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

 

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

 

Influential Aussies

Influential Aussies

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 08.12.20

A year ago I hailed the arrival of the incomparable Emily Kngwarreye on the lists of 20 Influential Artists drawn up by Artsy.com in the US. Sadly, she's gone from its 2020 list, but, excitingly, Wiradjuri artist and Sydney Biennale...» Read More

 

Getting Back into the Habit in Sydney

Getting Back into the Habit in Sydney

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 02.12.20

A plumply welcoming Wesley Enoch greeted me at the Sydney Festival offices, with just the hint of designer stubble on his chin. Or was he just too exhausted to shave that day? For it soon emerged that being the Director...» Read More

 

Putting the Cart Before the Horse?

Putting the Cart Before the Horse?

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 27.11.20

Excitement last weekend when 'The Australian' newspaper carried a quarter-page ad for a 'Senior Director, National Aboriginal Art Gallery'. Sadly, this call for a “visionary leader capable of delivering a $180 million arts and culture precinct” turns out to be...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art Storms Online

Aboriginal Art Storms Online

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 17.11.20

This year has been one of terrible isolation for many people – none more so than the remote First Nations communities that produce so much of Australia's greatest art at the moment. But that very enforced isolation has a) kept...» Read More