“The Art of the Nation”

“The Art of the Nation”

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 07.08.20

“Thank you mob in Darwin for this business. Thank you. At last. I feel proud. I’ve been trying all my life, all the time second, fourth, last, sometimes nothing. But I got it now, today. My day, my time this...» Read More

 

Art Is Fashionable

Art Is Fashionable

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 06.08.20

The inaugural National Indigenous Fashion Awards were handed out last night in Darwin (ie online) courtesy of the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (also online), which has been promoting this sub-branch of First Nations art for a few years now. And...» Read More

 

The Salon, 2020

The Salon, 2020

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 06.08.20

For the first time in umpteen years, I haven't been in the balmy night in Darwin attending the opening of the Salon des Refuses - Aboriginal art's response to the 19th Century French Impressionists' rebellion against rejection by 'official' art...» Read More

 

Repatriated Art at Auction

Repatriated Art at Auction

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 15.07.20

Coincidentally, two substantial foreign collections of Aboriginal art have been returned home in COVID-time to be sold at auction. Tonight, online, Deutscher & Hackett offer the Peter and Renate Nahum Collection from London. And on 22 July in Sydney, Bonhams...» Read More

 

Fashion Goes Indigenous

Fashion Goes Indigenous

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 26.06.20

Everywhere you turn at this time there's news of some new venture in First Nations fashion. The ladies fashion mags are full of it, the museums are leaping on the bandwagon and now, being Australia, we have to have a...» Read More

 

ONLINE SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL

ONLINE SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 09.06.20

In a foreshortened and online film festival, the normal Sydney winter feast is a comparatively muted affair this year as a result of the COVID crisis. Sadly, only two First Nations films have made the cut, two docos that tackle...» Read More

 

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