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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

 

Vale Peter Taylor

Vale Peter Taylor

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-12-24 11:38:18

Kwementyaye Taylor (c 1940 – 12/2014) Watercolourist Peter Taylor has died in a car accident. Peter Taylor was born into a large family at Oodnadatta in South Australia. His father worked as a station hand in the Central Desert region, and...» Read More

 

A Lycett for Christmas

A Lycett for Christmas

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-12-18 15:08:56

A delightful project has emerged from the National Library in Canberra and the University of Newcastle's Wollotuka Institute of Aboriginal Studies. “True Light and Shade” takes the early 19th Century artworks of that infamous forger Joseph Lycett and sets them...» 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

 

DOOM & GLOOM??

DOOM & GLOOM??

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

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

 

THE KIMBERLEY ONLINE

THE KIMBERLEY ONLINE

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

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

 

Waringarri Begins Casting...in White Aluminium

Waringarri Begins Casting...in White Aluminium

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

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

 

Angry Auction House Cancels its IartC Membership

Angry Auction House Cancels its IartC Membership

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-10-31 19:55:57

Speculation regarding the authenticity of Aboriginal artworks being offered for sale by Arthouse Auctions has been a point of discussion within the industry for at least a year, and throughout Arthouse Auctions has maintained that its works are legitimate. Now...» Read More

 

REACHING FOR THE STARS IN WA

REACHING FOR THE STARS IN WA

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

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

 

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

 

WHITLAM MALIGNED BY FAIRFAX

WHITLAM MALIGNED BY FAIRFAX

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

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

 

EVERWHEN EVERYWHERE

EVERWHEN EVERYWHERE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-10-23 17:14:26

The Queensland Art Gallery │Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) has unveiled a new permanent display of Indigenous Australian art: ‘Everywhen Everywhere’, which opened last Saturday, 18 October. QAGOMA Director Chris Saines said the collection-based exhibition, curated by the Gallery’s curator...» 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

 

NICOLE FORESHEW WINS 2014 NSW PARLIAMENT ABORIGINAL ART PRIZE

NICOLE FORESHEW WINS 2014 NSW PARLIAMENT ABORIGINAL ART PRIZE

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-10-16 13:47:34

Nicole Foreshew, a Sydney-based Aboriginal artist, has taken out the 2014 Parliament of New South Wales Aboriginal Art Prize - announced at the awards ceremony held at Parliament House overnight. Her work, It comes without seeking 1, was chosen by...» Read More

 

2014 Redland Art Prize Goes to Margaret Loy Pula

2014 Redland Art Prize Goes to Margaret Loy Pula

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-10-16 13:01:39

Margaret Loy Pula wins another - this time with the 2014 Redland Art Award for her artwork, Anatye (Bush Potato), selected from 250 entries and 49 finalists. Margaret Loy Pula is the daughter of Kathleen Petyarre and niece of Wynne Prize...» 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 ARTISTS GO MENTAL

ABORIGINAL ARTISTS GO MENTAL

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-10-06 16:31:28

High profile artists, including four Archibald winners, have joined forces with the ABC and have donated artworks to be auctioned online to help raise funds to boost mental health research in Australia. The ABC Mental As... Art Auction is a...» 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

 

2014 Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize Finalists

2014 Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize Finalists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-09-30 01:27:25

Digital photographs, handmade paper, sculptures, jewellery and paintings are among some of the unique works to be chosen as finalists in this year’s Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize – the most valuable art incentive on offer for Aboriginal artists...» Read More

 

PETER BROKENSHA OAM 12/10/26 TO 24/06/14

PETER BROKENSHA OAM 12/10/26 TO 24/06/14

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-09-20 18:45:51

“He was a good man who did good things”, assessed Bob Edwards, long-time friend, one-time employer and a partner with Peter Brokensha in early efforts to turn the nascent Aboriginal art movement into a viable business. Coincidentally, the Pitjanjatjara people...» Read More

 

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

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

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

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

 

KALDOR GOES NATIVE

KALDOR GOES NATIVE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-09-11 18:29:47

The first Kaldor Public Art Project to involve an Australian artist creating art in Australia will also be John Kaldor's first Indigenous project. Sydney-based Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi identifying artist, Jonathan Jones is going to re-imagine the Garden Palace that burnt down in...» 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

 

Warlayirti: The Art of Balgo

Warlayirti: The Art of Balgo

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

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

 

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

 

Jenny Crompton wins Victoria's Richest Indigenous Art Award

Jenny Crompton wins Victoria's Richest Indigenous Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-08-23 08:23:25

Bellbrae artist Jenny Crompton has taken out the State’s richest Indigenous art prize, the $30,000 Deadly Art Award at the 2014 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards. Crompton, who takes much of her artistic inspiration from Victoria’s surf coast, won for...» 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

 

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

 

GULPILIL'S COUNTRY

GULPILIL'S COUNTRY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-07-11 13:55:17

I've often said that the major problem with the Intervention – and all the hyperventilation about the reported spate of child abuse and domestic violence in remote Aboriginal communities that justified the imposition of its quasi-military rule – was that...» Read More

 

FEAR & LOATHING AMONG THE SMSFs

FEAR & LOATHING AMONG THE SMSFs

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

BLACK PANTHER WOMAN

BLACK PANTHER WOMAN

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-06-17 14:57:55

My interest in the history of Aboriginal activism in Australia is unbounded – so the prospect of the two documentaries selected by Blackfella Films for this year's Sydney Film Festival (SFF) was enticing. Both set in the early...» Read More

 

THEATRE AS POLITICS

THEATRE AS POLITICS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-06-12 13:14:34

With the shining exception of Stephen Sewell, political theatre in Australia has only ever played the role it might have done – think early David Hare in Britain, Arthur Miller in the US or Eastern European theatre under the yoke...» Read More

 

Bowness Photography Prize Open

Bowness Photography Prize Open

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-05-31 15:30:46

An initiative of the Monash Gallery of Art Foundation, the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, established in 2006 to promote excellence in photography, is one of the country's most open prizes for photography. It carries with it a $25,000...» 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

 

Sydney Film Festival to Premier Black Panther Woman and The Redfern Story

Sydney Film Festival to Premier Black Panther Woman and The Redfern Story

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-05-28 19:56:53

Sydney Film Festival, in partnership with Screen Australia's Indigenous Department (Screen Black), will premier documentary films by two Indigenous directors, Rachel Perkins and Darlene Johnson. Rachel Perkins, who founded Blackfella Films in the 1990's, directed Black Panther Woman, the story of...» Read More

 

Wayne Quilliam at NZ Photography Festival

Wayne Quilliam at NZ Photography Festival

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-05-27 14:28:40

One of Australia's most respected Aboriginal photographers, Wayne Quilliam, will deliver a keynote address at the prestigious Auckland Festival of Photography on Saturday 31st of May. Quilliam's expertise in contemporary visualisation of Indigenous Australians has seen him create and curate...» 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

 

Tali Gallery gives Sydney's International Grammar School Helping Hand

Tali Gallery gives Sydney's International Grammar School Helping Hand

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-05-22 12:03:51

The co-educational secular school in Ultimo (Sydney), International Grammar School (IGS), is hosting an Indigenous art exhibition to benefit Sydney’s Indigenous community through the school’s Indigenous Scholarship Program. The event, being organised in partnership with Sydney's Tali Gallery, will also...» Read More

 

Man on Fire: the Art of Tim Storrier and Other Desert Masters

Man on Fire: the Art of Tim Storrier and Other Desert Masters

Posted by Frannie Hopkirk | 2014-05-20 13:01:43

Polarities between Australia’s artists and painters, black or white, achieve compatibility and oneness of intent when they collectively embrace the one big thing about this country – THE DESERT. Storrier, Nolan, Drysdale etc. ‘white’ painters; Paddy Bedford, Tommy Watson,...» Read More

 

CAIRNS HEADS THE PACK

CAIRNS HEADS THE PACK

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

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

 

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

 

27TH MERREPEN ARTS & CULTURAL FESTIVAL

27TH MERREPEN ARTS & CULTURAL FESTIVAL

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-04-29 15:39:50

The Daly River community (Nauiyu), 240 kilometres south-west of Darwin, celebrates the 27th Merrepen Arts and Culture Festival from Friday 30 May to Sunday 1 June, with a weekend of traditional and contemporary performance, colourful designs, fashion and fabrics, art...» Read More

 

Entries now open for the Victorian Indigenous Art Awards

Entries now open for the Victorian Indigenous Art Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-04-26 14:55:59

The Victorian Indigenous Art Awards (VIAA) celebrate the quality and diversity of art practice among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and the richness of Victoria's Indigenous arts and culture. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists are invited to submit an...» 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

 

ABORIGINAL ARTIST WINS BIG BULGARI PRIZE

ABORIGINAL ARTIST WINS BIG BULGARI PRIZE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-04-17 00:19:44

Anyone who bought a painting by Daniel Boyd (via the Ros Oxley9 Gallery) will have had their taste and wisdom confirmed by this week's announcement that he's taken out the third Bulgari Art Award worth $80,000, and delivered his stunning...» Read More

 

PATRON/ COLLECTOR = THE FUTURE

PATRON/ COLLECTOR = THE FUTURE

Posted by Frannie Hopkirk | 2014-04-15 02:15:38

I had arranged to meet Pat Corrigan – Art Collector and Patron, especially of Aboriginal art, at the Art Gallery of NSW at 5 o'clock for a glass of wine and a chat. He was already there when I arrived...» 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

 

TIWI PANTO

TIWI PANTO

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-04-02 10:12:58

It's taken a while to get all of its act together, but the world's first Tiwi Island pantomime is off and touring the country currently. 'Wulamanayuwi and the Seven Pamanui' – a Melville Island-mouthful version of Snow White and the...» 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

 

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

 

MT BUNDY STATEMENT

MT BUNDY STATEMENT

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

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

 

The Shock of the Old

The Shock of the Old

Posted by Frannie Hopkirk | 2014-02-17 14:01:25

Arabs believe that the soul can travel at the rate of a trotting camel. From that one can imagine that the souls of millennia of aboriginal nomads, roving the desert, restless, ever-moving, searching, working, contemplating their existence, drawing their Dreaming into...» Read More

 

The Marvellous Frannie Hopkirk joins the Aboriginal Art Directory

The Marvellous Frannie Hopkirk joins the Aboriginal Art Directory

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-02-16 10:35:38

We are delighted to announce that Frannie Hopkirk has joined the Aboriginal Art Directory as a Feature Writer for our News. For those who don't know, Frannie is from one of Australia's most pre-eminent art families, the Whiteley's - she is...» Read More

 

THE DEALER IS THE DEVIL

THE DEALER IS THE DEVIL

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-02-13 08:19:23

Adrian Newstead is probably uniquely qualified to write a history of that contentious business, the market for Australian Aboriginal art. He may once have planned to be an agricultural scientist, but then he mutated into a craft shop owner, Aboriginal...» 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

 

THE SHADOW KING/LEAR

THE SHADOW KING/LEAR

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-02-03 12:07:57

An ebullient black King Lear in a white suit arrives regally on high and breaks into a “We have survived” rap. Where are we? In Joan Littlewood's Stratford East? Barrie Kosky's Berlin? Or Michael Kantor's Malthouse Melbourne? In fact, the...» Read More

 

UTOPIA?

UTOPIA?

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-01-22 17:07:49

The persistent, heart-on-his-sleeve John Pilger is back again with, I think, his third film on Australia's total failure to achieve a solution to “the Aboriginal problem”. From the era of disease and massacre via assimilation times to The Intervention,...» Read More

 

GUDIRR GUDIRR/GOOD GOOD

GUDIRR GUDIRR/GOOD GOOD

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-01-16 23:00:28

This solo work of dance theatre from Broome brought back such happy memories of the first appearance of a confident Josie/Ningali Lawford from The Kimberley in 1997, I was almost as blissed-out as performer/creator Dalisa Pigram was at the end...» Read More

 

BRIAN ROBINSON WINS ANOTHER WA AWARD

BRIAN ROBINSON WINS ANOTHER WA AWARD

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-01-16 17:31:36

Brian Robinson from Waiben (Thursday Island) in the Torres Strait, has won the People’s Choice Award of $5,000 in the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2013. He received the highest number of votes from the public; Anangu man, Ray Ken...» Read More

 

WA Indigenous Art Award People’s Choice Winner

WA Indigenous Art Award People’s Choice Winner

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-01-15 15:07:43

Brian Robinson, from Waiben (Thursday Island), Queensland, is on a winning streak, taking out the People’s Choice Award of $5,000 in the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2013, with Ray Ken and Minyawe Miller being awarded second and third...» Read More

 

'TOURIST TAT' IN HOBART

'TOURIST TAT' IN HOBART

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-01-13 10:52:05

Back in September, I responded to some depressingly bad critical reviews of the Indigenous content in the big Australia show at the Royal Academy in London. My blunt heading then was 'Crap Criticism in London'. Coincidentally, the Hobart art...» Read More

 

Reclamation exhibition launched as a part of the Wominjeka Festival

Reclamation exhibition launched as a part of the Wominjeka Festival

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-01-10 15:45:04

The works of Dennis Thorpe, John Winch, Steve Verde, and Terry Atkinson will be on show in the Reclamation exhibition from January 11–24 at the Footscray Community Art Centre, as part of Wominjeka 2014, a festival of contemporary Indigenous arts...» 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

 

“The Bottom has been Reached”

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

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

 

SYDNEY FESTIVAL BLACKS UP

SYDNEY FESTIVAL BLACKS UP

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-12-19 18:05:20

There was a time after the great Olympic Dreaming Festival of 1997 when I thought the case had been made for all Australian multi-arts festivals to incorporate a serious Indigenous element in their programming as a matter of course. Apart...» 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

 

NAMATJIRA IN LONDON

NAMATJIRA IN LONDON

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

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

 

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

 

RED NUMBERS 'AT THE HEART OF ART'

RED NUMBERS 'AT THE HEART OF ART'

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

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

 

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

 

Bagu on the Cardwell Foreshore

Bagu on the Cardwell Foreshore

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-10-23 13:05:23

Three large bagu are now permanently installed on the Cardwell Foreshore at the southern end of town. The three imposing sculptures stand like sentinels against the backdrop of Rockingham Bay and Hinchinbrook Island and realise a long held desire by...» Read More

 

Abe Muriata - in WA Indigenous Art Awards

Abe Muriata - in WA Indigenous Art Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-10-21 18:26:49

Abe Muriata is represented as one of 16 artists Australia wide in the WA Indigenous Art Awards currently on display at the WA Art Gallery in Perth. Shortlisted from 100 entrants Abe travelled to Perth for the opening of the exhibition...» Read More

 

Trouble afoot for Mwerre Anthurre Alice Springs Arts Centre Studio?

Trouble afoot for Mwerre Anthurre Alice Springs Arts Centre Studio?

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-10-18 17:49:25

According to a recent post on Facebook (in full under), Mwerre Anthurre, the arts centre arm of Bindi Inc. home of award winning and well known artists Kukula McDonald, Jane Mervin, Conroy Ginger, Lance James, Billy Kenda and long time...» Read More

 

INDIGENOUS WIN IN THE BLAKE PRIZE

INDIGENOUS WIN IN THE BLAKE PRIZE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-10-17 18:30:00

The Blake Prize is a funny one. Unpredictable, you might say. Over 62 editions, it's mutated from very straight religious imagery to works that are deliberately irreligious or critical of religious authority. I'm not at all sure how the work...» Read More

 

KARLA DICKENS WINS  2013 NSW PARLIAMENT ABORIGINAL ART PRIZE

KARLA DICKENS WINS 2013 NSW PARLIAMENT ABORIGINAL ART PRIZE

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-10-17 10:20:13

A tattered Australian flag, salvaged from the tip, has been named the winner of the 2013 Parliament of New South Wales Aboriginal Art Prize, taking out the coveted $40,000 prize ahead of 32 other works exhibited in this year's finalist...» 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

 

SMELLIN’ IT LIKE IT IS

SMELLIN’ IT LIKE IT IS

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-10-10 09:37:21

This article was written by Adam Hill. Driving has become as consistent to me as brushing the teeth. In the past three years, touring much of the southern half of the continent performing for school students aplenty, I’ve notched up some...» 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

 

MYSTERY ROAD

MYSTERY ROAD

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-10-05 13:46:57

Has the brilliant Ivan Sen watched 'No Country for Old Men' just one too many times? For this ultimate omnimath, the Indigenous writer/ director / cinematographer/ editor/ composer who totally captured the anomie of life on the endless plains west...» Read More

 

CRAP CRITICISM IN LONDON

CRAP CRITICISM IN LONDON

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

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

 

INDIGENOUS FESTIVALS GALORE

INDIGENOUS FESTIVALS GALORE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-09-27 10:33:46

For a while, it seemed that Rhoda Roberts' pioneering efforts to establish the validity of the Indigenous arts via her wonderful Dreaming Festival in 1997 in the lead up to the Olympics had fallen on closed minds. It should have...» Read More

 

Indigenous Leaders appointed to Indigenous Art Code Board

Indigenous Leaders appointed to Indigenous Art Code Board

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-09-26 11:48:40

The Indigenous Art Code (IartC), the industry code set up to promote integrity, transparency and accountability in dealing with Indigenous art, has announced the appointment of several arts leaders from the Indigenous community to its Board following its annual general...» Read More

 

WARMUN ALL OVER

WARMUN ALL OVER

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

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

 

Telstra acknowledges Land Rights across Australia

Telstra acknowledges Land Rights across Australia

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-09-17 18:17:22

In recognition of its commitment to reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Telstra has rolled out a commissioned Indigenous artwork across its 365 national retail stores and 88 business centres. The Telstra Reconciliation Action artwork by Indigenous artist, Riki...» Read More

 

35 ARTISTS VYING FOR AUSTRALIA’S RICHEST ABORIGINAL ART PRIZE

35 ARTISTS VYING FOR AUSTRALIA’S RICHEST ABORIGINAL ART PRIZE

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-09-12 10:45:15

Digital photographs, handmade paper, embossed prints, wooden sculptures and illustrated animal skins are among some of the unique works to be chosen as finalists in this year’s Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize – the richest art incentive on offer...» 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

 

Gulpilil takes out the $50,000 Red Ochre Award

Gulpilil takes out the $50,000 Red Ochre Award

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-09-04 19:52:05

Presented since 1993, the Red Ochre Award acknowledges the outstanding contribution of an artist to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander world at national and international levels. It was presented as part of the 6th National Indigenous Arts Awards, held...» Read More

 

THE COLOURS OF BENETTON GO ABORIGINAL

THE COLOURS OF BENETTON GO ABORIGINAL

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

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

 

WA  AWARDS SPRING A SURPRISE

WA AWARDS SPRING A SURPRISE

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

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

 

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

 

THE SONG PEOPLE OF ARNHEMLAND

THE SONG PEOPLE OF ARNHEMLAND

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-08-01 15:31:07

Great things happen when people discard their egos and return to their roots. A mob called Barkly Regional Arts based in Tennant Creek has now completed two projects taking well-known Aboriginal pop musicians - familar through the cities via...» Read More

 

THE ABORIGINAL JOURNEY CONTINUES

THE ABORIGINAL JOURNEY CONTINUES

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-07-26 18:59:47

After the marvels of the first two episodes, the ABC's 'First Footprints' makes slightly less impact in bringing Australia up to date through the last 6/7000 years. There are simply fewer firsts than there have already been noted: the First...» 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

 

For the Sake of a Song

For the Sake of a Song

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-07-19 13:59:20

As part of this book review we have been given permission to include a couple of the recordings from the accompanying CDs. We think you will really love them. var YWPParams = {playlink:true,...» Read More

 

HEARTLAND IN SA

HEARTLAND IN SA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-07-17 10:48:22

As South Australia lead the cultural way in the 70s when Don Dunstan emerged as the first Aussie politician to recognise the value of the arts to the soul and economy of his people, so the Art Gallery of SA...» Read More

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNIE

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNIE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-07-13 14:50:28

The power of TV to educate and change minds is nowhere more apparent than in the new 4-part ABC TV series beginning on Sunday night. 'First Footsteps' will, hopefully achieve what the balefully accusatory 'First Australians' series failed to do...» 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

 

I STILL CALL AUSTRALIA HOME!

I STILL CALL AUSTRALIA HOME!

