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Saltwater Country Opens in the Netherlands

Saltwater Country Opens in the Netherlands

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2015-01-04 16:30:50

A new exhibition Saltwater Country is set to open at the Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art in Utrecht on January 11, showing a great diversity of art produced by sixteen artists from Queensland's coastal regions in north-east Australia. They have...» Read More

 

2014 in Review

2014 in Review

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-12-28 16:23:37

No one could call it a stunning year for Indigenous art - with the market delicate and the product, perhaps in response, not leaping any dramatic hurdles. No one, that is, apart from Danie Mellor and Tony Albert, the two...» Read More

 

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

 

TRACEY MOFFATT IS SPIRITED

TRACEY MOFFATT IS SPIRITED

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-12-02 12:36:41

When I first arrived in Australia, an early writing commission was to preview the expat playwright Ray Matthew's wonderful outback play, 'Spring Song'. It captured country values and setting perfectly – so well, in fact, that he was whisked off...» Read More

 

Christmas Cheer in Rozelle this Sunday

Christmas Cheer in Rozelle this Sunday

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-11-16 23:04:57

Head along to Rozelle this Sunday to experience some early Christmas Cheer when the Pormpuraaw Arts and Culture Centre artists and Art Centre Manager visit the Tali Gallery. All the way from the Cape York Peninsula, the Pormpuraaw Arts and Culture...» Read More

 

Boneta-Marie Mabo Is The People’s Choice

Boneta-Marie Mabo Is The People’s Choice

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-10-30 11:31:08

Sydney artist Boneta-Marie Mabo has been voted the People’s Choice Award winner at the end of this year’s 31st Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) Director Pierre Arpin said...» Read More

 

MICHAEL BRAND GOES OUT ON A LIMB

MICHAEL BRAND GOES OUT ON A LIMB

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-10-29 17:13:06

There have been some pretty controversial decisions made since Michael Brand took over the Directorship of the Art Gallery of NSW more than a year ago. Many a senior curator fled in advance of his coming; decent, efficient people have...» Read More

 

TWO SENIOR ARTISTS LOST TO US

TWO SENIOR ARTISTS LOST TO US

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-10-22 16:07:13

In recent weeks at Yuendumu in the Central Desert and at Amata in the APY Lands, marvellous artists have died. Here are their official life stories: Shorty Jangala Robertson was born around 1925 at Jila (Chilla Well), a large soakage and...» Read More

 

THE TORRES STRAIT IN SYDNEY

THE TORRES STRAIT IN SYDNEY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-10-08 12:02:13

Ken Thaiday Snr. is an artist of rare talent whose works only infrequently make their way down south. So it's all the more exciting that Sydney is getting to see his largest ever work, specially commissioned by the dynamic Carriageworks...» Read More

 

LOLA GREENO – LIVING TREASURE

LOLA GREENO – LIVING TREASURE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-09-11 15:46:38

The first Indigenous artist/craftsman has been recognised as a Living Treasure – Master of Australian Craft. Tasmania's Lola Greeno joins a distinguished list of Treasures which includes potters Les Blakebrough and Jeff Minchin, glass artist Klaus Moje, and jeweller Marian...» Read More

 

The Martu 'Did it Together'

The Martu 'Did it Together'

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-09-10 17:23:11

Twelve large collaborative desert artworks will go on show at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art next week in a show entitled Martu Art from the Far Western Desert . The Far Western Desert is a region that is commonly described as...» Read More

 

KLUGE GOES TO THE TORRES STRAIT

KLUGE GOES TO THE TORRES STRAIT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-09-02 13:11:49

The Kluge-Ruhe Museum – America's only permanent institution displaying Australian Aboriginal art and educating Americans about it through associations with the University of Virginia – re-opened earlier this year after refurbishment with a semi-permanent exhibition called Art and Country. It's...» Read More

 

Ricardo Idagi at the Kluge-Ruhe

Ricardo Idagi at the Kluge-Ruhe

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-09-01 18:40:09

An exhibition of Melbourne-based Indigenous artist Ricardo Idagi's (Merium) sculptural works is underway at the Kluge-Ruhe. Gurari – Saltwater Drinker comprises 9 works made from a variety of materials - raffia and feathers to beer cans and wrought iron - each...» 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

 

31st NATSIAAs: TONY ALBERT DOES IT AGAIN

31st NATSIAAs: TONY ALBERT DOES IT AGAIN

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-08-08 18:30:00

The three judges for this 31st NATSIAA Award all come from the south; Tina Baum from the National Gallery, Clotilde Bullen from the WA Gallery and David Broker from the Canberra Contemporary Art Studio. Perhaps it wasn’t surprising that they...» Read More

 

LIFE IMITATES ART IMITATES ART AT SELLERS PRIZE

LIFE IMITATES ART IMITATES ART AT SELLERS PRIZE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-07-25 00:12:01

Announced tomorrow is the lucky winner of the $100,000 Basil Sellers Art Prize for a work or works which confront issues and themes in sport. As an enthusiastic press release puts it: “From fandom to fanaticism, motivation to morality, and...» Read More

 

TARNANTHI – THE NEW NAME IN FESTIVALS

TARNANTHI – THE NEW NAME IN FESTIVALS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-07-23 14:50:13

South Australia’s Premier Jay Weatherill has announced that the State's new Aboriginal visual arts festival will be known as Tarnanthi – pronounced TAR-NAN-DEE - a local Kaurna word meaning 'to come forth', as in the sun and the first emergence...» Read More

 

ABORIGINAL ART 'COMES HOME'

ABORIGINAL ART 'COMES HOME'

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-07-22 13:45:10

A significant dinner held in Melbourne last week was a homecoming of sorts for that dominant feature of the Aboriginal art market over the past two decades – the auction. Aboriginal art auctions have been maligned, but some have done...» Read More

 

ART IS THE VOICE OF OUR PEOPLE - TAKE 2

ART IS THE VOICE OF OUR PEOPLE - TAKE 2

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-07-15 15:28:19

Hetti Perkins second 'Art+Soul' TV series returns to the ABC tonight, and winds up with a third episode next Tuesday. And the question I asked after previewing her first program remains as relevant to the thinking behind this production as...» Read More

 

RED OCHRE FOR HECTOR BURTON

RED OCHRE FOR HECTOR BURTON

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-07-04 19:11:05

At the end of May, the supreme national Indigenous arts awards – the Red Ochres – were handed out by the Australia Council. And the senior, peer-reviewed award went to artist Hector Tjupuru Burton from Tjala Arts in Amata, South...» Read More

 

GORDON BENNETT  1955 to 3 June 2014

GORDON BENNETT 1955 to 3 June 2014

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-06-28 13:39:11

“I am an Indigenous Australian. My mother is an Indigenous Australian and her mother before that and so on for countless generations. My father was English. My work comes out of small town and suburban Australia. I was socialised into...» Read More

 

NATSIAA SURPRISES

NATSIAA SURPRISES

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-06-25 18:38:12

The great names are there at this year's National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards – Namatjira, Marawili, Marika, Burton, Thaiday, Petyarre, Mabo, Yalandja and Nadjamerrek. But rather than having the Christian names you'd probably recognise, 2014 will introduce...» Read More

 

MAGNT ushers in New Board

MAGNT ushers in New Board

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-06-20 18:12:08

With the legislation now passed which establishes the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) as a statutory authority, a new board has been appointed as it prepares to enter a new and exciting era. From 1 July,...» Read More

 

Djilpin Arts Arrives at Melbourne's Federation Square

Djilpin Arts Arrives at Melbourne's Federation Square

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-05-22 13:16:08

Walk with Us: Djilpin Arts, the Northern Territory’s globally recognised Aboriginal Corporation located at the remote Beswick (Wugularr) community on the south-west border of Arnhem Land, brings a rich and ancient tapestry of indigenous culture to Federation Square in Melbourne...» Read More

 

DANIE MELLOR'S YEAR

DANIE MELLOR'S YEAR

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-05-09 11:53:07

We recently reported here on a major solo show for Danie Mellor – Exotic Lies, Sacred Ties - touring from Brisbane to the TarraWarra Museum of Art in the Yarra Valley – where it opens this weekend - and from...» Read More

 

Danie Mellor: Exotic Lies Sacred Ties

Danie Mellor: Exotic Lies Sacred Ties

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-04-24 19:39:51

A decade of artwork by leading contemporary Indigenous artist Danie Mellor is the focus of a major survey exhibition opening at TarraWarra Museum of Art on May 10, on tour from The University of Queensland Art Museum. The exhibition brings...» 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

 

Painting is the Skin of the World

Painting is the Skin of the World

Posted by Frannie Hopkirk | 2014-03-31 17:36:04

“Painting is the Skin of the World.” Robert Motherwell Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula said: “When you sit down without a painting, you are lonely”. These simple words from two giants of art speak volumes of what painting meant to them. Motherwell, a New York...» 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

 

EXCITING TIMES AT MAGNT

EXCITING TIMES AT MAGNT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-03-09 11:32:09

Two significant developments have taken place in Darwin which will hopefully begin the process of re-establishing the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (the NATSIAAs) as the pre-eminent art event in Indigenous Australia. Probably the most important is the...» Read More

 

Prodigy at Eighty - The Miracle of Emily

Prodigy at Eighty - The Miracle of Emily

Posted by Frannie Hopkirk | 2014-03-05 18:19:07

Emily Kame Kngwarreye. Diversity in the Desert. It has been said that her work “enabled the flowering of a whole new generation of Aboriginal artists”. My first experience of Emily was at Alice Springs airport about 20 years ago. Wandering...» Read More

 

SOL AND EMILY

SOL AND EMILY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-03-05 16:07:08

People have been trying to force Emily Kngwarreye's art into baskets familiar to Western art aficionados for years – Abstract Expressionism being the favourite. And then along comes Sol LeWitt, the inventor of the term 'conceptual art' – which has...» Read More

 

MAGNT focuses on contemporary Australian art with string theory

MAGNT focuses on contemporary Australian art with string theory

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-03-05 11:15:16

An exhibition that brings together Aboriginal artists who work with expanded notions of textile and craft-based tradition will open at the Museum and Art Gallery of the NT (MAGNT) this Saturday. MAGNT Director, Pierre Arpin said string theory: Focus on contemporary...» Read More

 

Letter from Pittsburgh: Aboriginal art in America

Letter from Pittsburgh: Aboriginal art in America

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-02-04 13:43:13

The following article originally appeared in the January/February 2013 issue of Art Guide Australia (link below). The author is Henry F Skerritt. Reproduced with permission. In his recent compendium, How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art, Ian McLean observes...» Read More

 

BARKS 'R US

BARKS 'R US

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-12-22 19:50:44

With Aboriginal bark paintings there's the constant dilemma – how important is the aesthetic appeal of the work, and how important the story – and the status of the man telling it? The issue arises because there have been old barks...» Read More

 

Paddy Japaljarri Stewart - 30/06/35 to 30/11/13

Paddy Japaljarri Stewart - 30/06/35 to 30/11/13

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-12-17 15:06:19

Sadly, we have lost one of the real pioneers of Desert Aboriginal art, Paddy Japaljarri Stewart. Once known as Cookie Stewart, he was a chef at Papunya and was involved as a relative of Clifford Possum and Tim Leura through...» Read More

 

THE LATE N. NAPURRULA

THE LATE N. NAPURRULA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-11-28 16:18:29

“Papunya Tula Artists are sad to announce the passing of N Napurrula on 11th November. As many would know, Napurrula was a dialysis patient for many years at the 'Purple House', the Western Desert Dialysis unit established in Kintore so...» Read More

 

PADDY'S PLANE

PADDY'S PLANE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-11-26 10:25:17

A fourth Qantas aircraft now has Indigenous designs on its body – this time the work of the late, great Paddy Goowoomji Bedford, leader of the Jirrawun group of Gija artists in the East Kimberley. The Boeing 737-800 aircraft is...» Read More

 

Michelle Holmes Wins People’s Choice Award

Michelle Holmes Wins People’s Choice Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-11-08 09:38:17

Ampilatwatja artist Michelle Holmes has been voted the People’s Choice Award winner as part of this year’s 30th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. The 45-year-old artist received 121 votes of the 1781 votes cast for her painting,...» 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

 

Transformations: early bark paintings from Arnhem Land

Transformations: early bark paintings from Arnhem Land

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-10-09 16:42:55

Early works that embody a significant transition in Indigenous art practice will be on display in Transformations: early bark paintings from Arnhem Land, at the Ian Potter Museum of Art. The paintings, many of which have never been previously exhibited, are...» Read More

 

THE GANTNER COLLECTION

THE GANTNER COLLECTION

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-09-09 18:04:31

Carrillo and Ziyin Gantner are fortunate people in having a) taste and great enthusiasm to collect Indigenous art and b) enough money to do things like flying around remote Aboriginal communities in a private plane in order to see and...» Read More

 

AND NOW FOR THE RAKAS

AND NOW FOR THE RAKAS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-08-19 18:03:23

Sometimes the right result emerges from the strangest circumstances. Melbourne's Kate Challis RAKA Awards at the Ian Potter Museum of Melbourne University were the creation of the art historian Bernard Smith, whose career until he died in 2011 failed, as...» Read More

 

Winner announced for the $25,000 Kate Challis RAKA Award 2013

Winner announced for the $25,000 Kate Challis RAKA Award 2013

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-08-15 12:27:43

One of Australia’s most cherished Indigenous artists, Mabel Juli, has won the $25,000 Kate Challis RAKA Award 2013 for her refined, minimal painting Garnkeny Ngarranggarni (Moon Dreaming). A respected Gija elder, 80-year-old Mabel travelled from her home at Warmun in the...» 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

 

PIONEERING YUENDUMU

PIONEERING YUENDUMU

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-07-25 13:32:40

The foundation myth is simple: Aboriginal art as we know it today – acrylic painting on canvas - emerged from Papunya in 1971/2. But now the question is being asked - was the less well-known Yuendumu community actually the progenitor...» Read More

 

Vincent Serico

Vincent Serico

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-07-11 17:47:43

The current QAGoMA exhibition, 'My Country : I Still Call Australia Home' has alerted me to the work of the late Vincent Serico, whose painting, Carnarvon Collision (2006) reflects a naïve artist's take on ghastly events in the history of...» Read More

 

Finalists announced for the $25,000 Kate Challis RAKA Award 2013

Finalists announced for the $25,000 Kate Challis RAKA Award 2013

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-06-27 11:15:17

Nine artists have been selected as finalists for the prestigious Kate Challis RAKA Award, to be exhibited at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, from August 10 until November 3, 2013. The shortlisted artists are Teresa Baker (WA), Daniel Boyd (Qld/NSW),...» Read More

 

Dorothy Napangardi Dead at 55

Dorothy Napangardi Dead at 55

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-06-03 11:49:42

Dorothy Napangardi, who achieved a record price for the resale of her art during the resale royalty debate, died in a car accident on the weekend. She and others had been hunting for honey ants after the rains. Tragically one...» Read More

 

The 6th Annual National Indigenous Arts Awards

The 6th Annual National Indigenous Arts Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-05-27 11:47:22

The multi-talented David Gulpilil OAM has won this year's Red Ochre Award, the highest peer-assessed award for an Indigenous artist with a prize money of $50,000, presented today at the Sydney Opera House as part of the National Indigenous Arts...» Read More

 

Artwork Auction to raise funds for Emily Museum

Artwork Auction to raise funds for Emily Museum

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-05-23 15:47:14

Hundreds of art lovers attended the official opening of the Emily Museum by the Hon Richard Alston on 6th May, each celebrating the genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye. The Emily Museum will exhibit ever-changing displays from its collection of more than...» Read More

 

THE EMILY MUSEUM

THE EMILY MUSEUM

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-05-07 14:01:02

An event of national significance occurs on Monday (May 6th) with the opening of The Emily Museum in the inauspicious setting of a converted factory in a back street in Cheltenham, the Melbourne suburb. It's not the right place –...» 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

 

Entries flood in to 30th NATSIAA

Entries flood in to 30th NATSIAA

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-04-25 09:54:19

The 30th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award is in full swing with over 240 entries received from almost every state and territory in the country, all vying for the $40,000 main prize, and a chance for...» Read More

