CANBERRA

CANBERRA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 28.04.21

There are fascinating differences between the two major institutions in Canberra in the presentation of their First Nations collections. At the National Gallery you can't avoid the Indigenous even as you hurry in to make your timed booking for the...» Read More

 

Sydney Biennale - 'From a Brook to a River'

Sydney Biennale - 'From a Brook to a River'

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 23.04.21

Sydney's Biennale in 2020 set new standards with its emphasis on First Nations artists from around the world. For 2022, the Colombian Artistic Director, Jose Roca has taken up the baton and kept running – allowing him to pun that...» Read More

 

2021 Telstra NATSIAA Finalists Announced

2021 Telstra NATSIAA Finalists Announced

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 22.04.21

Sixty Five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander finalists from across Australia have been selected from a total of 248 entries in the 2021 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards presented by the Museum and Art Gallery of...» Read More

 

National Aboriginal Art Gallery Gets a Boss

National Aboriginal Art Gallery Gets a Boss

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 15.04.21

The Northern Territory's Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Chansey Paech has announced the appointment of Tracy Puklowski to the role of Senior Director, National Aboriginal Art Gallery planned for Alice Springs. She'll start in the job on 24 May...» Read More

 

THE NATIONAL 2021

THE NATIONAL 2021

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 29.03.21

The third iteration of 'The National' “showcasing the varied and vital work being made by Australian artists” has opened across three venues in Sydney – Carriageworks, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Art Gallery of NSW. Whether there will...» Read More

 

All Revealed in Freo

All Revealed in Freo

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 24.03.21

Presenting the best new and emerging Aboriginal artists from remote, regional and metro Western Australia, 'Revealed 2021' will showcase artworks including paintings, installations, textiles, photography, print media, video, jewellery, carving and sculpture. Hosting over 100 emerging Aboriginal artists, the galleries...» Read More

 

Bla Mela Kantri

Bla Mela Kantri

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 22.03.21

OK – I wonder whether you can make sense of my Kriol title for this story??? For it's the title of an exhibition exploring different representations of landscapes around Ngukurr, the south Arnhemland township where many tribes met beside the...» Read More

 

Two Big Moves

Two Big Moves

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 19.03.21

Aboriginal Art Directory doesn't often touch on the commercial gallery scene – such a competitive and occasionally 'sensitive' area! But it's an essential part of the industry, however much some in the community art centre world would wish it away....» Read More

 

The Very Late Charlie Flannigan

The Very Late Charlie Flannigan

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 16.03.21

Drawings by a prisoner who became the first person to be executed at Darwin’s Fannie Bay Gaol are currently on show at the Northern Territory's Library in Parliament House, Darwin. 'A Little Bit of Justice: The Drawings of Charlie Flannigan' will...» Read More

 

PAPUNYA ART AT 50

PAPUNYA ART AT 50

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 08.03.21

Back in 1971, a revolution took place at the most unlikely place. The remote, government-built desert community of Papunya was full of Pintupi, Warlpiri, Luritja, Aranda and other tribespeople who were increasingly reluctant to meet the official deadline for assimilation....» Read More

 

ANTEDILUVIAN ROO

ANTEDILUVIAN ROO

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 05.03.21

A 17,300-year-old painting on the ceiling of a rock shelter in The Kimberley's Drysdale River National Park, painted by ancestors of the Balanggarra Native Title group, the Miwa-speaking people, has been identified in the magazine, Nature Human Behaviour as the...» Read More

 

National Endowment for Indigenous Visual Arts

National Endowment for Indigenous Visual Arts

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 19.02.21

If that name sounds like an official institution set up by some government quango, it is possible that was the intention. In fact, it's the baby of the ever-dynamic Melbourne (and New York) dealer D'Lan Davidson. Though he was beaten...» Read More