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-07-11 17:10:57

No – not a spangly sing-along with Peter Allen, or an ad for Dubai-bound Qantas. But part of the provocative title - My Country : I Still Call Australia Home - of the largest ever show of contemporary Indigenous art...» Read More

 

50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BARK PETITION

50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BARK PETITION

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-07-09 18:34:36

“It was a big rock that set off so many ripples,” was how Leila Gurruwiwi from Yirrkala in NE Arnhemland put it on Radio National this morning. She was talking about the great Bark Petition to the Australian Parliament in...» Read More

 

WINDMILL BOY

WINDMILL BOY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-07-04 17:53:17

This film is a delightful fable shot in some magical East Kimberley scenery by the masterly Geoff Simpson. And even though the film's conclusion has similarities to the glorious, gritty Samson & Delilah, this is a gentle film in which...» Read More

 

Dr Yunupingu Dies

Dr Yunupingu Dies

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-06-28 18:11:09

Aboriginal Art News wishes to pay tribute to the late Mandawuy Yunupingu, who died in Yirrkala, NE Arnhemland on June 2nd aged 56. He had been fighting end-stage renal disease and had undergone dialysis for several years. This is...» Read More

 

New application process for indigenous arts funding

New application process for indigenous arts funding

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-06-28 11:40:58

The Australia Council for the Arts today announced a new application model for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts funding after extensive consultation with stakeholders in the sector. Australia Council Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board Chair Lee-Ann Buckskin said...» 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

 

Results for Sotheby's Early Papunya Art Auction

Results for Sotheby's Early Papunya Art Auction

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-05-29 11:42:39

Who logged on to Sotheby's last night to watch or bid in the live auction of Anthony & Beverly Knight's collection of early Papunya art? Predictably there were a lot of great pieces. Items selling well over the estimate include...» 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

 

Ganagan (Deep Water) on Display

Ganagan (Deep Water) on Display

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-05-23 15:10:45

Being Launched on 6 June by the Hon Heidi Victoria MP (Minister for the Arts, Women's Affairs and Consumer Affairs) is an exhibition called Ganagan, a Taungurung word meaning 'deep water', being organised by the Koorie Heritage Trust. On show...» Read More

 

SALLY GOES SOLO

SALLY GOES SOLO

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-05-09 20:41:14

“Danda ngijinda dulk, danda ngijinda malaa, danda ngad - This is my Land, this is my Sea, this is who I am”. That pretty much sums up the extraordinary mind behind the brilliant canvases that have flowed from brushes in the...» 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

 

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

 

DEBIL DEBIL CORROBOREE

DEBIL DEBIL CORROBOREE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-04-19 19:42:44

We live in exclusive times! Or should that be exclusionary? Two major Indigenous events announced in Sydney this week turn out to be less than they appear in that they offer, respectively, “indigenous history, feeling and disturbing visions that reach into...» Read More

 

EUBENA 1921 to 2013

EUBENA 1921 to 2013

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-04-11 20:57:26

Eubena Nampitjin, the doyenne of Aboriginal artists at Balgo Hills (Wirrimanu), the former mission established by the Palatines to cut off Desert peoples heading north into the pastoral lands of The Kimberley, has died at the age of about 91....» Read More

 

CHANGE & CONTINUITY IN THE KIMBERLEY

CHANGE & CONTINUITY IN THE KIMBERLEY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-03-27 16:00:10

In a marvellous piece of irony, the Kimberley Foundation, which was established by the likes of Elisabeth Murdoch and Allen and Maria Myers to assist the late Grahame Walsh continue his assiduous survey of Aboriginal rock art in The Kimberley,...» 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

 

ABORIGINAL ART ON STAGE

ABORIGINAL ART ON STAGE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-03-20 20:17:35

It's one hundred years since Stravinsky's Rite of Spring was first heard on May 29, 1913, at Théatre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. Hailed by the Oxford Dictionary of Dance as “a seminal moment in Modernism,” the premiere shocked its audience,...» 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

 

CREATIVE AUSTRALIA?

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

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

 

New investment in Australian creativity

New investment in Australian creativity

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-03-13 10:28:13

The Australia Council for the Arts has today welcomed the launch of the National Cultural Policy and response to the recommendations of the Australia Council review. The arts sector is, "growing almost double the rate of other sectors in the...» 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

 

LANCE BENNETT 1938-2013

LANCE BENNETT 1938-2013

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-03-06 19:00:16

Lance Bennett was one of the more enigmatic figures in the very conflicted world of interlocutors betweens Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal cultures....neither an anthropologist nor a dealer, but a heroic warrior for tribal people against insensitivity and lack of understanding in...» Read More

 

Vale - Kunmanara Tjilpi Kankapankatja

Vale - Kunmanara Tjilpi Kankapankatja

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-02-22 09:30:14

One of the APY Lands most respected cultural leaders, ethno-botanists and senior artist of Kaltjiti Arts has died, aged in his mid 80s. Kaltjiti Arts notice of his passing states that Kunmanara Tjilpi Kankapankatja was born at Walalkara,...» Read More

 

JEAN-BAPTISTE APUATIMI

JEAN-BAPTISTE APUATIMI

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-02-20 15:31:15

The deaths go on! Yet another senior artist has been taken from us with the announcement today that Jean Baptiste Apuatimi has died on Bathurst Island at the age of 72. Only last week, the death was reported of Jack Dale...» Read More

 

WA Announces Art Award Finalists

WA Announces Art Award Finalists

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-02-14 17:12:38

The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards, the richest Indigenous arts prize in the country since they began in 2008, today announced the 16 artists who'll fight it out for a share in $65,000 worth of prizes. They include such leaders...» 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

 

The Late Mrs Bennett

The Late Mrs Bennett

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-02-06 16:00:16

We reported that Mrs Bennett had passed away in January 2013 - near her ancestral rockhole at Punkilpirri, WA. That notice sparked great interest about her life and so we are delighted to bring you more on this National Treasure. Born...» 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

 

PAT CORRIGAN, COLLECTOR

PAT CORRIGAN, COLLECTOR

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

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

 

Obituary: Farewell to Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa (Mrs Bennett)

Obituary: Farewell to Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa (Mrs Bennett)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-01-30 17:23:58

One of the great characters of the Kintore region, Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa's (aka Mrs Bennett) paintings were executed with the same energy, cheer and enthusiasm that she exhibited in life. Painting and exhibiting since the mid-1990's, Mrs Bennett was instrumental in...» 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

 

First Aboriginal and TSI Playwriting Festival in Sydney for 20 Years

First Aboriginal and TSI Playwriting Festival in Sydney for 20 Years

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-01-18 13:14:40

The first Aboriginal playwriting festival in Sydney for over two decades. Yellamundie: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Playwriting Festival is a landmark writing event which will take place over two weeks from 27 January 2013. The Festival brings together...» Read More

 

thinking making

thinking making

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-01-09 10:13:14

What is Art (with a capital ‘A’) all about when you’re under 10 years old? Find out at the Gympie Regional Gallery with a fun and stimulating exhibition titled thinking making which is now on show. Explore a variety of age...» 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

 

A French Finale to 2012 Aboriginal Art Auctions

A French Finale to 2012 Aboriginal Art Auctions

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2013-01-02 17:29:35

The last month of 2012 was relatively a relatively quiet period for the sale of Aboriginal art. There were, however, some sales worth mentioning, including Emily Kngwarreye’s My Mothers Country during the Summer Art Auction by Western Australia’s...» 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

 

Deutscher && Hackett Achieve $100,000+ for Two Aboriginal Paintings

Deutscher && Hackett Achieve $100,000+ for Two Aboriginal Paintings

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-12-03 15:20:51

Deutscher and Hackett’s November 28 Aboriginal Art auction produced some great results with two paintings selling for more than $100,000 (including buyer’s premium). The overall sale total of $671,100, which equated to 64% sold by volume and 53% sold by...» Read More

 

Unique Indigenous story teller awarded

Unique Indigenous story teller awarded

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-11-26 12:13:57

Indigenous writer, poet and story teller Herb Wharton has been awarded the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature; a $50,000 award that recognises the achievements of eminent writers who have made outstanding and lifelong contributions to Australian literature....» Read More

 

EMERGING ABORIGINAL ARTISTS MAY BE 'CHOSEN'

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-11-25 15:35:58

The Australia Council's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board is calling on senior artists and other elders in Indigenous communities to identify young people and emerging artists who need to be skilled up. Sums of money up to...» Read More

 

BEAUTIFUL ONE DAY.....?

BEAUTIFUL ONE DAY.....?

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-11-23 16:31:48

Unspoken in this ironical borrowing of the Queensland State tourism slogan is a quite different conclusion – DEAD THE NEXT. For this new play at Belvoir Theatre in Sydney is another telling of the sad story of the death of Mulrunji...» Read More

 

Kick Arts Exhibition, Seed to Seed

Kick Arts Exhibition, Seed to Seed

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-11-23 13:55:12

Seed to Seed is an exhibition of new paintings by the 2012 Redlands Art Prize winner, Claudine Marzik, and ephemeral sculpture by renowned Cairns florist, Tijn Meulendijks. The exhibition has been developed over the last eight weeks in the KickArts...» Read More

 

ARTITJA: THE GIFT COLLECTION – ART + OBJECTS

ARTITJA: THE GIFT COLLECTION – ART + OBJECTS

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-11-22 14:05:51

For the first time South Fremantle based Artitja Fine Art will hold their Christmas affordable art exhibition on the first floor of the PS Art Space in Packenham Street, in central Fremantle. Now in its fourth year the ART + OBJECTS:...» Read More

 

Highlights From November Aboriginal Art Auctions

Highlights From November Aboriginal Art Auctions

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-11-22 03:03:06

A number of auctions of Aboriginal art have taken place over the last couple of weeks producing a number of sales. The 13th November Arnaud Serval Auction of Aboriginal Art held in Geneva by Koller Auctions included paintings by highly regarded...» Read More

 

BRINGING THE DESERT TO PERTH

BRINGING THE DESERT TO PERTH

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-11-20 16:50:31

We don’t need a map is a major new exhibition celebrating the distinct and joyful visual language of the Martu and their connection to country. This expansive exhibition, taking place at the Fremantle Arts Centre (FAC) until January, provides an...» Read More

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

Bundyi Festival

Bundyi Festival

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-11-13 12:47:25

AlburyCity is hosting the Bundyi: Come Share With Us Festival, 21 – 25 November, celebrating Aboriginal culture. It is a great opportunity to meet and talk with local Aboriginal people. Highlights of the event include: Bundyi Evening Gathering QEII comes alive with...» Read More

 

The Journey Forward

The Journey Forward

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-11-13 12:21:20

Come on a journey with Albury Art Gallery’s latest exhibition. The Journey Forward is the second exhibition coordinated by AlburyCity and Murray Arts that exclusively showcases artists involved in the Aboriginal Artists Network. The exhibition will feature 13 artists and highlights...» Read More

 

Gambarra Yasi (Cyclone Yasi) Exhibition

Gambarra Yasi (Cyclone Yasi) Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-11-13 10:55:44

This exhibition will feature a collection of small artworks created by Cyclone Yasi workers, volunteers and artists in the wake of the cyclone in 2011. The art centre doesn't know who all the Yasi works were created by, as the...» 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

 

Early Papunya Boards Lead Landmark Bonhams Aboriginal Art Auction

Early Papunya Boards Lead Landmark Bonhams Aboriginal Art Auction

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-11-09 12:51:03

Bonhams Australia has put together a fantastic sale of Aboriginal art that will be auctioned in Sydney on the 19th of November. One of the most ambitious and significant sales of Aboriginal art in recent years, the Bonhams sale...» Read More

 

A Buyers Market for Aboriginal Art at Mossgreen Sale of John Wregg and Judith Alexander Collection

A Buyers Market for Aboriginal Art at Mossgreen Sale of John Wregg and Judith Alexander Collection

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-11-01 10:33:10

The current climate of the market for Aboriginal art definitely favours the buyer – but that’s not necessarily a bad thing when one considers that all those bargain buys will re-enter the market at some stage in the future when...» Read More

 

France continues its Love of Aboriginal Art in Brisbane

France continues its Love of Aboriginal Art in Brisbane

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

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

 

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

 

Mystery Bidder Bids Big on Aboriginal Artefacts at Sotheby's Australia Sale

Mystery Bidder Bids Big on Aboriginal Artefacts at Sotheby's Australia Sale

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-10-18 03:49:52

Mysterious bidder 109 was somewhat of a saviour for Sotheby’s Australia during their 15th October Important Aboriginal & Oceanic Art sale in Sydney. Obviously prepared to spend whatever it took to acquire the objects of his desire, Mr. 109...» 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

 

People On Country

People On Country

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-10-16 17:58:52

Do you remember the ending to that great Indigenous film, Samson & Delilah? The damaged couple set up home in the middle of nowhere – a remote outstation where they could live off the country and recover their moral and...» Read More

 

Sotheby's 15th October Important Aboriginal Art Auction in Sydney

Sotheby's 15th October Important Aboriginal Art Auction in Sydney

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-10-15 10:03:15

Tonight in Sydney, Sotheby’s Australia will attempt to sell a collection of Important Aboriginal and Oceanic Art valued at between $1.3-1.9 million and featuring works by artists such as Kitty Kantilla, Ginger Riley Mundwalawala, Anatjari Tjakamarra and Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula. Leading...» Read More

 

Nominations Open WA Indigenous Art Awards 2013

Nominations Open WA Indigenous Art Awards 2013

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-10-11 17:17:45

The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards is a national award founded in 2008 to celebrate the breadth, diversity and excellence in art from all corners of Indigenous Australia. The awards acknowledge the significant and ongoing contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...» 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

 

DAWN OF ART IN THE KIMBERLEY

DAWN OF ART IN THE KIMBERLEY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-09-28 16:52:17

There are obsessives – and then there's Mike Donaldson. The 67 year old geologist has already produced a mighty book of images from the Burrup Peninsular area, alerting the world to its remote beauty and the threat from industrial developments...» Read More

 

THE CODE TO BE TOUGHENED

THE CODE TO BE TOUGHENED

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

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

 

Major Sydney building facade transformed by Aboriginal art

Major Sydney building facade transformed by Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-09-22 13:05:06

An Aboriginal artist whose work has been exhibited in Paris, Santa Fe and Shanghai has given one of Sydney’s most prominent buildings a dramatic makeover. ‘Always was, always will be’, by Reko Rennie, covers the full façade of the T2 building...» 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

 

Aboriginal Art Triumphs at Brisbane Sale of Ross and Rona Clarke Collection

Aboriginal Art Triumphs at Brisbane Sale of Ross and Rona Clarke Collection

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-09-13 16:47:26

Contrary to what some have said about the Mossgreen sale of the Ross and Rona Clarke collection held in Brisbane, the sale was actually quite a triumph both for Mossgreen and the market for Aboriginal art. A sold by lot rate...» Read More

 

Spectacular Lineage Display

Spectacular Lineage Display

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

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

 

Artist Opportunity in Victoria

Artist Opportunity in Victoria

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-09-11 17:58:09

Kidsafe Victoria is seeking a Victorian Aboriginal artist to adapt a set of child injury prevention resources for the Victorian Aboriginal community. Introduction Kidsafe, the Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia is an independent, non-profit, organisation dedicated to the prevention of unintentional...» Read More

 

CAN YOU SELL ABORIGINAL ART TOO CHEAPLY?

CAN YOU SELL ABORIGINAL ART TOO CHEAPLY?

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

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

 

Australia's First Indigenous Fashion Week Launches

Australia's First Indigenous Fashion Week Launches

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-09-03 12:04:22

This week in Sydney, Australia’s first indigenous fashion week opened its door for business. Called Australian Indigenous Fashion Week (AIFW), the organization will be a platform for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander designers to showcase high quality traditional and contemporary...» Read More

 

Digby Moran selected as finalist for Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize

Digby Moran selected as finalist for Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-08-27 17:23:49

Bundjalung artist Digby Moran has been selected as a finalist in the Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize for not one, but two artworks. Both Starlight and Someone’s Always Watching You, painted by Digby this year, have been selected. The Prize...» Read More

 

Bubbay: A Christmas Adventure

Bubbay: A Christmas Adventure

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-08-22 16:16:17

October 2012 book release, children's picture book Bubbay lives in the outback spending his days protecting a herd of goats from dingoes. He sleeps in his swag under the stars and the only person he visits is Mrs Timms for chicken’s...» Read More

 

Ode to Billy Thomas

Ode to Billy Thomas

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-08-20 16:23:00

Karnta Karnta - Billy Thomas. Circa 1920ʼs - July 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Karnta Karnta - Billy Thomas. Billy passed away peacefully on the morning of 17th July 2012 at the age care...» Read More

 

ciaf 2012

ciaf 2012

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-08-16 16:38:28

Get up close and personal with the art, dance, stories and traditions of the oldest continuous culture on Earth at Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2012. The world’s premiere showcase of Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture kicks...» Read More

 

BUNGAREE REVIVED

BUNGAREE REVIVED

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-08-15 12:29:01

“White Australia has a black history – white middle class Mosman has a black history. Aboriginal people are everywhere and Aboriginal people do everything. I came to work on this project to emphasise the Aboriginal history of the southeast and...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art at the 2012 Melbourne Art Fair

Aboriginal Art at the 2012 Melbourne Art Fair

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-08-12 11:20:31

The number of galleries exhibiting works of Aboriginal Art at the 2012 Melbourne art fair was disappointing. Those that did, however, experienced strong interest and good sales of work by a wide range of contemporary and more traditional artists. Melbourne...» 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

 

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

 

Artist Opportunities in Sydney

Artist Opportunities in Sydney

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-07-31 15:53:54

Marrickville Council has numerous opportunities for local artists. Applications are invited now for a range of programs for residents and practicing artists that encourage participation of arts and cultural activities at all stages of life. “The local community has told us...» Read More

 

The adventure story of two young brothers encountering a native bee

The adventure story of two young brothers encountering a native bee

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-07-31 10:25:07

Written by Nola Turner-Jensen and Illustrated by Dub Leffler, The Sugarbag is an adventure story of Jimmy and Max, two young brothers, who are on their way to visit their grandfather. Walking through the bush, they encounter an Australian native...» Read More

 

WA shares in $48 million funds for Indigenous arts

WA shares in $48 million funds for Indigenous arts

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

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

 

Kangaroo Point new home to Indigenous performing artists

Kangaroo Point new home to Indigenous performing artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-07-26 15:53:09

Arts Minister Ros Bates has joined students from the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts (ACPA) for a brief tour of their new home at Brisbane’s Kangaroo Point. Ms Bates watched students in action in theatre rehearsals and music, ballet...» Read More

 

UWA Professor Sets Sights on Pilbara Rock Art

UWA Professor Sets Sights on Pilbara Rock Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-07-22 17:06:32

ARCHEOLOGIST Professor Jo McDonald is the inaugural Rio Tinto chair of Rock Art Studies at the University of Western Australia. She says her main focus will be the study of Pilbara rock art, and directing the Centre for Rock Art Research...» Read More

 

AGNSW 'S TENTATIVE REHANG

AGNSW 'S TENTATIVE REHANG

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-07-20 19:12:05

Almost three years ago, I reported here about the strange and wonderful arrival of the Art Gallery of NSW's iconic Pukumani Poles in its so-called Colonial Courts – perfectly placed in chronological terms, but utterly challenging beside the best efforts...» Read More

 

Prof Larissa Behrendt releases Dummies Book

Prof Larissa Behrendt releases Dummies Book

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-07-10 15:31:45

YOU probably knew that indigenous art was ''more than rocks and dots'', as academic Larissa Behrendt explains in her new book, Indigenous Australia for Dummies. But were you aware that the largest indigenous populations in Australia are urban? That indigenous Australians...» 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

 

CAT AMONGST THE PIGEONS

CAT AMONGST THE PIGEONS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-06-28 14:14:02

This weekend in Sydney, two free discussions about Aboriginal art are likely to set the proverbial cat amongst the pigeons. Both are at the Opera House on Saturday and involve leading Blak players in the art game. Session One, particularly,...» Read More

 

Tribal Trend Sparks International Hunt for Aboriginal Artefacts

Tribal Trend Sparks International Hunt for Aboriginal Artefacts

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-06-25 16:07:12

Collectors and investors have been scouring auctions all over the world in the hunt for Aboriginal artefacts as a global tribal artefacts trend continues to emerge. Bonhams Australia sold a number of important Aboriginal artefacts during their 28th May Aboriginal Art...» Read More

 

Art prize of $40k open to Aboriginal artists from NSW

Art prize of $40k open to Aboriginal artists from NSW

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-06-25 14:46:42

THE 2012 PARLIAMENT OF NEW SOUTH WALES ABORIGINAL ART PRIZE IS NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES Aboriginal artists born in or living as residents of New South Wales are invited to enter the 2012 Parliament of New South Wales Aboriginal Art...» 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

 

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

 

British Daily Mail find Sex Angle in Rock Paintings

British Daily Mail find Sex Angle in Rock Paintings

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-06-20 11:31:07

Here's an unsual take on the recent discovery of ancient rock art, reproduced here in full. Aboriginal erotic rock art proves that – even 28,000 years ago – men had ONE thing on their minds Explicit scenes depicted in Australia's oldest known...» Read More

 

Finding puts Aborigines among art's avant garde

Finding puts Aborigines among art's avant garde

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-06-19 11:23:52

ARCHAEOLOGISTS at a remote site in southwest Arnhem Land have made a discovery establishing early Australian Aborigines as among the most advanced people in human evolution. A team led by Bruno David from Monash University has found and firmly dated a...» Read More