 

CHRISTIAN DISPLACES THE CARDINAL

CHRISTIAN DISPLACES THE CARDINAL

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-03-22 20:15:15

A portrait of one of England’s most important religious figures - Cardinal Henry Newman, beatified by Pope Benedict in 2010 - has been placed in storage to make way for an Aboriginal artist's self-portraits. It's all happening in the 400...» Read More

 

EMILY ON SALE

EMILY ON SALE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-03-18 23:26:40

It's a fascinating time for the reputation of the great Emily Kngwarreye. Some time in May a whole museum is opening in Melbourne dedicated to her works from the collection of Hank Ebes, a major dealer during the later years...» Read More

 

“Founding Documents of Aboriginal Art” Go On Show

“Founding Documents of Aboriginal Art” Go On Show

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-03-08 10:50:50

“I hate to hide things away. Western thinking is that a museum collection is for the public benefit, and it's anathema to deny them access. But there are different rules up here”. Pierre Arpin, a French Canadian by birth, is the...» Read More

 

COL LAVERTY 26/5/37 to 09/02/13

COL LAVERTY 26/5/37 to 09/02/13

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-02-13 15:11:18

A huge hole has opened up in the Indigenous art collecting world with the death of Dr Colin Laverty OAM at the age of 75. The gentle giant who, in 1978, was the first in the world to publish his...» Read More

 

Hermannsburg watercolourist, Mervyn Rubuntja's Open Studio

Hermannsburg watercolourist, Mervyn Rubuntja's Open Studio

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-02-06 13:40:47

Watercolour landscape artist Mervyn Rubuntja will be travelling to Sydney from Alice Springs for a weekend of events in Sydney in February, which include a painting session at a local gallery and a panel discussion at the State Library of...» Read More

 

Parisians flock to new exhibit of Australian Aboriginal art

Parisians flock to new exhibit of Australian Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-01-22 13:39:26

An exhibition of the largest collection of modern Aboriginal paintings to have gone on display outside of Australia has been a major hit with art lovers in Paris. The exhibition, “The Sources of Aborigine Painting”, drew 133,716 visitors to the Quai...» Read More

 

The Soul of Emily Kngwarreye

The Soul of Emily Kngwarreye

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-01-04 17:20:04

It often seems to be the case that great Australian achievements need the validation of overseas approval. But the fact that 'Utopia : The Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye' was a vast tribute in 2008 to the Aboriginal artist conceived...» Read More

 

The Emily Kame Kngwarreye Museum Gets Ready to Open

The Emily Kame Kngwarreye Museum Gets Ready to Open

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-12-26 09:24:02

Of the many highly acclaimed superstars of the Aboriginal art movement, now 40 years old, none shine as brightly as Emily Kame Kngwarreye. Volumes have been written by academics, art critics, curators and historians about her genius and uniqueness. The...» Read More

 

An Indigenous Celebration of 40 Years of Cultural Links with China

An Indigenous Celebration of 40 Years of Cultural Links with China

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-12-21 15:47:21

The 40th anniversary year of Gough Whitlam establishing diplomatic links with Mao's China has just come to an end with the closure of an exhibition of Indigenous photography in Beijing. Intriguingly, none of the publicity mentioned its exclusively Aboriginal origins...» Read More

 

TIWI - THE BOOK

TIWI - THE BOOK

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-12-19 11:26:59

by Jennifer Isaacs, published by the wonderful Miegunyah Press at Melbourne University at $120 It's been an amazing year for Aboriginal art books – never known a better. If only I'd had time to read them all rather than just dip...» Read More

 

Spinifex Arts Project tours Germany in 2013

Spinifex Arts Project tours Germany in 2013

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-12-13 22:46:41

PRO COMMUNITY is an exhibition format developed and organized by Artkelch in Freiburg, Germany, that features excellent art from community based art centers in a touring exhibition in Germany. Artists from one art centre (or a small group of art...» Read More

 

PAPUNYA TULA CELEBRATES ITS 40TH

PAPUNYA TULA CELEBRATES ITS 40TH

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-11-17 11:55:35

Alice Springs is in party mode this weekend as Papunya Tula Artists (PTA) celebrates the 40th anniversary of its founding in 1972, just one year after Aboriginal Desert painting had started at the 'prison camp' that was the government settlement...» Read More

 

Obituary: HARRY (HJ) WEDGE 1957 – 2012

Obituary: HARRY (HJ) WEDGE 1957 – 2012

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-11-12 12:11:57

Harry Wedge’s politically and emotionally charged work challenged perceived ideas about contemporary Indigenous art and Indigenous peoples’ experience of living in urban Australia. His aesthetic encompasses stories and humorous anecdotes from his childhood at Erambie Mission at Cowra, in the...» Read More

 

Film Noir and Pulp Fiction Bad Girls and.. Larissa Behrendt?

Film Noir and Pulp Fiction Bad Girls and.. Larissa Behrendt?

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-10-20 11:32:24

Opening today at the Justice and Police Museum in Sydney is Wicked Women, described as a playful, subversive and wickedly sexy exhibition of new works by prize-winning artist Rosemary Valadon. Inspired by the 'bad-girl' persona from the vibrant early to...» Read More

 

Djirirra Wunungmurra Wins People’s Choice Award

Djirirra Wunungmurra Wins People’s Choice Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-10-17 18:45:39

Arnhem Land artist Djirirra Wunungmurra has been voted the People’s Choice Award winner as part of this year’s 29th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. The 44-year-old artist received 118 votes of the 1544 votes cast for her...» Read More

 

TJUKURRTJANU GOES TO PARIS

TJUKURRTJANU GOES TO PARIS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-10-08 15:25:06

The big NGV exhibition Tjukurrtjanu – Origins of Western Desert Art ( 'Aux Sources de la Peinture Aborigene') opens in the Musee du quai Branly today. It's the first Australian art show at the museum – which opened...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art Auctioned in Melbourne and Paris

Aboriginal Art Auctioned in Melbourne and Paris

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-10-08 12:04:42

The Aboriginal art auction scene has been relatively quiet over the last few weeks save for a couple of auctions one of which took place in Paris, the other in Melbourne. French auction house Artprecium held an auction of Aboriginal art...» Read More

 

SPRING IS 28% INDIGENOUS

SPRING IS 28% INDIGENOUS

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-10-05 11:47:02

Jeremy Eccles The Museum of Contemporary Art looks for the young and hopeful in art every Spring – thanks to the Jackson Family sponsorship in memory of their daughter Belinda, who died too young at 29. Curators of Primavera have mainly...» 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

 

FUTURE IS PERFECT FOR CHRISTIAN THOMPSON IN SINGAPORE

FUTURE IS PERFECT FOR CHRISTIAN THOMPSON IN SINGAPORE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-09-13 21:52:18

A former British colonial army barracks which was one of the last places to hold out against the Japanese during the Fall of Singapore in 1942 has been converted by the Singapore government into an art centre, which opens this...» Read More

 

The 29th NATSIAAs

The 29th NATSIAAs

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-08-10 15:45:11

“It's a really interesting year, I think – characterised by strong women. Where have artists like Cornelia Tipuamantumeri, Barbara Moore and Rhonda Sharpe suddenly come from? Pow!!” Very new Curator of Indigenous Art at the Museum & Art Gallery of the...» Read More

 

Opening Night Celebrations for NATSIAAs

Opening Night Celebrations for NATSIAAs

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-08-08 17:33:39

Award winning artist Warren H Williams will perform at the Museum and Art Gallery of the NT (MAGNT) this Friday, as part of the 29th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards opening night celebrations. The winner of...» Read More

 

Gallery installation completed for 2012 Telstra Art Award

Gallery installation completed for 2012 Telstra Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-08-01 17:33:48

There has been a hive of activity at the Museum and Art Gallery of the NT (MAGNT), in preparation for the 29th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, with installation of the 63 pre-selected art works now...» Read More

 

Indigenous artist wins Waterhouse art prize

Indigenous artist wins Waterhouse art prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-07-20 17:18:43

Margaret Loy Pula has won this year's Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, an award that commemorates the life and work of Frederick George Waterhouse, the first curator of the emerging South Australian Museum when it opened in January 1862, with...» Read More

 

CAT AMONGST THE PIGEONS (2

CAT AMONGST THE PIGEONS (2

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-07-04 00:17:03

Sadly, the cat never escaped! Last Saturday's promising discussions at the Sydney Opera House - Aboriginal Art: it’s a white thing and Write the truth, or shut up – turned out to be damp squibs in terms of achieving any...» Read More

 

GORDON BENNETT SOLO IN UTRECHT

GORDON BENNETT SOLO IN UTRECHT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-06-22 19:41:00

In Outsider / Insider: The art of Gordon Bennett, the AAMU Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art will present a selection from the wide-ranging oeuvre of Gordon Bennett, who is regarded as one of Australia's most significant contemporary artists. Gordon Bennett...» Read More

 

Early Papunya Boards Head Sothebys Australia Aboriginal Art Sale

Early Papunya Boards Head Sothebys Australia Aboriginal Art Sale

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-06-04 16:17:53

Sotheby’s Australia will hold their first major Aboriginal art sale for the year on Tuesday 5th June 2012 in Melbourne. The sale will consist of 105 lots with an estimate of $1.4-2 million and includes rare artefacts through to early...» 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

 

Bonhams Australia May 28 Aboriginal Art Auction Features Amazing Array of Paintings and Artefacts

Bonhams Australia May 28 Aboriginal Art Auction Features Amazing Array of Paintings and Artefacts

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-05-23 17:02:05

Bonhams Australia have thrown down the gauntlet to other auction houses with an ambitious two catalogue sale of Aboriginal art taking place in Sydney on the 28th of May. A total of 195 lots will be offered in...» Read More

 

GULUMBU YUNUPINGU 1945 - 2012

GULUMBU YUNUPINGU 1945 - 2012

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-05-14 13:58:40

They keep trying to say that the 40 year old Aboriginal art movement is doomed by the inevitable death if its elders. But just a decade ago, no one had heard of the Yolngu artist, Gulumbu Yunupingu. The then-56 year...» 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

 

THE CONVICT PORTRAYED BY AN ABORIGINE

THE CONVICT PORTRAYED BY AN ABORIGINE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-04-27 18:37:14

At a generally unhappy auction of Aboriginal art on 4th April at the house of Deutscher + Hackett, the National Museum of Australia swooped on two 19th Century drawings by the Kwatkwat artist, Tommy McRae. For $79,300 – a record...» Read More

 

CALL FOR ART EXPORT LAW REFORM

CALL FOR ART EXPORT LAW REFORM

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-04-22 16:52:26

The ABC Radio National's Books and Arts program raised some curly issues on Friday regarding the export of Aboriginal art by international collectors. Taking part was the feisty John Wilkerson, a belated entry into the American pantheon of collectors -...» Read More

 

NATSIAAS IN CRISIS

NATSIAAS IN CRISIS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-04-19 14:49:22

As the entries for the 2012 29th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards come under the scrutiny of the Awards' pre-selectors, so the key staff who are responsible for the Awards are departing. Specifically, Natalie Merida, the experienced co-ordinator...» Read More

 

Call for entries in Taiwanese Art Award

Call for entries in Taiwanese Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-04-09 17:25:08

The Taitung County Government in Taiwan is offering artists from all over the world an opportuntiy to take part in the Austronesian International Arts Award 2012. According to their site, the word “Austronesian” comes from the anthropological term “Austronesian language...» Read More

 

US art collector sees red over 'dysfunctional' ban on Aboriginal painting

US art collector sees red over 'dysfunctional' ban on Aboriginal painting

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-04-07 17:47:59

A WEALTHY American art connoisseur has decided against donating his collection of 90 blue-chip Aboriginal artworks worth $10 million to an Australian museum or gallery after his attempt to add a painting to the collection was thwarted by national cultural...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art is Modern

Aboriginal Art is Modern

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-04-02 14:48:15

The grand re-opening of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney has confirmed for many the view that the Aboriginal art of today is as contemporary as such trendy names as Hany Armanious, Ah Xian, Rivane Neuenschwander and Christian Marclay...» 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

 

Winners of 2012 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards announced

Winners of 2012 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards announced

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-03-11 12:03:47

Melbourne artist Trevor 'Turbo' Brown has received the Deadly Art Award, Victoria's highest honour for an Indigenous artist, at the 2012 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards. Turbo received the $25,000 award for his painting Owl Dreaming, a portrait of a 'spirit owl'...» Read More

 

Ernabella Craft Pioneer Dies

Ernabella Craft Pioneer Dies

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-03-11 11:54:50

In her 1968 book, The People in Between, about her life at Ernabella Mission station, Winifred Hilliard wrote, ''To the north there are bad people, and to the south there are bad people, but in between are the Pitjantjatjara people''....» Read More

 

Yalangabara and the Marikas

Yalangabara and the Marikas

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-03-01 13:28:55

Just as Mankind emerged from the sea in evolutionary history, Aboriginal life in Arhemland advanced mythologically out of the Gulf of Carpentaria at Yalangabara to become the many clans of the Dhuwa moiety. But, while the rest of us took...» Read More

 

29th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards

29th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-02-16 15:00:04

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists can be in the chance to win $40,000 cash by simply submitting their artwork. The Telstra Art Award, Australia's longest running art award dedicated to the work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, is...» Read More

 

Local art goes country wide

Local art goes country wide

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-02-14 17:50:04

INDIGENOUS artists from the North Coast have the chance to showcase their work to audiences Australia-wide by entering the 29th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. Principal sponsors Telstra and the Northern Territory Government's Museum and Art Gallery...» Read More

 

Shortlist announced for 2012 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-01-29 04:51:27

Twenty artists are in the running for prizes totalling more than $50,000 as part of the Victorian Government's 2012 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards. The awards, now in their seventh year, profile the diversity of Indigenous arts practice in Victoria and showcase...» Read More

 

2011 Indigenous Ceramic Awards

2011 Indigenous Ceramic Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-01-23 12:33:19

The winners of the country’s most recognised awards for Indigenous artists have been released. Janet Fieldhouse took out the $20000 first prize for her work Tattoo, a sculptural installation that uses a light box and transparent porcelain to explore ritual scarification. Vera...» 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

 

BARRKU! Treasures from a Distant Land

BARRKU! Treasures from a Distant Land

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-12-21 15:57:45

Harvey Art Projects is proud to present BARRKU, Treasures from a Distant Land opening this Christmas in Sun Valley, Idaho.  This will be Buku-Larrnggay's first exhibit of stunning ceremonial poles and bark paintings in the United States, and it will...» Read More

 

'OUR LAND, OUR BODY' SWEEPS CHINA

'OUR LAND, OUR BODY' SWEEPS CHINA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-12-11 17:15:09

The 土地-身体 Tu Di - Shen Ti / Our Land, Our Body exhibition from remote Warburton in WA has been seen across Eastern China by a quarter of a million people since last March. Its origins are 65 major artworks...» Read More

 

ART & HEALTH IN THE DESERT

ART & HEALTH IN THE DESERT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-12-01 12:06:42

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN – WITH MONEY! I am writing to excite you with talk about the significance of the art works and colour of the truck. It is 11 years since Pintupi people painted pictures and raised one million...» Read More

 

TJUKURRTJANU – THE ORIGINS OF WESTERN DESERT ART

TJUKURRTJANU – THE ORIGINS OF WESTERN DESERT ART

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-11-18 11:06:53

There's a tremendous tension around at the moment between those who want to show Aboriginal art as 'great contemporary art' and those who want to try to understand its mysteries and complexities. And this is sadly all-too-apparent in the yawning...» Read More

 

AT LAST, THE TRIENNIAL!

AT LAST, THE TRIENNIAL!

