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THE CODE REFRESHED

THE CODE REFRESHED

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-12-09 15:18:51

The recent AGM of the Indigenous Art Code has been singularly unreported by mainstream press. Thank heavens for the specialists like AAD! For we can report a new CEO to replace John Oster and a new Chair to replace Ron...» Read More

 

DOOM & GLOOM??

DOOM & GLOOM??

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-11-26 09:47:24

The Australian newspaper's galumphing headline writers had a field-day last Friday with their ultra-bold claim: 'Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi’s demise echoes the fate of Aboriginal art'. The obituary continued in the words of pallbearer Nicolas Rothwell: “The high-end market for traditional...» Read More

 

THE KIMBERLEY ONLINE

THE KIMBERLEY ONLINE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-11-20 17:19:28

Desert River Sea: Kimberley Art Then & Now has gone live online at last after a mighty development saga. It's been developed in two phases over 6 years by the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) with $1.8m. support from...» Read More

 

Waringarri Begins Casting...in White Aluminium

Waringarri Begins Casting...in White Aluminium

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-11-14 16:23:09

Waringarri artists, commissioned by Wesfarmers for its official centenary gift, have cast a collection of carved boab nuts in white aluminium. And so impressive is the result that today this Collection officially called, Boab100, was gifted to the Art Gallery...» Read More

 

REACHING FOR THE STARS IN WA

REACHING FOR THE STARS IN WA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-10-30 14:09:02

A collaborative exhibition by artists from Australia and South Africa, exploring the skies as seen through the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project, is currently on at Curtin University’s John Curtin Gallery, and will later tour internationally. Yamaji and...» Read More

 

WHITLAM MALIGNED BY FAIRFAX

WHITLAM MALIGNED BY FAIRFAX

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-10-24 17:42:47

A great wrong has been done to both history and Gough Whitlam's memory by the Fairfax press. Their splendid supplement on Wednesday to commemorate the passing of that great mover and shaker of a slothful Australia contained a section on...» Read More

 

Warlayirti: The Art of Balgo

Warlayirti: The Art of Balgo

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-09-09 21:33:20

After a period in which social unrest and an emphasis on film dominated the cultural scene, the revitalisation of Balgo painting continues apace. Two different projects are under way which will see a major contextual exhibition open in Melbourne next...» Read More

 

TWO CHARITY AUCTIONS

TWO CHARITY AUCTIONS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-08-25 15:06:11

With what looks like an unfortunate coincidence of timing, two worthy Indigenous charities are holding art auctions within days of each other. Arts Law is first cab off the rank, celebrating its 30th anniversary of advice specifically tailored for artists...» Read More

 

DARWIN 2014 - The Bigger Picture

DARWIN 2014 - The Bigger Picture

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-08-13 15:14:14

In the wash-up to the 31st National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, it seems possible that the man who lead the charge to free MAGNT (the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory) from the unenthusiastic hand...» Read More

 

FEAR & LOATHING AMONG THE SMSFs

FEAR & LOATHING AMONG THE SMSFs

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-07-08 19:57:45

Art values are suffering as a result of misinformation and disproportionate anxiety about changed rules for art investments in Self-Managed Super Funds, says accountant and Indigenous art community expert, Brian Tucker. And it's been particularly damaging for Aboriginal communities, where...» Read More

 

CAIRNS HEADS THE PACK

CAIRNS HEADS THE PACK

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-05-12 13:53:09

Winter in Australia may well make tourists dream only of skiing in the Snowy Mountains. But in 2014, art is throwing up a fair challenge to the world of goggles, gloves and gluwein, with three major events in three different...» Read More

 

TRAGIC CONFRONTATION IN THE DESERT

TRAGIC CONFRONTATION IN THE DESERT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-04-08 12:47:32

Anyone reading the usually-reliable Nicolas Rothwell in The Australian newspaper a couple of weekends ago (The Review 22/23 March) in a major essay entitled 'Culture War', would have come away convinced that an exhibition designed to reveal the extent of...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art from the Eastern APY Lands (South Australia) tours Germany in 2014

Aboriginal Art from the Eastern APY Lands (South Australia) tours Germany in 2014

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-03-10 00:44:35

From March to September 2014 ARTKELCH, the leading gallery for Contemporary Aboriginal Fine Art in Germany, presents artists from South Australia´s Eastern APY Lands in their yearly touring exhibition PRO COMMUNITY. PRO COMMUNITY is an exhibition format developed and organized by...» Read More

 

MT BUNDY STATEMENT

MT BUNDY STATEMENT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-03-03 12:46:59

The body that represents Aboriginal art centres in the far North - ANKAAA – is being as dynamic as ever. I've reported before on its collaborative efforts to train up Indigenous arts workers by arranging courses and work experience that...» Read More

 

“The Bottom has been Reached”

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-12-19 19:59:42

That's the tentative conclusion of a group called Ninti One – more formally The Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation – based in Alice Springs. They're doing what they unhelpfully call a 'Value chain survey' of where money is...» Read More

 

NAMATJIRA IN LONDON

NAMATJIRA IN LONDON

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-11-28 09:11:34

The third generation of the Namatjira family water-colour artists from Hermannsburg - Kevin and Lenie Namatjira - yesterday had a private audience with the Queen at Buck House in London. This follows the presentation of their grandfather and an example...» Read More

 

RED NUMBERS 'AT THE HEART OF ART'

RED NUMBERS 'AT THE HEART OF ART'

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-11-08 18:23:10

ORIC, the Office of the Regulator of Indigenous Corporations has recently attempted to quantify the community art centre sector of the industry; and its report – 'At the Heart of Art' does not paint a pretty picture. By comparing numbers...» Read More

 

STRING THEORY STRUNG

STRING THEORY STRUNG

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-10-11 12:33:05

It sounds as though we're off into the rarified atmospherics of quantum physics here with an exhibition called String Theory. But Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA for short) curator Glenn Barkley is just toying with his audience in...» Read More

 

WA  AWARDS SPRING A SURPRISE

WA AWARDS SPRING A SURPRISE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-08-23 17:15:16

Oh Boy, they must be crowing in Queensland! In Perth, a Queenslander took out the Big One – actually, the country's biggest Indigenous art award of $50,000; and behind him were 2 fellow Sunshine Staters. In Darwin two weeks ago,...» Read More

 

NATSIAAS REFRESHED

NATSIAAS REFRESHED

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-08-09 17:46:12

The leaders of both of the main groupings of remote Aboriginal art centres have spoken out recently about the gulf between Indigenous and urban Australia. Philip Watkins, CEO of Desart, representing 45 Central Australian centres, rationalised that “High end galleries...» Read More

 

THAT TIME OF THE YEAR

THAT TIME OF THE YEAR

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-08-05 13:47:24

It's that time of the year! Just as the footy tends to deliver adrenaline-sodden drama throughout September, Indigenous art has somehow chosen August as the month when an inherently uncompetitive, culturally sensitive activity turns polemic. Darwin, Perth, Melbourne and Cairns...» Read More

 

SHAKE-UP IN THE DESERT

SHAKE-UP IN THE DESERT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-05-03 18:18:14

An important article appeared in The Australian a week or so ago. Almost inevitably, it was penned by Nicolas Rothwell, the paper's Darwin-based master of prose and Indigenous insight. Somehow, he'd got wind of a closed meeting of Desart, the body...» Read More

 

SELL OUT SHOW IN SHANGHAI

SELL OUT SHOW IN SHANGHAI

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-04-30 18:30:49

Waringarri artists from Kununurra returned triumphant from a recent visit to Shanghai after two successful exhibitions, including the sale of all 41 artworks taken to China, and ten days of sightseeing, museum visits and shopping. The popular M50 Shanghai Arts District...» Read More

 

DESERT RIVER SEA : KIMBERLEY ART THEN & NOW

DESERT RIVER SEA : KIMBERLEY ART THEN & NOW

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-04-24 17:49:41

After two years of consultation, the Art Gallery of Western Australia with support from the Rio Tinto Community Investment Fund have announced the launch of a six year, $1.8million art initiative, Desert River Sea:Kimberley Art Then & Now. Desert River Sea...» Read More

 

CREATIVE AUSTRALIA?