 

BLACKFELLA FILMS

BLACKFELLA FILMS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-06-15 12:59:46

A welcome change at the Sydney Film Festival was a special program of Indigenous films – Australian and international. This appears to be a move out of the Opera House by Rachel Perkins's Blackfella Films, where their Message Sticks film...» Read More

 

Mossgreen's Sell-Out Aboriginal Art Auction

Mossgreen's Sell-Out Aboriginal Art Auction

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-06-11 14:18:37

Mossgreen Auctions produced one of the best Aboriginal art auction results in recent times with their auction of Indigenous art from the collection of John W. Kluge which achieved an amazing 100% clearance rate and a sale total of $787,485.60...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Artist Auction Records at Stellar Sotheby’s Sale

Aboriginal Artist Auction Records at Stellar Sotheby’s Sale

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-06-11 11:29:52

The Sotheby’s Australia June 5 Important Aboriginal Art sale held in Melbourne was further evidence that the Aboriginal art market will react with enthusiasm when they are offered top quality, rare works that have excellent provenance. A tightly curated,...» Read More

 

Mabo adheres to the first principles of biography

Mabo adheres to the first principles of biography

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-06-10 17:26:52

THE good biographer assumes nothing, trusts no one, checks every detail but never lets a good story escape. The best are always alert for what literary critic Peter Steele once called "riddle, quizzicality and quirk". Biography, like historical romance, must...» 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

 

Spectacular Aboriginal Art from the Kluge Collection to be Sold by Mossgreen

Spectacular Aboriginal Art from the Kluge Collection to be Sold by Mossgreen

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-06-04 12:27:28

Mossgreen will sell an amazing array of Aboriginal paintings from the highly prestigious collection of the late John W. Kluge at their Melbourne saleroom on Wednesday the 6th of June. The sale, which is undoubtedly one of the most significant...» 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

 

Cutting-edge Aboriginal Art at Bonhams Australia May 29 Contemporary Art Sale

Cutting-edge Aboriginal Art at Bonhams Australia May 29 Contemporary Art Sale

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-05-25 22:12:29

On the 29th of May, Bonhams Australia will auction a fantastic catalogue of art from the Fehily Collection of Contemporary Art including a number of significant contemporary Aboriginal works by the likes of Julie Dowling, Gordon Bennett and Brook Andrew....» 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

 

SECOND INDIGENOUS TRIENNIAL

SECOND INDIGENOUS TRIENNIAL

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-05-23 14:27:49

Why did the word 'colourless' spring to my mind when trying to sum up the National Gallery's second National Indigenous Art Triennial? I think the answer intrinsically springs from the diminished role played by vibrant Desert art. Yes – there's...» Read More

 

Lives hidden in the life's work

Lives hidden in the life's work

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-05-21 09:30:36

THE looped chains of brilliant colour, the radiating line-work, the grids and vortex patterns -- they speak of a personality, and a strong one. At last, six years after her death, the dazzling Warlpiri artist Lorna Fencer Napurrurla is the...» 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

 

Aboriginal Art Auction Signals a Shift Towards Minimalism and Tradition

Aboriginal Art Auction Signals a Shift Towards Minimalism and Tradition

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-05-10 16:33:12

The market for Aboriginal art has had a tough time of late as the cautious buying activities of collectors and investors allude to a market in a state of suspended animation that is struggling to establish a new identity in...» Read More

 

GUNYBI “SPEAKS TO ALL TIMES AND ALL PLACES”

GUNYBI “SPEAKS TO ALL TIMES AND ALL PLACES”

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-05-09 17:10:14

It is time to celebrate the Yolngu artist, Gunybi Ganambarr. His selection amongst the ten remote artists who are defined as “the cream, of the crop at this moment in history” in the Second National Indigenous Art Triennial at the...» 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

 

Australian film The Sapphires screening at Cannes

Australian film The Sapphires screening at Cannes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-05-01 21:32:45

THE Australian film based on the true story of an indigenous girl band singing Motown classics, The Sapphires, has been selected as part of the official selection at the upcoming 2012 Cannes Film Festival. It is the only Australian feature film...» 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

 

TOMMY WATSON'S RED HOTEL

TOMMY WATSON'S RED HOTEL

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

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

 

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

 

Applications Sought for CEO of Linked-Up Qld

Applications Sought for CEO of Linked-Up Qld

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-04-13 20:17:23

Enhance the lives of Indigenous people & members of the stolen generation Further develop best practice service delivery models Brisbane based, state-wide responsibilities Link-Up Queensland delivers confidential and culturally sensitive research, reunion and counselling services to adult Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who...» 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

 

5-star Hotel in Adelaide to be named after Tommy Watson

5-star Hotel in Adelaide to be named after Tommy Watson

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-04-09 18:06:21

The Melbourne-based Art Series Hotel group has announced that its first hotel in Adelaide will be named after Tommy Watson, one of Australia's most distinguished Aboriginal artists. The Adelaide hotel that's due to open next September will be the fourth in...» 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

 

Finding harmony through film

Finding harmony through film

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-03-27 19:11:26

Students from Robinvale P-12 have been given the chance to explore cultural identity in one of the most ethinically diverse communities in Victoria, and all through the process of making a film. The group is made up of 9 students from...» 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

 

Northcote artist's winning dream

Northcote artist's winning dream

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-03-26 19:40:23

A PRIZE-winning work in Victoria’s Indigenous Art Awards was literally a dream come true for its creator Glenda Nicholls. Two weeks ago, Nicholls, a Northcote resident, won the $5000 Koorie Heritage Trust Acquisition Award and the $5000 Victorian Indigenous Art Award...» Read More

 

$6 for a Namatjira? Almost...

$6 for a Namatjira? Almost...

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-03-26 19:06:00

There's no accounting for taste when a masterpiece is ignored in a garage sale. It was the spring-clean that almost cost a Cairns woman a masterpiece. She had put a few household items in a garage sale, including a painting of...» Read More

 

ABORIGINAL ART DRESS SPAT

ABORIGINAL ART DRESS SPAT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-03-16 13:57:58

"The Mulleavy sisters stand out from the New York Fashion Week crowd with an imaginative Fall line full of Outback influences", pronounced The Daily Beast blog on February 14 this year. "The two sisters behind the Rodarte label are rare...» Read More

 

Women with Clever Hands

Women with Clever Hands

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-03-16 11:37:18

The two year tour of fibre work from the small, almost unknown Arnhemland community of Gapuwiyak is continuing with its opening in Sydney, at the Object Gallery later this month. Originating from Wagga Wagga Art Gallery under the aegis of...» Read More

 

Honour for Bendigo amateur artists

Honour for Bendigo amateur artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-03-11 12:12:10

A BENDIGO artist has taken out a Victorian award for a confronting black and white photograph of his nephew. Simon Penrose, 25, last night won a Victorian Indigenous Art Award for his work on paper. It was the first time the amateur...» 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

 

Studio Opps for Aboriginal & TS Islanders in Sydney

Studio Opps for Aboriginal & TS Islanders in Sydney

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-03-07 09:33:23

Applications are now open for Marrickville Council’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Arts Studio Program. The Program provides support to Aboriginal artists and crafts people living or contributing to Marrickville’s art and cultural life. Council offers a studio space...» 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

 

Art centres and communities (transcript)

Art centres and communities (transcript)

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

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

 

New threat to world’s largest rock art collection

New threat to world’s largest rock art collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-02-01 17:55:22

ROCK ART ON WESTERN AUSTRALIA'S Burrup Peninsula is facing more industrial threats, despite new scientific findings that the ancient Pilbara site is "a masterpiece of human creative genius" worthy of World Heritage status. Around one million rock engravings, or petroglyphs, are...» Read More

 

Victorian Indigenous Art Awards Finalists

Victorian Indigenous Art Awards Finalists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-01-31 18:37:49

This year’s exhibition has a total of 27 artworks by 20 artists all in the running for over $50,000 in prizes. The finalists are: Paola Balla - (two works) Katen Boy Sacred Ibis Trevor Turbo Brown - (two works) Owl Dreaming Every Dog Have...» Read More

 

FOLEY

FOLEY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-01-30 14:44:11

The 40th anniversary last week of the accidental Aboriginal Embassy on the lawns of Old Parliament House in Canberra was as good an opportunity as any to learn how it came about even before the messy events that accompanied it....» 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

 

Artprice Predicts Stronger Australian Art Market

Artprice Predicts Stronger Australian Art Market

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-01-26 16:09:15

Aboriginal art occupies a special place in Australia and 3 of the 6 artists in the Top 10 auction results are Aborigines. One of the three Aboriginal artists in Australian contemporary art ranking, Dorothy NAPANGARDI , has enjoyed strong demand since...» 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

 

Indigenous Visual Arts Residency Available

Indigenous Visual Arts Residency Available

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-01-23 11:10:31

An Indigenous Visual Arts Resident role is being offered through the Indigenous Visual Arts Residency program through Arts Victoria in partnership with the Office of the Arts to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander artist or arts-worker living in Victoria. It...» 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

 

BLACK CAPITAL?

BLACK CAPITAL?

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-01-12 08:56:07

It's Lindy Hume's third and last Sydney Festival, and, finally she's got up a major indigenous contribution. There was a time after Rhoda Roberts' 1997 Dreaming Festival for the Olympics, backed up by the pair of Adelaide Festivals from Peter...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art .. On a Cake!

Aboriginal Art .. On a Cake!

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-01-04 13:58:38

Novy Rich has been creating gorgeous Aboriginal art on cakes for over 20 years. Many of the designs are inspired by her husband, Mundara Koorang, renowned international Aboriginal artist, author, actor and Elder, and daughter Nganuwaay Koolyn's artwork. From simplistic...» 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

 

RESALE ROYALTY UPDATE

RESALE ROYALTY UPDATE

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

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

 

CHRISTMAS COMES TO COOGEE

CHRISTMAS COMES TO COOGEE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-12-02 12:14:10

With just about every Aussie Aboriginal art gallery stocked to the hilt, it's not surprising that Christmas has brought out some novel approaches to clearing the shelves. I love Muk Muk's idea of offering 12 serious artworks at 50% off prices...» 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

 

Old memories from a new master

Old memories from a new master

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-11-09 09:58:58

FOR Justin Puruntatameri, almost 90 years old and the newest art star on the verdant Tiwi Islands, life's retrospect looks like a long adventure movie, rich in strange characters and flickering, fast-changing scenes. There are the Macassan trepang fishermen who came...» 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

 

'REVEALED': Emerging Aboriginal Artists from WA

'REVEALED': Emerging Aboriginal Artists from WA

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

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

 

Cairns Fundraising Art Auction

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-10-28 14:06:36

Cairns Mayor, Val Schier, invites you to a fundraising Art Auction on Sunday 30 October for a unique opportunity to purchase works of art and craft donated by local and interstate artists. This event is a fundraiser for Val Schier’s Cairns...» 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

 

Guided Visits – Aboriginal art at the Art Gallery of NSW – 28-29 Sep 2011

Guided Visits – Aboriginal art at the Art Gallery of NSW – 28-29 Sep 2011

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-09-16 16:06:11

IDAIA – International Development for Australian Indigenous Art – is delighted to organise a series a guided visits of the new Aboriginal art exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney. The opportunity to better appreciate the...» Read More

 

FORM presents Let the Country Come In Geraldton Regional Art Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-09-10 17:06:08

Greenough Regional Prison is an unlikely home to a gifted group of Aboriginal artists hailing from communities with a strong heritage in painting throughout regional Western Australia. Let the country come in exhibits the results of an artist development...» Read More

 

CIAF 2011

CIAF 2011

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-08-23 10:55:26

The third edition of the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, enjoyed by about 15,000 people in the balmy setting of Cairns in the Spring revealed the constant state of evolution that is Queensland's indigenous art scene. Prime amongst the developments was the...» Read More

 

Emerging artist reaches significant milestone

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-08-15 12:06:06

PLEASE READ & FORWARD VIA YOUR NETWORK. THANK YOU! Contact: Napolean Oui Phone: 07 40394434 Email: napoleanoui@dodo.com.au Website: www.napoleanoui.com ...» Read More

 

YOUNG YOLNGU WINS IN WA

YOUNG YOLNGU WINS IN WA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-08-13 00:39:05

YOUNG YOLNGU WINS IN WA The most valuable indigenous art prize – the Western Australia Indigenous Art Award of $50,000 has been won by Gunybi Ganambarr from Yirrkala in NW Arnhemland. After two years of triumphs by artists from the Buku...» 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

 

After 45,000 years, Aboriginal art is still evolving.

After 45,000 years, Aboriginal art is still evolving.

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-08-05 19:18:03

After my recent excitement at discovering with David Walsh (on Mona) that Aboriginal art is too sophisticated for many a Western eye to comprehend, this piece from the New Statesman in the UK, written by columnist Will Self and published...» Read More

 

Indigenous Photographer named in Great Moments in BlackHistory

Indigenous Photographer named in Great Moments in BlackHistory

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-07-27 12:01:58

GREAT MOMENTS IN BLAKISTORY 27 July 2011 - Wayne Quilliam CELEBRATING BLAK HISTORY MONTH 27 July 2011 Wayne Quilliam Adjunct Professor Wayne Quilliam, a Palawa man from Tasmania, is one of Australia¹s leading photographers. He has more than 1000 publications in books and magazines worldwide and...» 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

 

Buku-Manapanmirr “Meeting Together and Sharing Yolngu Knowledge and Culture”

Buku-Manapanmirr “Meeting Together and Sharing Yolngu Knowledge and Culture”

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-06-29 18:55:23

A celebration of cultural sharing through traditional and contemporary interpretations of ‘Raark’ painting, carving and weaving, by the artists of Milingimbi arts centre in Arnhem Land. 16 artists from Milingimbi, NE Arnhem Land, will travel to Brisbane where they will perform...» 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

 

GOING NOWHERE IN TOOMELAH

GOING NOWHERE IN TOOMELAH

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-06-20 12:56:28

The phrases 'Aboriginal time' and “Gone walkabout' are generally uttered with pejorative intent – they're seen as part of the 'failure' of Aboriginal society. But as film director Ivan Sen would say – indeed he did at his film Toomelah's...» Read More

 

Home and the Rights of Indigenous People Art Exhibition Opening

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-06-16 22:15:14

Tuesday 21 June, 6-8pm. Home and the Rights of Indigenous People Art Exhibition Opening. Refreshments provided. Speaker Monica Morgan, Amnesty International Indigenous Rights Campaigner. Exhibition runs Weds 22nd June to Sun 26th June, 11am-4pm. At the Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative,...» Read More

 

Introduction to Aboriginal Art, Talk in French - Tuesday 28 June @ Institut Catholique de Paris

Introduction to Aboriginal Art, Talk in French - Tuesday 28 June @ Institut Catholique de Paris

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-06-16 16:30:35

IDAIA is delighted to present an introductory talk in French focused on understanding the uniqueness of Aboriginal art. It will explore its origins, issues at stake for its survival, various contemporary forms, and its development. Aboriginal art is known internationally...» Read More

 

Guided visit - Aboriginal art @ Musee du quai Branly, Paris

Guided visit - Aboriginal art @ Musee du quai Branly, Paris

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-06-16 16:26:06

IDAIA is delighted to announce that Solenne Ducos-Lamotte, specialist in Aboriginal art, founder and director of IDAIA will be conducting a visit of the superb Aboriginal art collection of the Musee du quai Branly in Paris. A fantastic occasion for...» Read More

 

Dawning - Young artists from Maningrida

Dawning - Young artists from Maningrida

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

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

 

Dawning – Artists from Maningrida Arts & Culture

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

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

 

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

 

BLACK FILM-MAKING

BLACK FILM-MAKING

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-05-13 16:55:26

Two fabulously true-to-life pictures of indigenous life in Australia are currently on offer on the big screen. If it's men and the minimally urban world of the Kimberley you're after – think Wyndham and Halls Creek and salt-pans in between...» Read More

 

Ngura Inkanyi - Singing Country

Ngura Inkanyi - Singing Country

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

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

 

IS ABORIGINAL ART BACK TO ITS AUCTION PEAK?

IS ABORIGINAL ART BACK TO ITS AUCTION PEAK?

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-05-10 12:49:45

“I am thrilled with the art we have put together for this auction”, asserts Crispin Gutteridge, Head of Aboriginal Art at auction house Deutscher and Hackett. “It is the finest group of works yet to be auctioned by us in...» Read More

 

THE GOOD AND THE BAD IN THE KIMBERLEY

THE GOOD AND THE BAD IN THE KIMBERLEY

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

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

 

ALEX NGANJIMIRRA 'QUEENS' IT UP

ALEX NGANJIMIRRA 'QUEENS' IT UP

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-04-29 17:28:56

A wonderful suite of paintings by Oenpelli's Alex Nganjimirra has emerged five years after his death just in time to celebrate the Royal Wedding. Painted between 2002 and 2004, the son of Bobby Nganjimirra simply imagined the English 'Queen lady”...» 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

 

WA INDIGENOUS ART AWARDS FINALISTS CHOSEN

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-04-05 14:03:53

The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards, the richest Indigenous arts prize in the country, have announced the 16 finalists who will each be invited to place a body of work into competition for a share in prizes totalling $65,000. The WAIAA are...» Read More

 

TOMMY WATSON - THE BOOK

TOMMY WATSON - THE BOOK

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

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

 

APY LANDS PROJECT INVOLVES YOUNG & OLD

APY LANDS PROJECT INVOLVES YOUNG & OLD

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-03-23 09:43:44

Ngayulu witini ngayuku Mamaku tjukurpa. Ngayulu witini ngayuku Ngunytjuku tjukurpa. - "I hold My Fathers Story. I hold my Mothers Story".   This exhibition is the outcome of a project initiated by Hector Burton who is a senior man working for Tjala...» Read More

 

First exhibition of Warakurna Artists outside of Australia

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

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

 

Victorian Artists Challenge the Norms

Victorian Artists Challenge the Norms

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-03-18 14:26:01

Melbourne-based contemporary artist Ben McKeown has been awarded Victoria’s biggest prize for indigenous artists – the $25,000 Deadly Art Award, supported by Arts Victoria. McKeown was one of four artists to take out top honours at the 2011 Victorian Indigenous...» 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

 

WHEN THE WORLD WAS SOFT

WHEN THE WORLD WAS SOFT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-03-07 14:03:32

That's a phrase that's come into my life twice recently. Reviewing a mighty tome on the Burrup Peninsular's extraordinary petroglyphs, I was introduced to that phrase as the words of the Yaburara people who'd created that extraordinary ancient rock gallery...» Read More

 

A guided visit of the Aboriginal Art exhibition at the AGNSW with Solenne Ducos-Lamotte, IDAIA's Director, Specialist in Aboriginal Art

A guided visit of the Aboriginal Art exhibition at the AGNSW with Solenne Ducos-Lamotte, IDAIA's Director, Specialist in Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-02-25 12:27:22

An evening tour of the art+soul exhibition Wednesday 16 March A guided visit of the Aboriginal Art exhibition at the AGNSW with Solenne Ducos-Lamotte, specialist in Aboriginal Art and IDAIA's Director, an organisation dedicated to the international development of a quality and...» Read More

 

Dibirdibi Country, My Country - Sally Gabori Solo Show

Dibirdibi Country, My Country - Sally Gabori Solo Show

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-02-19 17:20:52

One of Australia’s most exciting and collectable contemporary artists, Sally Gabori, gets her first solo show in Singapore at the Australian High Commission, Singapore. In 2005 an elderly Kaiadilt woman, living in one of Australia’s most remote communities, took the art...» Read More

 

WILD DEADLY WOMAN AT AGATHON

WILD DEADLY WOMAN AT AGATHON

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-02-17 16:27:37

It's a commonplace in Aboriginal art that creative people emerge from nowhere at a mature age and delight us with their accumulated experience – now set down on canvas. But, until now, it's usually an artist from a remote community...» Read More

 

Lake Bolac Eel Festival, Nerissa Major's Local Koori Art Display

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-02-07 11:24:18

Local Koori Artist, Nerissa Major, will be having a display of her Unique Affordable Aboriginal Art, Handmade Gifts and Jewellery. Nerissa will also be having a Koori Art & Craft Workshop. $5 per project. Come and Create your own...» Read More

 

Lake Bolac Eel Festival, Nerissa Major's Local Koori Art Display

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-02-07 11:22:42

Local Koori Artist, Nerissa Major, will b having a display of her Unique Affordable Aboriginal Art, Handmade Gifts and Jewellery. Nerissa will also be having a Koori Art & Craft Workshop. $5 per project. Come and Create your own...» Read More

 