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-11-03 16:31:55

The National Gallery of Australia has announced that it will present UnDisclosed: 2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial at the NGA in Canberra from May 11 next year until July, followed by a national tour. The artists selected by curator Carly...» 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

 

Mick Gooda joins the conversation

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-09-05 23:20:30

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda will share his views on Indigenous governance and representation, and the provision of services to the community following the closure of ATSIC. Presented in association with Off the Walls: Art...» Read More

 

Mick Gooda joins the conversation

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-09-05 23:18:42

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda will share his views on Indigenous governance and representation, and the provision of services to the community following the closure of ATSIC. Presented in association with Off the Walls: Art...» Read More

 

APY TRIUMPH AT NATSIAAs AGAIN

APY TRIUMPH AT NATSIAAs AGAIN

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-08-11 18:58:18

South Australian artist Dickie Minyintiri has been awarded Australia’s oldest Indigenous art prize fora painting reflective of his rich personal history at the 28th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. Minyintiri receives the $40,000 Telstra Award from...» Read More

 

ABORIGINAL ART AT MONA

ABORIGINAL ART AT MONA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-07-20 16:19:32

The Museum of Old and New Art – or Mona as everyone is calling the controversial Tasmanian gallery – lacks for nothing in challenges to one's notions of what art ought to look like and how it should be displayed....» 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

 

NAATSIA's 25TH ANNIVERSARY BOOK

NAATSIA's 25TH ANNIVERSARY BOOK

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-06-27 10:31:57

Is a silver anniversary any more important than a 20th or a 17th? I ask because the Museum & Art Gallery of the NT (MAGNT), the Darwin home of the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award has belatedly...» Read More

 

Platform conversations: Constitutional recognition - so what?

Platform conversations: Constitutional recognition - so what?

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-06-13 22:58:41

Join the inaugural Platform Conversations at the National Museum of Australia event with Mal Brough, Alison Page and Garth Nettheim to debate whether recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Constitution will make a meaningful difference to...» Read More

 

LAVERTY 2

LAVERTY 2

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-05-25 19:58:12

There are probably no other collectors in Australia who could get away with naming an exhibition 'Laverty 2' and expect instant recognition by viewers. But then Colin and Liz Laverty have the advantage of having had such a big impact...» 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

 

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

 

Stop(the)Gap: International Indigenous art in motion

Stop(the)Gap: International Indigenous art in motion

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-03-08 21:43:17

Stop(the)Gap is a major exhibition developed for the 2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival in partnership with the Samstag Museum of Art. UniSA's Brenda L Croft brings together recent moving image works by renowned Indigenous artists from Australia, Aotearoa/ New Zealand, Canada and the...» Read More

 

EMILY AT MOMA

EMILY AT MOMA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-01-07 11:57:49

It is, of course, a joy to discover that a big international contemporary art show at an institution as prestigious as the Museum of Modern Art in New York has quite casually included Our Emily alongside Miro, Mondrian, Calder, Schwitters,...» Read More

 

LOFTY - WAMUD NAMOK

LOFTY - WAMUD NAMOK

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-12-13 13:51:05

The life and work of the great Bardayal 'Lofty' Nadjamerrek is being celebrated this summer at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. One immediate challenge to the mind is to wonder how the man known as “the last of...» Read More

 

Family, tradition and lore in Arnhem Land

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-12-08 02:04:21

The Marika family of Arnhem Land could be called the Boyds of the indigenous art world. Like the Boyd dynasty, they've contributed an intergenerational opus of work to the Australian cultural landscape. But the Marika clan are not just artists - they've...» Read More

 

ABORIGINAL ART IN COLOGNE

ABORIGINAL ART IN COLOGNE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-12-01 14:09:43

The Museum Ludwig in Cologne has opened a significant exhibition of Australian art in a series which has included important Western artists such as Gerhard Richter in 2008 and Christopher Wool in 2009. Here is the curatorial take on this pioneering...» Read More

 

THE DESERT COMES TO ADELAIDE

THE DESERT COMES TO ADELAIDE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-11-24 11:53:07

The Art Gallery of SA has organised its second big exhibition of Aboriginal art from the Desert, showing until the end of January and accompanied by a big catalogue. It's a very generous and gentle introduction to the art that...» 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

 

Other side art: Trevor Nickolls, a survey of paintings and drawings 1972-2007

Other side art: Trevor Nickolls, a survey of paintings and drawings 1972-2007

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-21 12:25:39

Other side art is the first museum survey of the work of South Australian Indigenous artist, Trevor Nickolls. Known as 'the father of urban aboriginal art', Nickolls has developed his own iconic language that has influenced and informed subsequent...» Read More

 

FIRST AUSTRALIAN ART FOR FIRST AUSTRALIAN SAINT

FIRST AUSTRALIAN ART FOR FIRST AUSTRALIAN SAINT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-10-17 12:17:29

Aboriginal artworks sent from Catholic missions in the north and west of Australia earlier last century are on display at the Vatican’s Ethnological Museum in Rome to coincide with today's canonisation of Mary MacKillop. And their presence was celebrated with...» Read More

 

in black and white: more on the orientation of Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-15 02:55:43

Thanks to Helen Vivian’s detective work, I was fascinated to read how the London-based Frieze had reviewed Utopia: the genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye, the Emily Kame Kngwarreye exhibition at the (then) new National Art Centre Tokyo, while on tour...» Read More

 

Contemporary Aboriginal Art in Holland

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-13 02:55:48

When I look around this country and think about the efforts of our state art galleries to excite and educate people about Aboriginal art and culture, I’d have to conclude that there’s not much fire in the belly. True —...» Read More

 

AES PUTS INDIGENOUS EMPLOYMENT IN THE FRAME WITH ART AUCTION FUND LAUNCH

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-12 15:54:37

12th October 2010, Sydney Australia: A unique collection of contemporary Aboriginal Art will be auctioned at Sotheby’s in Sydney on 19th October by national not for profit organisation, the Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES). Marking the official launch of the...» Read More

 

MIRACLE ON THE CANNING

MIRACLE ON THE CANNING

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-10-12 14:19:22

It was rumoured a couple of years ago that an anthropologist was about to make the astounding announcement that he'd traced the three Aboriginal grandparents who'd lived on the Canning Stock Route (CSR) earlier last century and sired most of...» Read More

 

US gallery adds to indigenous collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-06 02:58:13

Next year I’m off to America, where I have been invited to do a show at the Kluge-Ruhe Museum at the University of Virginia. The Kluge-Ruhe institution is dedicated to Australian Aboriginal art and is the largest body of such work...» Read More

 

Aboriginals of Australia: Museum Shows Contemporary Natives’ Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-06 02:56:58

WSU's Museum of Art showed “Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art: From the Collection of Margaret Levi and Robert Kaplan,” Thursday [30 September 2010] . The new, free exhibit is open to the public from Oct. 1 through Dec. 11. “It’s a fabulous...» Read More

 

Lecture offers insight into native art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-05 02:50:12

WSU's Museum of Art showed “Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art: From the Collection of Margaret Levi and Robert Kaplan,” Thursday. The new, free exhibit is open to the public from Oct. 1 through Dec. 11. “It’s a fabulous collection ... It literally...» Read More

 

Fluid face of art and soul

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-03 00:30:36

HettiI Perkins doesn't like to play favourites, but in the second episode of the new television series Art + Soul, she stands by Fruit Bats, a sculpture by Yorta Yorta artist Lin Onus, to explain its unique appeal. The work...» 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

 

Australian Aboriginal art draws on spiritual traditions

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-21 20:00:35

PULLMAN - “Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art: From the Collection of Margaret Levi and Robert Kaplan,” will be exhibited at the Museum of Art/WSU Oct. 1-Dec. 11. Levi and Kaplan have a large collection of indigenous Australian art, part of which...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art dying with desert masters

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-19 19:59:55

The pursuit of cultural authenticity in Aboriginal art will make it harder for young artists to enjoy the success of the old masters. New research into the sustainability of Aboriginal art claims the market for new works is already falling away,...» Read More

 

JOHN KLUGE DIES

JOHN KLUGE DIES

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-09-17 17:57:46

It's quite strange when the one thing you know a man by doesn't get a mention in his obituary! That's happened repeatedly with the late John Kluge – known in Australia virtually only because of his magnificent Aboriginal art collection...» Read More

 

2010 TOGART AWARD IN DARWIN'S NEW CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE

2010 TOGART AWARD IN DARWIN'S NEW CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-09-14 16:30:10

The opening of this year's 4th Togart Contemporary Art Award – whose speciality is to feature both Black and white Northern Territory artists – was also the occasion for the opening of a new contemporary art space in Darwin: the...» Read More

 

UQ unveils first major survey of Aurukun art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-25 21:51:48

The University of Queensland Art Museum will be swimming with crocodiles, sharks and the odd dugong for its next exhibition, and you're encouraged to dive in for the experience. On show from September 11, Before Time Today is the first...» Read More

 

SA Artist Mr Donegan Wins 2010 Telstra Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-18 18:42:43

A striking painting depicting ancestral stories by SA artist Mr Donegan has been awarded Australia’s most prestigious Indigenous art prize at the 27th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA). He has been awarded the $40,000 Telstra...» Read More

 

27th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-17 23:11:42

Check out this absolutely beautiful photograph (link below to the post) of Mr. Donegan addressing the audience. I was in Darwin recently, en route to Balgo for another five months at Warlayirti Artists. What a great time to be there;...» Read More

 

Revelatory show of strength in tradition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-17 22:08:55

The great achievement of this year's 27th annual Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award exhibition lies in its quality of overview: it is a portrait of the art-making currents of remote central and northern Australia, broad-brush, yet...» Read More

 

Mr Donegan Wins $40,000 Telstra Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-17 21:59:32

Arts and Museums Minister Gerry McCarthy today congratulated Mr Donegan for winning this year’s $40,000 Telstra Award. Mr McCarthy said Mr Donegan was judged to have produced the best work among the 96 finalists as part of this year’s Telstra...» Read More

 

Mr Jimmy Donegan wins the 2010 Telstra Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-17 21:55:23

As I noted here yesterday, you would have had to kill me if I’d released the name of the winner of the $40,000 Telstra Art Award, the big bucks prize in the annual National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art...» Read More

 

Indigenous art show at South Bank / Tayenebe: Tasmanian Aboriginal Women’s Fibre Work

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-17 19:55:07

A new exhibition showcasing the unique connections that Tasmanian Aboriginal people have with the land and sea opens on August 21 at Queensland Museum South Bank. Tayenebe: Tasmanian Aboriginal Women’s Fibre Work, on loan from the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery,...» Read More

 

Telstra Art Award Category Winners

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-15 21:59:46

Arts and Museums Minister Gerry McCarthy today congratulated Nawurapu Wunungmurra for becoming the inaugural winner of this year’s Telstra New Media Award. Mr McCarthy said the Telstra New Media Award was introduced this year as part of the 27th National...» Read More

 

27th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-07 17:51:15

One of the nation's premier prizes for art unfolds in the Top End. Editorial Review When: 14 August - November 7 2010; Mon-Fri 9am-5pm; Sat, Sun & Public holidays 10am- 5pm Where: Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin Tickets: Entry to...» Read More

 

Rare Aboriginal art found in college cupboard

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-04 21:09:52

A rare collection of Aboriginal art has been unearthed in a cupboard at a college in Canberra. The National Gallery and the National Museum have confirmed the paintings are part of an Arnhem Land collection; some are by well-known Indigenous artists. Dickson...» Read More

 

Hands-on demonstration and debate: The future of museum multimedia

Hands-on demonstration and debate: The future of museum multimedia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-02 16:56:55

Meet the creators of the impressive 8-metre multimedia display in the Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route exhibition . See behind the scenes, discuss the interpretation strengths and debate whether multimedia is the way of the future for museums. Supported...» Read More

 

Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-02 16:50:58

This groundbreaking exhibition reveals the richness of desert life today. It tells the story of the Canning Stock Route’s impact on Aboriginal people, and the importance of the Country that surrounds it, through the works of senior and emerging artists...» Read More

 

Before time today: Reinventing Tradition in Aboriginal Art from Aurukun

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-24 23:36:18

Date: 11 September – 28 November 2010 Time: 10:00 - 16:00 daily Venue: UQ Art Museum, Building No. 11, St Lucia Campus Reinventing Tradition in Aboriginal Art from Aurukun The exhibition focuses on the art from Cape York’s Aurukun community, involving Wik, Kugu and associated peoples. The...» Read More

 

Papunya and Balgo exhibitions at the National Art Museum of China - promotion of Australia’s rich cultural heritage

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-22 23:11:12

Extraordinary collections of Indigenous art from Australia’s remote deserts are now on display in Beijing. The highly regarded Papunya Painting: Out of the Australian Desert and BALGO: Contemporary Australian Art from the Balgo Hills collections collectively form the National Art Museum...» Read More

 

Winning means freedom from day jobs

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-20 21:37:15

Ian Potter Museum of Art director Chris McAuliffe, one of the judges of the sport-themed $100,000 Basil Sellers Art Prize, being announced in early August, guesses that Australia has more art prizes per capita then anywhere else in the world....» Read More

 

Kirby joins fight to save indigenous art collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-20 00:09:54

The campaign to salvage The Keeping Place, one of the largest collections of indigenous art in Australia, has found a staunch ally in the former High Court judge Michael Kirby. Kirby opened an exhibition of selected works from the collection at...» Read More

 

Aboriginal and Oceanic Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-05 22:25:55

Catalogue Now Online 1 July 2010 Sotheby's Australia is delighted to announce our forthcoming Aboriginal and Oceanic Art auction on July 26 and 27 in Melbourne. Under the directorship of Tim Klingender, the July auction has been firmly established for more than...» Read More

 

Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art – Now

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-05 20:30:22

Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art – Now July 9 – August 31, 2010 Sante Fe, NM- Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art in association with Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, will present the inaugural biennale exhibition, Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art – Now. This exhibition presents new...» Read More

 

A broader cultural conversation

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-05 20:20:27

Andrew Sayers, the national museum's new head wants it to be political, not politicised One of the first tasks for Andrew Sayers when he took up his post last month as director of the National Museum of Australia was to accompany...» Read More

 

Judges struggle to cut art entries

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-03 22:00:23

It was tough, but the judges of Australia's biggest indigenous art award have culled more than 300 entries down to 96 pieces which will soon go on display at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. Indigenous artists from...» Read More

 

The Balgo is in Beijing for exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-03 21:55:16

The Contemporary Australian art from the Balgo Hills Western Australia is on display at Beijing's National Art Museum of China, as part of the first event for the Year of Australian Culture in China. The Balgo exhibition is a...» Read More

 

Toledo Museum of Art Names New Director Brian P. Kennedy to Lead Museum

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-02 21:46:58

The Toledo Museum of Art announced today that Brian P. Kennedy, director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, has accepted the position as the Museum’s ninth director with a start date of September 1. Board Chair Betsy...» Read More

 

NAIDOC celebrations Sydney

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-02 21:46:50

NAIDOC Week celebrations (July 4-11) are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The...» Read More

 

14 Bagu Firemakers Arrive for 27th Telstra Art Award

14 Bagu Firemakers Arrive for 27th Telstra Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-02 12:22:57

A three-dimensional entry featuring 14 spirit figurines made from clay, timber and string are one of the 96 artworks that have arrived at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) for this year’s 27th Telstra National Aboriginal...» Read More

 

Suburban love and labour at heart of Julie Dowling’s new exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-28 21:04:16

Suburban love and labour at heart of Julie Dowling’s new exhibition Kuljak Djilba: Black Swan in September 31 July to 21 August 2010 The heart of Julie Dowling’s latest solo exhibition entitled “Kuljak Djilba: Black Swan in September” is the way Aboriginal people...» Read More

 

Hands-on demonstration and debate: The future of museum multimedia

Hands-on demonstration and debate: The future of museum multimedia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-27 18:37:46

Meet the creators of the impressive 8-metre multimedia display in the Yiwarra Kuju exhibition. See behind the scenes, discuss the interpretation strengths and debate whether mulitmedia is the way of the future for museums. Supported by Museums Australia (ACT Branch)....» Read More

 

Workshop: Developing the Eye: Choices in curating Aboriginal art programs and exhibitions

Workshop: Developing the Eye: Choices in curating Aboriginal art programs and exhibitions

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-27 18:31:22

Learn from the experts how art curators choose Indigenous Australian works for public programs and exhibitions. Be inspired by the Yiwarra Kuju exhibition, with insights provided by FORM. Presented with the ANU Insititute for Professional Practice in Heritage and the...» Read More