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-03-13 18:17:39

With wonderful synchronicity, just as I'd been writing about the damaging effects of the last cultural policy – Creative Nation - introduced by the Keating Government in October 1994, a new national cultural policy has belatedly emerged from the current...» Read More

 

PAT CORRIGAN, COLLECTOR

PAT CORRIGAN, COLLECTOR

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-01-30 17:43:33

In the torrent of art books with an Indigenous flavour that were published last year, one stands out for the sheer exuberance of its art – and the quality of its reproduction : Power + Colour/New Painting from the Corrigan...» Read More

 

Catch it before it ends: OUR MOB 2012

Catch it before it ends: OUR MOB 2012

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-11-22 15:02:57

Our Mob 2012, ending on 2 December, is a statewide celebration of South Australian Indigenous art and artists. Now in its seventh year, this annual exhibition is an engaging experience that raises public awareness and understanding of Indigenous art and...» Read More

 

$26 million for Indigenous culture, languages and visual arts projects

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-11-19 15:23:32

More than $26 million is up for grabs for community groups to showcase the best of Australia's Indigenous culture, languages and visual arts. Arts Minister Simon Crean today called on community organisations to apply for the 2013–14 Indigenous culture, languages and...» Read More

 

France continues its Love of Aboriginal Art in Brisbane

France continues its Love of Aboriginal Art in Brisbane

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-10-26 11:42:29

The strong, historical links between France and Aboriginal art offer a rich and fertile background – from the research and writing works of French ethnologists and anthropologists to the development of important public Aboriginal art collections in France and the...» Read More

 

THE CODE TO BE TOUGHENED

THE CODE TO BE TOUGHENED

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-09-26 14:55:40

The two year experiment in a voluntary application of the Indigenous Art Code of Conduct is coming to a sticky end. The Board of Indigenous Art Code Ltd (IArtC) will formally recommend to the Government that it put in place...» Read More

 

Crossing Cultures in the US

Crossing Cultures in the US

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-09-21 18:32:09

America is having a far better year than Australia in terms of its experience and appreciation of our Indigenous art. First there was the Kaplan/Levi Collection on show in the Seattle Art Museum; now, across the country in New Hampshire,...» Read More

 

Spectacular Lineage Display

Spectacular Lineage Display

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-09-13 11:49:16

ONLY rarely do the admirers of an art movement have the chance to see the key episodes in its evolution captured, its transitions made evident: the viewing eye can hardly ever trace the mystery of artistic transmission. But this year's Desert...» Read More

 

CAN YOU SELL ABORIGINAL ART TOO CHEAPLY?

CAN YOU SELL ABORIGINAL ART TOO CHEAPLY?

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-09-06 12:56:54

Note: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author, and not necessarily those of the Aboriginal Art Directory. It can sometimes be a thankless business trying to sell Aboriginal art. The sheer distance between remote art centres and...» Read More

 

WA shares in $48 million funds for Indigenous arts

WA shares in $48 million funds for Indigenous arts

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-07-29 10:46:19

Country Arts WA is one of the largest recipients to share in the $48 million allocated nationally for two ongoing projects supporting Indigenous arts, culture and languages. It will receive an additional $250,000 for the Aboriginal Art Centre Hub of...» Read More

 

'A WONDEROUS CONTEMPORARY ART MOVEMENT'

'A WONDEROUS CONTEMPORARY ART MOVEMENT'

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-05-31 19:15:18

Across the Pacific in Seattle collectors Bob Kaplan and Margaret Levi have developed a relationship with their local Seattle Art Museum (SAM) so that a 100+ artwork show opens today and runs into September. And even though there's only optimism...» Read More

 

ART FAIRS ARE GO

ART FAIRS ARE GO

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-05-02 13:41:28

Both of the country's major Indigenous art fairs have announced their plans for 2012 – and give every impression of being stronger than ever. While the Cairns Fair (CIAF – 16 to 19 August) has always had the potent backing...» Read More

 

Storehouse of cultural memory

Storehouse of cultural memory

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-03-27 18:52:00

A WORKING studio, a soaring palace, a temple where the past's shadows cluster and hang thickly in the air: such is the new Jilamara Arts & Crafts Association art centre complex at Milikapiti on the remote north coast of the...» Read More

 

Fairer arts trading

Fairer arts trading

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-03-26 19:50:23

Transcript of a Newslines Radio Broadcast Broadcast date: 26 March–1 April 2012 Duration: 12 minutes Presenter: Nathan Ramsay Content: New initiatives are making Indigenous artists more aware of their rights. Talent: John Oster, Indigenous Arts Code Limited Patricia Adjei, Indigenous communications coordinator, Copyright Agency Limited Zena Cumpston,...» Read More

 

Art centres and communities (transcript)

Art centres and communities (transcript)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-02-13 16:19:53

Transcript of a radio interview 13 - 19 February 2012 (Newslines Radio) PRESENTER: Hi, I’m Nathan Ramsay and you’re listening to Newslines Radio, a weekly program produced by the Australian Government on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues. Today we’re taking a...» Read More

 

Lavertys in The Netherlands

Lavertys in The Netherlands

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-01-20 11:31:38

The Lavertys - Colin and Liz - are legends in their own lifetimes. For they've not only built the largest Aboriginal art collection in this country – others overseas, such as the late John Kluge's, now at the University of...» Read More

 

RESALE ROYALTY UPDATE

RESALE ROYALTY UPDATE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-12-06 15:05:02

The amount of money collected by the Resale Royalty scheme that came into force in Australia in June last year is on the point of reaching half a million dollars. $300,000 of that will have gone to indigenous artists. To be...» Read More

 

'REVEALED': Emerging Aboriginal Artists from WA

'REVEALED': Emerging Aboriginal Artists from WA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-10-28 18:27:54

Discover the next generation of artists from 20 Aboriginal art centres across Western Australia at the same time as the visiting political leaders of Commonwealth countries. For, Perth has it all in indigenous art at the moment. As well as...» Read More

 

DAAF 2011 is on!

DAAF 2011 is on!

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-08-05 18:46:09

Despite the closure of Top End Arts, the organisation that managed the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair for a couple of years, it's back on again in 2011, running 12-14 August. Vibrant new artworks from more than 40 Aboriginal owned art centres...» Read More

 

'LAND, SEA & SKY' - In and Out of the Torres Strait

'LAND, SEA & SKY' - In and Out of the Torres Strait

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-07-06 16:18:48

By coincidence rather than by design, both the Queensland Art Gallery and the Gab Titui Cultural Centre opened exhibitions last week called 'Land, Sea and Sky'. The title could be describing anywhere – but is particularly appropriate for those little...» Read More

 

Dawning - Young artists from Maningrida

Dawning - Young artists from Maningrida

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-06-11 14:51:12

The incomparable former art director at Maningrida in western Arnhemland– Apolline Kohen – was both very fond of the Kurulk clan group of painters attached to the art centre and cognisant of the fact that no art centre could reply...» Read More

 

Dawning – Artists from Maningrida Arts & Culture

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-06-10 16:28:13

The incomparable former art director at Maningrida in western Arnhemland– Apolline Kohen – was both very fond of the Kurulk clan group of painters attached to the art centre and cognisant of the fact that no art centre could reply...» Read More

 

PALYA IS GOOD

PALYA IS GOOD

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-06-01 17:11:19

The former Didgeri Air Art Tours – by which many an art collector has accessed remote community art centres with their piles of raw, exciting canvases – has changed its name to Palya Art Tours and climbed into bed with...» Read More

 

Ngura Inkanyi - Singing Country

Ngura Inkanyi - Singing Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-05-10 16:38:55

ReDot Fine Art Gallery is honoured to host an exhibition hailing from the heart of Modern Contemporary Aboriginal Art. Tjungu Palya and Ninuku Arts are two artist-run art-centres in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in the far north...» Read More

 

THE GOOD AND THE BAD IN THE KIMBERLEY

THE GOOD AND THE BAD IN THE KIMBERLEY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-05-04 19:29:01

The East Kimberley was the first place in WA to join the Aboriginal art movement that spread from Papunya in the 1970s. As is well-known, Rover Thomas had a Dream following the awesome devastation of Cyclone Tracey; to share it...» Read More

 

"pro community" Western APY Lands

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-04-27 02:00:14

Starting May 8th ARTKELCH will be showing a handpicked selection of recent works by artists from the Western APY Lands in a private art museum close to Stuttgart, Germany. This is the opening venue of the touring exhibition "Pro Community...» Read More

 

First exhibition of Warakurna Artists outside of Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-03-21 16:30:20

Exhibition of Warakurna Artists in France IDAIA is delighted to announce the first exhibition outside of Australia of Warakurna Artists co-organised with our Lyon-based partner gallery Galerie Kungka. “Warakurna Artists is one of the most exciting Aboriginal art communities from the Australian...» Read More

 

NATSIAAs versus THE NGA TRIENNIAL

NATSIAAs versus THE NGA TRIENNIAL

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-03-11 14:34:46

The National Gallery in Canberra has just announced that its important National Indigenous Art Triennial - due to open in April - has been postponed as a result of budget pressures. These relate particularly to the notorious Federal Government efficiency...» Read More

 

Alison Kelly: Drawing to a close

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-12-08 02:06:25

In the decade since Alison Kelly opened her Aboriginal art gallery, she has seen a massive increase in the general population’s appreciation and understanding of indigenous art. “So much of the content of the paintings is not for us to know...» Read More

 

ReDot Fine Art Gallery Annual Stockroom Christmas Show 2010

ReDot Fine Art Gallery Annual Stockroom Christmas Show 2010

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-11-13 16:03:05

Come and join us at ReDot Fine Art Gallery for some mulled wine and festive cheer as we celebrate the holiday season and the opening of our annual Stockroom exhibition of affordable artworks by artists from many different art centres...» Read More

 