AUTSIDER ART IN BELARUS

AUTSIDER ART IN BELARUS

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-02-05 10:15:13

Mainpage /Authors Lyapin Alexey Year of Birth: 1966 Live in: Mozyr, Belarus Genres: graphics, painting, poetry Total works: 29 Nicholas Red Lioness and the Bird of Paradise Dreams tabby Music Crow french fries The death of a visiting musician Taste of thought Poet Man of the Moon Point Все работы автора I declare exactly, correctly and adequately...» Read More

 

DEATH OF IAN ABDULLA

DEATH OF IAN ABDULLA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-02-01 17:26:59

On the morning of Saturday 29 January, at the age of 63, Aboriginal artist Ian Abdulla passed away at the Berri Hospital, South Australia after a brief battle with cancer. His family was by his side. Born under a gum tree...» Read More

 

INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS GATHERING IN WINNIPEG

INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS GATHERING IN WINNIPEG

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-01-31 12:18:53

One of the largest collections of Indigenous art ever assembled is being shown at galleries throughout Winnipeg in Canada. There are around 60 pieces of art included in Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years, created by 34 diverse artists. "Since...» Read More

 

Western desert artist leaves behind record of women's ceremony

Western desert artist leaves behind record of women's ceremony

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-01-13 15:13:15

THE art world has been shaken by the death in early January of a ''visionary'' leader of the western desert art movement. Makinti Napanangka, thought to be in her 80s, took up painting in her 70s yet went on to...» 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

 

Discovery of Living Pigments in Bradshaw rock art

Discovery of Living Pigments in Bradshaw rock art

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-01-04 15:35:40

The age of Bradshaw rock art (also called Gwion gwion) is uncertain but estimated by indirect methods at between 46 000 years ago, based on the time of extinction of depicted live megafauna, and 70 000 years ago, which is...» Read More

 

‘No si hijomiono’o jabesi soré jajivo’ (We are painting the designs of our ancestors)

‘No si hijomiono’o jabesi soré jajivo’ (We are painting the designs of our ancestors)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-12-18 19:44:41

ReDot Fine Art Gallery is proud to welcome a very special exhibition of barkcloth art from the Ömie artists of Mount Lamington in Oro province, Papua New Guinea. An artistically groundbreaking event for ReDot Fine Art Gallery, this exhibition has...» Read More

 

Gulumbu Yunupingu is People's Choice in WA

Gulumbu Yunupingu is People's Choice in WA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-12-16 13:37:57

The great Yolngu artist, Gulumbu Yunupingu - big sister of Manduwuy - from Yirrkala in North East Arnhem Land, has won the People’s Choice Award of $5,000 in the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2010. This year, the voting couldn't be...» 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

 

Gems sparkle in Sotheby's earnings

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-12-08 02:11:09

Mr Goodman said Sotheby's jewellery and decorative arts divisions had boosted the company's results, in the face of a difficult market for both finding buyers and consigning items for auction across the company's divisions, which include Australian art, Aboriginal art...» Read More

 

Indigenous art code launched

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-12-08 02:06:20

THREE years after a Senate committee recommended sweeping changes to end the exploitation of indigenous artists and ensure fair play in the industry, a voluntary code of conduct is finally running. The board of Indigenous Art Code Limited, the company that...» Read More

 

Where Two Rivers Meet art exhibition is being held at the Studio Gallery East Gosford

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-12-08 02:05:59

FRANK Wright’s mission is to educate indigenous and non-indigenous children on Australia’s Aboriginal heritage through his artwork. Previously resident on the Central Coast and now living at Walgett a sister city to Gosford, Wright will be the major featured artist in...» Read More

 

Dunkeld Open Gardens and Galleries, Nerissa Major's At Studio

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-12-07 11:40:23

Activities now available at Nerissa Major's Art Studio. Koori Art and Craft Workshop $5 pp (inc. materials) Come and create your own piece of Koori Artwork. Experience a traditional "Welcome to Country" Greeting $50 (up to 4...» 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

 

MOLLIE GOWING'S LASTING LEGACY

MOLLIE GOWING'S LASTING LEGACY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-11-25 16:01:00

Edmund Capon, Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales today announced that Mollie Gowing, a great supporter of the Gallery and of Indigenous art in particular has left an important collection of 142 artworks plus a very generous...» Read More

 

ReDot Fine Art Gallery Annual Stockroom Christmas Show 2010

ReDot Fine Art Gallery Annual Stockroom Christmas Show 2010

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

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

 

ONCE UPON A TIME IN PAPUNYA

ONCE UPON A TIME IN PAPUNYA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-11-11 14:22:20

How to tackle this intimately informed, radically revisionist but ultimately frustrating tale of the art movement that did more than anything to change Australia's views about its indigenous people and bring their culture closer to the cities of the south? For...» Read More

 

Nominations Now Open Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2011

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-11-04 21:22:17

The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards is a national award founded in 2008 to celebrate the breadth, diversity and excellence of art from all corners of Indigenous Australia. The awards acknowledge the significant and ongoing contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait...» Read More

 

A New Sentimental Art Market Era Pt. 3

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-11-04 21:20:18

If you want some further examples of the sentimental and nostalgic direction that the art market is beginning to take then I shall provide you with two more. The first example is the direction that the Australian Aboriginal art market...» 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

 

Contrast of a harsh beauty

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-11-04 21:17:45

Marie Florence won the Aboriginal Art Prize at the Coraki Art Prize with a work titled Restriction = Loss of Freedom. She explained to me that it was about the former Cubawee mission and her life there as a child. I’ve spoken...» Read More

 

Outback art in Parliament

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-11-04 21:15:41

Works by local artist Peter Brown are part of the Outback Art Exhibition at Parliament House. Nationals member for Murray-Darling John Williams along with Barwon MP Kevin Humphries are presenting the exhibition on show from November 1 to November 26 at...» Read More

 

Stolen Gloria Petyarre Painting

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-11-02 00:24:46

By now, my painting by Gloria Petyarre (Bush Medicine Leaves 2008, International Artwork Code A15119, 200 x 150, 2062) an esteemed Australian Aboriginal artist, could be in Timbuktoo by now. Thanks to questionable management of the Sydney-based art investment...» Read More

 

Parsons Brinckerhoff launches plan to help Indigenous communities

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-29 21:49:35

Engineering company Parsons Brinckerhoff earlier this month launched its reconciliation action plan at the Art Gallery of NSW among some of Australia’s best indigenous art collection in the Yiribana Gallery. PB managing director Dr Jim Mantle said the RAP signalled a...» Read More

 

Get linear on most mediums

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-28 21:51:53

One of the state's foremost experts on Aboriginal art was in Shepparton yesterday to encourage locals to enter the upcoming Victorian Indigenous Art Awards. Visiting Shepparton's Gallery Kaiela, VIAA curator Nicholas Boseley said local artists were well-placed for success at the...» Read More

 

Local artists take out major prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-28 20:53:58

Euraba Artists and Papermakers have taken out the 2010 NSW Parliament Aboriginal Art Prize. The winner of the prize was announced at NSW Parliament House on Wednesday, October 20. The Euraba artists won with their collaborative work, ‘Gaduu – Murray cod 2010’,...» 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

 

Gallery puts final touches to indigenous wing

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-26 23:21:31

After several years and millions of dollars $100 million to be precise the monumental building works in the National Gallery precinct are finally complete, with a grand new entrance to prove it. But with the official opening not until next week,...» Read More

 

Proposal to house the Keeping Place in Barangaroo

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-23 20:39:02

Aboriginal artist Gordon Syron and his wife Elaine have put together a 30-page proposal to the Barangaroo Delivery Authority requesting a home for their Keeping Place aboriginal art collection. “It is our dream for the collection to form the basis of...» Read More

 

Aboriginal artist Weaver Jack dies in Broome

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-23 04:45:46

The Aboriginal art community is mourning the death of Weaver Jack, the first indigenous artist to be shortlisted for the Archibald Prize. She was a master colourist whose work showed a strong bond to her home country. Jack, a senior Yulparija woman...» 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

 

DEATH OF WEAVER JACK

DEATH OF WEAVER JACK

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-10-20 16:40:07

In a statement from Short Street Gallery in Broome, which represented the Yulparija artists of Bidyadanga, Emily Rohr has said: "It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to the formidable, Weaver Jack, who passed away on 6th October 2010....» Read More

 

Arts seminar, Why Collect? presented by Helen Cole and Brian Tucker

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-19 03:55:13

What: Arts seminar, Why Collect? presented by Helen Cole and Brian Tucker When: 10.30am on Tuesday 26 October Where: Caloundra Regional Gallery Cost: Free This month...» 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

 

 ART FOR A GREAT CAUSE

ART FOR A GREAT CAUSE

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

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

 

Vatican echoes to sound of didgeridoo

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-17 03:14:51

The Vatican echoed to the sounds of the didgeridoo on Friday at an Aboriginal show in memory of Mary MacKillop, who is about to be named Australia's first saint. A dozen bare-chested dancers wearing body paint performed songs and dances in...» Read More

 

Cultural capital war flares on new front

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-17 02:59:17

Some interesting developments for future Indigenous Art museums.... Premier Bligh thinks differently as far as indigenous art is concerned. In revealing early plans to The Age to build a major gallery devoted to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in Queensland...» 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

 

art + soul - Dreams And Nightmares

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

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

 

2011 VICTORIAN INDIGENOUS ART AWARDS OPEN

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-12 02:27:12

From the Minister for the Arts Monday, 11 October 2010 Entries are now open for the 2011 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards (VIAA), the State’s premiere celebration of our Indigenous visual arts sector. Minister for the Arts Peter Batchelor said the awards aimed...» Read More

 

New Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander art galleries

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-12 02:26:47

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have existed on the continent of Australia for tens of thousands of years. Their art and traditions are among the oldest and richest in human history. The designs, patterns and stories were taught to Indigenous...» Read More

 

The spirit wakes anew

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-12 01:39:56

BINDI Cole's first response when she was invited to curate an exhibition for the Melbourne International Arts Festival was one of relative calm. The 35-year-old Melbourne-based artist, who last year was awarded the coveted $25,000 Deadly Art Award for her...» Read More

 

Keeping Place collection seeks a permanent home

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-10 01:43:20

Keeping Place consists of 1500 artworks plus artefacts and photographs collected over 40 years by Aboriginal artist and activist Gordon Syron and his wife Elaine. The collection had been housed in an Eveleigh railway shed described as "dilapidated, daggy and downright...» Read More

 

Landmark space embodies soul of the nation

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-09 01:41:57

Indigenous art has found a welcome home at the reinvigorated National Gallery of Australia. AT last, indigenous art has the national showcase it needs: 11 luminous, purpose-built galleries at the entrance to the country's flagship visual arts institution in the centre...» Read More

 

2009 NAIDOC Artist of the Year Wayne Quilliam nominated for International Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-08 06:52:30

One of Australia’s leading Indigenous photographers has been nominated as a Master of Photography by National Geographic. The 2009 NAIDOC Artist of the Year Wayne Quilliam said “To be considered for such an award is an honour and I...» Read More

 

HETTI'S MULTI-MEDIA PROJECT

HETTI'S MULTI-MEDIA PROJECT

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-07 12:16:46

Bigger than Ben Hur (which is soon to be at a football stadium near you)! Hetti Perkins, Senior Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the Art Gallery of NSW, turns out to be a gentle, girlish guide...» Read More

 

Victorian Indigenous Art Awards 2011

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-07 01:41:52

The 2011 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards is being presented and hosted by fortyfivedownstairs in partnership with Arts Victoria. For the first time the VIAA will be curated by resident Indigenous curator, Nicholas Boseley. The VIAA acknowledge and promote Indigenous artists...» Read More

 

Indigenous Cultural Development Officer

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-06 07:59:52

Communities NSW Arts NSW Position: Indigenous Cultural Development Officer Location: Sydney Job Grade/Classification: Clerk Grade 9/10 Vacancy ref: ART1075-000008GZ The Arts NSW Indigenous Cultural Development Officer leads and manages the development and implementation of the NSW Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Strategy. You will identify, assess...» Read More

 

Connection, Dislocation, Reclamation and Innovation: The 2010 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards

Connection, Dislocation, Reclamation and Innovation: The 2010 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-05 12:15:42

In its 27th year, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAAs) inaugurated a sixth category. The ‘New Media Award’ required artists to submit works reflecting the theme ‘connections’ with the stated aim to provide ‘a national platform...» Read More

 

Size may count at revamped gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-05 04:16:19

The National Gallery of Australia flung open its new narrow doors for the first time on Thursday night to 1000 guests including Culture's spies who reported that while the new entrance is impressive, "you wonder how it will cope with...» Read More

 

Gallery offers an indigenous opening

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-04 00:25:46

ABORIGINAL art takes centre stage at the revamped NGA in Canberra. THE entrance to the National Gallery of Australia, in Canberra, used to be hidden mysteriously in a side street, reached by a utilitarian flight of concrete stairs or a long...» Read More

 

Indigenous art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-04 00:20:40

KERRY O’BRIEN, PRESENTER: From the inner city to the remotest part of the nation, Australia's contemporary Aboriginal art movement is on the move. A new exhibition in Sydney is showcasing its richness and diversity. Curated by Hetti Perkins, the daughter of the...» Read More

 

NEW PARADIGM IN CANBERRA

NEW PARADIGM IN CANBERRA

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

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

 

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

 

Gallery opens new chapter

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-03 00:28:17

After three years in the making, the National Gallery of Australia has finally revealed its stunning new $100 million entrance and indigenous art wing. Governor-General Quentin Bryce officially opened the additions last night before a buzzing VIP crowd of about 1000...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art's new face at Canberra gallery

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

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

 

Finalists announced for Aboriginal Art Prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-03 00:21:32

The finalists of the 2010 Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize have been announced, with 43 works from 37 artists being displayed at NSW Parliament House from September 29 - October 28. The art prize was established in 2005 and is...» Read More

 

The best reason to visit Canberra ... and there's more to come

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-03 00:13:10

Downstairs is impressive. But the 11 rooms of indigenous art upstairs in the new wing of the National Gallery are astounding. They have no equal in Australia. The loot is breathtaking. They are the best reason in a long time...» Read More

 

Rare Dance Showcases Indigenous Art Festival in Australia

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

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

 

New National Gallery Wing Devoted to Australian Indigenous Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-02 00:19:09

The National Gallery of Australia has opened its new wing devoted to one of the largest collections of Australian Aboriginal and Islander art. The new building in Parkes Place, Canberra, also created a new and more prominent entrance into the National...» Read More

 

MoB provides ANKAAA members shared resources

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

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

 

Curator unveils a triple treat

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-30 23:28:54

Hetti Perkins has put her heart and soul into an exhibition, television series and book about indigenous art, writes Steve Meacham. Like her famous father, the elegantly trouser-suited Hetti Perkins bites her nails and loves soccer. Unlike her famous father -...» Read More

 

Victorian art gallery boosts Indigenous art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-27 22:45:03

The National Gallery of Victoria has bolstered its collection of Indigenous artworks with three new paintings for its Aboriginal section. A Texas Downs Station picture by Rover Thomas and two Alec Mingelmanganu Wanjina paintings purchased by the gallery in 2008 are...» 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

 

Inteview: Ngurra Kutju Ngurrara - Belonging to One Country

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

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

 

Exhibition reveals Indigenous art impact

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-22 20:14:23

An exhibition showcasing the influence of Australia's most notable Indigenous artists has opened in Mackay in north Queensland. The collection, Namatjira to Now, includes the William Dargie portrait of Albert Namatjira, which won the Archibald Prize in 1956. The exhibition also features...» Read More

 

Namatjira: The Next Generation

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-21 20:35:10

Tuesday 28th September - Saturday 16th October Please join watercolour artists at the opening on Friday 1st October from 5pm - 7pm Watercolour Workshop Saturday 2nd October from 10am - 12pm Birrung Gallery is delighted to present Namatjira: The Next Generation, an exhibition...» 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

 

Politics of the Secret

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-21 20:12:55

Rumors that Vivien Johnson was writing a history of painting at Papunya have been reaching my ears for a long time now. When the publication of Johnson’s Lives of the Papunya Tula Painters was announced in 2008 by IAD...» 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

 

Discover Dunkeld, Nerissa Major's Art Studio

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-20 18:58:17

A display of Unique Local Affordable Aboriginal Artworks, Giftware and Jewelry For Sale. Listen to Some Local Koori Stories $3 per Person or $6 per family See Unusual Aboriginal Stone Tools and how they're used $2 per person...» Read More

 

Can Aboriginal Art Be Contemporary Art?

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-19 20:09:52

The Australian wades into a controversy over the current generation of aboriginal artists: A paper by Melbourne academic Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios says major artists such as Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri and Rover Thomas, are promoted as Aboriginal in a way...» 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

 

'Old stuff' seen in a new light

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-17 00:24:59

Historic Cape York art is on show alongside contemporary indigenous works. To see the first historic artworks collected from Aurukun on western Cape York alongside his own sculptures is an extraordinary occasion for artist Craig Koomeeta. "It makes the hair stand up...» Read More

 

NAMATJIRA CELEBRATION

NAMATJIRA CELEBRATION

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

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

 

The indigenous "genius" of Sally Gabori

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-15 21:27:37

I intended to speak with the artist Sally Gabori for this article, but was informed in a terse e-mail that she is not available for interviews. “Interviews need to be done in her Kayardild language and in person,” a...» Read More

 

Code to stop exploitation of Aboriginal artists

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

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

 

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

 

ABORIGINAL ART: THE SONGLINES

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-13 19:33:52

ARTS D’AUSTRALIE • STÉPHANE JACOB has great pleasure in inviting you to its new exhibition ABORIGINAL ART: THE SONGLINES Opening Wednesday September 8, 3 pm to 9 pm Galerie SEINE 51 - 51 rue de Seine, Paris 6ème Showing from September 9 to September...» Read More

 

Art Gallery of Western Australia and Water Corporation Win Visy Arts & Environment Award at WA AbaF Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-13 19:28:46

In July 2007 a unique partnership began between the Water Corporation and the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Last night this partnership won a WA AbaF Award for its contribution to environmental sustainability. The partnership explores the use of artistic and...» Read More

 

NEW GALLERY IN ALICE

NEW GALLERY IN ALICE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-09-10 18:34:45

NEW GALLERY IN ALICE After three years of preparation, the old butcher's shop in Lindsay Avenue on Alice Springs' Eastside is reopening as the Muk Muk Gallery. Appropriately, the new gallery has a brand new artist on show – Margaret Loy...» Read More

 

BIKES IN THE DESERT

BIKES IN THE DESERT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-09-09 13:56:26

All thirty school-age kids in the Western Desert community of Mt Liebig (Amunturrngu) will get new BMX bikes next Saturday (18th September). They've been donated by the Bikes for Bush Foundation – which is intending to fund further bikes for...» Read More

 

Indigenous art links people with stories

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-07 23:51:19

Members of the Stolen Generation and their communities are coming together in a new program focused on healing through art. Communities around Queensland are joining the initiative, run by Swinburne University in partnership with Link-Up Queensland, an organisation dedicated to...» Read More

 

KIN AND COUNTRY

KIN AND COUNTRY

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-07 21:27:40

Four interpretations of ancestral dreamings from members of the same family will be the focus of Artitja Fine Arts exhibition KIN AND COUNTRY opening on 15th October in South Fremantle. The four closely connected family members - Jean Nampitjimpa, Maureen Hudson...» Read More

 

Lagau Dunalaig (island lifestyle)

Lagau Dunalaig (island lifestyle)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-03 11:39:39

This exhibition features contemporary printmaking by Cairns-based Torres Strait Islander artists Brian Robinson and Joel Sam. Both artists have used a variety of printmaking techniques including linoprint, etching and embossing to produce innovative and distinctive works. The artists explored...» Read More

 

UWS helps make design dreams come true

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-02 22:29:45

The University of Western Sydney in partnership with Industry and Investment NSW (I&I NSW) will present a free panel discussion on Thursday 2 September to help equip Indigenous designers with the knowledge to transform an idea into a commercial product. For...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art at Parcours des Mondes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-29 22:14:17

Paris-based dealer and Australian Indigenous Art specialist, Stéphane Jacob, will exhibit works by several of Australia´s most admired and innovative Contemporary Aboriginal Artists at this year’s “Parcours des Mondes” the world’s leading international tribal art fair which will take place...» Read More

 

National Gallery of Victoria bolsters indigenous collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-28 22:05:37

The National Gallery of Victoria has bolstered its collection of indigenous artworks with three new paintings for its Aboriginal section. A Texas Downs Station picture by Rover Thomas and two Alec Mingelmanganu Wanjina paintings purchased by the gallery in 2008 were...» Read More

 

Breakfast with Hetti Perkins – two flat whites, toast and a few rollies…

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-27 22:14:31

I caught up with Hetti Perkins while I was up in the Top End of the NT for the wonderful Darwin Festival a week or so ago. I’d not met Hetti before and I spent some time distracting her from 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

 

Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection Reopens Aug. 31 With New Exhibit