 

One Road Festival: Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route

One Road Festival: Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-27 18:24:19

An inspiring festival of art, culture, film and connections to celebrate the opening of this groundbreaking exhibition. Artists featured in the exhibition will sing their art to life, carve, paint, weave, dance and share their storiees. FREE The Hall National Museum of...» Read More

 

Family Festival: NAIDOC on the Peninsula

Family Festival: NAIDOC on the Peninsula

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-27 18:17:08

Enjoy art and craft actitivities, artist demonstrations, performances, exhibitions, market stalls and a didjeridu competition as we celebrate NAIDOC Week. Presented in conjunction with AIATSIS. FREE The Hall, National Museum of Australia/AIATSIS Amphitheatre For more information about the events visit www.nma.gov.au. National Museum...» Read More

 

Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route

Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-27 18:08:01

This groundbreaking exhibition reveals the triumph of human will and cultural continuity. It tells the story of the Canning Stock Route’s impact on Aboriginal people, and the importance of the Country that surrounds it, through the works of senior and...» Read More

 

Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route

Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-27 18:07:26

This groundbreaking exhibition reveals the triumph of human will and cultural continuity. It tells the story of the Canning Stock Route’s impact on Aboriginal people, and the importance of the Country that surrounds it, through the works of senior and...» Read More

 

Tayenebe: Tasmanian Aboriginal Women’s Fibre Work

Tayenebe: Tasmanian Aboriginal Women’s Fibre Work

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-27 17:45:20

Tayenebe, a Tasmanian Aboriginal word meaning 'exchange', celebrates the revitalisation of tasmanian Aboriginal weaving that has been taking place over the past three years. The tayenebe exhibition includes beautiful baskets and kelp water carriers in contemporary and traditional styles, along with...» Read More

 

Wizards of Oz

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-25 21:00:59

"We are thrilled to have this opportunity to present to the Chinese public these inspiring works of Australian indigenous art. The artworks featured in the exhibition reflect the different histories, traditions and stories of these two aboriginal communities," he says. When...» Read More

 

On Track: Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Western Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-25 20:45:37

An ART ON THE MOVE touring exhibition. On Track showcases the dynamic development of Western Australian Aboriginal artists' expression over the last decade. 32 works have been selected from the prestigious University of Western Australia, Berndt Museum of Anthropology collection. The exhibition presents...» Read More

 

Indigenous art on show

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-25 20:44:37

An exhibition of 32 works by some of WA’s best indigenous artists opened at the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre on Thursday. On Track: Contemporary Aboriginal Art from WA, featuring works from the University of WA’s Berndt Museum of Anthropology, will...» Read More

 

The Owen and Wagner Collection of Australian Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-24 20:53:49

For Immediate Release June 2010 Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Announces the Owen and Wagner Collection of Australian Aboriginal Art The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College is pleased to announce an important private gift of contemporary Aboriginal art. Will Owen...» Read More

 

Breathing new life into public spaces

Breathing new life into public spaces

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-21 20:48:33

Event: art + place workshop When: 2.00 – 5.00pm Wednesday 21 July 2010 Where: The Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, Cardwell Cost: FREE Want to breath new life into your public spaces, buildings, parks and facilities? Find out how in a free workshop on public...» Read More

 

Ella Savage and George Nona to exhibit at Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-21 20:48:28

Two Torres Strait Islander artists have been pre-selected to exhibit their artwork in this year’s 27th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards. From 321 entries, Ella Savage (Darnley Island) and George Nona (Badu Island) were among 96 artists...» Read More

 

Hood Announces Major Gift of Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-21 20:44:31

The Hood Museum of Art has announced a private gift of more than 300 works of contemporary Aboriginal art. The collection donated by Will Owen and Harvey Wagner makes the Hood one of the foremost repositories of contemporary Aboriginal Australian...» Read More

 

Australian Aboriginal art exhibition is on debut in China

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-21 20:43:13

In celebration of Year of Australian Culture, sponsored by the National Art Museum of China and various departments of the Australian government, an Aboriginal art exhibition from Australia is currently on display at Hall 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17...» Read More

 

Circles in the Sand opens at Embassy of Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-21 20:42:06

The Kluge-Ruhe Collection opened an exhibit of western desert art at the Embassy of Australia in Washington DC on June 14. Circles in the Sand: Aboriginal Art from Central Australia in the Kluge-Ruhe Collection features work from the art centers...» Read More

 

Exhibition – Papunya: Aboriginal Art from Australia’s Deserts

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-21 20:41:59

Showcasing the work of Aboriginal artists and telling the story of the artists and supporters of the Papunya Tula art movement between 1974 and 1981. Until August 28. Daily 9am-4pm. National Art Museum of...» Read More

 

17th Biennale of Sydney

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-14 20:33:34

Held every two years, the Biennale of Sydney stages a three-month exhibition, plus a programme of special events, public tours, artist talks, film screenings and international guest lectures across Sydney – and admission to the exhibition and these events is...» Read More

 

Made in Australia: Aboriginal art excites China

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

Art enthusiasts in China have the chance to get their first look at quintessential Aboriginal art. A new exhibition, Papunya Painting: Out Of The Australian Desert, opened at the National Art Museum of China on Wednesday night. Almost 50 works and 18...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art show heads to China

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-09 19:54:11

Art enthusiasts in China are about to get what for many will be their first look at quintessential Aboriginal art. A new exhibition, Papunya Painting: Out of the Australian Desert, opens at the National Art Museum of China tonight. Almost 50 works,...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art show heads to China

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-09 19:53:56

Art enthusiasts in China are about to get what for many will be their first look at quintessential Aboriginal art. A new exhibition, Papunya Painting: Out of the Australian Desert, opens at the National Art Museum of China on Wednesday night. Almost...» Read More

 

Wanted: Good home for $1.5m Aboriginal art collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-09 18:55:28

If you are caught in Sydney’s housing squeeze, spare a thought for Gordon and Elaine Pelot-Syron who need a home for around 1,500 seminal Aboriginal artworks, most recently collectively valued at $1.5 million. Entering their temporary warehouse in the old Eveleigh...» Read More

 

Miami's Wynwood art walk offers everything from cheerleaders to Aborigines

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-09 18:52:24

Downwind at Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts (2043 N. Miami Ave., Miami), "The Inspired Dream: Contemporary Aboriginal Art" corrals a dozen artist from Down Under in an exhibit showcasing art inspired by Australia's indigenous belief systems and the region's unique creation...» Read More

 

Marcia Langton's Challenging Portrait

Marcia Langton's Challenging Portrait

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-06-09 13:50:48

The National Portrait Gallery today unveiled a new commissioned portrait of Professor Marcia Langton AM by leading Blak artist Brook Andrew. Andrew was invited to produce a contemporary portrait of Professor Langton. And the result is designed to embody Langton’s...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art to be placed on display at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-04 01:40:41

Dot paintings from the indigenous Papunya community from National Museum of Austalia's successful 2007-08 exhibition are being sent to an exhibition at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing. The exhibition, Papunya painting: Out of the Austalian Desert, will...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art award finalists named

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-01 18:00:25

Artists from Arnhem Land and the central desert region have again dominated the finalists' field at the 27th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award. The 96 finalists, selected from 321 entries, were announced by the Museum and Art...» Read More

 

World comes to new Aboriginal art gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-30 18:35:30

The view may be spectacular, but it's the eclectic range of indigenous art works inside that is drawing visitors from all over the world into the Burrunju Aboriginal Art Gallery at Yarramundi Reach. The gallery is the first of its kind...» Read More

 

A new Aboriginal Art Gallery in Canberra

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-30 18:33:48

An eclectic range of indigenous art works inside the gallery is drawing visitors from all over the world into the Burrunju Aboriginal Art Gallery at Yarramundi Reach. The gallery is the first of its kind in the region, an indigenous social...» Read More

 

World comes to new Aboriginal art gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-28 21:02:12

The view may be spectacular, but it's the eclectic range of indigenous art works inside that is drawing visitors from all over the world into the Burrunju Aboriginal Art Gallery at Yarramundi Reach. The gallery is the first of its kind...» Read More

 

Desert art to show in Beijing

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-19 22:11:48

From the Age: Dot paintings from the indigenous community of Papunya are heading to the heart of Beijing. In an exercise in cultural diplomacy, packers at the National Museum of Australia spent yesterday sliding paintings from its successful 2007 exhibition into crates...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art makes the long trek to China

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-19 22:11:42

From the Australian: The works are large and bold. Most were created in the central Australian community of Papunya in the 1970s when the Aboriginal art movement was starting to gather pace. In Canberra yesterday, some of those early pieces were being...» Read More

 

25 May, Artist Talk by David Garneau

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-19 22:11:36

Australian Aboriginal Art: A Reading Group Artist Talk by David Garneau Visiting Canadian Indigenous Métis artist & curator Apropos Appropriate Appropriations (Art after the Apology) Koorie Heritage Trust, Tuesday, 25 May 2010, 3- 5pm Followed by discussion & coffee. RSVP: reception@koorieheritagetrust.com 295 King Street, Corner...» Read More

 

On Track: Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Western Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-14 22:54:51

City of Wanneroo Event Monday 7 June - Sunday 27 June 2010 On Track showcases the dynamic development of Western Australian Aboriginal artists' expression over the last decade. The exhibition presents a unique opportunity to view the diversity of regional and artistic...» Read More

 

Two new art shows feature the work of nonartists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-11 17:31:10

First, I'm hoping to make my way out to Pantops for a show that's opening at Kluge-Ruhe tomorrow. On display will be selections from the Mount Liebig Photography Project 2004, a show by the young people of Amunturrngu in Australia's...» 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

 

Collecting the Dots

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-09 17:40:20

From ArtNews May 2010 In a few decades, the seemingly abstract compositions of Australia's aboriginal artists have moved from body painting and sand mosaics to board to acrylics on canvas—and to the walls of major museums by Carly Berwick Bush raisins grow in...» Read More

 

Remembering Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-09 07:13:53

Beverly and Anthony Knight in conjunction with Bindi Inc. Mwerre Anthurre Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory proudly invite you to view: Remembering Country featuring Adrian Robertson Kukula McDonald Seth Namatjira Billy Kenda Lance James and Billy Benn Perrurle Opening Event: Wednesday 19th May 2010, 6 - 8pm Exhibition Dates: Tuesday 18th...» Read More

 

Death of John Bulun Bulun

Death of John Bulun Bulun

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-05-05 15:29:20

Johnny Bulun Bulun was born in 1946 just after the Second World War near the Arafura Swamp of Central Arnhem Land. When he was older, his family moved to the nearby mission in Milingimbi so that he could attend school....» Read More

 

Pre-Selection Underway to Select Telstra Art Award Finalists

Pre-Selection Underway to Select Telstra Art Award Finalists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-30 10:34:52

Pre-selection for the 27th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award is underway at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) this week. Telstra Art Award curator Kate Podger said MAGNT and Telstra were...» Read More

 

Museum explores Australia's Balgo region

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-24 09:57:28

An exhibition entitled Balgo: Contemporary Australian Art from the Balgo Hills has opened at the Viet Nam Museum of Ethnology in Ha Noi. The largest collection of indigenous works ever displayed in Viet Nam, features 26 paintings by 18 established and...» 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

 

Indigenous award nabs new curator

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-16 22:41:38

Kate Podger was yesterday named as the curator for the 27th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award. Ms Podger has more than 10 years experience in the indigenous arts industry, most recently at the Araluen Arts Centre in...» Read More

 

Balgo Indigenous Painting Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-14 22:23:51

Opening: Sat 17 Apr, 10 am – 12 pm Exhibition: 17 Apr – 12 May Vietnam Museum of Ethnology As part of its “Once in a 1000 years: An Australian Gift to Hanoi” program, the Australian Embassy is pleased to present the exhibition...» 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

 

Once in a 1000 years: An Australian Gift to Hanoi

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-11 22:24:04

In keeping with the 2010 party spirit, the Australian Embassy is proud to present "Once in a 1000 years: An Australian Gift to Hanoi”, a celebration of Australia-Vietnam relations through exhibitions, performances and exchanges featuring Australia's proud Indigenous heritage. Wednesday 14...» Read More

 

Boost for Telstra Art Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-04 22:41:46

Minister for Arts and Museums Gerry McCarthy today welcomed the announcement by Telstra CEO David Thodey of a new 3-year sponsorship of the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA). "It is a pleasure to have Mr...» 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

 

‘Ngamu nu la ngurra ra kujupa – Bringing Cultures Together’

‘Ngamu nu la ngurra ra kujupa – Bringing Cultures Together’

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-30 20:09:18

ReDot Fine Art Gallery is proud to announce the 2nd Singaporean show of innovative works of the Martumili Artists. Following on from last year’s first ever, sell out, international show we will be exhibiting the latest and most exciting works from...» Read More

 

Top End Arts - Off the Leash

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-29 13:52:18

Top End Arts has been around in one form or another since 1999 when it was set up to provide arts organisations with joint marketing. It grew in 2004 from a Darwin focus to a Top End focus and began...» Read More

 

Aboriginal artist goes to Oxford University

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-29 13:51:14

The 32 year old Bidjara artist from SW Queensland, Christian Bumbarra Thompson has been announced as one of the first two Aborigines to go to study at Oxford University. Working mainly in Melbourne in recent years, and operating mostly in photography...» Read More

 

First Friday Lecture: Australian Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-27 14:05:44

First Friday Lecture: Australian Aboriginal Art Friday, Apr 2 11:00a to 12:00p at Seattle Art Museum Downtown, Seattle, WA Phone: (206) 654-3137 SAM's Curator of Art of Africa and Oceania discusses how a contemporary art movement has emerged from one of the world's...» Read More

 

"Ngamu nu la ngurra ra kujupa" – Bringing Cultures Together

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-24 17:46:20

ReDot Fine Art Gallery is proud to announce the 2nd Singaporean show of innovative works of the Martumili Artists. Following on from last year’s first ever, sell out, international show we will be exhibiting the latest and most exciting works from...» Read More

 

"Ngamu nu la ngurra ra kujupa" – Bringing Cultures Together

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-24 15:59:00

ReDot Fine Art Gallery is proud to announce the 2nd Singaporean show of innovative works of the Martumili Artists. Following on from last year’s first ever, sell out, international show we will be exhibiting the latest and most exciting works from...» Read More

 

China, Australia sign MOU on reciprocal years of culture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-24 15:00:29

The Year of Australian Culture in China, the opening ceremony of which is scheduled for June 8 in the National Center for the Performing Arts, lasts from June 2010 to June 2011. It will be a showcase of cooperation between China...» 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

 

First Friday Lecture: Australian Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-22 15:02:16

Friday, Apr 2 11:00a to 12:00p at Seattle Art Museum Downtown, Seattle, WA Phone: (206) 654-3137 SAM's Curator of Art of Africa and Oceania discusses how a contemporary art movement has emerged from one of the world's oldest living cultures. Pam McClusky's...» Read More

 

Museum Victoria: 2010 Lecture Series, Indigenous Cultures Department

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-21 15:16:03

When: 1pm – 2pm, last Tuesday of every month, February to November, 2010 Where: The Discovery Centre, Lower Ground Floor, Melbourne Museum The Indigenous Cultures Department of Museum Victoria is launching a monthly lecture series in February 2010 entitled Culture and History....» Read More

 

Tayenebe: Tasmanian Aboriginal Women’s Fibre Work

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-20 20:36:34

Tayenebe, a Tasmanian Aboriginal word meaning ‘exchange’, celebrates the revitalisation of Tasmanian Aboriginal weaving that has been taking place over the past three years. Tayenebe includes beautiful baskets and kelp water carriers in contemporary and traditional styles, along with a historic...» Read More

 

Australian Aboriginal Art and the contemporary gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-20 14:00:25

Colin Laverty speaks on Beyond Sacred - Australian Aboriginal art and why it belongs in contemporary galleries + institutions and not ethnographic + anthropological museums. Colin and Elizabeth Laverty began collecting Aboriginal art twenty years ago, and their collection has been...» Read More

 