Cobra and Aboriginal art brought together in Breaking with Tradition

Cobra and Aboriginal art brought together in Breaking with Tradition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-11-04 21:20:12

BREAKING WITH TRADITION: Cobra and Aboriginal art explores the influence of the ideas of the European avant-garde movement Cobra on the development of contemporary Aboriginal art. Work by Paji Honeychild Yankarr, Narputta Nangala Jugadai and Yata Gypsy Yadda will be...» Read More

 

Cobra and Aboriginal art brought together in Breaking with Tradition

Cobra and Aboriginal art brought together in Breaking with Tradition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-27 22:44:44

BREAKING WITH TRADITION: Cobra and Aboriginal art explores the influence of the ideas of the European avant-garde movement Cobra on the development of contemporary Aboriginal art. Work by Paji Honeychild Yankarr, Narputta Nangala Jugadai and Yata Gypsy Yadda will be...» Read More

 

Northern Impressions in Print

Northern Impressions in Print

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-10-22 14:13:38

A new exhibition, Northern Impressions: a celebration of contemporary printmaking, which features mostly contemporary indigenous fine art prints, has opened at the new Chan Contemporary Art Space in Darwin. It's only the second exhibition there, following the Togart Contemporary...» Read More

 

 ART FOR A GREAT CAUSE

ART FOR A GREAT CAUSE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-10-17 11:20:38

On Tuesday (19th Oct), what's being called “a unique collection of contemporary Aboriginal Art” will be auctioned at Sotheby¹s in Sydney in aid of the Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES). The occasion will also be the official launch of the AES...» Read More

 

Story of aboriginal art at La Fontaine

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-15 02:54:20

TRADITIONAL aboriginal art will come to the fore in Bahrain tomorrow night at the opening of the Songlines art exhibition at the La Fontaine Centre of Contemporary Art, Manama. According to event organisers, aboriginal art is more of a ritual involving...» Read More

 

MoB provides ANKAAA members shared resources

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-30 23:33:28

Our theme for the Matrix on Board Late September Newsletter seems to be that organisations are stronger when we work together and stay connected. That idea is the core philosophy behind the missions of many of our clients. One MoB...» Read More

 

Inteview: Ngurra Kutju Ngurrara - Belonging to One Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-22 20:43:06

What is the inspiration behind the show? Papunya Tula remains the defining art centre of the modern Aboriginal art movement, it is steeped in history and one cannot proclaim to be a serious Aboriginal art space without a show or the...» Read More

 

27th NATSIA AWARD

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-22 20:14:17

It is great to see an artist of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands (known as the APY Lands) receive such esteemed recognition for his efforts, and congratulations to the 460 artists who work in seven Aboriginal-owned and governed art centres...» Read More

 

Second Cairns Indigenous Art Fair a dazzling success

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-21 20:33:54

The 2010 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) was a major success, exceeding all sales and visitor expectations and cementing its place as a major event on Australia’s cultural calendar. More than 10,500 people from all parts of Australia and the world...» Read More

 

NAMATJIRA CELEBRATION

NAMATJIRA CELEBRATION

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-09-16 19:35:03

The 50th anniversary of Albert Namatjira's death last year didn't get great play around Australia as his art is still coloured by confusion over its white origins and the patronising treatment that the artist received in his life. He was...» Read More

 

Code to stop exploitation of Aboriginal artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-15 21:27:27

Unethical galleries and dealers will be named and shamed under the Indigenous Australian Art Commercial Code of Conduct. The voluntary code has been introduced after a Senate report found some Indigenous artists were exploited, bullied and harassed. The code allows reports of...» Read More

 

'Ngurra Kutju Ngurrara - Belonging to One Country

'Ngurra Kutju Ngurrara - Belonging to One Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-07 21:27:50

REDOT FINE ART GALLERY, Singapore, in collaboration with Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd presents: ''Ngurra Kutju Ngurrara - Belonging to One Country" The ReDot Fine Art Gallery is proud to welcome back the beautiful works of Australia’s foremost Aboriginal art community,...» Read More

 

Premier and Arts Minister Anna Bligh today announced the second Cairns Indigenous Art Fair a dazzling success attracting more than 10,500 visitors and selling more than $700,000 in artwork.

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-27 22:04:02

Premier and Arts Minister Anna Bligh today announced the second Cairns Indigenous Art Fair a dazzling success attracting more than 10,500 visitors and selling more than $700,000 in artwork. “Cairns Indigenous Art Fair transformed the city for three days with its...» Read More

 

National Indigenous art exhibition and auction comes to USQ

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-25 21:50:06

An outstanding range of national emerging and established artists are currently being showcased in this year’s biennial Indigenous art exhibition and auction at USQ. Presented by the University's Centre for Australian Indigenous Knowledges, the exhibition aims to promote Indigenous art and...» Read More

 

Contemporary works alive with the rhythms of the past

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-24 21:49:03

From Nicolas Rothwell in the Austrlian on the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair: Displayed in the cavernous interiors of two World War II-era concrete storage bunkers, the works on view at the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair offer an intriguing overview of Queensland's...» Read More

 

Artists Named For Iconic Indigenous Tilt Trains

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-23 21:46:42

Queensland Premier and Minister for the Arts Anna Bligh today named Judy Watson and Alick Tipoti as the artists whose work will adorn the first of two unique Indigenous Tilt Trains travelling from Brisbane to Cairns. "This moving canvas will travel...» Read More

 

Premier and Arts Minister Anna Bligh tonight opened the second Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-22 21:42:38

Premier and Arts Minister Anna Bligh tonight opened the second Cairns Indigenous Art Fair. Ms Bligh welcomed more than 250 artists and performers, art dealers, collectors and Indigenous art centres representatives who have gathered in the city for the event. “This...» Read More

 

Hetti Perkins opens 2010 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-17 21:50:19

The annual Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair provides a unique opportunity for art buyers within the industry and the members of the public to purchase Aboriginal art directly from the Indigenous owned and incorporated art centres. Visitors also get to see...» Read More

 

Interview with Glenn Pilkington - Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-03 21:34:33

1. Where did the idea of the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards come from? The Awards came about from a need to acknowledge and recognise the significant contribution Indigenous artists make to Australia socially, culturally and economically. The Awards model, which...» Read More

 

Is the penny about to drop in government? An extract from Peter Garrett's speech

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-16 23:56:27

The Indigenous visual arts sector is estimated to have an annual turnover of up to $500 million. Participation by Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander people in the visual arts plays a vital role in supporting the maintenance and transmission of culture,...» Read More

 

DARWIN ABORIGINAL ART FAIR 2010

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-03 22:02:56

Start: 12/08/2010 End: 14/08/2010 Venue: DARWIN CONVENTION CENTRE Address: Stokes Hill Road, Darwin, NT, Australia, 0800 A major Arts industry event Showcasing the work of established and emerging artists from over 40 community owned incorporated Aboriginal art centres from across Australia. Providing opportunities to meet the...» Read More

 

ANANGU ART BROUGHT TO BOOK

ANANGU ART BROUGHT TO BOOK

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-06-27 19:42:10

“Now, almost forty years after its genesis, the epicentre and dynamic thrust of the Western Desert art movement has dramatically shifted from Papunya, Kintore and Kiwirrkura to Ngaanyatjarra and APY art centres. The untrammelled painting of senior men and women...» Read More

 

Kuwarita Tjuta Ara Irititja. People today, old stories

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-14 20:30:24

Outstation and the Western Desert Mob are proud to present this exhibition which features paintings and sculpture by emerging artists from the Ngaanyatjarra Lands, Western Australia. Western Desert Mob is a group of six Aboriginal art centres whose artists are producing...» Read More

 

Painted into a corner by payments scheme

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-14 20:29:14

Concern over the royalty payments scheme continues: The art community, already nervous, fears destabilisation by a new royalties program due to its timing and over-complexity They would laugh if it weren't serious. Last month, Papunya Tula Artists, one of the nation's best-regarded...» Read More

 

$42 million supports Australia's Indigenous arts, culture and heritage

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-14 20:05:10

$42 million from five Australian Government programs is supporting over 380 Indigenous arts, culture and heritage projects across Australia, the Minister for Arts and Heritage, Peter Garrett, announced today. "The Australian Government is committed to supporting Indigenous communities through funding for...» Read More

 

CAIRNS INDIGENOUS ART FAIR UNVEILS VIBRANT 2010 PROGRAM

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-14 19:59:35

Premier and Arts Minister Anna Bligh last night revealed a vibrant and expanded program for Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) in 2010, which this year adds theatre and film to this acclaimed visual and performing arts event. "In 2009 more than $500,000 worth...» Read More

 

Regrets over resale royalties

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-14 19:56:42

Chris Hodges is always happy when potential buyers come knocking. But he wants no part of the Rudd government's resale royalty scheme, a new form of payment that is supposed to benefit artists such as him. "I'm going to opt...» Read More

 

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-14 19:56:15

20 – 22 August, 2010 Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) is unique among international art fairs, bringing galleries together with Indigenous art centres at a major marketplace which is complemented with a program of dance, music, film, children’s...» Read More