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-27 21:59:59

August 23, 2010 — The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection reopens Aug. 31 with the exhibit "Sally Gabori: Danda dulk ngijinda dulk (This Land is My Land)." The exhibit is on view through Dec. 19. An opening reception will be held Sept....» Read More

 

Glen Iris features centre of art excellence

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-27 21:58:14

Ancient stories from Australia’s red centre told in contemporary tones will feature at a local gallery this week. In Desert Stories, distinctive Aboriginal art from the Northern Territory’s Ikuntji region, also known as Haasts Bluff, comes to Gallery Ranfurlie at Korowa...» Read More

 

Aurukun dogs have their day

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-26 21:58:49

Some are quiet and some are cheeky. Some have mange, some have ticks and sores that provoke a constant ecstasy of scratching. Some are elegant, and some are mongrels. But whatever else they may be, the camp dogs of Aurukun - an...» 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

 

National Indigenous art exhibition and auction comes to USQ

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

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

 

Contemporary works alive with the rhythms of the past

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

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

 

The Importance of Private Collectors

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-24 21:48:14

Australia’s Michael Reid Explains the Essential Role Private Collectors Play and Why the Government Must Be Sure Not to Hamper Them. The Australian art world is in the midst of the perfect storm. Interest rate rises in March and April,...» Read More

 

Artists Named For Iconic Indigenous Tilt Trains

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

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

 

Tilt trains become Indigenous artworks

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-23 21:45:46

The work of two Queensland Indigenous artists will adorn a tilt train travelling from Brisbane to Cairns. The artworks will be recreated digitally to cover the train like a second skin. They will cover seven carriages and two locomotives stretching 185 metres,...» Read More

 

Reading Room’s Inaugural Fellowship Prize for Indigenous Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-23 21:40:54

Reading Room is proud to announce the launch of the Reading Room Fellowship Prize for Indigenous Art in Australia. The Inaugural Fellowship Prize will be announced at this year’s Cairns Indigenous Art Fair over the weekend of 21st/22nd August. Awarded...» Read More

 

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

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

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

 

CIAF kicks off

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-19 19:41:50

The second annual Cairns Indigenous Art Fair begins tonight, promising to build on the spectacular success of the inaugural event in 2009. Simon Crerar catches up with artistic director Michael Snelling to find out how the event has grown in...» 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

 

Fears raised for island's Indigenous art future

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-17 21:53:02

A Queensland art coordinator has raised fears the future of Indigenous art on Queensland's Mornington Island is under threat as not enough young people are learning traditional painting. Brett Evans from the Mornington Island Arts Centre says young people on the...» Read More

 

Hetti Perkins opens 2010 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

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

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

 

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

 

First art prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-17 19:50:35

Ceduna artist Beaver Lennon has won his first major art prize - at just 22 years of age. Beaver has been awarded the Adelaide Festival Centre’s South Australian Indigenous Acquisitive Art Award. The win was announced last week at the official opening...» Read More

 

History, bold designs of Annan Fabrics on exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-16 22:04:27

Annan Fabrics were part of an emergence in the 1940s and 1950s of a distinctive Australian design style inspired by Australian flora and fauna, and Aboriginal art and culture. Customers included Qantas who used the designs to “brand” Australian tourism. Ms...» Read More

 

“AMAZING STRENGTH” IN 27th NATSIAA WINNERS

“AMAZING STRENGTH” IN 27th NATSIAA WINNERS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-08-13 14:11:58

“I was truly amazed by the strength of the competition this year”, declared one of the two final judges of the 27th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Art Awards at today's announcement of the winners in Darwin. Sylvia Kleinert, an...» Read More

 

Sales signal rebound

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-10 20:14:04

The [Melbourne Art Fair] closed yesterday with some galleries reporting weaker high-end sales but overall results equal to the previous fair in 2008. Melbourne's Sophie Gannon Gallery sold 20 works worth a total of $120,000, Sydney's Tim Olsen Gallery achieved about...» Read More

 

Our Mob 2010

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-09 19:28:39

Adelaide Festival Centre is proud to present the fifth annual Our Mob exhibition, on display in the Artspace Gallery as well as theatre foyers from July 31 – September 5, 2010. Held during the 2010 SALA (South Australian Living Artists)...» Read More

 

SA Indigenous Acquisitive Art Award Recipient Announced

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-09 19:18:20

The Adelaide Festival Centre is proud to announce that the recipient of the inaugural Adelaide Festival Centre’s South Australian Indigenous Acquisitive Art Award is Ceduna artist Beaver Lennon. Announced last night at the official opening of Our Mob 2010, Lennon was...» Read More

 

Surprise wins in spectacular style

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-07 17:51:26

Wakartu Cory Surprise is the overall winner of the third Western Australian Indigenous Art Award, worth $50,000, for her group of paintings. Also winner of last year's $10,000 Western Australian artist award, Surprise continues to make intense and vibrant paintings that...» 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

 

WA INDIGENOUS ART AWARDS Active And Alive

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-07 17:51:03

The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards exhibition will be on display at the Art Gallery of Western Australia from Saturday, July 31, ’til Monday, January 3, 2011; from 10am-5pm daily, Wednesday to Monday. With categories including sculpture, video, painting and photography...» Read More

 

Artwork stamped superior

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-04 21:09:12

Aboriginal artwork by the Worimi people is “superior” to any other land council on the east coast, a university Aboriginal department head said. Liz Cameron, portfolio leader at the Wollotuka Institute, a department within the University of Newcastle supporting Aboriginal students,...» Read More

 

Wakartu Cory Surprise Wins the 2010

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-04 20:58:54

Wakartu Cory Surprise of Fitzroy Crossing, WA is the winner of the Western Australian Indigenous Art Award of $50,000, the nation’s richest Indigenous arts prize for exceptional achievements by an Australian Indigenous finalist. Wakartu was selected from 185 nominations from...» Read More

 

Photo Essay: Documenting my Culture in its Truest Form

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-04 07:39:10

Being one of the very few professional Indigenous photographers in Australia, I find it my responsibility to record and document my culture in its truest form. My social documentary work focuses on health and education, as I believe that if...» Read More

 

Australia’s richest indigenous arts prize set for 2011 CHOGM

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-04 06:47:32

Culture and the Arts Minister John Day has announced the 2010 Western Australian Indigenous Arts Awards winners and confirmed the awards would also be held in 2011 for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Mr Day said he was pleased...» Read More

 

Interview with Glenn Pilkington - Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards

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

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

 

Art Market Notes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-02 06:56:59

Will Owen commenting on Nicholas Rothwell's article on the state of the Indigenous Art market: I understand that if you collect antique cars as an investment, you shouldn’t be driving them, or if you buy vintage wines, you can’t very well...» Read More

 

Indigenous art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-02 06:53:03

The Bachelor of Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art (CAIA) program at the Queensland College of Art began in 1995. The CAIA is the only University program in Australia that combines both theory and practice to Indigenous students. It is the...» Read More

 

Ancient tradition goes digital

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-02 03:47:03

Viewers will need more than just their eyes to fully experience indigenous artist Aroha Groves' multimedia work. They will need a joystick and an avatar. In what is believed to be a first in indigenous art, Ms Groves has brought gaming and...» 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

 

Business and art sectors air opposition on some Super proposed changes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-28 03:39:53

Changes suggested by the Cooper Review on Australia's superannuation system seemed to have affected a wide array of industries as some businesses and the indigenous art market both aired their concerns on Tuesday that the revisions to be implemented by...» Read More

 

Planned super changes affecting Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-28 02:02:06

Proposed changes to superannuation law are already severely affecting the Indigenous art market, an accountant says. The Cooper review into superannuation was handed down late last month. In it were recommendations to stop self-managed superannuation funds from investing in art. Accountant Tom Lowenstein...» Read More

 

Desert Art from Utopia

Desert Art from Utopia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-28 00:54:58

Opening, Wednesday, 28 July, 5:00pm DACOU (Dreaming Art Centre of Utopia) and Monash Southern Health have developed a fundraising initiative in bringing indigenous contemporary art from the Central Desert to a major public hospital in Melbourne. An exhibition of works by...» Read More

 

New Works: Old Stories - Indigenous Art Exhibition and Auction

New Works: Old Stories - Indigenous Art Exhibition and Auction

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-27 13:36:51

Curated by Beverley Bloxham The University's Centre for Australian Indigenous Knowledges, supported by the John Clancy Bequest presents abiannual exhibition and auction of works by Indigenous artists. The exhibition aims to promote Indigenous art and develop an appreciation and awareness of the...» Read More

 

Bindi Cole: Artist Spotlight Interview with the 2009 Deadly Art Award winner

Bindi Cole: Artist Spotlight Interview with the 2009 Deadly Art Award winner

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-26 10:00:00

Bindi Cole is a Wathaurung woman and a budding photography, video and installation artist from Melbourne. In November 2009, she won the $25,000 Deadly Art Award for her evocative photograph Ajay, one in a series of photographs bringing transgender women...» Read More

 

Jumbana Group has become a leading indigenous design and strategy company

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-25 23:38:11

Now, 27 years into its corporate life, Sydney-based Jumbana Group is a leading indigenous design and strategy company. Established by the Moriartys, Jumbana comprises the contemporary design studio, Balarinji, and an indigenous communications and facilitation practice, John Moriarty and Associates. Working...» 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

 

Public works

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-23 23:36:05

In August last year, however, a group of artists from the region caused a sensation when they showed new experimental work at the inaugural Cairns Indigenous Art Fair. It was such a hit it all sold within hours. These artists from...» Read More

 

Indigenous youth learn life and work skills through Beyond Billabong program

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-23 23:28:31

Thirteen indigenous teenagers from remote Queensland communities have come to the busy Gold Coast as part of Beyond Billabong, a program aimed at helping them make a better life for themselves and their families. Troubled and disadvantaged Aboriginal youths and young...» Read More

 

Art market - best of intentions, worst of realities

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-23 22:52:10

In July 2010 was announced that the Cooper Recommendations will be absorbed into Australia’s new laws for Self Managed Super Funds. Clearly, art has been diagnosed in these quarters as a non-“yield asset”. Regardless of its proven capacity to hold...» 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

 

Indigenous art code launched

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-19 00:10:06

Art galleries, dealers and auction houses have been urged to sign up to code of conduct aimed at ending dodgy sale practices within the multi-million dollar indigenous art sector. The voluntary code follows a 2007 Senate inquiry that found many indigenous...» 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

 

London calling

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-17 23:53:42

A VIBRANT but little-recognised style of Aboriginal art produced in Wynnum and Manly will be showcased to the world next year. London’s Coningsby Gallery has accepted the works of award-winning Wynnum artist Troy Little and Hemmant’s Nancy Torrens, who approached the...» Read More

 

Indigenous art code launched

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-16 23:53:52

Art galleries, dealers and auction houses have been urged to sign up to code of conduct aimed at ending dodgy sale practices within the multi-million dollar indigenous art sector. The voluntary code follows a 2007 Senate inquiry that found many indigenous...» Read More

 

PRO COMMUNITY Warlukurlangu Artists

PRO COMMUNITY Warlukurlangu Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-16 19:07:08

This is thelast venue of ARTKELCH´s second sequence of PRO COMMUNITY, showcasing fine art from one community based art centre per year in different locations in Germany. After the overwhelming success of last year´s exhibition with Papunya Tula Artists it is...» Read More

 

PRO COMMUNITY Warlukurlangu Artists

PRO COMMUNITY Warlukurlangu Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-16 18:47:55

This is the third venue of ARTKELCH´s second sequence of PRO COMMUNITY, showcasing fine art from one community based art centre per year in different locations in Germany. After the overwhelming success of last year´s exhibition with Papunya Tula Artists it...» Read More

 

PRO COMMUNITY Warlukurlangu Artists

PRO COMMUNITY Warlukurlangu Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-16 18:41:14

This is the second venue of ARTKELCH´s second sequence of PRO COMMUNITY, showcasing fine art from one community based art centre per year in different locations in Germany. After the overwhelming success of last year´s exhibition with Papunya Tula Artists it...» Read More

 

PRO COMMUNITY Warlukurlangu Artists

PRO COMMUNITY Warlukurlangu Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-16 18:30:39

This is the beginning of ARTKELCH´s second sequence of PRO COMMUNITY, showcasing fine art from one community based art centre per year in different locations in Germany. After the overwhelming success of last year´s exhibition with Papunya Tula Artists it is...» Read More

 

Joining the Dots: The Sustainability of the Aboriginal Art Market

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-14 23:17:45

On top of the symposium I’m co-convening at the University of Melbourne next week, with speeches by the Minister for the Arts, Peter Garrett, 2010 Archibald and Wynne winner Sam Leach, and other venerable members of the visual art community,...» Read More

 

Colours of an arid landscape

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-13 23:11:06

A vivid world has sprung to life from the brushes of the painters of the APY lands. A colour-field of pulsing gold and scarlet; a ground of turquoise and psychedelic blue; a snake's form, pink and purple, writhing around the canvas....» Read More

 

Regional NSW tops Indigenous tourism report

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-12 23:03:14

Regional New South Wales is the most frequented destination for Indigenous tourism visitors, according to a new report. The Federal Government's Indigenous Tourism in Australia report shows over 500,000 tourists visited regional New South Wales in 2009 for Indigenous tourism. This equals...» Read More

 

PaRing Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-12 12:10:26

The Toyota Community Spirit Gallery and the Koorie Heritage Trust present the PaRing Gallery, a free public art exhibition featuring 45 stunning Indigenous artworks by 21 local and interstate artists including Wayne Quilliam, Lee Darroch and Megan Cadd. Designed to...» Read More

 

ART GALLERY BRINGS KOORIE CULTURE TO MAINSTREAM MELBOURNE

ART GALLERY BRINGS KOORIE CULTURE TO MAINSTREAM MELBOURNE

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-12 11:35:11

A group of 21 hand-picked local and interstate Indigenous artists will showcase their art at Victoria’s next PaRing Gallery exhibition, hosted by the Toyota Community Spirit Gallery. Opened on Wednesday 7 July 2010, the exhibition features 45 works of art, some...» Read More

 

Lin Onus @ Counihan Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-11 22:57:14

Lin Onus: Meaning of Life at the Counihan Gallery is an exhibition of prints by Lin Onus. The exhibition also traces Lin Onus’s development, his “apprenticeship” in the Northern Territories, to when he had truly found his voice as an...» Read More

 

More Aboriginal Art at the Kimberley Coastal Camp

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-11 22:55:34

Last year I visited the Kimberley Coastal camp and blogged about the amazing Aboriginal art around the camp. Last week Maureen and I were back there again. And once again I was simply blown away by the variety and quantity...» Read More

 

Funds to manage indigenous art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-10 22:55:09

An Indigenous Arts Fellowship has been launched to create a stronger base of arts management in the indigenous arts world. Commissioned to research the status quo between artists and arts leadership in the indigenous arts industry, former Democrats senator Aden Ridgeway,...» Read More

 

Indigenous art fellowships

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-09 22:36:31

The art world knows it has a problem. While indigenous artists are showered with fame and money, there is little participation by indigenous people in the managerial side of the arts. The director of the National Gallery of Australia, Ron Radford,...» Read More

 

Not so super: investment proposals leave art market reeling

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-08 22:35:12

If investors have only five years to divest themselves of artworks as the review recommends, it will worsen the impact. ''It's an added blow,'' Mr Ayers said. ''Art takes a while to appreciate … it could possibly severely damage that...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art the Theme of

Aboriginal Art the Theme of "Hot Rock Dreaming", the New Thriller from Writer Martin Roth

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-07 16:38:46

Alice Springs and the world of Aboriginal art form the background to “Hot Rock Dreaming”, the second novel from Martin Roth starring private detective Johnny Ravine. Australia’s most famous Aboriginal painter is dead - supposedly killed when a heavy object tumbled...» Read More

 

Solomon Booth wins Gab Titui Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-05 22:26:05

Solomon Booth has taken out the prestigious Gab Titui Indigenous Art Award, receiving $5000 in prize money for his lino print on paper titled Coconut Palm Tree. The winner of the coveted Gab Titui Cultural Centre’s Indigenous Art Award was announced...» 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

 

Australian Contemporary Indigenous Art - Now

Australian Contemporary Indigenous Art - Now

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-05 20:32:17

Chiaroscuro presents, in association with Vivien Anderson Gallery in Melbourne Australia, a collection of work from five important contemporary Indigenous artists. With established careers in Australia, Chiaroscuro is proud to present their unique offerings exclusively in the United States. Set...» 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

 

Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art - Now

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-05 20:20:19

Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art (Main Space) 702 ½ Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501 09 July 2010 - 31 August 2010 Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art in association with Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, will present the inaugural biennale exhibition, Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art – Now....» Read More

 

London: 'Morning Star Poles' Aboriginal Art Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-03 22:17:57

Advance invites you to view the first UK exhibition of 'MORNING STAR POLES' by the artists of Elcho Island. The Exhibition will be opened by His Excellency, Mr John Dauth, The High Commissioner For Australia. Thursday 15 July 2010 Starting at...» Read More

 

DARWIN ABORIGINAL ART FAIR 2010

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

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

 

The 2010 NPSW Aboriginal Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-03 22:00:54

5 June -10 July 2010 Bruce McLean, Associate Curator of Indigenous Australian Art, at the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, was at Lismore Regional Gallery to judge the winning works of the 2010 NPSW Aboriginal Art Award on Saturday 5...» 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

 

Airy geometry of heaven and earth

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-02 21:52:05

A TIWI painter blends traditions in a uniquely modern style. THE white ochre is collected from a beach outcrop close by the Milikapiti barge landing. The blazing oranges and deep yellows come from Three Ways, in Melville Island's wooded hinterland. The...» 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

 

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

 

Influential artist in local showcase

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-01 21:46:56

A new and important exhibition for artists in the community will open at the Moree Plains Gallery on August 5. Margaret Adams is one of the most esteemed Kamilaroi artists in Moree. This exhibition of new work celebrates her valuable contribution to...» 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

 

Art For Education - Indigenous Art Sale For Indigenous Study Scholarships

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-28 20:58:43

Shalom Gamarada, Australia's biggest selling exhibition of contemporary indigenous art, gets underway at University of NSW this Sunday. More than $1 million worth of world class indigenous artwork will be exhibited and sold with all profits going towards residential scholarships for...» Read More

 

ANANGU ART BROUGHT TO BOOK

ANANGU ART BROUGHT TO BOOK

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

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

 

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

 

Practices, Processes & Politics of Indigenous Place-Making: A Symposium

Practices, Processes & Politics of Indigenous Place-Making: A Symposium

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-26 20:49:58

PROGRAM on Indigenous Place-making Download the symposium flyer. MELBOURNE CONVERSATION BMW Edge, Federation Square Thurs 24 June 6.00pm Conversation: Emmanuel Kasarherou, director Tjibaou Cultural Centre Carroll Go-Sam, Aboriginal Environs Research Centre, UQ Greg Burgess, Architect Uluru-Kata Tjuta & Brambuk Margaret Gardiner, Wurundjeri Elder SYMPOSIUM Prince...» 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

 

Shalom’s showpiece event funds education

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-25 20:49:48

Indigenous artist Judy Watson will headline this year’s Shalom Gamarada Ngiyana Yana Aboriginal art exhibition when it opens on Sunday. The annual show, in its sixth year, raises money for indigenous scholarships and has become a highlight of the Shalom calendar,...» 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

 

Kudditji Kngwarreye - capturing the light and colours of Utopia

Posted by Kate Owen Gallery & Studio | 2010-06-25 12:08:56

We warmly invite you to see the latest and most exquisite body of works by one of Utopia’s master painters… KUDDITJI KNGWARREYE Kudditji’s Dreamings have profoundly evolved into extraordinary juxtaposed colour fields – startling in both composition and hue. Harsh or...» Read More

 

Sistagirls Photographic Exhibition @ Nellie Castan Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-25 00:08:53

I really hope that you can make the opening or even just pop in for a visit while it's on. I am in the process of making a catalogue which will contain images and writing by Jirra Lulla Harvey...» 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

 

Early but no less special

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-24 20:45:28

Norville State School may have been celebrating NAIDOC Week early but the importance of the event has not been lost on the students. For the past two days students have been rotating through three activities which teach them about Indigenous culture...» Read More

 

New book marks 25 years for the Koorie Heritage Trust

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-23 20:52:58

Date: 18 June 2010 A new book tracing the history of Indigenous art in Victoria has been launched by Arts Minister Peter Batchelor today. Visiting the Koorie Heritage Trust in Melbourne, Mr Batchelor said the Government had been pleased to provide $100,000...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art - Denise Hedges - NAIDOC Week

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-23 20:52:08

An unsung hero is not how Denise Hedges would describe herself. However the quiet achiever fits the title more than she believes. An accomplished Aboriginal artist, mother and proud Wanaruah woman, Denise has used art to inspire and educate both the Indigenous...» Read More

 

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2010 & Symposium

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-22 20:39:28

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair is a boutique art market showcasing traditional and contemporary artwork by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from Queensland. The CIAF Symposium (Saturday 21 August) will be facilitated by leading Aboriginal artist, curator and academic Dr Brenda...» Read More

