Movement at the Station

Movement at the Station

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 25.09.20

It all seems to be happening in the fraught matter of building one or more Indigenous cultural institutions for Australia and the world to gain greater context and appreciation of the complexity of our First Nations cultures. Not all of...» 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

 

LONG JACK PHILLIPUS 1932-2020

LONG JACK PHILLIPUS 1932-2020

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 08.09.20

Kumantjayi Long Tjakamarra, the last of the founding painters at Papunya, has died. An era has come to an end. The 88-year-old Warlpiri man, who lived on independently in Papunya after his Pintupi painting colleagues left for their Countries further...» Read More

 

Consulting the Industry

Consulting the Industry

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 02.09.20

The Ministers for the Arts and Indigenous Australians this morning jointly announced that they will develop an Indigenous VisuaI Art Action Plan to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, and their cultural and economic interests. Yet more consultation, you...» 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

 

Aboriginal Art is “An Exceptional Art Form”

Aboriginal Art is “An Exceptional Art Form”

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 26.08.20

Many Australians are sharply divided as to whether they prefer more traditional genres of art like landscapes or more contemporary and abstract visual forms. And these divisions relate to differences in age, class and education. But Aboriginal art bucks this...» Read More