Both 'National' Aboriginal Art Galleries on Hold!

Both 'National' Aboriginal Art Galleries on Hold!

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 16.01.19

What is it about projects to create a national Indigenous/Aboriginal art or cultural centre that seems perpetually doomed? Sydney thought about it for Barangaroo, Perth has talked about it. The NT got really excited when the current ALP government was...» Read More

 

Blak Out at the Sydney Festival

Blak Out at the Sydney Festival

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 14.12.18

Has Sydney ever had such a political Artistic Director for its annual fun-fest? But then, is it possible to be an Aboriginal artistic leader and not be political??? Wesley Enoch doesn't make a great fuss about his ancestry – shared,...» Read More

 

Remote Arts Workers at UniMelb

Remote Arts Workers at UniMelb

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 04.12.18

Young Aboriginal artists and arts workers from across northern Australia are spending two weeks taking part in a ground-breaking Indigenous learning program at the University of Melbourne. It is the first accredited University program in Australia designed specifically for Indigenous...» Read More

 

KATHLEEN PETYARRE

KATHLEEN PETYARRE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 29.11.18

We've lost another of the first white contact pioneers of acrylic painting from Utopia – Kathleen Petyarre, who died aged 80 on 24th November. Kathleen, or, as she was born, Kweyetemp Petyarre, was one of seven sisters from Atnangker, a...» Read More

 

NONGGIRRNGA

NONGGIRRNGA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 25.11.18

In the catalogue for the excellent solo showing of artworks by Nonggirrnga Marawili at the Art Gallery of NSW there's a blissfully ordinary picture of the artist – barefoot below an ankle-length cerise skirt – resting on one of many...» Read More

 

Two Iconic Art Galleries for the NT?

Two Iconic Art Galleries for the NT?

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 19.11.18

How many “iconic art galleries” can one State or Territory need? While the rest of us – especially the online alicespringsnews.co.au – were exciting almost hourly over the chances that municipal and Aboriginal figures in Alice Springs just might find...» Read More

 

Passing Clouds

Passing Clouds

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 17.11.18

Sadly, a deluge of death has flowed through Aboriginal communities in recent days taking artists, art centre elders and even one of the most significant non-Indigenous art centre facilitators. For instance, the current Hazelhurst Art Centre exhibition of APY Lands...» Read More