 

Interview with Shalom Gamarada founder Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver

Interview with Shalom Gamarada founder Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-21 21:05:28

1. What was the inspiration for establishing the Shalom Gamarada scholarship? It came about some years ago when I gave a talk at the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies’ reconciliation and social justice plenum. A lot of my work at the...» 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

 

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

 

The resale royalty debacle for the aboriginal fine art industry

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-21 20:40:56

Lack of proper Consultation with private sector of the Aboriginal/Indigenous Fine Art Industry Galleries/Dealers required to send full details and even images to CAL (Copyright Agency Limited) of all original artworks/artefact sold even if they sell for just $100 Resale Royalty takes...» Read More

 

NAIDOC Week Aboriginal Art Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-21 20:39:35

Friday 25 June 2010 to– Monday 2 August 2010 – 4:30 PM (Doors Open 9:00 AM) Sea Acres Rainforest Centre is presenting an exhibition of artworks by the Port Macquarie student group of the Aboriginal Cultural Practices course, Wauchope TAFE....» Read More

 

Government appoints CAL to manage artists’ resale royalty scheme

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-21 18:30:28

In April this year the Australian government appointed Copyright Agency Ltd (CAL) to manage an artists’ resale royalty scheme that comes into operation on 9 June. CAL’s appointment is for five years, and follows an open tender process. CAL is a...» Read More

 

Art Can Change Lives - Shalom Gamarada Ngiyana Yana 2010

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-19 00:06:21

This years Shalom Gamarada Ngiyana Yana Aboriginal Art Exhibition promises to be even more exciting with some new discoveries in Aboriginal Art to be displayed. For those of you who are not familiar with the exhibition profit from all art...» Read More

 

Indigenous artist Judy Watson to feature at the Shalom art exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-19 00:05:18

In a huge coup for Shalom Gamarada’s sixth annual Ngiyana Yana Aboriginal art exhibition, it has been announced that internationally renowned contemporary Indigenous artist Judy Watson will, for the first time, exhibit at the show - which runs from June...» Read More

 

QUEEN HONOURS ABORIGINAL ARTISTS

QUEEN HONOURS ABORIGINAL ARTISTS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-06-18 13:34:53

The Queen's Birthday this year added two top Aboriginal artists to the roll of honour. John Mawurndjul from Maningrida in Western Arnhemland and Peggy Patrick from the East Kimberley both became Members of the Order of Australia – AMs. Mawurndjul's citation...» Read More

 

Jaru Jock

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-15 19:10:46

Solo exhibition of recent ochre paintings by Jock...» Read More

 

Clifford Possum Japaltjarri

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-14 20:59:40

For Art Sunday today, a great Australian artist, Clifford Possum Japaltjarri. Clifford Possum was born in 1932 on Napperby Station. He worked extensively as a stockman on the cattle stations in and around his tribal country. At this time he...» 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

 

Painted into a corner by payments scheme

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

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

 

Students unique art on display in Parliament (video)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-14 20:27:47

Students from one of the region's smallest schools have earnt a rare honour. Artwork by kids at Trunkey Creek Public School is hanging in the corridors of State Parliament tonight. Today, they inspected their unique exhibition that's recieved praise from...» 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

 

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

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

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

 

CAIRNS INDIGENOUS ART FAIR UNVEILS VIBRANT 2010 PROGRAM

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

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

 

Judy Watson to Exhibit at Shalom Gamarada Ngiyana Yana 2010

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-14 19:59:25

In a huge coup for Shalom Gamarada's sixth annual Ngiyana Yana Aboriginal art exhibition, it has been announced that internationally renowned contemporary Indigenous artist Judy Watson will, for the first time, exhibit at the show -­‐ which runs from 27th...» Read More

 

Regrets over resale royalties

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

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

 

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

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

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

 

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

 

Uluru climb - Garret comments

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

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

 

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

 

Tjala Arts and Tjanpi Desert Weavers

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-09 18:46:58

Watiku tjukurpa pulka mulapa, munu minymaku tjanpi; exhibition tjungu kupu The men’s stories are very strong with the women’s tjanpi; a strong exhibition Exhibition Dates: Tuesday 22nd June - Saturday 10th July 2010 It is with great pleasure that Alcaston Gallery presents an...» 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 Award opens

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-08 11:55:45

A colourful and diverse range of entries for the ninth annual National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Aboriginal Art Award 2010 was officially opened at the Lismore Regional Gallery on Saturday at 131 Molesworth Street Lismore. The exhibition features works from...» Read More

 

RESALE ROYALTY IMPLEMENTATION DEBACLE FOR THE INDIGENOUS FINE ART INDUSTRY

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-08 02:00:21

Lack of proper Consultation with private sector of the Indigenous Fine Art Industry Galleries/Dealers required to send full details and even images to CAL (Copyright Agency Limited) of all original artworks/artefact sold even if they sell for just $100 Resale Royalty...» Read More

 

2010 Aboriginal Art Award Opening

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-08 01:45:45

A colourful and diverse range of entries for the ninth annual National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Aboriginal Art Award 2010 will be officially opened at the Lismore Regional Gallery this Saturday 5th June. The exhibition, to be held at 131...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art Award opens

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-08 00:58:03

A colourful and diverse range of entries for the ninth annual National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Aboriginal Art Award 2010 was officially opened at the Lismore Regional Gallery on Saturday at 131 Molesworth Street Lismore. The exhibition features works from...» Read More

 

Painters will suffer, says art dealer

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

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

 

Gems of the Desert - Aboriginal Art exhibition at Chifley Square, Invite to opening night (Wednesday 9 June)

Gems of the Desert - Aboriginal Art exhibition at Chifley Square, Invite to opening night (Wednesday 9 June)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-06 01:48:56

We would like to invite you to the opening night of our latest indigenous art exhibition at the Chifley Square on Wednesday the 9th June from 5 - 7 pm. Come and join us for a drink and see how contemporary...» Read More

 

OPR Supports Mid-West Aboriginal Artists with ‘Good Heart’

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-05 02:03:11

OPR Supports Mid-West Aboriginal Artists with ‘Good Heart’ OPR promoted the development of the inaugural Good Heart Exhibition in 2008, helping to bring the vision of local Aboriginal artists to reality. Through its involvement with the exhibition OPR aims to support mid-west...» Read More

 

Join the conversation at the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-05 01:55:36

Leading Aboriginal artist, curator and academic Dr Brenda Croft and renowned Torres Strait Islander artist Alick Tipoti will lead debate at the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Symposium in August (Saturday 21 August). Presented by Arts Queensland James Cook University, the symposium...» Read More

 

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

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

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

 

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

 

IN OUR FATHER’S EYES: WORKS BY SISTERS TARISSE & SARRITA KING

IN OUR FATHER’S EYES: WORKS BY SISTERS TARISSE & SARRITA KING

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-03 10:51:41

Aboriginal Dreamtime Fine Art Gallery is pleased to present In Our Father’s Eyes: Works by Sisters Tarisse & Sarrita King. In Our Father’s Eyes will portray Tarisse & Sarrita King’s connection, love, and respect for their father, William King (1966-2007),...» Read More

 

Awards inspire art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-02 18:32:50

Two local women are part of a push to promote the diversity of Australia’s Indigenous arts. An established writer from Malabar and an up-and-coming photographer from Chifley were the guests of honour at last week’s Australia Council’s National Indigenous Arts Awards. Dr...» Read More

 

Exhibition of Quality Aboriginal Art until sold out or 10 June

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-01 18:23:51

Exhibition of Quality Aboriginal Art until sold out or 10 June Opens Wednesday 2 June, 6pm Selected works on SALE. HUGE discounts on many selected quality works. BUY 1 - GET THE 2ND HALF PRICE (Second work to be of equal or lesser...» Read More

 

Australia’s first ever resale royalty scheme

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

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

 

Utopia Colour

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-01 17:55:46

McCulloch & McCulloch & Salt Contemporary Art invite you to attend Utopia Colour: an exhibition of vibrant Eastern Desert paintings by Minnie Pwerle, Molly Pwerle, Emily Pwerle, Galya Pwerle, Barbara Weir, Gloria Petyarre, Freddy Pwerle, Lizzie Pwerle & Katie Morgan. For...» Read More

 

Invitation to Lloyd Kwilla solo & Utopia Colour @ Salt Contemporary

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-01 17:49:46

Lloyd Kwilla: Jumuwarnti (Many Waterholes) McCulloch & McCulloch, Salt Contemporary Art and Red Rock Art invite you to attend the first Victorian solo exhibition by rising Kimberley art star Lloyd Kwilla: Jumuwarnti (Many Waterholes). The son of leading painter Billy Thomas, 30-year...» 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

 

lowanna by wayne quilliam

lowanna by wayne quilliam

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-28 07:32:01

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$15,000 Indigenous Art Fellowship on offer

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-28 03:30:50

Arts Minister Virginia Judge is urging NSW based indigenous artists to apply for the 2010 Indigenous Arts Fellowship. Ms Judge said the $15,000 award aims to assist an indigenous artist to further develop their career. “As part of the application process, artists...» Read More

 

CIAF 2010 - Arone Meeks

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-28 03:27:48

The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) attracted more than 10,000 visitors and 150 artists last year. CIAF 2010 is promising to be bigger and better. In the lead up to CIAF 2010 from August 20-22, Carbon will feature profiles of some...» Read More

 

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Symposium 21 August 2010

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-28 00:54:33

Join the conversation at the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Leading Aboriginal artist, curator and academic Dr Brenda Croft and renowned Torres Strait Islander artist Alick Tipoti will lead debate at the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Symposium in August (Saturday 21 August). Presented...» Read More

 

Men's Business

Men's Business

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-26 12:20:53

MEN’S BUSINESS Napolean Oui’s country is Djabugay one of 20 traditional tribal groups situated in the rainforest region of far north Queensland. He has worked for over 13 years as a cultural presenter and educator in Cairns. Napolean’s strong connection to...» Read More

 

DREAMING FESTIVAL HAS NEW DIRECTOR

DREAMING FESTIVAL HAS NEW DIRECTOR

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-05-25 17:18:25

Sam Cook is a member of the Nyikina nation of the western Kimberley and grew up surrounded by the arts. Her career has taken her through performing in music and theatre, literature, visual arts and executive arts management. Sam started...» Read More

 

Sublime Works by Sally Gabori to Open at The Gallery in Cork Street

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-24 23:56:32

LONDON.- With her expressive brushstrokes, tactile layering of paint and expert use of colour, the work of Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori can be described as truly sublime. Jennifer Guerrini Maraldi Art (JGMart) and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, in conjunction with Mornington...» Read More

 

Prisoners reveal their stories in FORM of art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-24 23:43:32

As the old adage goes “a picture is worth a thousand words” and 15 Aboriginal prisoners from Greenough Regional Prison have used brushes to tell their stories. These artworks are now on display at Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery until 23...» Read More

 

Nothing succeeds like success

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

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

 

Talk about a hullabaloo

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

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

 

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

 

What is the fate of Papunya Tula?

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-24 23:26:40

The threat of hostile takeover leaves many waiting in anticipation for the fate of Papunya Tula Arts. From the ABC: The Australian Aboriginal Arts industry has been waiting in great anticipation for the fate of Papunya Tula. For the past two weeks...» Read More

 

Announcing the winner of the 2010 Alice Prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-22 23:47:10

Announcing the winner of the 2010 Alice Prize Alison Alder ‘Carcass’ (tryptich) 2009 Screen printed gouache on paper 120 x 252cm Honourable Mention Yinarupa Nangala 'Untitled' Acrylic on linen Tobias Richardson 'Demountable Churches' acrylic, enamel and collage on board Mary Ross 'Camus and Adam' photograph ------------- On exhibition at Araluen Arts Centre: 1 May- 6 June...» Read More

 

Warlayirti Artists from Balgo WA travel to Japan to paint a TT Roadster at the Audi Tokyo Forum.

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-22 16:57:33

A must see! Absolutely brilliant video from Joe Tusler: Recently I travelled to Japan with Warlayirti Artists as part of the "Ingalimpa Tjuntu" exhibition at the Audi Tokyo Forum, here is a link to part1 of a two part series...» Read More

 

36th Alice Prize - A National Contemporary Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-21 23:46:47

Johnny Yungut Tjupurrula, Makinti Napanangka and Yinarupa Nangala were invited to exhibit in the 36th Alice Prize. The Alice Prize is $20,000 acquisitive art prize which this year was judged by art advisor and previous director of the Art Gallery...» Read More

 

Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd Press Release 19th May 2010

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-20 23:34:17

Over the last two weeks Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd has been made aware of rumours circulating relating to an immediate change of current management. This is untrue. There have been reports that the artists, shareholders and Board of Directors...» 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

 

Mount Liebig Photography Project 2004; Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum; Through August 15

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-18 22:57:50

The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection is one of my favorite places in Charlottesville. I like its serene setting on Pantops, the simplicity of the museum’s purpose, and the way the staff is either unobtrusive or delighted to see me and...» Read More

 

'Mount Liebig Photography Project 2004' opens at Kluge-Ruhe

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-18 22:57:42

"Mount Liebig Photography Project 2004" will be on display at Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection from May 11 through Aug. 15. An opening reception will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. No reservations are required. In 2004, photographer Simon Davidson visited Amunturrngu,...» 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

 

Mundamurra ngijinda dulk: My Island Home in London

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-14 09:20:14

SALLY GABORI Mundamurra ngijinda dulk: My Island Home The Gallery in Cork Street 28 Cork Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 3NG Private View: Tuesday 25th May, 6-8pm Mr John Dauth LVO, Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom will be in attendance at the private view...» Read More

 

Desert Mob 2010

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

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

 

‘Jukurrpa – Our Story’ – Warlukurlangu Artists

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

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

 

Lowanna by Aboriginal Artist of the Year Wayne Quilliam

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-11 17:07:07

Tuesday May 11 2010 Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute presents Lowanna by Aboriginal Artist of the Year Wayne Quilliam Tandanya is proud to present the NAIDOC Artist of the Year Wayne Quilliam and his international...» 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

 

Looking Back at Country - Retrospective Exhibition, Series 1

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-09 07:15:31

Opening Event: Wednesday 19th May 2010, 6 - 8pm Exhibition Dates: Tuesday 18th May –Saturday 19th June 2010 From Alcaston Gallery: Martin Tjampitjinpa (born c. 1965 – d. 2007) His irresistible paintings explore his heritage, inheritance and also the respect that he bestowed...» 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

 

“Urban Aboriginal Art – A Survey Show 2010”

“Urban Aboriginal Art – A Survey Show 2010”

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-08 18:02:21

Australian Indigenous art is not all that we had imagined it to be. When one thinks of Aboriginal art, a genre driven by a nomadic way of life, one thinks of watering holes and an ancient form of communicating. The...» Read More

 

The Inspired Dream | Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-07 21:39:12

Miami, Florida/March 2010 - Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts is pleased to announce the opening of The Inspired Dream | Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art on Saturday, May 8th during the Wynwood Art District Second Saturday Gallery Walk. A reception...» Read More

 

JOHNNY WARANGKULA'S LATE WORKS IN SYDNEY

JOHNNY WARANGKULA'S LATE WORKS IN SYDNEY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-05-07 14:37:14

Johnnny Warangkula Tjupurulla (1918 - 2001) was one of the outstanding artists in the Aboriginal art movement. Warangkula was born around 1925 at Mintjilpirri, south of Lake Mackay. Close by is his major dreaming site Tjilkari. His mother was of...» Read More

 

Art News: The Rise of Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-06 17:35:03

This May, we examine the thriving, complex market for art made by artists from Arab and North African countries. We talk to Rona Pondick, who mixes animal body parts with her own to create hybrids that are at once sublime...» Read More

 

McCulloch’s contemporary Aboriginal Art – the complete guide

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

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

 

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

 

Lockhart River Elders Featuring recent works by Doris Platt, Elizabeth "Queenie" Giblet, Sue Pascoe and introducing Lawrence Omeenyo. 14 May - 6 June 2010

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-04 17:03:52

You and your friends are invited to the opening on Friday, 14th of May at 6pm To be opened by: Dr Maryanne Coutts, National Art School. In the past decade the artists of Lockhart River have taken the art world by storm. The...» Read More

 

Multicultural Events Calendar Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-04 05:54:26

Etched in the Sun Organized by: Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection Date and Time: exhibit runs January 12-May 2; Tuesday – Saturday (10 AM - 4 PM), Sunday (1 - 5 pm) Free Guided Tour: Sat. 10:30AM Location: Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art...» Read More

 

Opening this evening: Johnny Warangkula Tjupurulla 1925 - 2001

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-03 22:57:46

I am delighted to invite you to a rare exhibition of paintings by one of the founding masters of the Aboriginal art movement, Johnny Warangkula Tjupurulla (or Johnnny W, as he is affectionately known). The show opens...» Read More

 

Art Fair Celebrates Australia's Aboriginal Culture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-01 23:06:58

Those who want to experience something distinct and unique in Australia will appreciate the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, which returns for a second year from August 19-22. The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair is an annual boutique art market for showcasing the...» 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

 

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

 

Mapping Me - Call for Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-27 08:03:31

Mapping Me: A Landscape of Women's Stories Editors: Orchid Tierney and Tamara Azizian We are seeking submissions in any artistic format (photography, painting, sketching etc) from indigenous women for a new anthology project titled, "Mapping Me, a Landscape of Women's Stories." By...» Read More

 

Tiwi art takes centre stage for opening of new gallery

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

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

 

All artists welcome to join in new group

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-24 09:53:49

In her new role as the Outback Arts Regional Indigenous Cultural Development Officer (RICDO) for the Lightning Ridge district, Karin Thurston has established a group for artists. The group meets at the CDEP rooms on Shincracker Street every Friday from 9am...» Read More

 

5 By 5 at Menier Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-24 09:47:58

Contemporary Modern Australian Art (COMODAA) will premiere new and recent works by Australian artists in London this spring with an exhibition entitled 5 By 5. The exhibition, running from 27th May until 5th June 2010 at The Menier Gallery in...» Read More

 

WA Art Award Nominees Named

WA Art Award Nominees Named

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-04-23 16:08:00

The 16 finalists in the nation’s richest indigenous arts prize, the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards, were today announced by State Culture and the Arts Minister, John Day.   Mr Day congratulated the artists who have been invited to participate in the...» Read More

 

NPWS Aboriginal Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-21 09:35:51

One of the Northern Rivers Region’s most prestigious art prizes is once again set to build community bridges and celebrate local art. Now entering its ninth year the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Northern Rivers Region Aboriginal Art Award this...» 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

 

The Ngal Sisters: Painting Country

The Ngal Sisters: Painting Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-15 13:17:07

Lauraine Diggins Fine Art presents an exhibition of paintings by the prominent Ngal sisters from the Utopia region of the Northern Territory. Angelina, Kathleen and Poly Ngal depict their country, Aharlper, each in an individual painting style with a focus...» Read More

 

$1000 up for grabs in Aboriginal art competition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-14 19:33:31

Members of the Wangan and Jagalingou Native Title Claim Group have the chance to win $1000 in prize money by designing a new logo featuring a local endangered hairy-nosed marsupial. The logo will be used to represent Rio Tinto's Clermont Aboriginal...» Read More

 

RESALE ROYALTIES START IN JUNE

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Anmanari Brown & Tjayangka Woods

Anmanari Brown & Tjayangka Woods

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

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

 

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

 

Exploring Aboriginal Art Prints with Dean Dass

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-01 15:12:07

Dean Dass, Professor of Studio Art at the University of Virginia, will explore Aboriginal art prints in the exhibition Etched in the Sun: Prints by Australian Indigenous Artists on Thursday, April 1, at 7:00 pm at the Kluge-Ruhe Collection. Dass...» Read More

 

Blood River

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-01 08:18:07

New Works by Joanne Currie Nalingu Opening Tuesday 6th of April at 6pm 6th of April - 1st May 2010 Blood River Louise Martin-Chew February 2010 Joanne Currie was born and spent her earliest childhood years at an Aboriginal mission just outside Mitchell, on...» Read More

 

Yakai – We’re Coming

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-01 03:24:05

New work by artists from Lockhart River, QLD Featuring paintings by Patrick Butcher, Josiah Omeenyo, Irene Namok and Susie Pascoe. Puunyas, traditional weaved baskets, will also be on display. Opening Event: Saturday 17th April 2010, 2 - 4pm Josiah Omeenyo, Patrick Butcher and...» Read More

 

Australian Trilogy: Dennis Nona, Abie Loy Kemarre, GW Bot

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-31 20:29:53

Spring 2010 is upon us and we will begin on a journey to the heart of 6, Mandel. This special journey will take us to the antipodes of Paris where we will discover three Australian artists of international fame - Dennis Nona,...» Read More

 

Glady Kemarre from Utopia announced finalist in 2010 City of Albany Art Prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-31 14:00:34