ABORIGINAL ARTIST GOES TO OXFORD

ABORIGINAL ARTIST GOES TO OXFORD

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-03-18 12:53:49

The 32 year old Bidjara artist from SW Queensland, Christian Bumbarra Thompson has been announced as one of the first two Aborigines to go to study at Oxford University. Working mainly in Melbourne in recent years, and operating mostly in...» Read More

 

GEORGE WARD TJUNGARRAYI

GEORGE WARD TJUNGARRAYI

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-03-18 09:49:22

It's been a bad time for Aboriginal art – far too many deaths of the Old People have occurred, the artists who often saw no white people until their maturity and are painting the deserts and their stories first hand....» 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

 

THE MET ADMITS ABORIGINAL ART

THE MET ADMITS ABORIGINAL ART

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-12-20 18:40:07

New York's mighty Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of those institutions that take to new trends at what might (before global warming) have been called glacial speed! So the appearance of a 14-canvas showing of Aboriginal art is both...» Read More

 

THE MUNIFICENCE OF ANN LEWIS

THE MUNIFICENCE OF ANN LEWIS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-12-15 21:09:24

“For better or worse, it is the strangest and most beautiful show of abstract paintings I have seen in a long time”. The Sydney Morning Herald's art critic, Terence Maloon was bemusedly describing his response to the first ever commercial...» Read More

 

TANDANYA AND SA ABORIGINAL ART HIT 20

TANDANYA AND SA ABORIGINAL ART HIT 20

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-12-02 09:18:33

It doesn't often hit the headlines, but the Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute (to give its proper name) in Adelaide has been plugging away at the job of showing the world through Aboriginal eyes for 20 years now. I assume...» Read More

 

BEAUTIFUL BEASTS IN DARWIN

BEAUTIFUL BEASTS IN DARWIN

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-11-23 15:29:48

There aren't many art shows that could place side by side paintings, carvings, sculpture and weaving by a disparate of artists such as John Mawurndjul and John Olsen, the late Lofty Bardayal Nadjmirrik and James Gleeson, the Tjampi weavers and...» Read More

 

Find a Dream at the Chrissie Cotter Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-17 16:16:55

Women’s imaginative thoughts and desires are celebrated in Dreams, on show at the Chrissie Cotter Gallery from 5 - 29 November 2009. The annual Aboriginal women’s exhibition features the work of Shirley Amos, Euphemia Bostock, Tracey Bostock, Charmaine Davis, Joy Duncan,...» Read More

 

Thomas Ray Ahwang

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-07 09:48:55

THOMAS RAY AHWANG At Pandanus Gallery, Palm Cove Saturday, 14 November, 2009 from 2 – 5pm Thomas is a Torres Straits Islander born in December, 1974. A precocious child, primary school did not satisfy his yearning and craving to learn, establishing a...» Read More

 

AMBITIOUS BARKS FROM ARNHEM

AMBITIOUS BARKS FROM ARNHEM

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-10-28 16:27:25

I first spotted Gunybi Ganambarr's powers of innovation at the Melbourne Art Fair a couple of years ago. Out of nowhere, seemingly, a bold black and white bark lit up the Annandale Galleries stall. A year later, he was recognised...» Read More

 

Powerful lines and organic forms tell complex stories: first solo exhibition Paddy Bedford outside Australia

Powerful lines and organic forms tell complex stories: first solo exhibition Paddy Bedford outside Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-10-02 08:08:40

Utrecht, 1 October 2009 Powerful lines and organic forms that tell complex stories First solo exhibition Paddy Bedford outside Australia from October 8 at AAMU The grand retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney in 2006/2007 highlighted the status...» Read More

 

Discovery of new genius Desert Artist: Lena Pwerle

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-13 17:36:45

Yesterday Tim Jennings, the general manager of Mbantua Gallery and Cultural Museum in Alice Springs announced what he termed as "yet another artist genius from Utopia'. “The Soakages exhibition we have on display is a milestone for Australian art. The work...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Painting, Gift and Cost

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-12 17:25:56

Re: the Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya exhibition Sent to the resettlement camp at Papunya, in South Central Australia, to acculturate the Aboriginal children, schoolteacher Geoff Bardon noticed that they were drawing nonstop in the sand, and...» Read More

 

MENAGERIE COMES BACK TO TOWN

MENAGERIE COMES BACK TO TOWN

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-09-11 18:23:51

Menagerie is back in town! The 3-D show that began life in Sydney in 2009 spread across two venues - the Australian Museum and Object Gallery, has returned from its travels to Sydney. But it's all in one place this...» 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

 

ON-LINE VOTING IN THE TELSTRAS

ON-LINE VOTING IN THE TELSTRAS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-09-01 16:07:14

For the first time in its 26 year history, the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards in Darwin will include on-line voting in its People's Choice Awards. In Darwin, people still have a couple of weeks to vote for...» Read More

 

Museums collecting Yass's Aboriginal history

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-28 06:53:09

A little piece of Yass aboriginal history will soon be on display in the National Museum of Australia and stories about how Yass aboriginal people lived will be taken to the British Museum in London. Jonathan King, a Keeper at the...» Read More

 

Wayne Quilliam 2009 NAIDOC ‘Artist of the Year’

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-26 07:10:59

Wayne Quilliam 2009 NAIDOC Artist of the Year Aboriginal photographer/videographer and artist Wayne Quilliam has been awarded what is considered one of the most prestigious Australian art accolades: 2009 NAIDOC Aboriginal Artist of the Year. Wayne is considered one of Australia’s most...» 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

 

'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

 

Caruana & Reid congratulates Danie Mellor on a fantastic win and an extraordinarily creative 12 months

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-19 08:01:41

Caruana & Reid congratulates Danie Mellor on a fantastic win and an extraordinarily creative 12 months. Danie will be holding a solo exhibition, A Balance of Power at Elizabeth Bay, from the 30th September till 31st October. Selected Awards Winner: 2009 26th Telstra...» Read More

 

Clash of cultures wins

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-16 18:07:38

THE winner of the 2009 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award has been announced and is set to be the most controversial in many years. At a ceremony in Darwin last night, the $40,000 Telstra Award was given to...» Read More

 

DANIE MELLOR WINS 'THE BIG TELSTRA'

DANIE MELLOR WINS 'THE BIG TELSTRA'

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-08-16 13:03:59

"It's important to have my work in an exhibition where conversations occur between different sorts of art and artists". The National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (the NATSIAAs) at the Museum & Art Gallery of the NT in Darwin...» Read More

 

Painting by William Barak – the last chief of the Yarra Yarra tribe

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-09 17:28:50

WHAT ONE MILLION DOLLARS BUY Painting by William Barak – the last chief of the Yarra Yarra tribe – sold for 504,000 AUD William Barak’s painting, the Corroboree, was sold for 504,000 AUD ($421,797) at Sotheby’s during the “Aboriginal Art” auction event....» Read More

 

The most eye-opening show of Aboriginal art ever

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-04 06:02:30

Here goes: This is finest show of Aboriginal art I have ever seen. It is neither the biggest (only 20 barks, and some objects), nor the most varied (it is narrow in range), but the works are unique in historical and...» Read More

 

Koorie Art Projected

Koorie Art Projected

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-03 17:42:29

Media Release Exhibition Projects Koorie Art from Victoria’s East Tandeera, Koorie Heritage Trust, 295 King Street Melbourne, until 21 August 2009 Three Gunnai/Kurnai artists...» Read More

 

UK Move On Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-31 05:55:51

Negotiations between Australia and UK could soon re-start in a battle over the return of valuable Aboriginal artworks, writes Nick Gibson. The Dja Dja Wurrung tribe are seeking the return of a pair of Aboriginal bark paintings - insured for more...» Read More

 

INDIGENOUS ARTISTS UP FOR THE CLEMENGER

INDIGENOUS ARTISTS UP FOR THE CLEMENGER

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-07-24 18:34:52

The 2009 Clemenger Contemporary Art Award has selected four indigenous artists amongst the 15 long-listed for this important triennial exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria.This will be the sixth and final Award in the series following a generous gift...» Read More

 

2009 Aboriginal Artist of the Year Wayne Quilliam

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-20 15:01:44

Aboriginal photographer/videographer and artist Wayne Quilliam has been awarded what is considered one of the most prestigious Australian art accolades: 2009 NAIDOC ‘Artist of the Year’. In front of more than a thousand people at the Brisbane Convention Centre Wayne accepted...» Read More

 

Seattle Museum to Return Aboriginal Object, Without Being Asked

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-03 09:34:58

In 1970, Seattle Art Museum (SAM) founder Richard Fuller purchased an Australian Aboriginal sacred object that the museum has never shown. Now it’s being returned, even though no one has asked SAM to do so. The person responsible is SAM's African...» Read More

 

THOMSON TIME COMES TO MELBOURNE

THOMSON TIME COMES TO MELBOURNE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-06-22 13:27:49

Thomson Time was discovered Down South when the film, Ten Canoes revealed that in parts of Arnhemland, the period when anthropologist Donald Thomson photographed and recorded his encounters with Yolgnu people in the 1930s and 40s have come to be...» 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

 

Journey with art: Descendants of Purfleet band work with visiting artist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-17 20:39:49

Descendants of the members of a Purfleet band in 1909 have placed their hands and finger prints on a huge painting copied from an historic photograph at Manning Regional Art Gallery this week. Families of the people in the photograph were...» Read More

 

GARMA TALKS CULTURE IN AUGUST

GARMA TALKS CULTURE IN AUGUST

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-06-15 17:33:29

The Indigenous Creative Industries is the 2009 theme of the nationally significant Key Forum at this year's Garma Festival of Traditional Culture, Australia’s leading Indigenous cultural exchange, to be held for the 11th time in August at Gulkula, near Nhulunbuy...» Read More

 

RED OCHRE PRIZE GOES TO DOUGHTY FIGHTER

RED OCHRE PRIZE GOES TO DOUGHTY FIGHTER

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-06-12 11:47:16

Yolgnu painter and rights campaigner Gawirrin Gumana AO was honoured with the most senior prize in Indigenous arts at the Australia Council's 2009 National Indigenous Arts Awards recently. The $50,000 Red Ochre Award was presented by film director Baz Luhrmann, recognising...» Read More

 

Colour Country: Art from Roper River' Tours for a Year

Colour Country: Art from Roper River' Tours for a Year

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-06-10 13:45:29

It could hardly be further from the rich wetlands of the Roper River on the Gulf of Carpentaria coast at the southern fringe of Arnhemland. But the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery in dry old New South Wales has just opened...» Read More

 

When beauty walked the world

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-09 00:47:32

Nicolas Rothwell writes about Ancestral Power and the Aesthetic: Ancestral Power and the Aesthetic breaks new ground by displaying 32 of the most majestic pieces in his collection, and making detailed use of Thomson's field notes to tease out the meaning...» Read More

 

Assortment of art awaits

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-25 00:32:07

Article about the Roebourne Art Group: Roebourne, known as Yirramagadu to the region’s indigenous peoples, is a place rich in culture and arts and nowhere is this more evident than at the Roebourne Art Group. Located in a small unassuming building in...» Read More

 

Best in the west

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-18 08:06:49

Culture vulture: The clutch of modern and heritage buildings on the city's northern shoulder house the Western Australian Museum, the Art Gallery of Western Australia and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. Founded in 1895, the art gallery collection contains...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art Shines in Charlottesville

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-16 22:39:48

The surprising Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection is part of the University of Virginia (which was designed by Thomas Jefferson). The small museum opened in 1997 through a gift by businessman John W. Kluge, who began collecting Aboriginal art in the...» Read More

 

Minister lashes the 'culture vultures' of Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-16 21:58:08

Responding to growing disquiet in central Australia, where Aboriginal artists are angry that secret cultural material contained in paintings is being exhibited internationally, NT Arts and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Alison Anderson has intervened to overturn government policy of researching and...» Read More

 

Mike Anderson new director of AAMU

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-16 18:46:13

As of 1 June Mike Anderson, presently Cultural Governance programme leader at Kunst & Zaken, will be director of the AAMU Museum of contemporary Aboriginal art in Utrecht. He will succeed Ms Daniëlle van den Broek, who was director of...» Read More

 

WA  ART PRIZE NOMINEES NAMED

WA ART PRIZE NOMINEES NAMED

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-05-12 14:54:53

Fifteen Indigenous artists and one artists collective are nominated for Australia's richest art prizes. They are: Tony Albert (born 1981 Townsville QLD, lives Brisbane QLD)   Lorraine Connelly-Northey (born 1962 Swan Hill VIC, lives Swan Hill VIC)   Timothy Cook (born 1958 Goose Creek, Milikapiti,...» Read More

 

Interview with Leon Paroissien and Bernice Murphy

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-10 06:27:03

Interview with Leon Paroissien and Bernice Murphy This is an excerpt from the interview which looks at Aboriginal art only. The full interview can be found at the url below. The interview was made in 2006. In the Perspecta exhibition organised by...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art Exhibit Opens at the Fowler

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-10 06:22:56

In 1971 in the tiny settlement of Papunya, a group of Australian Aboriginal men began transferring their sacred ceremonial designs onto pieces of masonite board. Since this crucial transformative period, Australian Aboriginal art has become an international phenomenon, widely exhibited...» Read More

 

Oxford's Pitt Rivers Museum reopens after £1.5m revamp

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-04 19:45:59

The Pitt Rivers Museum in Parks Road closed last July for the £1.5m revamp, which won £1m from the Heritage Lottery Fund and other grants. A special programme of Bank Holiday weekend events starts tonight. Collections move assistant Kate Greenaway said:...» Read More

 

MAWURNDJUL – ART AND POLITICS

MAWURNDJUL – ART AND POLITICS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-04-28 13:17:51

A brief survey of the great Arnhemland artist, John Mawurndjul's work has been mounted in Canberra. It sits at the Drill Hall Gallery in the ANU until 24th May. The occasion was also used to launch a book of the...» Read More

 

Art award rules on hold

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-27 18:37:51

No code of conduct will be used to keep exploitative art dealers out of this year's Telstra indigenous art award, despite a push from within sections of the Aboriginal art industry. Museum and Art Gallery NT indigenous art curator Franchesca Cubillo...» Read More

 

Australia’s aboriginal art enthralls all

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-14 07:20:32

Australian art seems to be the flavour of this week. Everywhere we can see reviews of ‘Desert Dreamings’ – an exhibition of works by 43 ethnic artists, from Yuendumu, a remote part of Central Australia. Unfortunately, the exhibition mounted at...» Read More

 

Dream works find way in America

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-13 02:58:26

The story of Margo Smith and the Kluge-Ruhe: For most people, watching your house burn down would be a catastrophic event. It could make you pessimistic, angry and fearful. The tragedy could haunt you for the rest of your life. But...» Read More

 

Show your colours

Show your colours

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-11 21:20:02

EXPLOSION OF COLOURS IN RECENT ART NEW EXHIBITION “SHOW YOUR COLOURS” OPENS 23 APRIL From the intense colours in Emily Kame Kngwarreye’s work to Billy Benn’s subtle palette: ”Show Your Colours” celebrates the bold use of colour in contemporary Aboriginal art....» Read More

 

Galleries with a glass of red

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-05 02:45:50

TarraWarra Estate At the other end of the winery-meets-art scale is the Yarra Valley's TarraWarra Estate, home of the TarraWarra Museum of Art. Directly across from the wine bar, cafe and tasting room is Australia's first significant privately funded public art gallery....» 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

 

Aboriginal Art Exhibition Opens today

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-31 02:54:01

THE Balgo - Contemporary Australian Art Exhibition launched yesterday at the Fiji Museum in Suva. The exhibition is the result of a small indigenous community based on the outskirts of the Great Sandy Desert and the Tanami Desert of northeast Western...» Read More

 

MOUNTFORD BARKS GET AN OUTING

MOUNTFORD BARKS GET AN OUTING

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-03-25 12:37:26

The small showing of barks and works on paper collected by Charles Pearcy Mountford during his American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhemland in 1948 – currently at the AGNSW – raises more questions than it answers. Which is not necessarily a...» 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

 

