INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITY

INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 29.06.18

A lengthy article appeared in a recent issue of The Australian's Review supplement announcing that old Aboriginal barks were setting out to tour China, but also featuring heavily a jolly Chinese comedian. It appears that he is the cultural ambassador...» Read More

 

DIGITAL CODES

DIGITAL CODES

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 27.06.18

The Australian Government this week announced that it will commit $150,000 to a pilot program to test digital codes to label authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander products. The move is the latest step in the fight against inauthentic Indigenous...» Read More

 

“I am the old and the new”

“I am the old and the new”

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 22.06.18

What a marvellously biblical statement by the senior Western Arnhemland artist, John Mawurndjul. He made it boldly in accepting this year's prestigious male Red Ochre Award at the Sydney Opera House in May. And the once-shaggy bushman, who lives 50...» Read More

 

NY “Goes Ballistic” over Aboriginal Art

NY “Goes Ballistic” over Aboriginal Art

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 03.06.18

You may recall that the Aboriginal art world got mightily upset in April when it appeared that the incredibly famous English artist Damien Hirst had 'borrowed' more than few visual ideas from the artists of Central Australia who had developed...» Read More

 

Red Ochre Time Again

Red Ochre Time Again

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 25.05.18

The Australia Council for the Arts is set to celebrate four remarkable artists at the 11th National Indigenous Arts Awards taking place at the Sydney Opera House this weekend. The National Indigenous Arts Awards (NIAAs) recognise the significant contribution of...» Read More

 

THE LOCKHART BRAND IS BUOYED UP

THE LOCKHART BRAND IS BUOYED UP

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 24.05.18

I've been a fan of the artists from Lockhart River on Cape York for almost 20 years now – ever since a bunch of giggling girls appeared at the International Works on Paper Fair in Sydney in 1999. This mob,...» Read More

 

THE WYNNE'S A WINNER AGAIN

THE WYNNE'S A WINNER AGAIN

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 03.05.18

It's been a process that's built and built over 3 years. For this year, the prestigious Wynne Prize of $50,000, offered annually since 1897 by the Art Gallery of NSW for landscape painting, has welcomed into its bosom 17 works...» Read More