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

 

RETURN OF MUNGO MAN

RETURN OF MUNGO MAN

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 11.10.17

The bones of Mungo Man, discovered in 1974 and studied in Canberra ever since, will return at last to Lake Mungo in far western NSW on Friday 17th November. And the Aboriginal Advisory Group (AAG) to the Willandra Lakes World...» Read More

 

JIMMY CHI

JIMMY CHI

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 27.06.17

The Broome-based playwright who wrote the wonderful Australian musical play, Bran Nue Dae, later turned into a popular film, has died. Jimmy Chi passed away in Broome Hospital yesterday afternoon aged 69. Chi was born in 1948 to a Chinese/Japanese/Anglo-Australian...» Read More

 

Dr. Gumana, AO 1935-2016

Dr. Gumana, AO 1935-2016

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 22.05.17

Aboriginal Art Directory is delighted to offer this eulogy delivered at Gangan Homeland in Arnhemland on 18 January 2017 by Barbara Spencer, former Executive Officer of the Aboriginal Cultural Foundation, as a tribute to the inspirational Dr Gumana. With her...» Read More

 

Hector Burton

Hector Burton

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 23.03.17

It is with great regret that the Aboriginal Art Directory reports the death of one of the great men of the APY Lands – Hector Tjupuru Burton: Red Ochre laureate, artist, traditional elder, Christian pastor and polemicist. It has to...» Read More