KALKADUNGA MAN ON THE ROAD

KALKADUNGA MAN ON THE ROAD

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-03-12 15:47:50

Australia's finest and most imaginative vocal ensemble – The Song Company - has pushed the envelope yet again, into the indigenous. And typically of this now-25 year old group, lead by the irrepressible Roland Peelman, it's an enveloping experience they...» Read More

 

The soul of oceania

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-24 09:37:58

The LA Times looks at Oceanic Art and a little bit of Aboriginal Art: "Just look at the noses," says Los Angeles collector Valerie Franklin, approaching a display of Melanesian masks at the San Diego Museum of Art. One resembles a...» Read More

 

Contemporary Aboriginal Art with Danie Mellor

Contemporary Aboriginal Art with Danie Mellor

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-18 09:44:51

This series of lectures will discuss the significance of Aboriginal art in Australia, and its place as a contemporary movement in this country’s cultural landscape. We will focus on the production of the city-based Indigenous artist, their approaches, and...» 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

 

From the deserts, artists came

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-14 06:52:20

In 1994, John and Barbara Wilkerson, American art lovers, were visiting the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory when they caught sight of a handful of early board paintings from Papunya in the western desert. They were struck:...» Read More

 

Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-22 06:54:20

Exhibition of some of the earliest and rarest paintings by Indigenous Australian artists; artists to visit Ithaca and create “ground work” The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University presents Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya,...» Read More

 

Fine Tribal, Aboriginal Art & International Antiquities

Fine Tribal, Aboriginal Art & International Antiquities

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-13 07:52:06

Over 100 lots: Early India, Chinese, Southeast Asian, Islamic, Indus Valley, Gandharan, Khmer, art and antiquities. Art and Artefacts from, Australian, Oceania, and Africa. The highlights include;*Early Indian sculpture from Rajasthan dating 10 - 12th Century AD.*An outstanding collection of...» Read More

 

Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya Opens at Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-12 18:50:36

The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art presents today Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya, on view through April 5. In the more than thirty-five years since its advent at the tiny settlement of Papunya in the...» Read More

 

Written in the Land: Story of Queenie McKenzie

Written in the Land: Story of Queenie McKenzie

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-11 04:10:22

Written in the Land celebrates the life of Indigenous Elder of the Kimberley’s Queenie McKenzie View Flyer View Sample Pages The book on the life of an Indigenous leader of the East Kimberley in Western Australia Queenie McKenzie was launched at...» Read More

 

Icons of the Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-04 20:02:48

Post by Will Owen about the new icons of the desert exhibition: The largest exhibition in the United States to date of seminal works of contemporary Aboriginal painting from central Australia will open on January 10 at Cornell University's Herbert F....» Read More

 

Museum has even more stories to tell

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-23 01:13:07

A large range of new objects and stories will be on display at the National Museum of Australia from next year as it transforms its five permanent galleries after seven years on show. Rolfe Harris's wobble board, which was recently added...» Read More

 

Written in the Land celebrates the life of Indigenous Elder of the Kimberley’s Queenie McKenzie

Written in the Land celebrates the life of Indigenous Elder of the Kimberley’s Queenie McKenzie

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-19 06:27:34

The book on the life of an Indigenous leader of the East Kimberley in Western Australia Queenie McKenzie was launched at the National Museum of Australia by Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin, Warmun Community chairperson Shirley Purdie and senior...» Read More

 

The titles that bind

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-16 05:24:07

From the Age: After a career as a publisher, anti-Vietnam War campaigner, art critic, columnist, investigative journalist (not to mention serial wife; four husbands were acquired and released along the way), McCulloch is on the cusp of a new phase, in...» Read More

 

New Beginnings: Classic Paintings from the Corrigan Collection of 21st Century Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-15 04:27:56

For more than 40 years leading businessman Pat Corrigan has been one of Australia’s largest and most significant arts benefactors. A strong supporter of the innovative and of living artists, post-2000 Pat turned his eye towards Aboriginal art. The vibrancy...» Read More

 

NATSIAA Futures Forum; Have Your Say !

NATSIAA Futures Forum; Have Your Say !

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-12-10 12:39:37

The Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory (MAGNT) invites artists and those who work with the Indigenous arts industry to discuss future directions in the Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA). This year is NATSIAA's 25th...» Read More

 

Written in the Land: The Life of Queenie McKenzie

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-05 00:41:54

Written in the Land: The Life of Queenie McKenzie This beautifully produced book tells the story of Queenie McKenzie, a remarkable indigenous woman from the East Kimberley in Western Australia. Now deceased, Queenie was an important cultural leader, revered...» Read More

 

A modern hunter gatherer

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-02 08:24:35

New Beginnings: Classic Paintings from the Corrigan Collection of 21st Century Aboriginal Art, Emily McCulloch Childs and Ross Gibson with a preface by Margo Neale, McCulloch & McCulloch, 156pp, $79.95. From the Australian: When Therese Rein recently launched the book New Beginnings:...» 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

 

GOOCH'S UTOPIA

GOOCH'S UTOPIA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-11-26 11:45:00

Of the key (white) facilitators of the Aboriginal art movement, only Geoffrey Bardon has ensured his own immortality via assiduous publication. And his reputation is based on just 12 months effort between the school wall painting at Papunya and his...» Read More

 

Exhibition aims to raise profile of fibre art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-17 20:29:16

Penny McLintock reports for ABC: The curator of a new exhibition on Indigenous fibre art hopes it will raise the profile of the contemporary works. ReCoil: Change and Exchange in Coiled Fibre Art includes works by 15 textile artists and is on...» Read More

 

Tribal art auction yields mixed results

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-25 14:24:21

Peter Fish reviews the Sotheby's auction: Retired NSW politician and tribal art buff Richard Jones was as pleased as punch at Sotheby's Aboriginal and Oceanic Art sale at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Monday. The striking north-east Queensland hardwood rainforest shield...» Read More

 

Telstra Award wraps up

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-25 14:20:20

The NT News lets all Darwin locals know that they have one last chance to view the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards: This weekend is the last chance Territorians have to see the finalists in the Telstra Award. The...» Read More

 

36 Hours in Charlottesville, Va

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-25 07:56:37

The New York times looks at Charlottesville, Virginia, and reckons that the Kluge-Ruhe is worth a visit: 10 a.m. 5) OUTBACK For a fascinating detour little known by outsiders, visit the university's Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection. Twenty years ago, John W. Kluge, a...» Read More

 

Going, Going...Soon to be Gone! Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-24 14:15:47

Last opportunity to experience ‘Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert’, the rarely seen art of the Western Desert Aboriginal culture concludes its stay at the Australian Museum on 2 November 2008. This extraordinary exhibition brings together, for the first time in...» Read More

 

Going, Going...Soon to be Gone! Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-24 14:15:47

Last opportunity to experience ‘Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert’, the rarely seen art of the Western Desert Aboriginal culture concludes its stay at the Australian Museum on 2 November 2008. This extraordinary exhibition brings together, for the first time in...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art left hanging as Sydney auction falters

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-22 12:24:33

Reuters reports on the Sotheby's Aboriginal and Oceanic art sale: An auction of Aboriginal art fell far short of pre-sale expectations on Monday as the global financial crisis appeared to halt years of rapid growth, although a shield sold for...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art auction falls short

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-22 12:22:04

Sara Everingham from ABC News reports on the Sotheby's Auction that failed to meet expectations. The highlights (or lowlights) were: Less than half of the work on offer cleared No works reached $1 million dollars The auction only raised $3.6 million If the results of...» Read More

 

Alpha males abandon art sales

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-21 20:19:54

Dissappointing auction results reported by The Australian: ART adviser Michael Reid calls them the "alpha male business people who need to own more than they want to own". Last night's disappointing Sotheby's art auction result suggests these European-suited, stock market-savvy collectors are...» Read More

 

Convulsions to test tribal art market

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-21 20:12:11

The Sydney Morning Herald reports: With world markets plunging precipitously this week despite unprecedented government handouts worldwide, you could assume quite a few collectors might be reluctant to spend serious money. Yet Sotheby's is certainly anticipating there will be buyers around...» Read More

 

Sotheby's Aboriginal and Oceanic art sale

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-20 11:55:59

Exhibition Previews Location: Kiddell Gallery, London Mon, 22 Sep 08, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Tue, 23 Sep 08, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Wed, 24 Sep 08, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Thu, 25 Sep 08, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Location: Melbourne Fri,...» Read More

 

The head of an organisation representing Indigenous artists in Central Australia says the financial crisis shouldn't stop people buying high-quality Aboriginal art. A charity auction to raise money for health research raised more than 250-thousand Austra

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-19 11:52:44

Peter Fish from the Sydney Morning Herald previews tonight's Sotheby's Aboriginal and Oceanic art sale at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Monday night: With world markets plunging precipitously this week despite unprecedented government handouts worldwide, you could assume quite a...» Read More

 

The intervention into NT Aboriginal communities: the approach by the Rudd Labor Government

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-14 20:01:37

Barrister and Lecturer-in-Law at Charles Darwin University, Mr. Michael O’Donnell will open the University’s free public lecture series on Tuesday, October 14 by exploring legal implications of the NT intervention. Mr O’Donnell’s lecture will examine the Rudd Labor Government’s...» Read More

 

Auction airs possum skin cloak tradition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-14 19:59:00

Interesting article in The Age about possum skin cloaks: SEVERAL years ago, Aboriginal women Treahna Hamm and Lee Daroch drove from their respective homes in Gippsland and Wodonga to view two rare 19th-century possum skin cloaks in the possession of Museum...» Read More

 

Last opportunity to experience ‘Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert’

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-03 23:50:59

Last opportunity to experience 'Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert', the rarely seen art of the Western Desert Aboriginal culture concludes its stay at the Australian Museum on 2 November 2008. This extraordinary exhibition brings together, for the first time in...» 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

 

‘My Top 3’ Symposium - Wayne Quilliam

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-01 12:40:47

Australia’s leading Aboriginal photographer Wayne Quilliam will be joined by a panel of experts to present and discuss his three most intriquing Indigenous photographs at the National Museum in Canberra on Sunday October 5. In association with the A Different Time:...» Read More

 

Collector demonstrates fine art of giving

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-30 03:24:28

The Australian reports on Ann Lewis donating more than 100 works and $500,000 in cash: Arts figures were full of praise for Dr Lewis yesterday after the announcement that she was donating about 130 works by leading Australian contemporary artists to...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Benefits Foundation - Bid Now!

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-29 18:14:05

The Aboriginal Benefits Foundation's inaugural charity art auction and fundraising dinner was held at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art on 18 September 2008. Close to $300,000 was raised to respond to the request from the remote Aboriginal community of Yirrkala...» 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

 

Where To for the Telstra Prize?

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-09-24 12:34:34

Telstra Art Awards Consults Arts Community The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) announced today (24th Sept) that it will be holding open discussions about the future direction of the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art...» Read More

 

Ulema from Uluru

Ulema from Uluru

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-09-23 16:55:01

Trust the Birrung Gallery - World Vision's excellent Sydney offshoot - to find yet another new, old artist. From October 2nd, they''ll be hosting the debut solo show by Jim Nyukuti. In his 70s, this Pitjanjatjara elder has been too...» Read More

 

Current projects at QIAMEA

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-23 03:00:59

The QIAMEA Arts Partnership Program has been a central element in marketing and exporting Queensland's Indigenous arts. The program aims to link artists more effectively to buyers by facilitating partnerships between Queensland's Indigenous artists and reputable galleries, dealers, agents...» Read More

 

Art Auction for Yolgnu Health

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-09-19 16:47:30

The Aboriginal Benefits Foundation's plans for a Healing Centre at Yirrkala in Arnhemland took a proud step forward last night when well over $300,000 was raised at an auction in the capable hands of Robert Bleakley, ex-boss of Sotheby's. The...» Read More

 

Dennis Nona in Berlin

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-09-15 11:47:38

The German curators at the Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin are claiming an exhibition of comparable significance to the famous French Third World exhibition, Les Magiciens de la Terre in the 1980s for 'Tropics, Views from the Middle of the...» Read More

 

ACPACS Seminar: Art and Politics in Melanesia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-08 13:25:07

Political crises and social upheavals galvanise artists to give vision and voice to people’s concerns. In Melanesia, as elsewhere, art is an active agency that draws attention to issues of human rights and assists people to make sense of complex...» Read More

 

Alick Tipoti and Dennis Nona exhibit in Berlin and London

Alick Tipoti and Dennis Nona exhibit in Berlin and London

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-04 14:18:32

Leading Torres Strait Islander artists, Alick Tipoti and Dennis Nona will see their work in major exhibitions in Berlin and London this month. Nona’s monumental six metre linocut, ‘Yawarr’ has been included in the exhibition, ‘The Tropics, Views from the Middle...» Read More

 

Untitled (The Tyranny of Distance), 2008 - Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-03 16:19:36

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Paddington is currently hosting new installation works by Indigenous-Australian artist Jonathan Jones. Untitled (The Tyranny of Distance), 2008 is positioned within the main exhibition space and is composed of a series of six blue tarpaulin covered...» Read More

 

Business and art make winning partnerships

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-28 17:37:44

The Sydney Morning Herald reports on Rio Tinto and the State Library of NSW win at the Australian Business Arts Foundation Awards at the Museum of Sydney last night. Rio Tinto and the State Library of NSW created an...» Read More

 

‘Heimat’ at Newcastle Region Art Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-27 21:00:53

School of Humanities and Social Science In conjunction with Umulliko Indigenous Research Centre and the Newcastle Region Art Gallery Present Djon Mundine, OAM ‘Heimat’ Friday, 29 August 2008 6pm Newcastle Region Art Gallery Laman St, Newcastle Djon Mundine is a member of the Bandjalung people of northern New South...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Benefits Foundation Charity Dinner and ART Auction, Sydney Australia

Aboriginal Benefits Foundation Charity Dinner and ART Auction, Sydney Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-27 00:36:56

A gala benefit to raise funds for the proposed "Rerrantjun Healing centre" Yirrkala, Eastern Arnhem Land. Driven by Artist Banduk Marika and supported by 80 individuals in the Yirrkala community, this Healing centre will address the pressing needs of adolescents and...» Read More

 

Event 18 September 08: Aboriginal Benefits Foundation Charity Dinner and ART Auction, Sydney Australia

Event 18 September 08: Aboriginal Benefits Foundation Charity Dinner and ART Auction, Sydney Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-27 00:31:28

A gala benefit to raise funds for the proposed "Rerrantjun Healing centre" Yirrkala, Eastern Arnhem Land. Driven by Artist Banduk Marika and supported by 80 individuals in the Yirrkala community, this Healing centre will address the pressing needs of adolescents and...» Read More

 

Walangari Karntawarra ' Songlines' Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-25 14:20:09

"SONGLINES :EXHIBITING TO SEPTEMBER 24" by WALANGARI KARNTAWARRA. About this exhibition and Walangari Karntawarra: WALANGARI WANGARDI KARNTAWARRA JAKAMARRA, also known as COLIN MCCORMACK, was born in Alice Springs in 1961. He is of the Arrernte, Luritja, Walpiri, Yankuntjatjarra, Pintubi, Anmatjerre and Alyawarre peoples...» Read More

 

'Behind the wire' art excels

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-23 14:29:27

The NT news reports on a new exhibition in Darwin: The Behind the Wire art exhibition showcases the work of 35 prisoners created behind the walls of Northern Territory prisons. This year prisoners voted to keep the identity of the artists anonymous,...» 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

 

MAGNT Honors George Chaloupka

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-19 13:51:24

Will Owen writes about a dinner to honour George Chaloupka: On Wednesday night, August 13, the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory's Foundation sponsored a dinner at the Darwin Convention Center to honor George Chaloupka for his contributions to...» Read More

 

Annette Webb and Friends

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-19 13:07:30

This exhibition showcases a number of exciting works by Aboriginal artists Annette Webb, David Webb, Ann-Maree Webb, Lynette Williams and Chontel King. This diverse range of works includes paintings, mixed media on canvas as well as gourds, bags and jewellery...» Read More

 