 

Uluru climb - Garret comments

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-09 18:53:56

SUBJECTS: Commencement of the resale royalty scheme; CPRS; Uluru climb GARRETT: It is fantastic to be here in Alice Springs today to announce the delivery of significant support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture across a range of...» Read More

 

Painters will suffer, says art dealer

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-08 00:11:11

More concerns about the royalty scheme from Yulparitja artists and Papunya Tula: Just over 10 years ago, Emily Rohr was approached at her Broome gallery by a young indigenous artist named Daniel Walbidi. He told her there were old people in...» Read More

 

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-04 02:10:10

The third Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair is taking place from the 12 to 14th of August 2010 in Darwin. The Fair coincides with the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, (NATSIAA’S) and the Darwin Festival, a time...» Read More

 

Australia’s first ever resale royalty scheme

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-01 18:14:02

Arts Minister Peter Garrett today said preparations for the introduction of Australia’s first ever resale royalty scheme for visual artists on June 9 are well on track. The Resale Royalty Right for Visual Artists Act 2009 establishes the right for visual...» Read More

 

Nothing succeeds like success

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-24 23:40:02

A great article by Will Owen about Papunya Tula But the company's commercial and artistic success, while it may be the envy of art centres and dealers across Australia, is just a partial measure of its achievement. The rest of the...» Read More

 

Talk about a hullabaloo

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-24 23:36:35

Rumours have been swirling during the past fortnight that a private dealer, Chris Simon, has been attracting support from local artists for him to take over Papunya Tula Artists, based in Alice Springs. The institution, with its airconditioned headquarters in...» Read More

 

Desert Mob 2010

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-11 18:43:10

Desert Mob is the premier Indigenous art event showcasing work from Central Australian artists, with an increasing number of national and international collectors and researchers returning each year for the show, to view the exhibition and to purchase. The Araluen Arts...» Read More

 

‘Jukurrpa – Our Story’ – Warlukurlangu Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-11 17:11:00

Tandanya is excited to present ‘Jukurrpa – Our Story’, an exhibition from the Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation. Warlukurlangu Artists was established in 1985, and is recognised as one of the most significant Aboriginal art centres in Australia. Specialising in the...» Read More

 

McCulloch’s contemporary Aboriginal Art – the complete guide

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-06 06:05:50

Rebecca Cannon reviews McCulloch’s contemporary Aboriginal Art – the complete guide: If you’re planning a trip across outback Australia and want to visit contemporary Aboriginal artists and co-ops, or if you simply have an interest in contemporary Australian Aboriginal art, there’s...» Read More

 

Tiwi art takes centre stage for opening of new gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-24 09:55:33

The new art gallery at Charles Darwin University will open this week with an exhibition of Tiwi Island art. NT Administrator Tom Pauling will open the new Art Gallery at Charles Darwin University. The gallery's first's exhibition, Jilamara: Looking back, looking forward...» Read More

 

Dutch Icons of Aboriginal art on Show

Dutch Icons of Aboriginal art on Show

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-04-20 21:01:29

Aboriginal art today! provides a fascinating overview of the evolution of contemporary Aboriginal art from its beginnings in1971 right up to its most recent developments. What is particularly significant is that all the works featured in this exhibition come from...» Read More

 

Curator Announced for Telstra Art Award

Curator Announced for Telstra Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-14 17:40:11

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) and Principal Sponsor Telstra are pleased to announce Kate Podger as the curator for the 27th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. Kate has worked in the Indigenous...» Read More

 

RESALE ROYALTIES START IN JUNE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-04-14 16:08:38

Arts Minister Peter Garrett announced on April 7th that Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) was the successful tenderer to act as the collecting society to implement and administer the resale royalty scheme for visual artists. “CAL has 20 years experience collecting and...» Read More

 

Nomad Art Gallery - Manuka, A.C.T - Now Open!

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-08 17:48:17

Nomad Art Gallery Shop 11, M Centre Palmerston Lane Manuka, A.C.T. Tel: 61 2 6162 1512 canberra@nomadart.com.au www.nomadart.com.au Nomad Art Gallery - Manuka, A.C.T - Now Open! Where: Shop 11, M Centre, Palmerston Lane, Manuka, A.C.T Open: Tuesday to Thursday 10 – 5,...» Read More

 

Anmanari Brown & Tjayangka Woods

Anmanari Brown & Tjayangka Woods

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-08 15:52:07

This exhibition marks Anmanari Brown and Tjayanka Woods’s first co solo exhibition in their intense painting careers, with a new body of work focussing on the Kungkarrakalpa, or Seven Sisters Tjukurpa. Anmanari Brown and Tjayanka Woods are two of the four...» Read More

 

Telstra Art Award now on Twitter

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-01 22:51:45

The art world is twittering with anticipation as the countdown to Australia's most prestigious Indigenous art award begins, and now the latest news and updates can be shared and discovered by people all across the world through social networking site...» Read More

 

New museum catalogue published in April

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-01 08:31:29

Simultanously with the opening of Aboriginal art today! our new museum catalogue will be released. The richly illustrated book entitled Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Dutch collections at AAMU provides an extensive overview of Aboriginal art, based on Dutch collections only, from...» Read More

 

As of April 21: new exhibition Aboriginal art today!

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-01 08:24:15

Aboriginal art today! provides those who are keen to know more about this young and dynamic art movement a fascinating overview of the evolution of contemporary Aboriginal art from around 1970 right up to the most recent developments. The various...» Read More

 

Collaboration etched in the desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-26 13:58:18

How to track the rhythmic dotting of a desert artist, hand poised close above the canvas? How to convey the smooth, floating line of an East Kimberley master or the fine, cross-hatched brushstrokes of a bark painter from north Arnhem...» Read More

 

27th Telstra Art Award

27th Telstra Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-23 13:49:21

27th Telstra Art Award - News Update Entries for the 27th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award opened to Indigenous artists nationally on Friday, 19 February and close Friday, 2 April 2010. The Telstra Art Award is...» Read More

 

“Ingalimpa Tjuntu” - Singing songs, ‘We sing the country and that’s how we find the way’

“Ingalimpa Tjuntu” - Singing songs, ‘We sing the country and that’s how we find the way’

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-22 22:23:48

MEDIA RELEASE The ancient and the modern- a perfect partnership Redot Gallery- Singapore, Warlayirti Artists- Balgo, Audi Japan Group- April 2010 Question: What would bring the new hi-tech Audi navigational system side by side with the ancient Aboriginal Australia Tjukurpa country mapping...» Read More

 

CAIRNS INDIGENOUS ART FAIR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR RETURNS FOR 2010

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-17 23:08:03

Premier and Minister for the Arts The Honourable Anna Bligh Monday, March 15, 2010 CAIRNS INDIGENOUS ART FAIR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR RETURNS FOR 2010 Premier and Arts Minister Anna Bligh today announced Michael Snelling would return as Artistic Director of Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, 20-22...» Read More

 

Tjukurpa Pulkatjara - The Power of the Law

Tjukurpa Pulkatjara - The Power of the Law

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-02-12 23:15:49

The South Australian Museum in association with Ananguku Arts and Culture Aboriginal Corporation proudly invites you to the opening of Tjukurpa Pulkatjara – the Power of the Law. Wednesday March 3 @ 6 pm South Australian Museum The 50th Adelaide Festival includes...» Read More

 

Djambawa Marawili Receives an AM

Djambawa Marawili Receives an AM

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-02-04 09:07:19

The Yolgnu community of Eastern Arnhemland and art lovers widely are celebrating the recognition of the Madarrpa clan leader, Buku-Larrngay Arts Chairman and ANKAAA Chairman, Djambawa Marawili, who received a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of...» Read More

 

ART Sense launches in Cairns

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-14 20:33:13

A new Aboriginal art sales service and community development organisation has been founded in Cairns, with a second office set to open in Alice Springs. General Manager Tim Cram said four years of development had gone into the ARTSense business model,...» Read More

 

How can I visit a remote Aboriginal Art Centre?