Yesterday the 30 finalists for the 2010 City of Albany Art Prize were announced and Glady is one of just three from the Northern Territory to make the cut. The City of Albany Art Prize is a national prize for painting...» 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

 

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

 

Collaboration etched in the desert

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

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

 

"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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Firestick sculptures light the way

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-22 14:55:30

Far north Queensland indigenous artists are taking a new approach to traditional artefacts THE reaction to the first showing of ceramics by the Girringun artists of Cardwell, in far north Queensland, was overwhelming. "We were mobbed," says Valerie Keenan, manager of the...» 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

 

Indigenous art in Nundah

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-19 15:14:28

Art enthusiasts can view the works of nationally renowned indigenous artists at Centred Art Gallery from March 19 to May 1. The gallery’s latest exhibition is titled Senior Desert Artists and owner Rene Dings said the art on display was...» 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

 

CAIRNS INDIGENOUS ART FAIR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR RETURNS FOR 2010

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

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

 

A TRIBAL WORLD ON VIEW

A TRIBAL WORLD ON VIEW

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-03-13 16:46:31

I was drawn to this gorgeous and important book, 'We Are One' by the prospect of Damien Hirst – the English artist infamous for his crazy concepts like a floating shark or a diamond encrusted skull – sharing his...» Read More

 

Registration opens for Indigenous Australian Art Commercial Code of Conduct

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-12 18:10:09

Registration is now open for art dealers, including 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...» 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

 

60% OF AUSSIES HAVE AN INTEREST IN INDIGENOUS ART

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-03-11 12:14:43

A recent Australia Council survey of 3000 Australians – over the age of 15 and selected on the basis of geographical, age and gender quotas – shows a growing enthusiasm for the indigenous arts. 17% of the total sample have...» Read More

 

INDIGENOUS IMAGE WINS NATIONAL PORTRAIT PRIZE

INDIGENOUS IMAGE WINS NATIONAL PORTRAIT PRIZE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-03-05 10:10:50

Mr Andrew Sayers, Director, National Portrait Gallery yesterday announced the winner of the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2010 as Scott Bycroft for the work titled Zareth. VISA has generously sponsored the exhibition and will provide the winning prize money of $25...» Read More

 

HOODIES IN MELBOURNE

HOODIES IN MELBOURNE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-03-05 09:29:59

The hoodie jacket, sometimes associated with youth alienation and crime, will be celebrated as a symbol of cultural pride and strength in an arts project aimed at giving positive direction to a group of 15 at risk Koorie youths. “Kooriez in...» Read More

 

EAST KIMBERLEY IN SYDNEY

EAST KIMBERLEY IN SYDNEY

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

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

 

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

 

BLACK & WHITE ARTISTS IN NT VIE FOR TOGART AWARD

BLACK & WHITE ARTISTS IN NT VIE FOR TOGART AWARD

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-02-25 16:45:45

The Northern Territory's Togart Contemporary Art Award is one of Australia’s richest contemporary art awards and entries are now open until 15th March. The annual Award is open to all artists who base their practice within the Northern Territory or whose...» 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

 

Qantas Indigenous Young and Emerging Visual Arts Award - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-02-12 18:34:11

Nominations close: 1 March 2010 Amount: $10,000 The Qantas Indigenous Young and Emerging Visual Arts Award acknowledges a young and emerging Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander visual artist who is making an outstanding contribution to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander visual arts. The...» Read More

 

Indigenous Prints

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-02-10 00:16:16

Recent works from remote communities across Australia 18 February - 14 March, 2010 Over the past 20 years printmaking has become a major art form in many Indigenous communities with celebrated artists such as Rover Thomas creating works that have achieved...» Read More

 

Sorry: More than a Word

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-02-09 00:19:31

National Australia Bank together with the Aboriginal Artist of the Year Wayne Quilliam is pleased to host the photographic exhibition "Sorry: More than a Word" to commemorate the second anniversary of the Apology to Australia's Indigenous Peoples. The popular exhibition opened...» Read More

 

Parcours Nomad’s en Australie

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-02-08 00:12:34

La Galerie Arts d’Australie • Stéphane Jacob et le Restaurant Nomad’s ont le plaisir de vous convier Lundi 8 février 2010 de 18h à 22h à un apéritif convivial dans le cadre de l’exposition “Parcours Nomad’s en Australie” 12 place du...» Read More

 

Valentine's Day Tour

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-02-07 00:22:37

On Valentine’s Day treat your loved one to a special tour of the Kluge-Ruhe Collection followed by Gearhart’s Chocolates and a toast to love. Director/curator Margo Smith will lead the guided tour starting at 2:00 pm on Sunday, February 14....» Read More

 

Coming soon: Sale to support the Western Desert Dialysis Program!

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-02-06 19:30:49

From 15 February until 7 March 2010 we are holding a sale of high quality donated art works to raise funds for the Western Desert Dialysis Program (click link for more details). All funds raised will go to this important...» Read More

 

Soul of the outback

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-02-04 19:32:16

Samuel Namunjdja walks into the gallery barefoot, bearing two paintings on bark; abstract works in ochre of lines and dots representing stories from Aboriginal mythology. He is one of the gallery’s rising stars. Namunjdja’s paintings hang in galleries and private collections...» Read More

 

Soul of the outback

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-02-04 19:32:16

Samuel Namunjdja walks into the gallery barefoot, bearing two paintings on bark; abstract works in ochre of lines and dots representing stories from Aboriginal mythology. He is one of the gallery’s rising stars. Namunjdja’s paintings hang in galleries and private collections...» Read More

 

NAIDOC 2010

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-02-04 19:15:06

The 2010 National NAIDOC theme is 'Unsung Heroes - Closing the Gap by Leading Their Way'. Many unsung Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have made huge contributions to Australian society. 'Unsung heroes' recognises the part played by the quiet...» Read More

 

Djambawa Marawili Receives an AM

Djambawa Marawili Receives an AM

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

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

 

Call for Submissions for 2010 - 8th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Call for Submissions for 2010 - 8th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-02-03 11:45:15

Swell Sculpture Festival invites submissions from artists to exhibit in the 2010 exhibition. This is an opportunity to exhibit in a highly regarded exhibition set within a visually stimulating, expansive coastal landscape. Swell Sculpture Festival supports full freedom of expression...» Read More

 

The Directory - Art Competitions & Exhibitions of Australia & NZ 2010

The Directory - Art Competitions & Exhibitions of Australia & NZ 2010

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-01-16 16:32:34

New publication featuring more than 1100 Australian and New Zealand art competitions & exhibitions in one practical book. Lists all relevant details such as contact details, name, prize monies, web address, art type etc. for visual artists such as fine...» Read More

 

New developments for ABORIGINAL ART

New developments for ABORIGINAL ART

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-01-13 13:04:13

www.idaia.com.au Specialising in International Development for Australian Indigenous Art IDAIA is dedicated to the development of a quality and ethical Australian Indigenous art among international audiences. ACQUISITION Advising and sourcing works for acquisition projects EXHIBITION Organising exhibition projects for overseas galleries and institutions EDUCATION Developing educational programs...» 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

 

Warrnambool Home Lifestyle Show

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-12-12 15:03:14

Nerissa Major will be having a display of her Unique Affordable Local Koori Aboriginal Art, Gifts and Gemstone Jewellery. Site...» Read More

 

Lake Bolac Eel Festival

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-12-12 14:59:32

Nerissa Major will be having a display of her Unique Affordable Local Koori Aboriginal...» Read More

 

Nerissa Major's Artworks

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-12-12 14:55:38

A Unique Affordable Collection of Local Koori Aboriginal Art by Local Koori Artist Nerissa...» Read More

 

WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2009 VICTORIAN INDIGENOUS ART AWARDS

WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2009 VICTORIAN INDIGENOUS ART AWARDS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-12-02 21:57:56

The Wathaurung woman and Melbourne-based artist, Bindi Cole has been awarded the $25,000 Deadly Art Award for her evocative photograph, Ajay. Bindi Cole is an emerging artist and photographer whose work reveals uncomfortable truths about the fundamental disconnection between...» 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

 

ART COMES OUT OF THE LONG GRASS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-12-01 14:46:23

A remarkable story in the Fairfax press is linking the joys and benefits of art-making to the social pressures that have often caused Darwin Aborigines to 'take to the long grass' – in other words drop out and 'squat' in...» Read More

 

RESALE ROYALTY SOON FOR ABORIGINAL ARTISTS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-11-28 19:14:55

While all else in Parliament was in chaos, the Senate quietly passed the Resale Royalty for Visual Artists Act 2009 on Thursday November 26th. Not that it comes into effect until the Queen has signed off on it (date unknown),...» Read More

 

Stunning patterns emerge from circles, dots, lines

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-26 15:34:20

It was not until the second half of the 20th century that Aboriginal art gained true international recognition. This is staggering, especially when considering the long history and rich culture of Indigenous Australians; but the explanation is simple. Not until...» Read More

 

Sky's the limit at $1.38m

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-26 15:31:32

Sotheby's posted the week's best auction result - bringing in a total of $7.36 million (including commissions) on Monday night, and another $2 million on Tuesday at its Aboriginal art sale. As the week drew to an end, Tim Goodman, the...» Read More

 

Dhapirrk Djama, a remarkable group exhibition of new limited edition prints, Mokuy Spirit carvings and sculptures, including Morning Star Poles, from Elcho Island Arts

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-26 15:28:15

Elcho Island Artists prints and sculptures by Margaret Gudumurrkuwuy Tommy Minburra Sandy Pascoe Joe Manyguluma Charmaine Ashley Jeremiah Bonson David Djarrka Paul Buwang Buwang Gali Yalkarriwuy Gurruwiwi Alcaston Gallery is proud to present Dhapirrk Djama, a remarkable group exhibition of new limited edition prints, Mokuy Spirit carvings and sculptures, including Morning Star...» Read More

 

Queensland Indigenous Art Diary 2010

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-26 15:26:23

The Queensland Indigenous Art Diary 2010 is a beautifully illustrated, small format, high quality diary that celebrates the work of more than 60 Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander painters, weavers, carvers, printmakers, photographers and new media artists with more...» 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

 

PRIZES FOR KOORIE ARTISTS

PRIZES FOR KOORIE ARTISTS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-11-18 15:57:02

18 Indigenous artists from across Victoria have been shortlisted in the 2009 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards, with the three winners to be announced on 27 November. The three prize categories are headed by the Deadly Art Award of $25,000 at...» 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

 

HELEN MCCARTHY BRINGS THE DALY RIVER TO SYDNEY

HELEN MCCARTHY BRINGS THE DALY RIVER TO SYDNEY

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

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

 

Artists vie for top indigenous award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-15 14:57:17

Portland artist Ray Thomas and former Koroit artist Vicki Couzens have been shortlisted for the 2009 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards. Thomas and Couzens are two of the 18 indigenous artists in the running for the $25,000 first prize, which comprises $20,000...» Read More

 

ART Sense launches in Cairns

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

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

 

How can I visit a remote Aboriginal Art Centre?

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

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

 

Important aboriginal art collection for private sale

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

Welcome to this fine aboriginal art collection to be offered by individual lots or offers to be considered for the purchase of the entire collection. Accumulated over 14 years, each painting has detailed provenance documents available for actual perusal by...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art-inspired Wicked Campers (thanks to Music Outback Foundation)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-14 15:17:53

The Music Outback Foundation uses music and arts based programs to help improve education outcomes on remote Indigenous communities. Their annual event Mobfest Tanami is a...» Read More

 

Jung's Secret Book, Aboriginal Paintings, and Mandalas

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-09 15:27:26

Very interesting article, here is an excerpt: But Is It Art? Here I want to make the case that we should not look at Australian Aboriginal paintings, Jung's visionary drawings (1902-1913), or Tibetan mandalas as art, for to do so is reductive. ...» Read More

 

Desert Knowledge makes $34m funding bid

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-07 15:43:54

The Desert Knowledge Co-operative Research Centre is hoping three projects aimed at understanding and responding to the needs of remote Aboriginal people will help it secure long-term funding. The projects are part of a new bid the centre is making in...» 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

 

2009 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards shortlist announced

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-06 15:04:43

Arts Minister Lynne Kosky has announced a shortlist of eighteen Indigenous artists from across Victoria for the 2009 Victorian Indigenous Art Awards. Ms Kosky highlighted the diversity of style and medium amongst the artists selected, and pointed to strong representation from...» Read More

 

Fine Tribal, Aboriginal Art & International Antiquities

Fine Tribal, Aboriginal Art & International Antiquities

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-10-31 17:50:42

This is to announce our forthcoming auction. The sale will include over 200 lots: Early Indian, Chinese, Southeast Asian, Natural History, Roman, Islamic, Indus Valley, Gandharan, Khmer, art and antiquities. Art and Artefacts from, Australian and Oceania. Highlights include 17th Century...» Read More

 

Sale on Australian Aboriginal art - 25% off

Sale on Australian Aboriginal art - 25% off

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-10-28 01:41:12

This sale, which includes all of Aboriginals: Art of the First Person's tribal art inventory, also includes several pieces of Australian Aboriginal art, all acquired prior to 2001, with some works acquired in 1979. These are works in our personal...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art for sale in Paris

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-10-25 19:35:46

From Paris Daily Photo: Today (Sunday) the auction house Gaïa will sell Aboriginal art at 60 rue de Richelieu, very close to my house. I went to see it today, for after my trip down under I really fell in love...» Read More

 

20 Years Survey Show

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-10-23 08:19:05

To celebrate 20 years of Alcaston Gallery, this survey show at the Depot Gallery @ Danks Street, Waterloo, Sydney, will feature work from some of our most collectable artists. Alcaston Gallery opened at 2 Collins Street, Melbourne in...» Read More

 

Richard Bell: I Am Not Sorry

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-10-19 15:18:03

Australia’s foremost – and most controversial – Aboriginal artist exhibits his work for the first time in New York A Location One International Fellowship exhibition curated by Maura Reilly OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, 8 October 2009, 6–8 PM DATES: 9 October 2009 – 25 November...» Read More

 

Amangkeme at the Olive Pink Botanic Gardens

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-10-15 08:09:33

Opening: 6 8pm on Friday the 16th and will run until Monday 26th October. Irrkerlantye Arts is proud to announce an exhibition of works titled Amangkeme at the Olive Pink Botanic Gardens on 16 October 2009.Works include screen printing techniques...» Read More

 

"Whale Dreaming" Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-10-03 13:11:04

Showcasing Unique Local Koori Culture. All Artworks are For...» Read More

 

Dunkeld Mosiac, Nerissa Major's Art Studio

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-10-03 12:54:56

Some Local Koori Stories 11.30am & 2.30pm Cost $3 per person Also Available a Large range of Unique Affordable Local Aboriginal Artworks (Traditional, Dot, Modern, Contemporary, Abstract, Landscape and Sculpture), Emu Egg and Wood Art, Handmade Gifts and Gemstone Jewellery....» 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

 

Dunkeld Open Galleries and Gardens, Nerissa Major's Art Studio

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-18 17:46:04

Some Local Koori Stories 2.30pm Cost $3 per person Also Available a Large range of Unique Affordable Local Aboriginal Artworks (Traditional, Dot, Modern, Contemporary, Abstract, Landscape and Sculpture), Emu Egg and Wood Art, Handmade Gifts and Gemstone Jewellery. All created...» 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

 

Artists vie for Uncle Sam's eye

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-11 17:16:16

The largest contemporary indigenous art exhibition to leave Australian shores is about to open in Washington, the first event in a cultural initiative that aims to boost Australia's profile in the US. Culture Warriors, which has been curated by the...» Read More

 

EXHIBITION OPENING - SINGING THE DREAMING in association with Warlukurlangu Artists

EXHIBITION OPENING - SINGING THE DREAMING in association with Warlukurlangu Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-09 18:10:37

Exhibitions opening: Friday 11th 6-8pm Desert Rain - Indigenous Fine Art Gallery, NOOSA MARINA, 2 Parkyn Crt, TEWANTIN QLD, continues until 4th Oct 2009 PUBLIC PROGRAM: Sun 13th, 2pm Film based on Paddy Japaljarri Sims - Singing...» Read More

 

COLONIAL TUTINI

COLONIAL TUTINI

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-09-09 00:18:07

The Tiwi people who drove the first White colonialists off their remote Melville Island (80kms north of Darwin) less than 5 years after they tried to establish a fort there are enjoying yet more schadenfreude as their ancient burial poles...» Read More

 

BENTINCK ISLAND ARTISTS

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-08 07:15:59

Alcaston Gallery is delighted to present this vibrant and exciting exhibition by the Bentinck Island artists of new paintings and prints that have been recently editioned at Northern Editions, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory. The exhibition is presented in conjunction...» Read More

 

Last hurrah for old man of brush Tommy Watson

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

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

 

Flawed vision cops pasting

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

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

 

Aboriginal art master puts on final public show

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

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

 

Life and art in the sky, Part 2: “Ilgarijiri – Things Belonging to the Sky”

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-06 07:03:01

Further to my previous post on Alma Nungarrayi Granite’s paintings from Warlukurlangu Artists at my home town of Yuendumu I found a fascinating set of links between Aboriginal art, the sky and the objects we find there and modern science. In...» Read More

 

Life and art in the sky, Part 1 – the Napaljarri-warnu Jukurrpa of Alma Nungarrayi Granites

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-05 07:03:05

This small image gives but a very limited impression of the power and majesty of the original of Alma Nungarrayi Granites’ painting of her Napaljarri-warnu Jukurrpa (Seven Sisters dreaming). It is one of a series of large paintings by the Warlpiri...» Read More

 

Uluru and Kata Tjuta's Influence On Aboriginal Art

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

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

 

El Norte de Australia ofrece el recorrido artístico Aboriginal Art Trail

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-02 06:58:04

Aboriginal Art Trail de Alice Springs conecta prestigiosas galerías de arte a la cultura de las comunidades aborígenes locales y ofrece excelentes oportunidades para profundizar en el conocimiento de historias y leyendas relacionadas con el Dreamtime, o de lugares sagrados...» 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

 

REFLECTIONS ON THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS ART AWARD

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-01 07:01:07

From Will Owen: Having stayed at home this year, I don't have much of substance to say about the 26th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards that hasn't already been said elsewhere. I've never been terribly fond of winner...» Read More

 

Australian Code to Regulate Aboriginal Art Trade

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-28 06:54:36

Australia’s Aboriginal art business will have to follow minimum standards for dealers, agents, and artists, under a wide-ranging code of conduct that’s been recently updated and awaits the signature of the federal arts minister. Intended to crack down on unscrupulous operators,...» Read More

 

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair a huge success

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair a huge success

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

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

 

CAIRNS INDIGENOUS ART FAIR 2009

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-26 08:07:30

Tanks Art Centre, Cairns, QLD Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd August Alcaston Gallery is proud to exhibit works from Bentinck Island and Mornington Island artists at CIAF 09 this weekend Alcaston Gallery in conjunction with Mornington Island Arts presents Queensland artists from...» 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

 

Nyree does it again

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-23 08:25:03

Local artist Nyree Reynolds is again a finalist in the Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize. Mrs Reynolds made the short list for her work “From the shadows of the past to the light of the future” which was inspired by...» Read More

 

Outback art code draws line in the sand

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-22 08:21:36

Art dealers will be able to pay artists with alcohol or secondhand vehicles but will be forced to declare their agreed value under a wide-ranging code of conduct for the Aboriginal art business. The final copy of the code, obtained by...» Read More

 

Sales aside, Cairns puts fun into the fair

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-19 08:15:35

When Jonah Jones was asked to do a feasibility study for the establishment of an indigenous art fair in far north Queensland, he was mighty enthusiastic. Jones was one of the people behind what is now the Melbourne Art Fair,...» 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

 

Evolution of a landscape

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-18 08:11:58

Almost four decades since the dawn of the desert painting movement, and a quarter-century since the first award was held in Darwin, the current of indigenous expression in art has turned into a broad stream. It mirrors not just the...» 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

 

GULUMBU YUNUPINGU Heavens Above!

