WADJUK IN THE BLACK

WADJUK IN THE BLACK

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 25.02.20

There was a time when Indigenous performance was anathema to the market. Worthy, but not exactly a fun night out! Two Aboriginal festival directors – Stephen Page in Adelaide and Wesley Enoch in Sydney – have toyed with First Nations...» Read More

 

The Red Centre's Festival of Light

The Red Centre's Festival of Light

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.02.20

If you're not busy visiting the fire-affected tourist destinations in Australia - or if you're on your way around? - the annual Parrtjima light festival in central Australia is gearing up to be a beauty. Aptly named Lifting Our Spirits,...» Read More

 

Festivals in the Blak

Festivals in the Blak

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 11.12.19

“With the ubiquity of Indigenous cultural practice today, you just can't put on a festival without it”. That bold statement by the non-Indigenous Iain Grandage, newly arrived as Director of 2020's Perth Festival (7th Feb to 1st March) would be...» Read More

 

AUSTRALIA'S CROWN JEWELS

AUSTRALIA'S CROWN JEWELS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 24.11.19

I've written much in recent months about the absence of progress in developing the hoped-for National Aboriginal Art Gallery in Alice Springs. And, just a few days ago, I discovered and republished a story about the Quandamooka people's plans for...» Read More

 

It's Time for Tarnanthi

It's Time for Tarnanthi

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 25.10.19

Somebody once announced “It's Time”, and won a famous election. Now another Somebody – Djambawa Marawili AM – has declared, “This is the time when we should show the culture and the wisdom of the Country” to the world beyond...» Read More

 

FIBRE ALCHEMY

FIBRE ALCHEMY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 02.10.19

From ghost net sculpture to body amour, a new fibre art survey show The Alchemists, brought together by FORM in Perth, draws together diverse contemporary weaving practice from Indigenous artists and art centres across Australia. Opening at The Goods Shed,...» Read More

 

2019 Telstra NATSIAAs

2019 Telstra NATSIAAs

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 09.08.19

The political flavour of last weekend's Garma Festival has swept across Arnhemland to Darwin and crept up in the background for this 36th iteration of Australia's major Indigenous art event. Several of the 68 artworks chosen as finalists - including...» Read More

 

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