Arts Activism

Arts Activism

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 27.03.20

After yesterday's hopeful example of Aboriginal artists in the East Kimberley going 'On Country' to avoid any chance of being exposed to the coronavirus, today offers a potent case of the arts industry standing up for itself - as, so...» Read More

 

Out on Country!

Out on Country!

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 26.03.20

I recently encouraged online art buying directly from community art centres in order to keep the Aboriginal art world from falling in a hole. Here's a splendidly positive example of art centre proactivity in this pandemic world:   In the...» Read More

 

Another Coronavirus Crisis

Another Coronavirus Crisis

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 22.03.20

As the NT Government sensibly closes off access to remote Indigenous communities in response to the Coronavirus crisis, the foresightful academic, Jon Altman, working with Francis Markham of the ANU is concerned for the financial consequences as well as the...» Read More

 

BIENNALE OF SYDNEY 2020

BIENNALE OF SYDNEY 2020

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 19.03.20

Biennales come and go and are often remarkably forgettable. Every second artist – whatever their cultural roots – seems to live in Berlin. The sort of globalisation that has brought us the coronavirus invariably flavours each show – art passed...» Read More

 

LAURIE NILSEN

LAURIE NILSEN

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 13.03.20

Laurie Nilsen, the father of the barbed-wire emu, has died on March 6th at the age of 66 from cancer after a 40 year career in art. That is currently being celebrated with a retrospective at his Fireworks Gallery in...» Read More

 

Indigenous Arts Infrastructure

Indigenous Arts Infrastructure

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 06.03.20

A surprising article in 'The Australian' recently told me that the independent federal advisory body, Infrastructure Australia (IA) was telling the government that an investment in Indigenous art facilities was an excellent idea. And, as the federal government is currently...» Read More

 

EMILY v CLIFFORD

EMILY v CLIFFORD

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 03.03.20

Who will emerge from the next couple of weeks as the dominant figure – Emily Kngwarreye or Clifford Possum? This pair of the greatest, now-dead Aboriginal artists could not have imagined such a competition; but circumstances in New York and...» Read More