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

 

Blak Markets Back in Sydney

Blak Markets Back in Sydney

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 24.06.18

The Blak Markets organisation will again host the National Indigenous NAIDOC Art Fair next weekend at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney. The event will kick off celebrations ahead of this year’s national NAIDOC Week and will offer a vibrant...» 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

 

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

 

DARK EMU

DARK EMU

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 15.06.18

Bruce Pascoe's important 2014 book has been turned into performance by the only company that could possibly have attempted it – Bangarra Dance Theatre. In case you haven't caught up with the book (which you really should), The Conversation website...» Read More

 

WIK v TAREE

WIK v TAREE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 14.06.18

Two documentary films on significant Indigenous subjects came early in this year's Sydney Film Festival – which has such an honourable tradition of celebrating First Nations creativity. But what a gulf between the two. The first was an encyclopedic history...» Read More

 

WARS & MASSACRES

WARS & MASSACRES

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 08.06.18

The ever-over-wrought Alan Jones was launching a book about political correctness the other day and was quoted as saying that “primary school children today know more about the 'fictitious' Welcome to Country than they do about Burke and Wills (who...» Read More