Australian Aboriginal Art Exhibition in Japan

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-19 12:37:51

A post from the Living Edge blog about the ABC Sunday arts program about Emily Kngwarreye. I flicked onto the ABC’s Sunday arts program yesterday to find the show was about an exhibition of the late aboriginal painter Emily Kame Kngwarreye...» Read More

 

Winning painting 'singing' to judge

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-17 14:28:14

The NT News reports about the winners of the Telstra Art Awards: A painting that sang out to one of the judges has won a revered artist from Kintore the $40,000 Telstra Art Award. Makinti Napanangka, who is in her late seventies,...» Read More

 

Winner shines amid protests at indigenous art awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-17 14:20:28

The West Australian celebrates Makinti Napanangka's Telstra Art award: Judge Hetti Perkins, from the Art Gallery of NSW, said the field of 117 entries in the Darwin-based award was strong despite the withdrawals. “We regret that the withdrawn works aren’t...» Read More

 

2008 Aboriginal Art Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-17 14:11:55

Nicholas Forrest talks about the Telstra Awards: Well, today is my last day in the extremely beautiful Darwin which, as well as being the capital city of Australia’s Northern Territory, is the centre of the world renowned Australian Aboriginal art movement....» Read More

 

Record number of artworks up for Aboriginal award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-13 12:28:15

In the lead up to this years Telstra' s National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award the ABC News reports: "More than 100 artworks have a shot at winning Telstra's National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award. Hetty Perkins, senior...» 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

 

Childhood Memories Continue to Inspire Artist

Childhood Memories Continue to Inspire Artist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-08 01:44:41

Acclaimed Yolgnu artist Gulumbu Yunupingu’s entry in this year’s 25th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Garak the Universe, continues on with her universal theme, which is inspired by childhood memories of her father’s night time stories...» Read More

 

Papunya Painting

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-04 02:08:21

Will Owen visits and review the current exhibition at the Australia Museum, Papunya Painting: Out of the desert. Quoted from his article: Our first goal upon arriving in Sydney was to visit the Australian Museum and see the Papunya Painting: Out...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art award for local artist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-01 23:42:04

Local artist Nyree Reynolds has received national recognition for her outstanding work, taking home the prestigious 16th Annual Mil-Pra AECG Aboriginal Art Award at Liverpool Regional Museum last Saturday July 26. The Mil-Pra AECG Aboriginal Art Award and associated Exhibition is...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art Direct #5:

Aboriginal Art Direct #5: "Drawn into the world of Aboriginal Art" - A Conversation with Vivien Johnson, Curator of Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-31 00:27:01

Welcome to AboriginalArtDirect. Our goal is to provide you with a thought-provocative newsletter on the events and trends in the industry. In the feature article of this edition we talk to Vivien Johnson, University Professor, author and curator about her...» Read More

 

Drawn into the world of Aboriginal Art" - A Conversation with Vivien Johnson, Curator of Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-31 00:26:54

The Aboriginal Art Directory talks to Vivien Johnson, University of New South Wales Global Professor and curator of Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert. An exhibition currently showing at the Australian Museum bringing together for the...» Read More

 

25th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award - Celebrating the Silver Jubilee

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-30 07:36:00

Exhibition dates: Friday 15 August - Sunday 26 October 2008 Opening: 6pm Friday 15 August 2008 Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Conacher Street, Bullocky Point, Darwin This year the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory celebrates the 25th...» 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

 

Documenting the Australian Museum’s Papunya Permanent Collection – Interview with Kate Khan

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-29 02:34:24

An interview with Kate Khan about the Australian Museum’s permanent collection of 94 Papunya paintings called the Papunya Permanent Collection. These paintings were offered to the Museum by the Papunya artists’ collective in 1983 and when they were acquired by...» Read More

 

Buyer beware

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-20 05:29:50

Benjamin Genocchio writes about the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 which is preventing international collectors from acquiring certain pieces of Aboriginal art. Quoted from the article: I am all for banning the export of art of national cultural value. For...» Read More

 

Australian Museum presents Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert

Australian Museum presents Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-14 06:01:40

Discover the rich and special meanings behind Indigenous 'dot patterning' in 'Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert'. Featuring a stunning collection of rarely seen artworks, 'Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert' will answer all the questions you have wanted to...» Read More

 

Noongar Boodja: Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Ecology, and Culture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-12 04:29:29

Date: 7/11/2008 through 9/28/2008 Sponsored By: Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art Location: Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, Howard Greenberg Family Gallery Contact: Nancy Lautenbach, x3872, Lautenbn@newpaltz.edu For the Noongar people of South-western Australia the word boodja means "land" or "home." This exhibition features paintings...» Read More

 

National apology influences Julie Dowling’s new work

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-04 10:52:12

Julie Dowling’s new exhibition Eegarra Beearaba (To Arise from Sorrow) is an exhibition of powerful singular portraits and celebratory icons centering on the meaning of the National apology to the stolen generations. It is also a comment on what the...» Read More

 

An Exaltation of Barks

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-29 07:57:13

Blogger Will Owen writes about the They Are Meditating: Bark Paintings from the Museum of Contemporary Art's Arnott's Collection exhibition. Quoted from the post: The book's back matter includes excellent maps that locate the many communities from which these barks were...» Read More

 

Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert

Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-24 08:26:44

Discover the rich and special meanings behind Indigenous ‘dot patterning’ in ‘Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert’. Featuring a stunning collection of rarely seen artworks, ‘Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert’ will answer all the questions you have wanted to ask...» Read More

 

Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-19 13:00:39

Edan Crokill from Frieze Magazine reviews the Emily Kame Kngwarreye exhibition in Japan: Emily’s paintings are large in size – up to 8 metres in height or width (the artist painted on the ground, so the works’ orientations are determined by...» Read More

 

National apology influences Julie Dowling’s new work

National apology influences Julie Dowling’s new work

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-17 22:15:53

Julie Dowling’s new exhibition Eegarra Beearaba (To Arise from Sorrow) is an exhibition of powerful singular portraits and celebratory icons centering on the meaning of the National apology to the stolen generations. It is also a comment on what the...» Read More

 

Photos from the NGA's Cultural Warriors Triennial - Ricky Maynard

Photos from the NGA's Cultural Warriors Triennial - Ricky Maynard

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-07 08:34:05

I've discovered a touring exhibition put together by the Museum of Contemporary Art of photos by one of the hits of the NGA's Cultural Warriors Triennial - Ricky Maynard. It's in Tassie currently (having originated in Paris!) and goes overseas again...» Read More

 

TV Doco on Aboriginal Art at the Musee Du Quai Branly on SBS Friday 6 June at 7.30pm

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-06-05 01:05:15

Was the Aboriginal art contribution to the new Musee du quai Branly in Paris a huge beat-up by Australia's cultural diplomats? Or was it a genuine and lasting tribute by the French to the oldest extant culture in the world?...» Read More

 

They Are Meditating: Bark Paintings from the Museum of Contemporary Art's Arnott's Collection

They Are Meditating: Bark Paintings from the Museum of Contemporary Art's Arnott's Collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-29 01:08:54

Larissa Behrendt reviews the first expanded showing of over 200 bark paintings at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. "If these paintings are sacred, how can they be done for Balanda (Europeans) to buy? The Balanda can buy the painting,...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art Direct #3

Aboriginal Art Direct #3

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-29 01:04:18

Edition 3 of AboriginalArtDirect introduces writer Larissa Behrendt who explores the expression of bark paintings and reviews the first expanded showing of over 200 bark paintings donated to the Museum of Contemporary Art by Australian business icon...» Read More

 

Dreamtime logic helps save the planet

Dreamtime logic helps save the planet

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-28 01:34:32

“Dreamtime logic helps save the planet”, says internationally respected Australian Aboriginal artist, Walangari Karntawarra. Walangari’s exciting work is included in the “Kick the Carbon Habit” exhibition launched by the Natural World Museum and United Nations Environment Programme at Te...» Read More

 

Painting country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-28 01:17:21

Perhaps the most widely publicized issue in the contemporary art world is the misrepresentation and unethical sourcing of indigenous art. While we generally hear about the detrimental effect that this can have on the individual artists and communities, we rarely...» Read More

 

Sydeny Biennale

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-20 03:03:55

The following Indigenous artists will be appearing at the important Sydeny Biennale, opening on 18th June and running until 7 September: Tommy McRae, Mick Kubarrku, Doreen Reid Nakamarra, Gordon Bennett, Tracey Moffatt, Vernon Ah Kee, Destiny Deacon and Richard Bell*.*...» Read More

 

First-time Funding for Aboriginal Arts in Tasmania

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-16 01:57:56

Michelle O'Byrne, MP Minister for Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts Thursday, 15 May 2008 First-time Funding for Aboriginal Arts in Tasmania The Minister for Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts, Michelle O’Byrne, today announced funding of almost $50,000 in grants to Aboriginal artists...» Read More

 

Exit Art People's Choice Award Winner

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-22 07:38:26

The Department of Natural Resources, Environment and The Arts (NRETA) is pleased to announce that the 2007 Exit Art People's Choice Award has been won by Myra Gorey for her work titled ‘Ltyentye Apurte Landscape'. Museum and Art Gallery of the...» Read More

 

A Safe Keeping Place: Shifting Museum Spaces and Embedded Aboriginal Cultural Protocols

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-15 23:22:17

Lecture A Safe Keeping Place: Shifting Museum Spaces and Embedded Aboriginal Cultural Protocols Kimberly Christen Washington Sate University Friday, April 25, 7:00 pm Kluge-Ruhe Collection Reservations required, call 434...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Fine Art Finds a home in Chicago

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-15 22:06:35

Aboriginal Art Collection, a New Gallery Devoted to Showcasing Established and Emerging Aboriginal Artists, to open April 11 CHICAGO – Aboriginal Art Collection, the only gallery in Chicago devoted to contemporary Aboriginal fine art, will officially open with an opening night...» Read More

 

Historic Aboriginal art stolen, quickly recovered

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-09 23:10:56

The Aboriginal art heist made the China Post. Seven historic Aboriginal paintings were stolen Tuesday from an Australian museum then recovered hours later after the thief apparently changed his mind and dumped them in a park, police said. The paintings, valued at...» Read More

 

On the go…presenting Mukurtu

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-06 22:47:38

Kimberly Christen posts about some exciting upcoming presentations in the United States, including: Perceiving the Landscape in/through Western Desert Acrylic Paintings A Safe Keeping Place: Shifting Museum Spaces and Embedded Aboriginal Cultural Protocols and Museums 2.0: Virtual Repatriation and Indigenous Digital...» Read More

 

'Drunks' pull off $500,000 artwork heist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-02 20:03:32

More about the Darwin heist and recovery. "Well, it's not an April Fools' Joke, it has just been a rather excessive occurrence, an extreme occurrence," museum director Anna Malgorzewicz said. And despite the happy ending, she said the robbery was no laughing...» Read More

 

Stolen paintings dumped in park

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-01 15:55:33

Lindsay Murdoch of the Age reports that the seven Aboriginal paintings worth hundreds of thousands of dollars have been found dumped under a tree near where they were stolen from the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory early...» Read More

 

Stolen museum paintings found

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-01 15:43:09

The Herald Sun reports that seven valuable Aboriginal paintings stolen from a Darwin museum have been recovered undamaged and a man...» Read More

 

Aboriginal paintings recovered

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-01 15:43:01

ABC online reports that the seven artworks have now been recoved. Quoted from the report: Assistant Police Commissioner Graeme Kelly says all seven works were recovered just before midday. A Northern Territory Government spokesman says the paintings were found hidden amongst bushes less...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art stolen from Australian gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-01 15:42:09

A Reuters India report about the overnight theft of Aboriginal artworks from the Northern Territory Museum and Art Gallery. Quoted from the article: Gallery director Anna Malgorzewicz said the stolen paintings were not the most valuable in the gallery's collection, but they...» Read More

 

Blood dots a clue to Aboriginal painting heist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-01 15:37:56

Another article about the stolen paintings. Quoted from the article that appeared on the West Australian online. Dots of blood could help police catch two thieves who stole seven Aboriginal paintings worth more than half a million dollars from a museum in...» Read More

 

'Priceless' artworks stolen from NT museum

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-01 15:35:39

Seven paintings have been stolen from the Northern Territory Museum and Art Gallery. Quoted from the article: Darwin Police are investigating the theft of seven Aboriginal paintings from the Northern Territory Museum and Art Gallery. Security staff at the museum alerted the police...» Read More

 

Emily's Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-30 01:17:26

The Emily Kngwarreye show has been very popular in Japan, as Akino Yoshihara writes: An Aborigine community in the boundless red desert of central Australia nurtured a gifted artist who was full of dynamism and creativity. Emily Kame Kngwarreye, who lived...» Read More

 

Australian Aboriginal Art at ‘Art Now’ art fair in NY

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-21 22:50:56

The ‘Art Now’ art fair runs Thursday March 27 through Sunday March 30 at Hotel 30/30 in New York. It is one of the major art fairs taking place in New York in the last week of March, along with...» Read More

 

Emily Kame Kngwarreye in Osaka

Emily Kame Kngwarreye in Osaka

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-18 12:28:57

From the very first time he laid eyes on the work of Emily Kame Kngwarreye (c.1910-96), in the 1998 retrospective at the Queensland Art Gallery, Akira Tatehata knew that it was something special. At that time, Tatehata was a curator...» Read More

 

Ngaruwanajirri – New Work

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-16 14:22:21

In association with Ngaruwanajirri, Nguiu, Bathurst Island, Northern Territory 12 March to 12 April 2008 Following highly successful exhibitions in 2004 and 2006, Alison Kelly Gallery is pleased to present new works of artists from Ngaruwanajirri Inc., located at Nguiu on Bathurst...» Read More

 

Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula

Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-05 07:07:07

Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula Discovering the past is just the beginning Paintings on linen and board by the late Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula Tuesday 4 March – Saturday 15 March, 2008 John Kean, Curator and Producer with Museum Victoria, will give a floor talk at Alcaston...» Read More

 

25th Telstra Art Award Open

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-04 06:44:14

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) and Telstra are calling for entries for preselection in the 25 th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. MAGNT Director, Anna Malgorzewicz, said 2008 marks a very special...» Read More

 

Award defies stereotypes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-04 06:36:09

Indigenous artists are being urged to enter their work into the first and longest running indigenous art award in the country. The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and Telstra are calling for entries for pre-selection in the 25th...» Read More

 

Emily finally gets a stage as big as her paintings

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-01 02:48:01

Article in the Australian about the Emily Kame Kngwarreye exhibition in Japan. Quoted from the article: Utopia: The Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye opened this week at the National Museum of Art in Osaka and in late May will move to the...» Read More

 

Pedro Wonaeamirri

Pedro Wonaeamirri

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-01 02:14:41

lcaston Gallery is excited to present Pedro Wonaeamirri’s sixth solo exhibition, in conjunction with Jilamara Arts & Crafts, Northern Territory. This body of work confirms this exciting young artist as the leading Tiwi artist of his generation. Including carved figurers, Pukumani...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art goes Overseas: 3 Contintents, 3 Exhibitions

Aboriginal Art goes Overseas: 3 Contintents, 3 Exhibitions

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-02-19 09:19:24

The intercontinental trio are the first big commercial showing of Aboriginal Art on barks in London, courtesy of Josh Lilley Fine Art September-October 2007; the imminent opening of Utopia - The Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye in Osaka, Japan...» Read More

 

They are Meditating: Bark Paintings from the MCA’s Arnott’s Collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-18 10:46:33

Since the 1950s the practice of bark painting has responded to new contexts and has become increasingly pertinent to the outside world. During this period, the generation of painters most commonly known and admired – some of whom are still working...» Read More

 

Sydney Museum Showcases Aboriginal Bark Painting Collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-17 10:44:33

The Museum of Contemporary Art is set to unveil a new exhibition showcasing its collection of rare and significant Aboriginal bark paintings, dating from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. They are Meditating: Bark paintings from the Museum Of Contemporary...» Read More

 

Emily Ngarnal Evans Balibal Country

Emily Ngarnal Evans Balibal Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-13 07:31:02

Alcaston Gallery is excited to be presenting the first solo exhibition of recent paintings by Emily Ngarnal Evans in association with Mornington Island Arts and Craft, Mornington Island,Queensland from 5 February - 1 March 2008. Born in 1975, Emily lives...» Read More

