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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

 

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

 

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

 

ABORIGINAL LANGUAGES

ABORIGINAL LANGUAGES

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-10-05 18:45:02

I've just discovered a new TV series starting TONIGHT about Indigenous languages - such a key element in maintaining culture for Aboriginal people. You'll notice that a high proportion of participants are also artists. It's on the NITV channel (associated...» Read More

 

ART IS THE VOICE OF OUR PEOPLE

ART IS THE VOICE OF OUR PEOPLE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-07-08 13:16:06

So, Hetti Perkins is back with us, refreshed from a sabbatical period post-Art Gallery of NSW, where she used to be the first, and so far only, senior curator of Aboriginal Art. I wonder why they think they can manage...» 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

 

Applications Open - Accelerate Program for Future ATSI Leaders

Applications Open - Accelerate Program for Future ATSI Leaders

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-05-31 14:53:10

Now in its 5th year, the Accelerate Program offers Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders who have at least 5 years' experience in an arts-related field, with no formal age limit but with a strong forward vision, to enter. Four recipients...» 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

 

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

 

“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

 

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

 

NEW ART CENTRE FOR KATHERINE

NEW ART CENTRE FOR KATHERINE

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-07-25 14:13:10

The Katherine community in the NT now has access to an $8.6 million arts hub after the official opening of the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre last week. NT Arts and Museums Minister, Gerry McCarthy joined with Federal Arts...» 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

 

ART MARKET CHEER

ART MARKET CHEER

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-06-20 17:56:40

As has been reported elsewhere on Aboriginal Art News, the May/June spate of auctions for Aboriginal art hit a highpoint as Mossgreen to watch auctioneer Paul Sumner sell every one of the 66 desert paintings from the estate of American...» Read More

 

National Gallery joins Google Art Project

National Gallery joins Google Art Project

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-04-09 18:21:04

The National Gallery may still be basking in the success of its grand new entrance and Aboriginal art wing, but now it's possible to explore parts of the collection without leaving the house. The gallery has become one of the first...» Read More

 

Storehouse of cultural memory

Storehouse of cultural memory

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

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

 

Fairer arts trading

Fairer arts trading

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

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

 

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

 

Passing of Thancoupie

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-04-29 17:18:12

It is with great sadness that AAN learnt of the passing this week of Dr. Thancoupie Gloria Fletcher AO, best known simply as Thancoupie the Potter. She died aged 74 at Weipa Base Hospital on Cape York after a...» 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

 

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

 

Second Cairns Indigenous Art Fair a dazzling success

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Art market gets ugly as indigenous bubble bursts

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-01 06:23:52

It began with a bang just over a decade ago in the lush years of fast-paced economic growth, faltered in the global financial crisis, and was quietly, sadly laid in its grave over the past two weeks, its funeral marked...» Read More

 

The Labor Party is no friend to the arts

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-18 00:01:20

Despite a ludicrous survey conducted by the Australia Council that tells us 93 per cent of Australians are actively involved in the arts, the politicians are not fooled. They know that art is a minority pursuit, with no votes to...» 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

 

Wesfarmers gives indigenous art a $1.2m boost

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-05 22:22:40

Wesfarmers is boosting indigenous art with a $1.2 million fellowship scheme to train the next generation of administrators and curators. The WA-based company, already a big sponsor of the arts, will provide the money over five years through the National Gallery...» 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

 

Groundbreaking Program to Boost Indigenous Australian Numbers in Arts Leadership Roles

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-03 22:20:58

The National Gallery of Australia today launched a 5-year initiative to boost the number of Indigenous Australians in professional roles in the visual arts. Ron Radford AM, Director of the National Gallery of Australia, said the Wesfarmers Arts Indigenous Fellowship...» Read More

 

GROUNDBREAKING PROGRAM TO BOOST INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN NUMBERS IN ARTS LEADERSHIP ROLES

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-01 22:29:31

GROUNDBREAKING PROGRAM TO BOOST INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN NUMBERS IN ARTS LEADERSHIP ROLES National Press Club Address 30 June 2010: National Gallery of Australia and Wesfarmers Arts launch new Indigenous Arts Fellowship program The National Gallery of Australia today launched a 5-year initiative to boost the number...» 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

 

2009 Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize to visit local gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-24 23:33:26

The Northern Rivers Community Gallery will host the 2009 Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize. The exhibition begins on Wednesday 26 May, with the official launch on Friday 28 May at 6.00pm. The Parliament of New South Wales Aboriginal Art Prize is...» Read More

 

"Parisian perspectives on Australian Art", an article by Rosemary Willink

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-01 23:04:54

An important question facing European galleries today is: how to exhibit contemporary indigenous works, whose inspiration is not founded on the western tradition, and present these works to a European audience. Australian art is visible in France both in museums...» 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

 

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

 

Outsider, aboriginal art in Springs show

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-25 15:01:15

Despite the hundreds of assorted exhibitions that take place each year in scores of museums and galleries along the Front Range, certain types of art, for unexplained reasons, remain scarce. Two of the most notable such examples are outsider and Australian...» 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

 

Heaven and Earth

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-21 15:04:05

Before and After Science: 2010 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. Until May 2. It is significant that the Adelaide Biennial coincides with the Art Gallery of South Australia's purchase of an enormous work by Patricia...» 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

 

CODE OF CONDUCT NOW IN FORCE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-03-11 14:47:49

Registration is now open for art dealers, agents, galleries and arts centres to register their interest in becoming signatories to the Indigenous Australian Art Commercial Code of Conduct. Arts Minister, Peter Garrett, congratulated the Code Administration Committee on their efforts to...» Read More

 

The rainforest travels to Hahndorf

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-02 06:16:50

THE ARTISTRY OF JAWUN: Neriba Gallasch, Abe Muriata, Erima Gallasch and Sarenah Gallasch at the opening of Bi-cornual Artistry at the Tineriba Gallery in Hahndorf, South Australia. Photo Girringun Aboriginal Corporation. VIEWING THE JAWUN: Artist Abe Muriata, Gallery Director...» 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

 

ABORIGINAL ART FROM THE ARTHUR PAPADIMITRIOU COLLECTION

ABORIGINAL ART FROM THE ARTHUR PAPADIMITRIOU COLLECTION

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-08 00:15:43

It has been widely written how the Papunya movement, or dot painting style, started at the Papunya Aboriginal Community, about 240 kilometres northwest of Alice Springs in 1971 when a young school teacher Geoff Bardon encouraged senior elders to paint...» Read More

 

2009 Parliament of New South Wales Aboriginal Art Prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-09 00:24:45

The Parliament of New South Wales Aboriginal Art Prize has an award of $20,000, and is awarded annually to a NSW Aboriginal artist. Entries for the 2009 Parliament of New South Wales Aboriginal Art Prize close on 26 June. Further information:...» 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

 

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

 

Australian Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-21 12:19:25

Syndicated content about the history of Australian Aboriginal Art: In 1971, Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri painted his first art work using acrylic on canvas. This was - except for a very few preliminary attempts - the beginning of the Aboriginal Art Movement,...» 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

 

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

 

AboriginalArtDirect #1

AboriginalArtDirect #1

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

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

 

The Collector KAREL KUPKA IN NORTH AUSTRALIA

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-10-26 08:19:54

n late June 1956, towards midday, after a swift flight through dry-season skies, the Czech artist Karel Kupka clambered from a prop plane at Milingimbi airstrip and stepped for the first time into the elusive world of Arnhem Land. This arrival,...» 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