ALEX NGANJIMIRRA 'QUEENS' IT UP

ALEX NGANJIMIRRA 'QUEENS' IT UP

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-04-29 17:28:56

A wonderful suite of paintings by Oenpelli's Alex Nganjimirra has emerged five years after his death just in time to celebrate the Royal Wedding. Painted between 2002 and 2004, the son of Bobby Nganjimirra simply imagined the English 'Queen lady”...» Read More

 

HETTI'S MULTI-MEDIA PROJECT

HETTI'S MULTI-MEDIA PROJECT

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-07 12:16:46

Bigger than Ben Hur (which is soon to be at a football stadium near you)! Hetti Perkins, Senior Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the Art Gallery of NSW, turns out to be a gentle, girlish guide...» Read More

 

National Gallery enters new era

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-02 00:13:19

The National Gallery of Australia in Canberra is spreading its wings, placing Indigenous art at the front and centre of its collection. It has undergone its biggest facelift since opening in 1982, with a new entrance and foyer, 11 new Aboriginal...» Read More

 

NAMATJIRA CELEBRATION

NAMATJIRA CELEBRATION

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-09-16 19:35:03

The 50th anniversary of Albert Namatjira's death last year didn't get great play around Australia as his art is still coloured by confusion over its white origins and the patronising treatment that the artist received in his life. He was...» Read More

 

Indigenous art links people with stories

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-07 23:51:19

Members of the Stolen Generation and their communities are coming together in a new program focused on healing through art. Communities around Queensland are joining the initiative, run by Swinburne University in partnership with Link-Up Queensland, an organisation dedicated to...» Read More

 

Revelatory show of strength in tradition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-17 22:08:55

The great achievement of this year's 27th annual Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award exhibition lies in its quality of overview: it is a portrait of the art-making currents of remote central and northern Australia, broad-brush, yet...» Read More

 

Funds to manage indigenous art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-10 22:55:09

An Indigenous Arts Fellowship has been launched to create a stronger base of arts management in the indigenous arts world. Commissioned to research the status quo between artists and arts leadership in the indigenous arts industry, former Democrats senator Aden Ridgeway,...» Read More

 

IN OUR FATHER’S EYES: WORKS BY SISTERS TARISSE & SARRITA KING

IN OUR FATHER’S EYES: WORKS BY SISTERS TARISSE & SARRITA KING

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-03 10:51:41

Aboriginal Dreamtime Fine Art Gallery is pleased to present In Our Father’s Eyes: Works by Sisters Tarisse & Sarrita King. In Our Father’s Eyes will portray Tarisse & Sarrita King’s connection, love, and respect for their father, William King (1966-2007),...» Read More

 

Collecting Australian Aboriginal Art by Marie Geissler

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-04 06:05:02

Marie Geissler tells us how now is a great time to start investing in Aboriginal art: Today, however with the impact of the global financial meltdown being all pervasive, sales in all sectors – including Aboriginal art – have dropped. Within...» Read More

 

Pre-Selection Underway to Select Telstra Art Award Finalists

Pre-Selection Underway to Select Telstra Art Award Finalists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-30 10:34:52

Pre-selection for the 27th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award is underway at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) this week. Telstra Art Award curator Kate Podger said MAGNT and Telstra were...» Read More

 

Telstra Art Award now on Twitter

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-01 22:51:45

The art world is twittering with anticipation as the countdown to Australia's most prestigious Indigenous art award begins, and now the latest news and updates can be shared and discovered by people all across the world through social networking site...» Read More

 

Djambawa Marawili Receives an AM

Djambawa Marawili Receives an AM

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-02-04 09:07:19

The Yolgnu community of Eastern Arnhemland and art lovers widely are celebrating the recognition of the Madarrpa clan leader, Buku-Larrngay Arts Chairman and ANKAAA Chairman, Djambawa Marawili, who received a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of...» Read More

 

Art Fair strengthens Darwin’s lead in national stakes

Art Fair strengthens Darwin’s lead in national stakes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-13 09:24:39

Australia’s original national Aboriginal Art Fair will be held in Darwin from 13 – 15 August. The 2009 event has attracted a record 32 Indigenous owned and operated art centres from as far as East Gippsland in Victoria and the Torres...» Read More

 

Karen returns to her artistic roots

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-03 09:29:29

“After studying for four years I discovered I was a Victorian Koori. So we do more line work rather than dotting,” she said. She is now studying to be a teacher at the Indigenous Education Centre at Kangan Batman TAFE and...» Read More

 

Collecting Australian Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-26 11:29:55

Described by renowned Australian art critic, Robert Hughes, as belonging to ‘the world’s last great art movement’, collectors of art from this extraordinary ancient but vibrant living culture have, in recent years, fuelled a boom in sales. Prices at auction...» 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

 

Traders change tack

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-01 08:17:58

"We’ve noticed since the credit crunch hit hard three months ago, people haven’t been buying paintings above $10,000," Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery manager Nava Wahl said. "So we’ve gone for more little paintings and gifts. We’ve changed some of our merchandise. "One...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art auction falls short

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-22 12:22:04

Sara Everingham from ABC News reports on the Sotheby's Auction that failed to meet expectations. The highlights (or lowlights) were: Less than half of the work on offer cleared No works reached $1 million dollars The auction only raised $3.6 million If the results of...» Read More

 

New alliance strengthens Kimberley Aboriginal artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-14 14:54:23

Four Aboriginal owned art centres in the Kimberley have today launched Kimberley Aboriginal Artists, a powerful alliance strengthening artists and art centres in the region. Kimberley Aboriginal Artists is a new alliance that is committed to sharing the richness and diversity...» Read More

 

Emily's art return home after dream run

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-14 13:45:47

James Massola from the Canberra Times lets readers in the ACT know that the Emily Kngwarreye exhibition is returning to Canberra: After a ground-breaking tour of Japan that took in Osaka and Tokyo, Utopia: The Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye is...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art before it became an industry

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-21 13:28:24

An republication of a Eureka Street article where Rosemay Crumlin recalls travelling in search of Aboriginal Christian art for an exhibition to coincide with the World Council of Churches Assembly. She was joined on her pilgrimage by exhibition co-curator Anthony...» Read More

 

art at the heart submissions closing soon

art at the heart submissions closing soon

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-18 01:12:05

There are less than two weeks for artists and those working in the arts, including volunteers, to submit ideas for presentations, exhibitions, displays or performances for the 6th Regional Arts Australia conference to be held from 3 to 5 October...» Read More

 

Jacques’ Park

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-08-26 08:09:17

John Howard didn’t make it to Paris for the official opening of the Musée de Quai Branly (MQB), nor for the following morning’s traditional Aboriginal ceremony that symbolically handed over eight specially commissioned Indigenous Australian artworks to France. And this...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art in Paris: In your dreaming

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2004-10-11 14:26:43

A select slice of Paris’s art collecting elite gathered at elegant rooms on Avenue Matignon earlier this month for auction house Christie’s first-ever exhibition of Australian Aboriginal art. Thirty or so works on preview had been selected especially to tempt...» Read More

 

Rover & Queenie

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2000-05-23 01:31:26

This exhibition pays tribute to the work of Rover Thomas and Queenie McKenzie, two major artists from Warmun community in the East Kimberley. The exhibition, drawn solely from the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, also...» Read More