The Late Mary Macha

The Late Mary Macha

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 02.11.17

Somehow, the AAD 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 to handling...» Read More

 

PAINTING COUNTRY

PAINTING COUNTRY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 01.11.17

Most people know and happily accept that canvases by remote Aboriginal artists may look abstract but invariably involve a representation of parts of the Country that is so important to them....rockholes, food sources, ancestral Dreaming tracks, caves, saltpans, etc etc....» Read More

 

The Scholls Donate Half their Art

The Scholls Donate Half their Art

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 23.10.17

A massive 199 pieces of Aboriginal art are being donated from the Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection in Miami to three US museums. The lucky trio are the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York – recent beneficiary of Indigenous...» 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

 

TARNANTHI 2017

TARNANTHI 2017

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 10.10.17

The program has been published for the second Tarnanthi Festival in Adelaide. At the Art Gallery where Director and curator Nici Cumpston holds sway, no fewer than 189 artists are listed as showing their wares – 58 involved in the...» Read More

 

Natsiaas 2017

Natsiaas 2017

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 11.08.17

Given the anniversaries celebrated this year - the 1967 Referendum, the Mabo verdict, etc - and the recent Uluru Statement process, it was perhaps inevitable that the 2017 NATSIAAs would feel profoundly political. And that's not just the Big Telstra...» Read More