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-14 15:27:30

Many people write in asking about visiting an Aboriginal Art Centre in remote desert Australia. There is information on the Desart website that can help you with all of the questions related to this type of enquiry. Desart suggests you contact the...» Read More

 

Flawed vision cops pasting

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-06 07:07:49

THE widow of painter John Brack is ambivalent about it. Wendy Whiteley says in theory it is a good thing. Gallery owner William Mora, who has an enduring interest in the paintings by his artist mother, Mirka, says while he...» Read More

 

Uluru and Kata Tjuta's Influence On Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-03 06:59:07

Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park and the Ayers Rock Resort is the center of Australia and is considered to be the center for much of the Aboriginal Art world. Around this park and nearby Alice Springs are many Aboriginal...» Read More

 

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair a huge success

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair a huge success

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-27 11:04:13

Premier and Minister for the Arts The Honourable Anna Bligh 24/08/2009 THOUSANDS FLOCK TO CAIRNS INDIGENOUS ART FAIR Premier and Arts Minister Anna Bligh has declared he first Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) a huge success with more than 10,000,...» Read More

 

PR and Politics at the 2009 Telstra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-25 15:41:28

PR and POLITICS at the 2009 TELSTRA ART AWARDS. THE POWER of PR The fanfare is over and the red carpet has been rolled away for another year. The winners of the 2009 Telstra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards are...» Read More

 

Shining lights of the north

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-25 08:31:40

WHAT are these colours amid the shadowed greenery? What are the sounds of chant and dance rhythm in the dark? Here, at the rainforest-surrounded Tanks Art Centre on the northern fringe of Cairns, in a set of converted World War...» Read More

 

Art Fair strengthens Darwin’s lead in national stakes

Art Fair strengthens Darwin’s lead in national stakes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-13 09:24:39

Australia’s original national Aboriginal Art Fair will be held in Darwin from 13 – 15 August. The 2009 event has attracted a record 32 Indigenous owned and operated art centres from as far as East Gippsland in Victoria and the Torres...» Read More

 

Desert Mob 2009

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-11 17:40:53

Desert Mob is three days of events and celebrations in Alice Springs, Northern Territory in early September 2009. Desert Mob is presented by Desart in partnership with Araluen Arts Centre. Art Talks: Desert Mob Symposium – Friday 4 September 9-3pm...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art flourishes despite recession

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-10 17:56:59

The current global financial crisis may be putting the economic pinch on the Australian art market but Aboriginal art centres in the Northern Territory are more than weathering this fiscal storm. “The global financial crisis is an interesting phenomenon,” said John...» Read More

 

Artists of the Barkly

Artists of the Barkly

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-05 19:07:40

An extraordinary journey has begun for a group of artists from the Barkly region who have been invited to showcase their work at Tandanya. Tying in with Tandanya’s 20th Anniversary celebrations this year, a two-year exhibition in the making, Artists...» Read More

 

ARTKELCH zeigt Aboriginal Art in Berlin - Papunya Tula Artists im Rahmen von "pro community"

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-04 17:25:02

ARTKELCH zeigt Aboriginal Art in Berlin - Papunya Tula Artists im Rahmen von "pro community" Kunst & Kultur Ab 02. Oktober zeigt ARTKELCH eine handverlesene Auswahl der besten aktuellen Arbeiten der Aboriginal Art aus Australiens führendem indigenen Kunstzentrum „Papunya Tula Artists“ in...» Read More

 

Desart Artists Camps

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-31 17:38:44

Desart has recently held artists’ camps at Ikuntji and Blackstone. At both camps artists met to talk about current events and issues facing Art Centres, artists and their families in this time of the Global Financial Crisis. Desart’s Executive Officer...» Read More

 

Desart Strategic Planning Meeting

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-31 17:36:36

The Desart Executive met in Alice Springs on 10 June 2009 for a strategic planning session. It was the second meeting held under the leadership of the new Chairman, Mr Sammy Lyons from Angatja in the PY Lands. With the...» Read More

 

Rumours got my artists rejected: dealer

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-30 05:55:48

Mr Ioannou, the private dealer at the centre of last year's bitter split in the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, yesterday accused award organisers of discriminating against his clients. He said a "vicious whispering campaign" was to...» Read More

 

Indigenous art sale a litmus test of the bigger picture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-19 05:28:27

It is sometimes said that when the Australian art market catches a cold, the indigenous art sector ends up with pneumonia. This fragility is why so many collectors, dealers, gallery owners and artists will be closely watching Sotheby's Aboriginal art sale...» Read More

 

National Arts and Crafts Industry Support

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-10 02:37:25

The National Arts and Crafts Industry Support (NACIS) program provides direct funding support to Indigenous art centres and arts support and advocacy organisations. The program's overall objectives are to assist art centres to become stronger and to build a more...» Read More

 

Cash for Desart, other centres

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-10 02:35:24

Central Australian Aboriginal art centres are the big winners from the federal government's latest arts funding package, which divides $9.3 million between 86 organisations. The biggest recipient is Desart, the umbrella body for central Australian Aboriginal art centres, with $1,489,300 over...» Read More

 

Big City Challenges – The Marrka Wangka Story

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-30 17:35:12

A group of artworkers have used a visit to Melbourne for personal and career development. The ten artworkers from across Central Australia took part in ‘Marrka Wangka’ – meaning ‘strong talk’ – a five day training program designed to...» Read More

 

ArtiFacts Aboriginal Art Consultancy Launch

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-12 16:57:40

Jane Raffan, former Head of Aboriginal Art at Shapiro, has launched ArtiFacts, a consultancy practice focused on delivering dependable and expert advice in the specialist field of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art. THE SERVICE Services include collection management, market...» Read More

 

October Survey

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-11 03:10:16

The quality of art being produced is a testament to the hard work being done by community art centres from the Top End, Kimberley and Desert country. ...» Read More

 

Warakurna Artists Travelling North - Darwin Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-11 02:04:05

Outstation Gallery, Darwin in conjunction with Warakurna Artists, Western Australia proudly invites you to view new paintings by Warakurna Artists, including: Tommy Mitchell, Tjapartji Bates, Eunice Yunurupa Porter, Peter Tjarluri Lewis, Carol Maayatja Golding, Tjunka Lewis & Rachel Jennings. DETAILS Exhibition Opening...» Read More

 

Real to Surreal, Scenes from the Centre

Real to Surreal, Scenes from the Centre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-09 17:23:47

Real to Surreal, Scenes from the Centre: Journey with the new generation of Hermannsburg watercolour artists The Art Centre Ngurratjuta Iltja Ntjarra; Many Hands Art Centre is situated in the township of Alice Springs and has been established to provide a place...» Read More

 

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2009

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-09 00:31:33

13 AUG 2009 - 15 AUG 2009 Free entry The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair will provide a unique artistic experience for all lovers of indigenous art and culture. Representing over 30 community arts centres from across Australia, including Arnhem Land, the...» Read More

 

Tribal Art - New artist at Tony Bond art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-25 00:26:55

From TribalWords blog: Here at Aboriginals Gallery, also known as TribalWorks, an online gallery offering Australian Aboriginal art and artifacts, we received the following letter from our good friend, Tony Bond of Adelaide, South Australia. We have purchased from Tony and have...» Read More

 

Desart welcomes $10m industry funding

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-16 22:42:18

The head of Desart in central Australia says the Federal Government has got its priorities right in granting extra money to the Aboriginal art industry. A $10 million package for Aboriginal art was announced in this week's Federal Budget. The package is...» Read More

 

Venice Reflux: Doctorin' The Tardis

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-16 22:08:20

All that is missing from Gladwell's imagery is a large monolith and some token Aboriginals with a spear and shield. Vernon Ah Kee rises from the pages of The Australian to create an interesting debate with his 'Commissioner': "The problem...» Read More

 

The Blackstone Reading Room

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-01 17:55:58

A great post with a wonderful picture from Papulankutja Artists: Edith Lyons and Jean Lane, having an in-depth read of the new 'Art Collector Guide to Aboriginal Art Centres' Magazine. Both featured in the magazine with stunning artworks. Please check out the...» Read More

 

Some highs for Aboriginal art in economic downturn

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-10 03:02:48

Its executive office John Oster says up to 20 art centres have had a drop in turnover and Aboriginal art sales are being affected by the slowing economy. He says it's already leading communities to focus on the quality of the...» Read More

 

Some highs for Aboriginal art in economic downturn

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-10 03:02:48

Its executive office John Oster says up to 20 art centres have had a drop in turnover and Aboriginal art sales are being affected by the slowing economy. He says it's already leading communities to focus on the quality of the...» Read More

 

Central Australian artists in the running for Telstra Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-01 16:29:46

Aboriginal Art Centres from central Australia have reserved their very best works for the 2009 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award later this year. With the close of entries last Friday (27 March) the Art Centres have indicated...» Read More

 

Central Australian artists in the running for Telstra Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-01 02:00:28

Aboriginal Art Centres from central Australia have reserved their very best works for the 2009 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award later this year. With the close of entries last Friday (27 March) the Art Centres have indicated...» Read More

 

NATSIAAs SAIL ON

NATSIAAs SAIL ON

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-03-20 09:55:40

Australia's most important indigenous art prize will sail on into its 26th edition in August this year - with entries for it closing on Friday, 27 March 2009. Last year's Silver Jubilee of what are often called The Telstras attracted...» Read More

 

ONLY DAYS TO GO TO RESPOND TO THE CODE OF CONDUCT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-03-17 18:17:54

People who care about how Aboriginal art is 'brought to market' have only until Friday 20th March to respond to the Australia Council's draft Code of Conduct for the industry. The place to go to examine their proposals – which were...» Read More

 

Bush Dolls from the Heart

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-16 18:21:17

Yarrenyty Artlere Artists in conjunction with Outstation - Art from Art Centres are proud to present Bush Dolls from the Heart, Yarrenyty Artlere Artists' inaugural exhibition featuring dyed textile bush dolls and dry point...» Read More

 

