DUBBOO

DUBBOO

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 11.12.18

This was undoubtedly the most self-indulgent show that one might ever experience from a Major Performing Art Group company! Navel-gazing (and showing) wasn't in it as Bangarra celebrated the life and work of the man who conjured twenty seven scores...» 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

 

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

 

SAMUEL NAMUNJDJA

SAMUEL NAMUNJDJA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 19.06.18

It's reported from Maningrida that the great Kuninjku bark artist, Samuel Namunjdja died in early May. He was only 54 and leaves a substantial family on his Mankorlod outstation, some 50km from the Western Arnhemland township. I had the pleasure...» Read More

 

TOMMY WATSON

TOMMY WATSON

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 18.12.17

It's been confirmed that the 82 year-old Tommy Yannima Watson has died in Alice Springs. The old man produced scores of glorious paintings reflecting an extraordinary ability to abstract his deep understanding of Pitjanjatjara law and legend, but was cruelly...» Read More

 

The Late Mary Macha

The Late Mary Macha

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 02.11.17

Somehow, the Aboriginal Art Directory failed to report the death in March of a woman of great importance in the development of Aboriginal art – Mary Macha. She grew from a West Australian job in the State's Native Welfare Department...» Read More

 

Death at Kintore

Death at Kintore

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 17.10.17

Papunya Tula Artists has announced the death of artist Kumantjayi (Morris) Gibson Tjapaltjarri on Saturday 7th October 2017 at the age of about 60. Kumantjayi was the eldest son of Pintupi painting royalty, Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi and Ningura Napurrula...» Read More

 

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