The 'Seven Sisters' Heading for England

The 'Seven Sisters' Heading for England

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 28.10.20

The National Museum of Australia’s pioneering Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters exhibition will tour to the United Kingdom in 2021. Here's what I thought of curator Margo Neale's original show in Canbarra in 2018: https://news.aboriginalartdirectory.com/2018/02/songlines-tracking-the-seven-sisters.php The joint 'UK/Australia Season' initiative...» Read More

 

Sun Shines on the Wiradjuri Festival

Sun Shines on the Wiradjuri Festival

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 12.10.20

Refreshed after almost a week in the NSW country, I am excited about the Wiradjuri cultural revival that's going on in the Western Riverina. For the Yarruawala Festival taking place in Griffith, Narrandera, Leeton and Darlington Point displayed a seriousness...» Read More

 

SUNSHINE SUPERGIRL

SUNSHINE SUPERGIRL

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 17.09.20

Just about everyone knows Evonne Goolagong Cawley AC, MBE is the greatest Aboriginal tennis player that Australia has ever produced. But how many know she's Wiradjuri? Mind you, it's even possible that this specific identification didn't matter that much to...» Read More

 

Tarnanthi 2020

Tarnanthi 2020

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 25.08.20

The Art Gallery of South Australia has announced that this year’s Tarnanthi Festival, its annual celebration of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, will highlight how the creativity of First Nations women artists forms a vital cultural link in...» Read More

 

“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

 

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

 

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