The Art Centre Way

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-24 09:35:21

www.artcentreway.com is now live! The Art Centre Way is a set of resources for people who work in Aboriginal art centres, or studios. The resource uses simple English language with photographs and videos to provide step by step examples of many...» Read More

 

Many Friendships at Bunjilaka – Last Days

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-16 06:36:08

Western Desert Mob Exhibition Yamatji Pirni: Many Friendships draws 55,000 visitors to Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum. Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum and Western Desert Mob have successfully partnered to celebrate the importance of connection to Country...» Read More

 

Inaugural Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-20 05:32:21

From This Art Week (Australian Art Collector): As Queensland celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, the Queensland Government has announced the creation of a new art fair. The inaugural Cairns Indigenous Art Fair will take place from 21-23 August 2009. At...» Read More

 

Creativity feels the crunch

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-17 10:56:40

A very interesting article in the Australian about the impact of the credit crunch on the Aboriginal art market: The new year looms dark and forbidding for the nation's most distinctive visual product, that purest symbol of Australian complexity: Aboriginal art. The...» Read More

 

Ochre Imprints

Ochre Imprints

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-29 13:42:34

Ochre Imprints showcases the work from the three art centres on the Tiwi Islands; Munupi Arts and Crafts, Tiwi Design and Jilamara Arts and Craft. The exhibition includes work by both prolific and emerging artists demonstrating the diverse artistic talent...» Read More

 

DESERT RAIN - INDIGENOUS FINE ART STOCK ROOM SALE

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-13 14:28:21

To celebrate this festive time, Desert Rain is holding a STOCK ROOM SALE, as an added bonus to your Christmas shopping. Works on canvas or linen from both collectable and emerging artists will be on sale from 15th-21st December. Including...» Read More

 

Radiant Surprises

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-11 09:04:36

Helen Read is in town with her end-of-year showing of Aboriginal art at the Barn in Kew. Helping out with setup last week evoked memories of making displays in my own shop years ago – there was the similar challenge...» Read More

 

Art association pushes for Indigenous cultural centre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-09 01:08:59

John Oster from Desart discusses the possiblity of an Indigenous art and culture in Alice Springs: The executive officer of an Aboriginal art association says central Australia would benefit from a visitor centre for Indigenous art and culture. The longstanding idea was...» Read More

 

Yamatji Pirni: Many Friendships

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-02 01:14:59

Sharing Life and Art from the Western Desert Until 22 Feb 2009 Yamatji Pirni: Many Friendships Yamatji Pirni: Many Friendships Photo: Tim Acker, copyright Western Desert Mob. Exhibition of traditional and contemporary Indigenous works from Australia's Western Desert region. Visit the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre and...» Read More

 

Many Friendships thrive at Bunjilaka, Melbourne Museum

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-02 01:12:41

Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum Presents Western Desert Mob Exhibition Yamatji Pirni: Many Friendships. Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum and Western Desert Mob are celebrating the importance of Aboriginal connection to country and culture through art,...» Read More

 

East meets West at local exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-14 01:03:44

One of the East Kimberley’s longest practising artists will showcase her unique artwork at an exhibition in Subiaco this month. Senior artist Peggy Griffiths, from Waringarri Aboriginal Arts in Kununurra, will present her East meets West collection of six large...» Read More

 

New Self-Drive Map to discover Kimberley Aboriginal Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-09 00:54:39

A new Self-Drive Map has been developed to help visitors access the four art centres which make up the Kimberley Aboriginal Artists alliance. The map helps visitors to be part of a special journey and to gain a closer insight...» Read More

 

Indigenous take on stock route

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-04 03:52:31

The Canberra Times reviews a recent workshop on the Canning Stock Route: Last week, artists and curators from Western Australia joined Canberra-based academics to workshop an exhibition on the stock route's indigenous history. The exhibition is scheduled to open in 2010...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art triples

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-27 05:27:33

Kieran Finnane from the Alice Springs News discusses the new publication, McCulloch's Contemporary Aboriginal Art: McCulloch notes eight Aboriginal-owned arts centres in Alice at present. These, and in particular the two set up to cater for artists from town camps, get...» Read More

 

Emerging indigenous artists revealed in Perth

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-26 00:54:34

Artworks from Western Australian emerging indigenous artists will be showcased in an exhibition titled Revealed, from October 25 to November 15 at Perth’s Central TAFE Art Gallery. Three art centres form the Kimberley Aboriginal Artists alliance - Mangkaja Arts, Mowanjum...» Read More

 

2008 Desert Mob Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-23 14:11:03

The 2008 Desert Mob exhibition shone with an explosion of colour, life and energy as more than 800 visitors from all over Australia came to see the latest annual exhibition of Central Australian Aboriginal art centres at the Araluen Galleries. Record...» Read More

 

2008 Desert Mob Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-23 14:11:03

The 2008 Desert Mob exhibition shone with an explosion of colour, life and energy as more than 800 visitors from all over Australia came to see the latest annual exhibition of Central Australian Aboriginal art centres at the Araluen Galleries. Record...» Read More

 

Question mark over future of Indigenous art prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-21 20:09:47

ABC Online reports: The future of one of the country's richest Indigenous art prizes is being discussed at a forum in Darwin. The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award is considered one of the most prestigious Indigenous art awards...» Read More

 

Artitja Fine Art presents Cultural Connections: Desert Stories, Perth Australia

Artitja Fine Art presents Cultural Connections: Desert Stories, Perth Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-07 01:19:15

CULTURAL CONNECTIONS: Desert Stories Featuring recognised and second generation artists from Utopia and Ikuntji, Warlukurlangu and Papunya Tula Art Centres, including weaves from Nyoongah bush sculptor Janine McAullay Bott. View Artitja Fine Art presents Cultural Connections: Desert Stories, Perth Australia...» Read More

 

MGNT Considers Future of Telstra Art Award

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-10-01 20:32:04

The Museum and Art Gallery on the NT (MGNT) declared itself well pleased by the positive attitudes after the first of three proposed forums it's holding on the future of the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards -...» Read More

 

Awards invite reinvention

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-29 04:57:06

More about the fallout from this year's Telstra Art awards and the possible changes that will be made for the 2009 edition: "It's the silver jubilee this year (for the Telstra awards)," Kohen says. "For 25 years it has been the...» Read More

 

Beauty from within

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-29 04:52:13

Nicholas Rothwell reviews/previews the 2008 Desert Mob Art Show in Alice Springs: The most appealing works on view in this year's Desert Mob hold to the recent pattern: newly established art centres seem to nourish a special creative fire. Martumili Artists,...» Read More

 

Forums to review Telstra art award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-28 22:59:32

Telstra's sponsorship of the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards is secure, but the format of the awards is not. Focus groups are being run around the country as the NT News reports: MAGNT acting director Apolline Kohen said...» Read More

 

3rd Annual Aboriginal Charity Art Auction

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-26 14:56:46

3rd Annual Aboriginal Art Charity Auction, 12th October 2008 @6pm, Melbourne Australia: Koorie Heritage Trust presents ‘gnokan danna murra kor-ki’ = ‘give me your hand my friend’. Over 100 significant artworks collected from community art centres, artists and...» Read More

 

Invisible 'fingerprints' guard indigenous paintings

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-25 01:59:03

Victoria Laurie from the Australian writes about a new canvas from Freddie Timms, Wunubi Springs, the first indigenous artwork to contain chemical encoding, a technique being trialled by the University of Western Australia's Centre for Forensic Science as a...» Read More

 

Desert Mob 2008 starts Friday

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-24 03:37:56

Desert Mob 2008 starts Friday, 26 September, with the Desert Mob Symposium. Events Symposium: Friday 26 September DanceSite: Friday 26 September Marketplace: Saturday 27 September Exhibition Opening: Sunday 28 September Exhibition: Monday 29 September to Sunday 9 November Details DanceSite Desert Mob DanceSite celebrates Australian Indigenous dance. The DanceSite...» Read More

 

Koorie Heritage Art Auction Highlight

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-18 16:14:04

An auction of Aboriginal Art in Melbourne in October, in support of the Koorie Heritage Trust, will feature a comprehensive collection of works sourced from leading galleries and aboriginal art communities around Australia. The auction curator, Ms Claire Mitchell, says the...» Read More

 

Warakurna Artists Win Illustrious Australian Indigenous Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-30 18:18:58

The significance and value of Aboriginal owned and governed Art Centres in the Australian art industry has been officially recognised and endorsed with Western Desert Mob’s Warakurna Artists winning Reconciliation Australia and BHP Billiton’s Indigenous Governance Awards announced...» Read More

 

Kimberley Aboriginal Artists successful at national showcase

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-30 14:59:18

The newly formed Kimberley Aboriginal Artists alliance has established a successful presence amongst a national audience. The alliance took part in the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair in August. The art fair, now in its second year, exhibits indigenous art which...» Read More

 

Survival of the Fittest

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-29 13:03:36

Interesting blog entry on the Wordy-Gurdy, blog, by Jackey Coyle: If Darwinian theory can be summed up as the survival of the fittest, how apt that this, the silver anniversary of the Telstra NATSIA Award, is located in Darwin. Talk was rife...» Read More

