BIDYADANGA CLOSE-UP

BIDYADANGA CLOSE-UP

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 11.05.20

In 1999, a young Daniel Walbidi entered Short St Gallery in Broome. He shyly declared that he lived out at Bidyadanga, a coastal Aboriginal Community 180 kilometres south of Broome, and that he would like to become an artist. Daniel...» Read More

 

Boomerang Back to the Start

Boomerang Back to the Start

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 07.05.20

Bad news (in a time of almost exclusively bad news); hopes for a law that would have made amendments to the Australian Consumer Law to ban the sale or supply of Indigenous ‘style’ products unless they were produced by or...» Read More

 

Cooked???

Cooked???

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 29.04.20

Today it's all about Captain Cook – though it may have been yesterday as the Botany Bay/Kamay Memorial of his landing dates it as 28th April; and, of course, he was but a Lieutenant at the time. But what an...» Read More

 

Mrs Ngallametta

Mrs Ngallametta

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 24.04.20

One of Australia’s most successful Indigenous artists, Mavis Ngallametta, has a wonderful tribute show just opened at the Queensland Art Gallery, a little over a year after she died aged 75. Ngallametta died on her Country, Aurukun, as she had...» Read More

 

NATSIAA Pre-Selections Revealed

NATSIAA Pre-Selections Revealed

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 23.04.20

It's the time of year for excitement and despair amongst the Indigenous art-making community as the Museum Art Gallery of the NT (MAGNT) announces its selection for the big Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards. 67 Aboriginal...» Read More

 

CIAF 2020

CIAF 2020

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 20.04.20

It's been a trying 3 months for us all – perhaps none more so than the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, CIAF. In January we learnt: “Following last year’s watershed 10th-anniversary celebration, CIAF will return in July 2020 with a contemporary,...» Read More

 

ON & OFF IN ABORIGINAL ART

ON & OFF IN ABORIGINAL ART

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 06.04.20

We do need an uplift at this trying time of our lives. First Nations art and its artist creators are no different. So, credits go to Dallas Gold of, as far as I can tell, the still-open Raft Gallery in...» Read More

 

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