RIP Malu Gurruwiwi – Custodian of the Banumbirr

RIP Malu Gurruwiwi – Custodian of the Banumbirr

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 02.06.20

It is with great sadness that the Vivien Anderson Gallery has announced the passing of Malu Gurruwiwi, custodian of the Banumbirr - Morning Star ceremony. He lived from1942 to 2020 as a proud member of the Galpu and Djapu Clans.  ...» Read More

 

First Nations Arts Awards

First Nations Arts Awards

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 27.05.20

The annual recognition of cultural heroes in the Indigenous world took place online tonight as COVID denied the event its usual physical form in the Sydney Opera House. It also took on board the new normal in nomenclature for the...» Read More

 

COOKED 2

COOKED 2

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 18.05.20

I celebrated the Cook 250th earlier on this site with a delicately balanced piece attempting to find a line between those that see him as a founding father of contemporary Australia and those who see only the man who claimed...» Read More

 

Cooked???

Cooked???

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 29.04.20

Today it's all about Captain Cook – though it may have been yesterday as the Botany Bay/Kamay Memorial of his landing dates it as 28th April; and, of course, he was but a Lieutenant at the time. But what an...» Read More

 

NATSIAA Pre-Selections Revealed

NATSIAA Pre-Selections Revealed

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 23.04.20

It's the time of year for excitement and despair amongst the Indigenous art-making community as the Museum Art Gallery of the NT (MAGNT) announces its selection for the big Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards. 67 Aboriginal...» Read More

 

CIAF 2020

CIAF 2020

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 20.04.20

It's been a trying 3 months for us all – perhaps none more so than the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, CIAF. In January we learnt: “Following last year’s watershed 10th-anniversary celebration, CIAF will return in July 2020 with a contemporary,...» Read More

 

Nothing Revealed

Nothing Revealed

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 15.04.20

From the Editor in the interests of full disclosure: The Australian Government funds Art Centres, and indeed, Revealed. The actual amounts are listed in a post from last year, Funding for Indigenous Art. The cancellation of the hugely successful 2020...» Read More