Canada's First People First

Canada's First People First

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 18.01.18

I first seriously became aware of Canada's Aboriginal people in 2010 when my daily Google feed of online mentions for “Aboriginal art” started to trend towards almost 50% Canadian content. It was the Vancouver Winter Olympics which had pressured that...» Read More

 

MISSION SONGS PROJECT

MISSION SONGS PROJECT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 15.01.18

The Sydney Festival kicked off with two Torres Strait Islander tributes – Jimi Bani's autobiography at Belvoir (which I've missed) and Jessie Lloyd's on-going 'Mission Songs' project to collect the music which kept exiled Indigenous people alive during the 'Mish'...» Read More

 

SWEET COUNTRY

SWEET COUNTRY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 12.01.18

Oh boy, has Warwick Thornton set us a series of virtually unanswerable ethical questions in his latest film as director and cinematographer! 'Sweet Country', his successor in terms of its examination of the Aboriginal condition in Central Australia to the...» Read More

 

The UN comes to Sydney Airport

The UN comes to Sydney Airport

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 22.12.17

Sydney Airport and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) this week announced that Toowoomba-born Kamilaroi artist Archie Moore has been selected to realise a major work of contemporary art for the airport’s T1 International Terminal. 'United Neytions' is a...» Read More

 

CHRISTMAS GOODIES

CHRISTMAS GOODIES

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 21.12.17

If you're looking for that last minute Christmas present to grace your loved ones' coffee tables for 2018, look no further than Jacquie McPhee's self-published book about her collection under the title, 'the greatest passion of all'. It's full of...» Read More

 

TOMMY WATSON

TOMMY WATSON

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 18.12.17

It's been confirmed that the 82 year-old Tommy Yannima Watson has died in Alice Springs. The old man produced scores of glorious paintings reflecting an extraordinary ability to abstract his deep understanding of Pitjanjatjara law and legend, but was cruelly...» Read More

 

BARBARA AND THE CAMP DOGS

BARBARA AND THE CAMP DOGS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 14.12.17

It sounds like a rock group. It is an all-girl rock group, that just happens to be lead by the Kunwinjku/Yugoslav actor Ursula Yovich – an 'Aboriginal' actor who has achieved colour-blind cross-over into shows like 'Mother Courage', 'Snugglepot and...» Read More