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

 

'Truganini – Journey Through the Apocalypse'

'Truganini – Journey Through the Apocalypse'

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 14.05.20

“In doleful monochrome, they seemed so desolate I couldn't bear to look at them. It was a melancholic requiem for the disappeared that reeked of regret without responsibility”. Author Cassandra Pybus is describing photographs of “the last Tasmanians” in Hobart's...» Read More

 

BIDYADANGA CLOSE-UP

BIDYADANGA CLOSE-UP

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 11.05.20

In 1999, a young Daniel Walbidi entered Short St Gallery in Broome. He shyly declared that he lived out at Bidyadanga, a coastal Aboriginal Community 180 kilometres south of Broome, and that he would like to become an artist. Daniel...» Read More

 

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