“An Archive of the Industry”

“An Archive of the Industry”

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 03.06.20

Incredibly this is my 600th report, critique, commentary or essay for Aboriginal Art Directory. It all began in 2007 when the site was set up privately to assist remote art centres enter the digital market for their artists' product. At...» Read More

 

RIP Malu Gurruwiwi – Custodian of the Banumbirr

RIP Malu Gurruwiwi – Custodian of the Banumbirr

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 02.06.20

It is with great sadness that the Vivien Anderson Gallery has announced the passing of Malu Gurruwiwi, custodian of the Banumbirr - Morning Star ceremony. He lived from1942 to 2020 as a proud member of the Galpu and Djapu Clans.  ...» Read More

 

The Beach

The Beach

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 31.05.20

No, not Leonardo DiCaprio in Thailand or Ava Gardner 'On the Beach' in Melbourne as the world ends – nothing as exciting as that! Just a blackly hirsute Warwick Thornton on a patch of sand somewhere north of Broome in...» Read More

 

First Nations Arts Awards

First Nations Arts Awards

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 27.05.20

The annual recognition of cultural heroes in the Indigenous world took place online tonight as COVID denied the event its usual physical form in the Sydney Opera House. It also took on board the new normal in nomenclature for the...» Read More

 

Media Muddles Aboriginal Politics

Media Muddles Aboriginal Politics

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 21.05.20

A fascinating study of 45 years' media coverage of important Indigenous issues, beginning with the Larrakia Petition in 1972, concludes that, at last, “Aboriginal people appear to be effectively shaping the media discourse on Aboriginal issues”. But it's been a...» Read More

 

The War in Mparntwe

The War in Mparntwe

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 20.05.20

Do we have a solution or do we have war in Alice Springs over the long-contended National Aboriginal Art Gallery (NAAG)? The NT Labor Government has finally stamped its feet, in the fighting words of Tourism and Arts Minister, Lauren...» Read More

 

COOKED 2

COOKED 2

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 18.05.20

I celebrated the Cook 250th earlier on this site with a delicately balanced piece attempting to find a line between those that see him as a founding father of contemporary Australia and those who see only the man who claimed...» Read More

 

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