 

THE PLACE OF ART: Livelihoods in Remote Communities

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-27 00:34:40

The Aboriginal Art Directory is delighted to introduce the first feature article by independent arts consultant Tim Acker. In this edition, Tim writes about the wider and more complex conversation between artists and consumers in affecting Aboriginal livelihoods in remote...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art Organisations Speak Out

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-26 14:25:22

Forty three Aboriginal Art Centres, representing more than one thousand Indigenous artists have united to speak out on the devastating effects that art dealing outside the Art Centres has on Aboriginal communities.The Artists and Art Centres are speaking through their...» Read More

 

Art Fair to Reveal Far North's Indigenous Artists to the World

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-26 13:15:13

Work is underway to ensure that Cairns will host the nation’s largest Indigenous Art Fair next year Premier Anna Bligh said today. The inaugural Cairns Indigenous Art Fair will be held from 21-23 August 2009 on the waterfront at the city’s...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art Organisations Speak Out

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-22 17:13:05

A recent press release highlights the important role art centres play in the world of Aboriginal art: Forty three Aboriginal Art Centres, representing more than one thousand Indigenous artists have united to speak out on the devastating effects that art dealing...» Read More

 

Awaye! - The 25th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-20 14:38:35

A program on ABC radio's 'Radio National' about the 25th Telstra awards: If the 25th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award is anything to go by, there's a flowering in the Western Desert and Arnhem Land. But the decision...» Read More

 

Theory of national selection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-19 14:01:38

Nicholas Rothwell from the Australian discusses the Telstra Art Awards and talks about what else is happening in Darwin at the moment. He makes the case that the Aboriginal art industry has outgrown NATSIAA and that some of the best...» Read More

 

2008 Telstra Awards for Aboriginal Art Announced

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-19 13:51:31

Awards for the 25th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA) were announced on Aug 15, 2008. Despite controversy surrounding the participation of some community art centres that declined to compete because of the involvement of certain commercial...» Read More

 

Call of wider sunshine

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-19 13:11:26

Nicholas Rothwell from the Australian, previews the Telstra Indigenous Art Awards. It is a fascinating article, well worth a long read: The realities of the bush tend, though, to disrupt such fine ideas. Consider the far western desert, the golden home for...» Read More

 

New alliance strengthens Kimberley Aboriginal artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-14 14:54:23

Four Aboriginal owned art centres in the Kimberley have today launched Kimberley Aboriginal Artists, a powerful alliance strengthening artists and art centres in the region. Kimberley Aboriginal Artists is a new alliance that is committed to sharing the richness and diversity...» Read More

 

Desart Media Statement

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-14 14:37:59

Over the past few years there have been concerted efforts by many Aboriginal artists to involve themselves in training about governance and the business connected with their art. We think it is commendable that artists are engaging in this debate...» Read More

 

Three Countries, all of us, our good designs

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-12 13:28:59

This year's annual Tiwi Art Network Exhibition showcases a broad range of work from the three art centres on the Tiwi Islands. The focus this year is to exhibit works from both emerging and prolific artists, demonstrating the strength and...» Read More

 

Cautious Garrett exhibits masterpiece of inaction on indigenous art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-10 03:27:29

Nicholas Rothwell launches a scathing attack on the government's response to the Senate inquiry. Quoted from the article published in the Australian: What does the federal Government's new pledge to the indigenous art industry contain? A whole lot of nothing. And why...» Read More

 

Ethics code on Aboriginal art to deter fraud

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-10 03:23:07

More on the Rudd Government's response to the Senate inquiry in the Australian: The Rudd Government yesterday took its first step to clean up the Aboriginal art sector by supporting a national ethics code that aims to deter carpetbaggers and fraudsters. The...» Read More

 

Australian Government Responds To Senate Indigenous Arts Inquiry

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-10 03:19:19

Arts Minister Peter Garrett has today tabled the Australian Government’s response to the 29 broad recommendations outlined in the Senate Inquiry Report Indigenous Art: Securing the future. "The Rudd Government recognises that a vibrant and sustainable Indigenous art sector is critical...» Read More

 

Beyond Sacred – The Laverty Collection of Indigenous Art in Print and on Exhibition

Beyond Sacred – The Laverty Collection of Indigenous Art in Print and on Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-08 15:48:57

Jeremy Eccles looks at Beyond Sacred. Quoted from the article: It's a crucial time for Aboriginal art. We should be sitting up and admiring the maturing of the most dynamic art movement in the country from a condition of amateur...» Read More

 

Indigenous art awards furore prompts changes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-08 01:46:30

The Australian talks to Apolline Kohen about the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards: Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory acting director Apolline Kohen told The Australian she had already started discussing changes to the Telstra...» Read More

 

Desart Job: Program Manager

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-06 23:15:29

Desart are looking for a Program Manager. The job is based in Alice Springs and the salary is between $55,000 to $60,000. Applications close Friday, August 22, 2008. Desart is the Association of Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Centres. Desart represents...» Read More

 

Writing on the wall for Telstra's indigenous art awards after boycotts

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-01 06:05:07

Ashleigh Wilson from the Australian talks to Cecilia Alfonso from Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Association about the boycott of the 2008 Telstra awards. Speaking from Melbourne ahead of the opening last night of an exhibition by Yuendumu artist Judy Napangardi Watson,...» Read More

 

More artworks pulled from Aboriginal award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-30 02:02:45

Warlayirti Artists, based in the Balgo, have confirmed that three of their artists have withdrawn their works from the shortlist of the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards. Quoted from the article: The Australian revealed two weeks...» Read More

 

Artists locked in 'battery farms', worker says

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-30 02:00:33

Joel Gibson from the Sydney Morning Herald writes about the Four Corners story, Art for Art's Sake, and publishes some quotes from the interview. Quoted from the article: Relations between some private dealers and community or government-funded art centres have grown so...» Read More

 

NT super shires mean uncertain future for art centre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-23 02:43:03

Harold Furber from the Titjikala Art Centre has spoken out about the Federal Government's intervention and its impact on Aboriginal art centres: Harold Furber says all remote art centres across the territory have been affected by the shire changes. Mr Furber says...» Read More

 

Boycotting of indigenous art award attacked

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-17 05:10:36

More reports about the withdrawal of artworks from six art centres in Central Australia. Quoted from the article: Organisers of the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards went to ground yesterday after The Australian revealed works from six Aboriginal...» Read More

 

Our Kimberley Adventure

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-13 06:55:41

From Cultural Connections: In late May 2008 we embarked on a one week adventure through the art centres of the Kimberley which was a fabulous experience. Travelling in a combination of privately chartered aircraft and road transport, our group of six passengers...» Read More

 

Increased support for Aboriginal Art Centres

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-29 21:25:18

Australia’s Indigenous arts industry will be strengthened thanks to $1.6 million worth of additional funding announced today by Arts Minister, Peter Garrett. Delivering on a 2007 election commitment to boost support to Aboriginal art centres, 32 organisations have been funded to...» Read More

 

Not Enough Actioned Since Aboriginal Art Senate Inquiry

Not Enough Actioned Since Aboriginal Art Senate Inquiry

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-28 01:58:55

According to one of Australia’s leading Aboriginal art enterprise coalitions - Western Desert Mob, not enough has been actioned since the Senate Inquiry into Australia’s Indigenous visual arts and craft sector (report released June 2007). This inaction is compromising...» Read More

 

Budget a big test for Garrett in arts

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-12 03:29:14

NineMSN asks whether Peter Garrett and the new Labor government will deliver for the arts in Australia in this weeks budget. During the election Labor promised $7.6 million for Aboriginal Art...» Read More

 

Des Art in the Park

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-25 01:20:48

Des Art in the park was held a couple of nights ago in the Alice Springs Desert Park. Like always it seems to have been a great success. Quoted from the report: Stalls selling everything from bright canvases to jewellery, prints, and...» Read More

 

Lawyers offer lessons in legacy

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-22 01:35:23

An article in the Australian about ArtsLaw and other bodies helping Indigenous artists and Aboriginal art centres develop wills to protect royalty streams for artists. Quoted from the report: Arts Law's services in will-making are part of a program called Artists in...» Read More

 

Special funding recognises the value of Indigenous arts organisations

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-07 10:01:20

The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, Peter Garrett today announced funding of $1.3 million from the Indigenous Visual Arts Special Initiative to provide 24 Indigenous art centres with infrastructure, training and marketing support. “This investment recognises the importance...» Read More

 

Ochre: Supporting Indigenous Health through Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-25 02:34:04

The Menzies School of Health Research, prominent in the field of childrens' health in remote communities, has organised an auction of art works in order to raise money to fund significant research into and treatment of Indigenous child health issues. Commercial...» Read More

 

Maningrida Arts and Culture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-24 05:45:00

Will Owen posts about visiting the Maningrida Arts and Culture. Quoted from the blog entry: Maningrida Arts and Culture is a powerhouse warehouse of Indigenous art. Of all the art centres we visited across the Territory and adjacent WA, Maningrida had the...» Read More

