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DID A BITCH WIND BLOW ABORIGINAL ART ONTO THE WORLD STAGE?

DID A BITCH WIND BLOW ABORIGINAL ART ONTO THE WORLD STAGE?

Posted by Frannie Hopkirk | 2014-09-14 15:46:33

Was Cyclone Tracy a freak accident of cosmology, an epic drama involving a vengeful wind, or just a pissed off tropical storm? The insinuated anthropological terminology given to destructive natural disasters such as Tracy has 'Her' with the best of them....» Read More

 

CRAP CRITICISM IN LONDON

CRAP CRITICISM IN LONDON

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-10-01 22:09:22

The wilful ignorance of some London critics in slaughtering the Royal Academy's 'Australia' show of more than 200 artworks linked to our landscape is a deep embarrassment for the Mother Country. I've been a professional critic for many years, working...» Read More

 

WARMUN ALL OVER

WARMUN ALL OVER

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-09-18 20:54:43

Suddenly the artists of Warmun in the East Kimberley are all over the place. With wins for Mabel Juli at the RAKAs in Melbourne and Churchill Cann at the WA Indigenous Art Awards, Lena Nyadbi starring on the roof of...» Read More

 

Almost $100,000 Awarded Through Territory Screen Grants

Almost $100,000 Awarded Through Territory Screen Grants

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-05-17 11:50:26

Filmmakers from across the Territory are set to share more than $80,000 through the latest round of Screen Territory grants to help get their projects onto the small screen. Screen Territory director Penelope McDonald said the latest round of grants...» Read More

 

FUNDRAISING FOR WARMUN

FUNDRAISING FOR WARMUN

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-10-19 15:52:09

Both Melbourne and Sydney are seeing major efforts to assist the community art centre at Warmun (Turkey Creek) in the East Kimberley recover from devastating floods that it suffered earlier this year - as reported on this site on 4th...» Read More

 

art + soul - Dreams And Nightmares

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-12 02:52:46

art + soul, a one hour documentary series by Warwick Thornton and Hetti Perkins, is a powerful and emotionally engaging series about contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, and the artists who create it. In episode two, Hetti explores...» Read More

 

Aboriginal dance tells Tracy story

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-04 00:29:11

Painted Aboriginal dancers decorated with leaves and earth colours move rhythmically to the beat of sticks and the song of elders. Although the cadences feel ancient, the Gurrir Gurrir ceremony depicts a more recent event in Australia history, when the town...» Read More

 

NEW PARADIGM IN CANBERRA

NEW PARADIGM IN CANBERRA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-10-03 19:28:19

Prototype, precedent, templet, archetype, scantling, paradigm...so reads my Roget's Thesaurus – which I think gives you the drift of my thinking regarding the importance of recent events in Canberra. No – not on the Hill, where Tony Abbott seems determined not...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art's new face at Canberra gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-03 00:23:44

Ron Radford, the director of Canberra's National Gallery of Australia, can say almost exactly when Australians and overseas visitors became interested in Aboriginal art. ''You can pinpoint it to the 1988 Bicentennial,'' Mr Radford said yesterday. ''That's when people would come...» Read More

 

Rare Dance Showcases Indigenous Art Festival in Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-02 02:36:11

A rare performance by renowned Aboriginal dancers marked the start of one of Australia's most important festivals of indigenous art. The unique dance of the Gurrir Gurrir people depicts events associated with a devastating tropical cyclone in 1974. The catastrophic...» Read More

 

Cultural trail-blazer guided by heritage

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-25 23:02:51

Catherine Keenan meets the indigenous curator helping put the final touches to the NGA's new galleries. The woman overseeing the opening of the largest permanent collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in the world is surprisingly calm. As senior curator...» Read More

 

EAST KIMBERLEY IN SYDNEY

EAST KIMBERLEY IN SYDNEY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-03-04 09:53:22

Upon seeing the painting 1957 #20 by Mark Rothko at the National Gallery of Australia, Rover Thomas, the star of the original group of East Kimberley painters, asked: ‘Who’s that bugger who paints like me?’. Rothko himself was not averse...» Read More

 

East Kimberley Painting Revisited

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-19 10:08:53

East Kimberley Painting Revisited ROVER THOMAS PADDY JAMINJI FREDDIE TIMMS RUSTY PETERS Caruana & Reid Fine Art is pleased to announce its collaboration with Jirrawun Arts to represent Freddie Timms and Rusty Peters. The inaugural exhibition to feature the recent paintings by these...» Read More

 

Sydney Morning Herald Breakaway auction house packs 'em in

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-08-26 03:37:51

Kirsty Simpson from the Sydney Morning Herald looks at the recent increase in value of Aboriginal Art and whether it makes a good investment for a superannuation fund. Simpson uses Rover Thomas's premonition of Cyclone Tracy, Bugaltji - Lissadell Country, sold...» Read More

 

National Indigenous Times: Near record price for Aboriginal artwork

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-08-11 07:25:32

A painting by Aboriginal artist Rover Thomas depicting the destruction of Darwin by Cyclone Tracy has set a near record price at auction in Melbourne last week. The 1986 work, Bugaltji, Lissadell Country, sold for $660,000 at Sotheby’s 10th Aboriginal art...» Read More