BIENNALE OF SYDNEY 2020

BIENNALE OF SYDNEY 2020

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 19.03.20

Biennales come and go and are often remarkably forgettable. Every second artist – whatever their cultural roots – seems to live in Berlin. The sort of globalisation that has brought us the coronavirus invariably flavours each show – art passed...» Read More

 

LAURIE NILSEN

LAURIE NILSEN

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 13.03.20

Laurie Nilsen, the father of the barbed-wire emu, has died on March 6th at the age of 66 from cancer after a 40 year career in art. That is currently being celebrated with a retrospective at his Fireworks Gallery in...» Read More

 

EMILY v CLIFFORD

EMILY v CLIFFORD

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 03.03.20

Who will emerge from the next couple of weeks as the dominant figure – Emily Kngwarreye or Clifford Possum? This pair of the greatest, now-dead Aboriginal artists could not have imagined such a competition; but circumstances in New York and...» Read More

 

The Ephemeral and the Ineradicable

The Ephemeral and the Ineradicable

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 02.03.20

The recent reopening of the Hyde Park Barracks in central Sydney was greeted as a great Indigenous event for the 2500 square metre courtyard was transformed (briefly) by Wiradjuri artist Jonathan Jones into a First Nations statement. Some optimist even...» Read More

 

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

 

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

 

Cairns Airport Commission

Cairns Airport Commission

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 11.12.19

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) and Cairns Airport are seeking creative submissions from Queensland’s Indigenous artists to have their artworks featured prominently within the Airport’s newly redeveloped T2 Domestic Terminal. CIAF and Cairns Airport developed their already established partnership at...» Read More

 

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