 

AboriginalArtDirect #1

AboriginalArtDirect #1

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-19 09:34:59

Welcome to the first issue of AboriginalArtDirect, the Aboriginal Art Directory Newsletter. Its been an exciting and challenging first four months for the Aboriginal Art Directory and we are thrilled to be able to bring you the first edition of...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art in February

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-05 03:58:31

Aboriginal Art in February 5th February 2008 The term ‘aboriginal art’ is a tricky one. Separating indigenous Australian art from the religious practices and social customs with which it has been intertwined for at least 60 000 years is almost impossible—people, country,...» Read More

 

A Fine Romance: White Money, Black Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-26 13:52:04

An Quoted from the paper: Despite allegations of corruption and fraud, the Aboriginal art market continues to flourish. Early paintings fetch increasingly higher prices, while indigenous art centres maintain a steady supply of new works. This frenzied activity is of course,...» Read More

 

Are you getting what you paid for? Tips for buying Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-29 09:11:11

A post in Thriving in the desert about tips before buying Aboriginal Art. This is a great read. Some of the suggestions include: Ask the gallery which Art Centres they support. Then check with the Art centre to confirm. Does the gallery...» Read More

 

Community winner recognised for outstanding work with Aboriginal communities

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-28 09:09:09

27/11/2007 Invaluable work with remote Aboriginal communities by Department of Industry and Resources Project Officer Tim Acker was recognised with a double win at last night’s 2007 Community Services Industry Awards. Mr Acker, who has been working with Aboriginal artists and communities...» Read More

 

Threats and Intimidation

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-27 09:03:46

A fascinating post from Thriving in the Desert about threats to the Warakurna Art Centre. Quoted from the post: I have faith in the artists, they have always stood strongly behind their enterprise. There is an extraordinary group of strong men and...» Read More

 

Forging a language of emotion

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-27 06:33:15

The Australian Forging a language of emotion Nicolas Rothwell December 27, 2007 Quoted from the article: A little more than a year ago, the style of Makinti Napanangka, queen of the Western Desert's Pintupi painters, began to change. The trademark yellow and white arcs of...» Read More

 

Capability Statements from service providers

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-14 08:24:57

The Association of Northern, Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists (ANKAAA) is seeking capability statements/CVs from suitably qualified individuals and organisations that are interested in delivering a range of arts and business training and development activities to artists and arts workers...» Read More

 

Wanted: Fine Art Taste Makers

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-14 07:50:23

Contact: Joel Newman FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tel: 310-282-7257 Mobile: 310-926-7532 Email: joel.newman@austrade.gov.au WANTED: FINE ART TASTE MAKERS Delegation being assembled for “Journey of a Lifetime” in the Australian Outback The Australian Government is recruiting seven American delegates for a 14 day tour of remote aboriginal art...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Arts Collectors Tour

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-14 07:47:57

Austrade Aboriginal Arts Collectors Tour Media Release 7 delegates over 14 days will take 8 charter flights visiting more than 23 remote art centres getting unparalleled access and attention from the industry’s leading figures Join Us Come join us for an unforgettable experience,...» Read More

 

Why do we go to exhibtion openings?

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-09 08:12:21

A very interesting post by Edwina Circuitt from Warakurna Artists Aboriginal Corporation about how they choose galleries to work with. From the entry: In my opinion there are really only about a dozen ethical galleries to choose from. The galleries we...» Read More

 

National Indigenous Times - Labor's plan for a shared future

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-26 02:20:00

An article about Labour's election promises and the impact on Indigenous communities including the following comment about Aboriginal Art: Labor will also provide $7.6 million over four years for the National Arts and Crafts Industry Support program to support Aboriginal Art...» Read More

 

What makes a good Aboriginal artwork?

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-15 08:16:37

A fantastic entry by Edwina Circuitt from Warakurna Artists Aboriginal Corporation about the start up of the Art Centre, and the particular work of one Aboriginal artist. This article really describes what Aborginal Art Centres are all...» Read More

 

The Age - Labour Arts Initiative

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-10 03:29:03

Labor courts arts vote with $34m November 10, 2007 - 4:14PM Quoted from article: Labor pledged $34.6 million in new arts initiatives at a star-studded policy announcement in Sydney. If elected, Labor would spend $17 million over four years to set up an arts...» Read More

 

The Art Newspaper: Aboriginal art dealers fight back

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-10-09 13:01:08

Red Sand Art Gallery sues journalists who accuse them of defrauding indigenous artists In mid July in the massive modernist Supreme Court in Darwin, a frail Aboriginal man with a shock of grizzled white hair and beard took the witness stand...» Read More

 

Desert Mob 2007

Desert Mob 2007

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-09-24 16:34:41

The Araluen Arts Centre is the annual host venue for Desert Mob. In 2007 the exhibition displayed 342 works from 35 Aboriginal art centres in Central Australia, with works by artists living and working in remote areas of the Northern...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art under threat

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-09-18 15:15:34

Brisbane Times Aboriginal art under threat Stephanie Peatling and Joel Gibson September 17, 2007 Article in the Brisbane Times about the changes to CDEP and the potential impact on the Aboriginal Art industry, with quotes from several Aboriginal Art centres. Quoted from article: The Federal Government's...» Read More

 

Sydney Morning Hearld - Rangers ask who will protect the north

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-09-14 03:25:22

Lindsay Murdoch Darwin September 13, 2007 Article in the Sydney Morning Herald about the CDEP program changes and the impact on the Aboriginal ranger programs and Aboriginal art industry. Quoted from the article: The Northern Territory Chief Minister, Clare Martin, has warned that axing the...» Read More

 

Desert Mob 2007 Events

Desert Mob 2007 Events

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-09-05 16:29:38

The Araluen Arts Centre, in association with Desart and the Alice Desert Festival present Desert Mob Symposium, Desert Mob MarketPlace and the Desert Mob DanceSite. This year’s event brings together recent works from 35 Aboriginal art centres in Central Australia, with...» Read More

 

Discover Australia's leading contemporary artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-08-17 14:37:16

A three-week exhibition of over 100 major works of Aboriginal art from Western Arnhem Land in Australia's Northern Territory will be on display from 21 September to 7 October at the Bargehouse Gallery, on London's South Bank. RARRK - LONDON...» Read More

 

Special Aboriginal Art Tours Set NT Apart

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-05-30 15:08:51

Media release - May 30, 2007 A new travel initiative to be launched by Tourism Minister Paul Henderson this evening will set the Northern Territory apart on the world stage for lovers of Aboriginal Art. Mr Henderson said Aboriginal Art Trails...» Read More

 

Palya Art at Mary Place

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-03-03 08:23:06

Mary Place Gallery 12 Mary Place (off Brown Street) Paddington NSW 2021. Opening 3rd March concluding 3rd April. Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 5pm or by appointment. Palya Art, in association with Didgeri Air Art Tours, presents a chance to see the best of...» Read More

 

Aboriginal artists unite to stand strong on Australia Day

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-01-26 08:21:28

Aboriginal artists unite to stand strong on Australia Day As a defiant and bold step toward maintaining strong, sustainable, Aboriginal-owned enterprises, an alliance of Indigenous artists and art centres from the Ngaanyatjarra Lands in Western Australia today announced the formation of...» Read More

 

The New McCulloch Encyclopedia of Australian Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-11-23 04:06:01

The Age reviews The New McCulloch's Encyclopedia of Australian Art and examines the difference between The Encyclopedia of Australian Art and The New McCulloch's Encyclopedia of Australian Art: I have in front of me the third edition of The Encyclopedia of...» Read More

 

A bigger and better bible

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-10-27 03:17:47

Faults aside, the new McCulloch's Encyclopedia of Australian Art is a mammoth achievement and a must-have for art buffs, writes Sebastian Smee From the Australian: Alan McCulloch began compiling his Encyclopedia of Australian Art as a loose-leaf filing system in the 1940s,...» Read More

 

Community art centres unite for desert art market

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-10-05 03:49:33

More than 10 community art centres affiliated with DesArt, the Association of Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft...» Read More

 

The Australian: the desert's tainted brush

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-09-11 06:36:35

As the Aboriginal art community struggles against a growing culture of fraud, one group of desert artists is taking a stand, writes Nicholas Rothwell A thread of rich, autumnal colours, fit for the burning season, runs through the latest Desert...» Read More

 

The fortunes of Aboriginal art outside Australia: ethnographica or art?

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2002-06-24 14:14:05

When Australians with even the most glancing interest in art meet overseas visitors, Aboriginal art is invariably a pressing topic. Tourists routinely buy Aboriginal work from all sorts of vendors, ranging from airport shops to Aboriginal-owned cooperatives. But many Australians...» Read More

 

Passion, Rich Collectors and the Export Dollar: The Selling of Aboriginal Art Overseas

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 1998-08-11 14:31:24

Quoted from the article Artlink magazine article: The paradox Within Australia there are two common misconceptions about Aboriginal art and the international audience. First there is the belief that 'selling Aboriginal art overseas is the biggest thing since sliced bread and the...» Read More