$80K Across Seven Awards - The Big Telstra Open for Entries

$80K Across Seven Awards - The Big Telstra Open for Entries

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 28.10.20

It's time for First Nations artists to choose their entries for Australia’s longest-running and most prestigious Indigenous art Award, the Telstra NATSIAA. The categories are: Telstra General Painting Award Telstra Bark Painting Award Telstra Works on Paper Award Wandjuk Marika...» Read More

 

The Ebes Collection

The Ebes Collection

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 13.10.20

Back in May 2013, I wrote enthusiastically about the opening of Melbourne's 'Emily Museum', celebrating, of course, the career of the woman its owner, Hank Ebes called “Australia's greatest artist”. As he continued at the time, “There is no influence...» 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

 

Archie Has First Aboriginal Winner

Archie Has First Aboriginal Winner

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 25.09.20

Well, I was pretty right about the Wynne Prize - giving Hubert Pareroultja the guernsey for his brilliantly-coloured, outsize Hermannsburg work in acrylics, as his illustrious forebear Albert Namatjira would never have attempted. But I was dead wrong about the...» Read More

 

Why not the Wynne?

Why not the Wynne?

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 17.09.20

“The global debates about race and ethnicity are reflected in the prominence given to Indigenous artists in this year's prize”, was the reflection of Sydney Morning Herald critic John McDonald after the launch of this year's Archibald, Wynne and Sulman...» Read More

 

Goodies from Canberra

Goodies from Canberra

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 27.08.20

Just three years from its last iteration, the National Gallery of Australia has announced a new National Indigenous Art Triennial – its 4th – though it won't actually occur until the end of next year. As the others occurred in...» 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