Daniel Boyd Shines Again

Daniel Boyd Shines Again

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 03.12.19

Internationally renowned architect Sir David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates and award-winning Sydney-based contemporary Aboriginal artist Daniel Boyd have been chosen to design a new public square and artwork near Circular Quay in Sydney. Based in Accra, London and New York,...» Read More

 

Linear?

Linear?

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 30.11.19

“Linear explores over 60,000 years of creative, scientific and technological development and ingenuity through the stories, content and work from leading Indigenous cultural practitioners from across Australia”. Well, I guess Sydney's Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences – better known...» Read More

 

The Auction Time of Year

The Auction Time of Year

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 28.11.19

“Toward the end of 1991, women’s Awelye ceremonies were being held in Utopia. December was overwhelmingly humid with hot northerly winds. The anticipation of rain and the ongoing ceremonial activity enlivened the spiritual atmosphere. A number of exceptional paintings (by...» Read More

 

AUSTRALIA'S CROWN JEWELS

AUSTRALIA'S CROWN JEWELS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 24.11.19

I've written much in recent months about the absence of progress in developing the hoped-for National Aboriginal Art Gallery in Alice Springs. And, just a few days ago, I discovered and republished a story about the Quandamooka people's plans for...» Read More

 

Going Native in the Kitchen

Going Native in the Kitchen

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 15.11.19

John Newton is keen that we eat 'The Oldest Foods on Earth', ie Australian Indigenous foods, grown (sometimes cultivated), cooked and tasted here for up to 60,000 years. He's so keen that his 2016 book of that name on the...» Read More

 

Emu Runner

Emu Runner

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 10.11.19

So, pretty much wherever you look these days, there's an Aboriginal film or TV series. Last year's AACT Awards hailed Warwick Thornton's 'Sweet Country' in just about all major creative categories. And Best TV Drama Series was the Ivan Sen...» Read More

 

Cultural Momentum

Cultural Momentum

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 05.11.19

I never thought my first live sighting of and listening to the great Chinese/American cellist and social activist, Yo-Yo-Ma would be in the great open void beneath Barangaroo Park. But that's what happened this morning as he passed swiftly through...» Read More