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THE COLOURS OF BENETTON GO ABORIGINAL

THE COLOURS OF BENETTON GO ABORIGINAL

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-08-27 14:06:11

The Venice Biennale may have passed from the headlines, but it's still running. And, just as the Film Festival is poised to pack Venice out once again, Luciano Benetton, the billionaire clothing making, is adding more than a thousand works...» Read More

 

TOMMY WATSON'S RED HOTEL

TOMMY WATSON'S RED HOTEL

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-04-24 11:50:28

Red is the hottest colour in the visual arts at the moment. The British play 'Red' about Mark Rothko's extraordinary series of red paintings for a hotel in New York is getting productions in Melbourne (now) and Sydney (in...» Read More

 

TOMMY WATSON - THE BOOK

TOMMY WATSON - THE BOOK

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-04-01 17:02:02

The longer one spends with this book, the more intense and varied the experience. A hazy impression from exhibitions past that Tommy Yannima Watson painted everything red – with surprising patches of oppositional colour...a ring of white, splashes of blue,...» Read More

 

HELEN MCCARTHY BRINGS THE DALY RIVER TO SYDNEY

HELEN MCCARTHY BRINGS THE DALY RIVER TO SYDNEY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-11-16 11:38:59

Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty is an Aboriginal/Irish woman from the Daly Rivermouth, south of Darwin. But her painting identity is solely with her mother's Wadjigan tribe, specifically the Batjamal language group, from whom she inherited the mud crab as her totem....» Read More

 

Last hurrah for old man of brush Tommy Watson

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-08 07:10:55

It was only about a decade ago that Tommy Watson, already an old man, first turned his hand to art. His career took off at once. His works were eagerly sought by collectors, breaking records at auction and establishing him as...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art master puts on final public show

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-06 07:05:09

Aboriginal artist Yannima Tommy Watson is a man of few words, but his vibrant works literally shout at audiences from the Muse du Quai Branly in Paris and Australia's most prestigious art galleries. The man widely regarded as Australia's most distinguished...» Read More

 

Yannima Tommy Watson

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-01 17:04:43

‘Watson is a master of invention and arguably, the outstanding painter of the Western Desert ….Each painting tells a specific story, but the most impressive feature is the artist's use of colour…. Like Matisse, Watson knows that one may have...» 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

 

'Kutju Wara' (The Last One): Yannima Tommy Watson at Agathon Galleries

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-24 15:42:57

Agathon Galleries will showase select works by distinguished artist Yannima Tommy Watson in an exhibition to be held from 5 September to 11 October at their Danks Street Galleries in Sydney. Sydney Morning Herald Art Critic John McDonald will...» Read More

 

Up Cazaly fly NT artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-17 20:43:33

Are footy stars Michael O'Loughlin and Leon Davis represented in this year's Telstra Aboriginal Art Award? Or are they figures from a bygone era, perhaps Derek Kickett and Wally Lovett - or Robbie Ah Mat, who played for both Sydney and...» Read More

 

Families cry foul over artists' move

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-30 18:38:08

More controversy surrounding John Ioannou from Gabriella Coslovich in The Age: During Easter, art dealer John Ioannou, who owns Agathon Galleries in Melbourne and Sydney, arranged for two senior Aboriginal artists to be moved from their remote desert community in South...» 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

 

Issues cloud Aboriginal art award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-19 13:48:05

Makinti Napanangka is the main winner in the 2008 Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards. They offered a total prize money pool of $A40,000 and attracted in excess of 300 submissions out of which 117 were selected...» 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

 

Makinti Napanangka wins $40k indigenous art award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-17 14:30:52

The Courier Mail reports the winners of the Telstra Art awards: The problem-plagued awards were announced in Darwin last night, August 15. Queenslander Dennis Nona from the Torres Strait was named as the winner of the $4000 Works on Paper award. One...» Read More

 

Meet the Mr Big of indigenous art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-30 11:30:15

Leesha McKenny of the Sydney Morning Herald talks to controversial figure John Ioannou about his experiences in the Aboriginal art industry. Quoted from the article: John Ioannou agrees he is one of the most controversial figures in indigenous art and his reputation...» 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

 

Debut Show from Wanarn

Debut Show from Wanarn

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-07 05:15:25

The Nganyatjarra artists of Warnarn - a remote community in the Simpson Desert, WA - get their first group show in Sydney, opening on Saturday 7 June at Agathon Galleries in the Parramatta Road opposite Sydney University. Previously, artists like Tjaparti...» Read More

 

Justice for leading black artist

Justice for leading black artist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-12 02:07:49

Tommy Watson, one of Australia’s most famous indigenous artists, was successful yesterday in getting back from Red Sands Gallery, Alice Springs, 5 key paintings, valued conservatively at $265,000. Tommy had sued the gallery for his being grossly underpaid...» Read More

 

Agathon Galleries Showcases Women’s Painting of the Gibson Desert

Agathon Galleries Showcases Women’s Painting of the Gibson Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-17 12:32:39

Irrunytju’s Kuntjil Cooper and Tjayanka Woods Depict Dreamtime Epic of ‘Seven Sisters Dreamings’ Celebrating two of the most distinguished artists at Irrunytju Art Centre, Agathon Galleries will be showcasing the work of Kuntjil Cooper and Tjayanka Woods at their next...» Read More