 

Milingimbi Artists featuring Lilly Roy

Milingimbi Artists featuring Lilly Roy

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-13 07:24:12

Alcaston Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of works from Milingimbi Arts, featuring recent fibre works, morning star poles, carvings and bark paintings. The exhibition Milingimbi Artists featuring Lilly Roy is presented in conjunction with Milingimbi Art and Culture...» Read More

 

Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection Announces Distinguished Lecture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-07 11:46:54

February 6, 2008 — The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection will host a distinguished lecture named for the museum’s benefactors, John W. and Maria T. Kluge, on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m. in Newcomb Hall Ballroom. An annual event held...» Read More

 

Dreamtime Art from Down Under beckons US Collectors

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-02 11:02:07

La Jolla CA – January 9, 2008 – Molloy Gallery of La Jolla announced today that it will be holding the first major US exhibition of works by renowned Australian Aboriginal artist, Kudditji Kngwarreye (pronounced “koo-ba-gee noo-war-uh”). A satellite exhibition...» Read More

 

The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Announces Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-02 10:59:29

(Media-Newswire.com) - Ithaca, NY—The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University presents Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya, which will be on view at the Museum beginning in January 2009. “Drawn from a private collection, these...» Read More

 

Critics blast city as art wasteland

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-22 08:03:55

A Herald-Sun article about Melbourne being a cultural backwater, with its saving grace being Aboriginal Art. Quoted from the article: Melbourne is a cultural backwater far beneath cities such as Paris and London, foreign art experts say. If not for Aboriginal art,...» Read More

 

Dreamtime Art from Down Under beckons US Collectors

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-16 06:28:49

La Jolla CA – January 9, 2008 Molloy Gallery of La Jolla announced today that it will be holding the first major US exhibition of works by renowned Australian Aboriginal artist, Kudditji Kngwarreye (pronounced “koo-ba-gee noo-war-uh”). A satellite exhibition of LA...» Read More

 

Our Way wows the USA

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-15 03:29:18

The University of Queensland's successful exhibit of Lockhart River Aboriginal art is continuing its international tour with a two-month showing at the University of Virginia. The Virginia exhibit of Our Way: Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Lockhart River will run from January...» Read More

 

Drawn to a primitive urge

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-12 03:52:48

The Age Drawn to a primitive urge Gabriella Coslovich January 12, 2008 Quoted from the article: Onians is one of more than 300 international experts descending on Melbourne this week for what is considered the "olympics" of the art historians' world. Although another sporting event...» Read More

 

Mixing of cultures is far from black and white

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-12 03:50:23

The Age Mixing of cultures is far from black and white Gabriella Coslovich January 12, 2008 Quoted from the article: PHILIP Batty, a one-time art teacher at the Aboriginal community of Papunya in the Western Desert, recently received an unexpected call from a former student. The...» Read More

 

Bedford's retrospective

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-11 03:54:47

The Courier-Mail Bedford's retrospective January 11, 2008 Quoted from article: It was sheer chance that the indigenous artist Paddy Bedford's work became known. In 1988 when Tony Oliver, the chief executive officer of the Jirrawun Aboriginal Art Corporation, went to visit his friend Chocolate Thomas...» Read More

 

Kluge-Ruhe Collection Features 'Contemporary Aboriginal Art from the Lockhart River'

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-09 03:44:16

January 9, 2008 — The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection reopens Jan. 15 with a special exhibit, "Our Way: Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Lockhart River." A free reception, open to the public, will be held Friday, Jan. 18 from 5:30 to...» Read More

 

2008: The year in preview

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-03 06:35:39

2008: The year in preview Cristoph Mark Daily Yomiuri Quoted from article: Shifting to another Commonwealth nation, The Yomiuri Shimbun will sponsor an exhibition of Emily Kame Kngwarreye, an Australian Aborigine artist whose impressive but short career (only about six years between her first...» 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

 

UVa names ex-curator 1st provost of the arts

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-13 02:36:25

Elizabeth Hutton Turner, an American art expert, will work to integrate the arts across the university’s curricula, officials announced Tuesday. Turner spent nearly 18 years at the Phillips Collection. Turner will have oversight of the University Art Museum and the Ruhe...» Read More

 

Utopia: the Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Utopia: the Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-12 12:47:29

National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan, 26 February, 2008 An Australian Aboriginal artist, Emily Kame Kngwarreye (1910-96) created Compellingly free-spirited and innovative art outside of any Western tradition. This event marks the first full-fledged examination of this world-renowned...» Read More

 

The Australian - A movable cultural centre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-10 03:19:37

An article in the Australian about the potential development of a large collection of Australian Aboriginal Art in Perth, and into the digitisation of Aboriginal Art. Quoted from the article: John Stanton, the director of the Berndt Museum of Anthropology, is not...» Read More

 

ABC News - Exhibition paints story of Papunya

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-06 02:09:02

An article about the November 2007 exhibition at the National Museum of Australia featuring western desert Aboriginal artworks from the Papunya art movement. These artworks are commonly referred to as dot paintings. During the 1970s and early 1980s artists in the...» Read More

 

Out of the Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-03 07:34:48

Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert showcases the National Museum of Australia's extraordinary collection of Western Desert art. These works have rarely been seen in Australia. In the 1970s and early 1980s Central and Western Desert artists at Papunya, in Australia's Northern...» Read More

 

The Australian - Show throws light on art mystery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-03 07:30:49

An article about the current exhibition Out of the Desert, at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra. The paintings showing at the exhibition were tracked down by art historian Vivien Johnson, who has been researching Papunya Tula for 30...» Read More

 

Aboriginal artists in vibrant fashion collaboration

Aboriginal artists in vibrant fashion collaboration

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-28 06:11:08

Catherine Manuell Design has just announced a sensational collaboration with celebrated Aboriginal artists Amy (Jirwullurr) Johnson, Evelyn Pultara and Maureen (Murrarngulu) Thompson. Together they have created a range of extraordinary looking luggage and fashion accessories, available from October this year....» Read More

 

Mission Times

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-23 12:51:32

Mossenson Galleries Subiaco is delighted to present Mission Times, an exhibition of new paintings by Pauline Moran representing her time as a child on the Roelands Mission. The exhibition will be opened by Diana Warnock, Former Member for Perth and...» Read More

 

Paddy Bedford retrospective opens at UQ Art Museum

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-18 02:36:30

The first major solo exhibition of one of Australia’s most respected artists, Paddy Bedford, opens at The University of Queensland Art Museum on Friday 16 November 2007. The exhibition is organised and toured by the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA),...» Read More

 

Irenie Ngalinba selected at 2007 Xstrata Coal Emerging Indigenous Art Award and 2007 Telstra Arts Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-15 07:36:20

Irenie Ngalinba currently lives with her extended family at Kurruldurl outstation, south west of Maningrida. Kurruldurl is an important place for members of the Kurulk clan and is associated with the crow totem ancestor called ‘Djimarr’ which is often depicted...» Read More

 

Paddy Bedford retrospective opens at UQ Art Museum

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-07 03:41:48

The first major solo exhibition of one of Australia's most respected artists, Paddy Bedford, opens at The University of Queensland Art Museum on Friday, November 16. The exhibition is organised and toured by the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Sydney. "Mr Bedford...» Read More

 

Always Been There

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-10-31 03:55:13

Aboriginal culture has Always Been There - this is the theme addressed by five local Aboriginal artists showing works at the Fairfield City Museum and Gallery. Fairfield mayor Nick Lalich opened the exhibition on Saturday, October 13, and said the exhibition...» Read More

 

National Museum sends Kngwarreye exhibition to Japan

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-10-18 12:44:39

Quoted from the article: The collection of 120 artworks by the late Emily Kame Kngwarreye has been selected for exhibition at the National Museum of Art in Osaka and the National Art Centre in Tokyo early next year. The exhibition, valued at...» Read More

 

Lockhart River art arrives in New York

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-10-17 12:38:49

Spectacular Indigenous art from far North Queensland has arrived in New York for the latest leg of a UQ Art Museum international tour. Our Way: Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Lockhart River will be officially opened at Stony Brook University on October...» Read More

 

Sydney Morning Herald - A place in the sun for a late bloomer

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-10-11 13:01:39

The Sydney Morning Herald - A place in the sun for a late bloomer Steve Meacham October 10, 2007 Article in The Age about the Emily Kame Kngwarreye exhibitions in Tokyo and Osaka, 2008. Quoted from the article: An exhibition set for Japan is more...» 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

 

RARRK - LONDON

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-09-24 13:16:35

Bargehouse Gallery South Bank London SE1 9PH September 21 – October 7 2007 11am – 6pm daily Private view Thursday September 20 2007 6pm - 9pm In September 2007 a major exhibition of over 100 works of art from Arnhem Land will take place...» Read More

 

NT News - National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-09-22 02:50:10

Prize for 'Pa Harry's canoe Nadja Hainke 22 September 2007 Article in the Northern Territory News about the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards. Quoted from article: A painting celebrating the work of a traditional canoemaker has been chosen by the people...» Read More

 

New start in Papunya

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-09-05 07:07:16

The Australian New start in Papunya Simon Kearney September 04, 2007 Article in the Australian about Papunya Tjupi. Quoted from the article: The work of these two men and many of the children and grandchildren of the original Papunya artists will be shown at an exhibition...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art Motorcycle

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-09-05 06:39:01

Eliasson’s “climate car” is the 17th entry in the BMW Art Car Collection, which was founded in 1975 and ranges from Robert Rauschenberg’s BMW 635 CSi car, covered with images of classic art and swamp grass, to the world’s first...» Read More

 

Art sales: Will the Aboriginal magic return?

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-07-17 08:57:18

Article in the Telegraph about the upcoming Sotheby's auction and in particular Warlugulong by Clifford Possum with a price tag of over 2.5 million AUD. Quoted from the article: When Warlugulong was painted, the average price for a Possum painting was between...» Read More

 

Dreaming in Color: Aboriginal Art from Balgo

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-04-30 03:19:43

Dreaming in Color: Aboriginal Art from Balgo is a breathtaking exhibition of paintings from the community of Balgo, Australia, the traditional land of the Kukatja, Ngarti, and Walmajarri peoples. Brilliant in color and vibrant in design, the paintings reflect traditional Aboriginal tenets relating...» 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

 

Dreaming their way: Aboriginal art on view at Hood Museum

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-10-20 02:59:28

The Aboriginal people of Australia are that country's most impoverished group. They have an average household income 40 percent lower than the rest of Australia's residents, according to the Australian government's social justice commission. They have an unemployment rate three...» Read More

 

John Mawurndjul - Mapping Djang

John Mawurndjul - Mapping Djang

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-10-18 06:42:52

John Mawurndjul is considered one of the most significant Australian artists of his generation. He has led a virtual revolution in bark painting, transforming the work of his country in central Arnhemland from what is referred to as X- Ray...» Read More

 

Jacques’ Park

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-08-26 08:09:17

John Howard didn’t make it to Paris for the official opening of the Musée de Quai Branly (MQB), nor for the following morning’s traditional Aboriginal ceremony that symbolically handed over eight specially commissioned Indigenous Australian artworks to France. And this...» Read More

 

23rd Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award 11 August 2006

23rd Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award 11 August 2006

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-08-12 05:52:39

The 23rd Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, open to all adult Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander artists, aims to showcase the very best Indigenous art from around the country. The Telstra Award of $40,000 is awarded to...» Read More

 

Dreaming Their Way: Australian Aboriginal Women Painters

Dreaming Their Way: Australian Aboriginal Women Painters

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-06-30 09:13:41

Dreaming Their Way: Australian Aboriginal Women Painters is a groundbreaking exhibition of art by indigenous women of Australia. The first-ever of its kind in the U.S., the exhibition presents over seventy works of art, from intensely colorful canvases to intricate...» Read More

 

Powerful growth of Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2005-11-06 07:44:47

International Herald Tribune Powerful growth of Aboriginal art All about Earth and the people on it Susan Gough Henly Sunday, November 6, 2005 Quoted from the article: With the opening next year in Paris of the Musée du Quai Branly, focusing on the art and culture...» Read More

 

Wamulu

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2005-03-21 06:48:15

It is with great pleasure and enormous excitement that Annandale Galleries will begin its program for 2005 with a groundbreaking show of completely new work, facilitated by the endeavour of Arnaud Serval. As a precursor into his unparalleled collection of...» Read More

 

Lofty Bardayal Nadjamerrek: New work on bark

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2004-11-08 06:51:20

Annandale Galleries is proud to present an exhibition of new work by acclaimed Aboriginal artist Lofty Bardayal Nadjamerrek. Featured in the AGNSW Crossing Country exhibition, which opened at the Art Gallery on the 24 September, Lofty has a hugely distinguished...» Read More

 

New International Auction House Enters Aboriginal Art Market

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2004-10-20 07:39:57

October 19, 2004 -- New International Auction House Enters Aboriginal Art Market. The significance of the Aboriginal art movement and its impact on the global art market has been compared to the emergence of the French Impressionists. The exponential growth of...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art in Paris: In your dreaming

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2004-10-11 14:26:43

A select slice of Paris’s art collecting elite gathered at elegant rooms on Avenue Matignon earlier this month for auction house Christie’s first-ever exhibition of Australian Aboriginal art. Thirty or so works on preview had been selected especially to tempt...» Read More

 

21st Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award 14 August 2004

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2004-08-14 04:01:55

21st Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award 14 August 2004. The first prize of $40,000 was awarded to artist Gulumbu Yunupingu for her work Garak, The Universe, an installation of three memorial poles. This artwork automatically becomes...» Read More

 

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award – Celebrating 20 Years

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award – Celebrating 20 Years

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2004-04-22 06:20:55

A touring exhibition from the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory 22 April to 25 July 2004 National Archives, Canberra The Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award – Celebrating 20 Years, is one of the most significant exhibitions...» Read More

 

Building partners with Aboriginal artists and communities

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2003-12-19 03:23:38

Building partners with Aboriginal artists and communities U.Va. has largest Aboriginal art collection in world, outside of Australia Jane Ford When the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection opened here in January 1999, its off-Grounds location on Pantops Mountain was so remote that it may...» Read More

 

FACE UP - Contemporary Art from Australia, Hamburger Bahnhof

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2003-10-06 03:12:59

People milled around Mikala Dwyer's tactile installation, I Maybe You, only barely prevented from reaching out to feel the intriguing shapes of cloth and blow-up clear plastic by the presence of a stern-looking museum guard. James Angus's huge upside-down hot...» Read More

 

Face Up - Contemporary Art from Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2003-10-02 03:10:49

The Hamburger Bahnhof Museum for the Present, Berlin, will present the exhibition Face Up - Contemporary Art from Australia from the 2 October 2003 to 4 January 2004 as part of artsaustralia berlin 03, a program of contemporary Australian art...» Read More

 

The Native Born

The Native Born

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2002-09-20 09:20:00

Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Ramingining, Arnhem Land The Native Born is an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by distinguished Australian Aboriginal artists from Ramingining, Arnhem Land in northern Australia. Arranged according to six different natural environments found in this region:mangroves (larrtha’puy),...» Read More

 

Pila Nguru Art of the Spinifex People

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2002-08-07 08:34:56

'When the Spinifex people returned to their homelands in the 1980's after their displacement during the Maralinga atomic tests, they found the southern part of their country had been converted in to a nature reserve, the northern third leased to...» 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

 

International Herald Tribune - Aratjara: Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 1994-04-22 08:04:52

International Herald Tribune Arts Guide Friday, April 22, 1994 Quoted from article: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, tel: 4219-0719, open daily. Continuing/To June 26: "Aratjara: Aboriginal Art." Works on bark, canvas and wood by modern Aboriginal artists in which the close connection to nature...» Read More

 

Down Under

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 1993-11-10 23:45:38

Deurle, Belgium, 1993 Museum Dhont-Dhaenens. “Down Under” Aboriginal art brought Belgian artist Danny Matthys into our gallery while he was “artist in residency” at the Art Gallery of NSW. This joint exhibition was the result. “I was moved not only by the remarkable...» Read More