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-14 18:03:06

GULUMBU YUNUPINGU Heavens Above! ACGA Gallery @ Fed Square The Atrium, Federation Square Cnr Flinders & Swanston Streets Tuesday to Sunday 10am–5pm Gulumbu Yunupingu will make the long journey to Melbourne to proudly welcome you to her exhibition opening on Tuesday 8 September 6:30 – 8:30pm Exhibition dates:...» Read More

 

Bush Berry Dreaming

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-14 15:57:36

Bush Berry Dreaming 14th - 18th September 2009 9am - 5pm Opening night drinks: 17th September 2009 6pm - 8pm RSVP essential Smith & Hall Gallery 53-59 Great Buckingham Street Redfern NSW 2016 Josie Petrick Kemarre was born at Santa Teresa Mission, c.1953. and by the time she had begun...» Read More

 

Vernon Ah Kee

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-13 17:51:22

Vernon Ah Kee Who let the dogs out? (detail) 2008 Applied vinyl, variable dimensions Site-specific work for Contemporary Australia: Optimism at QAG Vernon Ah Kee is an Indigenous Australian artist who lives and works in Brisbane. Ah Kee often utilises text withint his...» Read More

 

Art Fair strengthens Darwin’s lead in national stakes

Art Fair strengthens Darwin’s lead in national stakes

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

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

 

GARMA FESTIVAL 2009

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-08-12 15:47:20

“My art is a story about the universe – about the stars”, says Gulumbu Yunupingu artlessly. The eldest member of the important Yunupingu clan, on whose land in the far North East corner of Arnhemland the annual Garma Festival has...» Read More

 

ART.TRADE to hold General Meeting in Darwin / AGM in Alice Springs

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-11 17:44:30

The Australian Indigenous Art Trade Association is holding a general meeting on Saturday the 15th of August 2009 at 10 am at the Palms City Resort on The Esplanade in Darwin. This coincides with the Annual Telstra Indigenous Art Awards...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art flourishes despite recession

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

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

 

Discover Dunkeld, Nerissa Major's Art Studio

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-09 18:04:45

Demonstration of Emu Egg Carving 11am & 2pm Some Local Koori Stories of the Area 12.30pm & 3.30pm Cost $3 per person Also Available a Large range of Unique Affordable Local Aboriginal Artworks (Traditional, Dot, Modern, Contemporary, Abstract, Landscape...» 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

 

Hermannsburg Potters - Iltja Nunaka Orkapuma Ntaria

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-09 17:22:19

Hermannsburg Potters Iltja Nunaka Orkapuma Ntaria Hand-made from Hermannsburg New ceramics by Irene Entata, Judith Inkamala, Rahel Ungwanaka, Carol Rontji, Lindy Rontji, Rona Rubuntja and Dawn Wheeler. Meet the potters: Wednesday 26 August 6 pm – 8 pm Irene Entata and Carol Rontji will be...» 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

 

Our Metro Mob 09

Our Metro Mob 09

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-05 18:57:57

Tandanya is proud to present the ‘Our Metro Mob’ exhibition for 2009 as part of the SALA Festival Program. The ‘Our Metro Mob’ exhibition features Adelaide based Aboriginal emerging and established artists showcasing contemporary, vibrant, modern pieces from artists with backgrounds...» Read More

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

Aboriginal standouts should hold their value

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-04 05:34:09

Sotheby's Aboriginal art sale on Monday night is likely to see prices equal those of earlier sales of white-fella art this year. That means a discount of 20 to 30 per cent on the prices that were being paid before the...» 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

 

Sally Gabori at Alcaston Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-02 06:02:27

Finalist in the 26th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori has fast become one of Australia’s leading Indigenous artists. Interest in Sally’s work has not waned during the current financial climate, and she...» Read More

 

Desart Artists Camps

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

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

 

RICARDO IDAGI WINS WA ART PRIZE

RICARDO IDAGI WINS WA ART PRIZE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-07-25 19:01:44

Australia’s richest indigenous contemporary art award - the $50,000 Western Australian Indigenous Art Award – has been won by the Torres Strait's Ricardo Idagi. The 53 year old Idagi is a multidisciplinary artist, mask-maker and musician committed to the maintenance...» Read More

 

The art of war

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-25 05:44:53

Also drawing collectors this week was Sotheby's Aboriginal art sale, which answered some of the breathless questions troubling the art world. Would the indigenous market hold up or would it succumb to the global financial malaise? As with the great conflicts fought...» 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

 

Our Mob 09

Our Mob 09

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-24 17:10:35

Adelaide Festival Centre is proud to present the fourth annual Our Mob exhibition, on display in the Artspace Gallery (upstairs in the Dunstan Playhouse), as well as Festival Centre theatre foyers from 8 August – 20 September 2009. Held during the...» 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

 

Aboriginal standouts should hold their value

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-19 05:34:09

Sotheby's Aboriginal art sale on Monday night is likely to see prices equal those of earlier sales of white-fella art this year. That means a discount of 20 to 30 per cent on the prices that were being paid before the...» Read More

 

Indigenous art sale a litmus test of the bigger picture

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

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

 

Totems tell the story

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-18 05:34:07

Aboriginal totems are painted in a modernist style making some of them appear as shiny and straight as steel, in artist Ian Waldron's new show opening July 17. Waldron's varying depictions of his Kurtjar clan's bloodwood tree dominate his new show...» Read More

 

The local road to recovery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-18 05:28:36

Various paradoxes flow from the strange configuration of divergent interests in the Territory. Traditional community leaders and those close to the cultural heart of remote Aboriginal societies tend to have quite strong biases in favour of a degree of modernisation...» Read More

 

Public Works: Ginger Riley Munduwalawa

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-18 05:24:54

Ginger Riley Munduwalawala, Limmen Bight River Country (1992). Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, bought 1992. On display until December 6. IN the 1950s Ginger Riley Munduwalawala was working as a stockman, droving cattle from the vast stations of the Northern Territory...» Read More

 

Explore the Red Centre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-17 22:13:30

Wander through Alice Springs and visit the numerous Indigenous art galleries — excellent places to pick up an authentic piece of unique Aboriginal art. The award-winning Alice Springs Resort is a good base from which to take to the skies...» Read More

 

Aboriginal artist honored in Washington D.C. for NAIDOC Week

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-17 07:47:07

Ken Thaiday Senior, respected artist from the Torres Strait Island, presents his visions and art with grace and eloquence. With his wife Liz by his side, they have been transported from one world to another to be honored in Washington,...» Read More

 

Indigenous art on show

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-17 07:42:45

The opening of the Visual Voices - Aboriginal Art of the South East Exhibition at Central Tilba Hall on Friday evening felt like something of an historic occasion. The atmosphere was one of pride in achievement, cultural reaffirmation and reconciliation. Renowned Aboriginal...» Read More

 

New theory may put location of Joseph Lycett painting in perspective

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-17 07:27:44

A 200-year-old mystery about one of Newcastle's most famous pieces of Aboriginal art history may have been solved, with a new theory about the location of a Joseph Lycett painting. Lycett was a convict and one of Australia's earliest colonial artists. The...» Read More

 

Ada Bird Petyarre c. 1930 - 2009

Ada Bird Petyarre c. 1930 - 2009

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-07-15 18:53:02

Acclaimed Utopia artist, Ada Bird Petyarre, well known for the breast paint-ups of her Awelye (body paint designs) and for Arnkerrthe (Mountain Devil Lizard) paintings, passed away peacefully on Sunday 28th June. Famous for her bubbly personality, Ada was the...» Read More

 

Peter Garrett to open Dailan Pugh’s exhibition in Lismore

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-10 02:43:06

The Federal Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, Peter Garrett, will have the chance to soak up the rich cultural and environmental heritage of our region during a full day of events when he visits Page on Wednesday. Page...» Read More

 

State Government helps indigenous artists with program support

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-10 02:39:17

The Liberal-National Government has provided a $30,000 grant to help remote indigenous communities develop their art as a sustainable means of income. Premier Colin Barnett today confirmed the funding when he visited FORM Contemporary Craft and Design in Port Hedland,...» Read More

 

Taking Bundjalung art to the world

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-10 02:32:28

Arts Northern Rivers and Lismore Tourism have put their heads together and created an Indigenous art space at the Lismore Visitor Information Centre so people can enjoy and buy homegrown Bundjalung art. The centre attracts around 50,000 visitors each year (that’s...» Read More

 

2 Live 2 Deadly

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-10 02:30:36

TIGA BAYLES: It's hard to have a blackfella radio station without blackfella music, and it's hard to get the promotion and get known as an Aboriginal artist if you haven't got Aboriginal radio stations, because the mainstream stations and mainstream...» Read More

 

Gallery on wheels

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-06 05:43:33

A unique vehicle, which has spent the past few years spreading the message on indigenous culture, is undergoing an amazing transformation. But the stunning artwork, which makes the message stick unique, will not be touched. The ex army Landrover ambulance is owned...» Read More

 

Campbelltown Arts Centre - Aboriginal Art Display

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-06 05:23:28

Great post by Kate on the bike about the Aboriginal Art Display at the Campbelltown Arts Centre: ...» Read More

 

From little things . . .

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-03 09:24:51

Another business entrepreneur who captured a simple idea and took it to the next level is Kelli Ryan, who last year started the Boolarng Nangamai Aboriginal Art & Culture Studio in Gerringong, on the south coast of NSW. While many people...» Read More

 

Big City Challenges – The Marrka Wangka Story

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

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

 

Two auctions at Shapiro this Sunday, 28 June

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-28 02:05:52

Two auctions at Shapiro this Sunday, 28 June: 20 / 21 C Design Auction commences 2pm Aboriginal Art Auction commences 3pm Viewing Friday & Saturday 11am - 5pm. Viewing Sunday 10am - 12noon Catalogues available online For further information please...» Read More

 

Big Eye: Aboriginal Animatiations

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-24 19:35:44

Aboriginal Dreaming in the digital age Big Eye: Aboriginal Animations presents Aboriginal Australian and Aboriginal Canadian new media artists who draw on digital techniques as a part of ongoing cultural maintenance. From July 3 until July 18, Big Eye: Aboriginal Animations will...» Read More

 

Kimberley in harmony

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-23 03:56:46

Early in last year's dry season, abstract artist Ildiko Kovacs set out on a journey she had long yearned to make, up to Fitzroy Crossing in the far-off Kimberley. For three weeks, she haunted the Mangkaja Art Centre's studio shed, and...» Read More

 

NAKAMARRA'S ABSTRACTION: CONTINUITY AND CHANGE

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-23 03:52:56

A new post by Will Owen about Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri with some wonderful photographs: I remember visiting Papunya Tula Artists' Todd Street shop late in 1998, a few months after Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri passed away. Namarari was among the first of...» Read More

 

Ochres to Dust - Coo-ee Stock Show

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-19 08:01:59

Ochres to Dust 15th June - 15th July 2009 This exhibition is a collection of works from put together from Coo-ee's...» Read More

 

Shapiro Australian and International Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-17 20:53:51

AUSTRALIAN AND INTERNATIONAL ART | SYDNEY | MAY 3 | 2.00PM 162 Queen Street Woollahra | On View Saturday 25 April – Saturday 2 May 11am –...» 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

 

Aboriginal Art and Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-16 17:54:18

Australian Aboriginal Art is much sought after internationally, but Australians overall and Aborigines themselves benefit little from it. By John August Gordon Syron is an Aboriginal artist who understands the market better than most, having run an art gallery in...» 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

 

Ochre Dreaming: Stories from the East Kimberley

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-11 21:19:25

The ReDot gallery is proud to welcome back the natural ochre artworks of the famous Warmun Art Centre. After a very successful 1st exhibition in June 2008, the unique canvases of this Kimberley community will again be gracing the walls...» Read More

 

"FAKE!", the underbelly of the Australian art world exposed

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-11 03:42:23

Reporter Quentin McDermott tells how up to ten per cent of art that's resold across Australia could be problematic. This crisis of confidence has led art lovers to demand that any fake unfairly traded should be destroyed or registered, to...» Read More

 

October Survey

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

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

 

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

 

Real to Surreal, Scenes from the Centre

Real to Surreal, Scenes from the Centre

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

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

 

Our Country. River Country

Our Country. River Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-09 17:13:19

Tandanya is pleased to welcome back Mimi Arts and Crafts. Established in 1978 as an Aboriginal initiative, Mimi Arts and Crafts is a wholly Aboriginal owned and controlled cooperative. Representing the entire 380,000 kilometres of the Katherine region, Mimi proudly...» Read More

 

A work of Persol

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-09 06:10:00

The “A Work of Persol” project is a celebration of the artistic process. The work of nine artists of varying disciplines from around the globe has been curated for a traveling exhibition launched at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile. A...» 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

 

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2009

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

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

 

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

 

Nerissa Major's Artworks

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-04 23:21:42

An Unique Collection of Affordable Aboriginal Art by Western Victorian Koori Artist, Nerissa...» Read More

 

Fake art damaging reputation of local artists (TBM)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-01 00:27:48

Indigenous galleries and artists have recently raised concerns about unauthentic Aboriginal art in Australia. Sales and marketing manager of Murra Wolka Creations, Dean Slockee, said unauthentic Aboriginal art gave profits to other countries and altered the reputation of the Aboriginal artists...» Read More

 

Art For Sale

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-29 00:26:30

Speaker: Barbara Ashford, School of Social Science, UQ The art dealership is situated at a nexus of relationships that contest and negotiate culturally informed values and categories of fine art, Aboriginality and commodities. I argue that dealers in Aboriginal art...» Read More

 

A decade of Australia’s indigenous fine art 1999-2009

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-26 18:14:57

A decade of Australia’s indigenous fine art 1999-2009 Curated by McCulloch & McCulloch Art & Books Designed as a ‘walk through our books’, the exhibition, part of Salt Contemporary Art's Winter Arts Programme, comprises more than 40 Aboriginal paintings, prints, sculptures,...» Read More

 

McCulloch’s Aboriginal Art @ Salt Contemporary

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-26 18:12:01

McCulloch’s Aboriginal Art @ Salt Contemporary A decade of Australia’s indigenous fine art 1999-2009 Curated by McCulloch & McCulloch Art & Books Designed as a ‘walk through our books’, the exhibition, part of Salt Contemporary Art's Winter Arts Programme, comprises more than 40...» Read More

 

Senior Kimberley artist couple show paintings of their country

Senior Kimberley artist couple show paintings of their country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-25 16:27:59

Luka (Mud) 13 June – 4 July 2009 In their second joint exhibition, husband and wife Tommy and Dorothy May present colourful new paintings of their country, The Great Sandy Desert. A beautiful large canvas was painted jointly...» Read More

 

Go Walkabout for Rare View of Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-25 00:26:54

In Papunya, an aboriginal relief camp in the central Australian desert area near the town of Alice Springs, a teacher provided village elders with paint, tools and encouragement. And, in the process, he helped launch a unique artistic movement that...» Read More

 

EMSAH Research Seminar: Aboriginal Art & Systems Theory

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-21 18:23:10

This paper examines parallels between Aboriginal knowledge paradigms and key principles of Systems Theory. Twentieth century scholarship in Cultural Anthropology was instrumental in formulation of ‘whole systems thinking’ that underscores multidisciplinary imperatives of contemporary scholarship. Through analysis of artworks as...» Read More

 

Kanyiri with Bob Randall

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-20 22:41:19

Nerissa Major, a Koori Aboriginal Artist from Western Victoria, will be displaying some of her Unique Art at "Kanyiri with Bob Randall'. Also a Didgeridoo Performance by Russell Smith and a 'Bush Tucker' supper is provided. Entry is Adults ...» Read More

 

Adam Hill: A Colony of Terrors

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-20 17:58:11

A Colony of Terrors 23 May - 11 June 2009 Opens Wednesday 27 May, 6pm To be opened by Adam Geczy Artist, Writer & Lecturer, Syney College of the Arts 7pm, Artist talk and special guest performances Adam Hill does not whisper, he shouts. In...» Read More

 

Sacred secrets in Aboriginal art at the Fowler

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-16 22:51:01

The Fowler exhibit, "Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya," features 49 paintings and focuses largely on the early years of Western Desert Painting's development. A companion exhibit, "Innovations in Western Desert Painting, 1972-1999," gives museum-goers a chance...» Read More

 

Venice Reflux: Doctorin' The Tardis

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

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

 

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

 

Susan Lowish - Treasuring Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-16 21:52:11

Host/Speaker Susan Lowish, Ph.D. Sponsored by Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection Type Speakers - Arts/Performing Arts Location Kluge-Ruhe Date and Time Friday May 15, 2009 7:00 PM (EST) Description Susan Lowish, Lecturer in Australian art history, University of Melbourne, will discuss the different values placed upon Aboriginal art across a spectrum...» 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

 

GLORIA GOES TO PARIS

GLORIA GOES TO PARIS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-05-15 22:51:12

Celebrated Utopia artist, Gloria Petyarr has become the first Australian artist commissioned by Hermes, the swanky international fashion house based in Paris. Gloria's Leaf design was selected by Hermes for their 2009 collection, and has just been released internationally. The design...» 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

 

Central Australian Film Samson and Delilah screens at the Cannes Film Festival

Central Australian Film Samson and Delilah screens at the Cannes Film Festival

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-07 16:36:37

Samson and Delilah, written and directed by Warwick Thornton and shot in central Australia screens at the Cannes Film Festival next week. As quoted from the director: 'Samson & Delilah is a love story, but perhaps not in the traditional sense....» Read More

 

Visiting the old outback haunts of an Aboriginal water colourist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-06 09:05:39

Aboriginal art to many tourists in Australia means paintings on bare rock and the Rainbow Serpent creation myth rendered in rich colours with the dot technique. Aborigines and watercolours hardly seem to go together. But Albert Namatjira, who ranks as...» Read More

 

INVITATION TO JOIN US AT THE KUNSTTOUR 2009

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-04 20:11:22

INVITATION TO JOIN US AT THE KUNSTTOUR 2009 Once again the town of Uebach-Palenberg - bordering the Netherlands - is host to Aboriginal Art from Australia. If you are looking for masterpieces of indigenous art the Aboriginal Art Gallery Brit‘s Art...» Read More

 

Australian & International Art Auction

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-30 18:41:22

Australian & International Art Auction to be held Sunday 3 May, 2pm Viewing Thursday 30 April - Saturday 2 May 11am - 5pm and by appointment Shapiro 162 Queen Street Woollahra NSW 2025 www.shapiro.com.au T 02 9326 1588 ...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art at

Aboriginal Art at "Kunsttour 2009"

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-30 00:46:52

INVITATION TO JOIN US AT THE KUNSTTOUR 2009 Once again the town of Uebach-Palenberg - bordering the Netherlands - is host to Aboriginal Art from Australia. If you are looking for masterpieces of indigenous art the Aboriginal Art Gallery Brit‘s Art...» 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

 

Finding salvation in film

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-27 18:37:34

Article in The Age about Samson & Delilah director Warwick Thornton. The future film director and writer spent three years skipping school and roaming the streets of Alice Springs, where he was born, some 400 kilometres south of the country of...» Read More

 

Dunkeld Open Galleries and Gardens, Nerissa Major's Art Studio

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-19 15:34:42

Unique Affordable Aboriginal Art, Gifts and Gemstone Jewellery For Sale. Direct from the Local Koori Artist, Nerissa...» Read More

 

Winter Open Weekend

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-19 15:32:56

Unique Affordable Aboriginal Art, Gifts and Gemstone Jewellery For Sale. Direct from the Local Koori Artist, Nerissa...» Read More

 

Daniel Walbidi : de la collection au prêt : entre enthousiasme et absence

Daniel Walbidi : de la collection au prêt : entre enthousiasme et absence

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-19 10:13:51

Ces trois peintures de l'artiste Daniel Walbidi viennent de me quitter quelques mois pour une exposition au Musée Aborigène de la ville d'Utrecht en Hollande, le AAMU. Un sentiment étrange m'habite. D'un côté l'enthousiasme. Ce prêt contribue à présenter ce jeune...» Read More

 

Gloria Petyarre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-16 14:02:26

Gloria Petyarre is one of the most successful indigenous artists from Utopia, a region 270kms northeast from Alice Springs. Gloria’s seven sisters are also artists, such as the well-known Kathleen Petyarre, Nancy Petyarre, Violet Petyarre and Ada Bird. Like...» 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

 

Reviewing the perfect storm

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-11 03:00:07

But why the difference in clearances between the sales? One theory must be the difference in the Australian and the indigenous markets. The correction has exposed a softness in the Aboriginal market as shown at the D&H sale. Clearly, the indigenous market is...» Read More

 

Reviewing the perfect storm

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-11 03:00:07

But why the difference in clearances between the sales? One theory must be the difference in the Australian and the indigenous markets. The correction has exposed a softness in the Aboriginal market as shown at the D&H sale. Clearly, the indigenous market is...» Read More

 

International Art Fair coming to Singapore this November

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-10 12:55:56

SINGAPORE, April 10, 2009 Singapore is set to stage the Singapore International Art Fair 2009 (SIAF2009), an international art fair where art galleries around the world gather under one roof to showcase their artworks this coming November at the Singapore...» Read More

 

Some highs for Aboriginal art in economic downturn

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

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

 

Some highs for Aboriginal art in economic downturn

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

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

 

Some of Us - Lockhart River Art Gang

Some of Us - Lockhart River Art Gang

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-09 16:04:20

Lockhart River is a remote Aboriginal Community on the east coast of Cape York in far north Queensland. It is about 850 km north of Cairns by road. During the wet season creeks and rivers flood and close th road...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art: Yarramunua

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-05 02:48:10

You can buy Aboriginal Art directly from artist. Yarramunua from Darwin is performing and selling own art at Circular Quay. ...» Read More

 

'EARTH'S CREATION' IN ALICE

'EARTH'S CREATION' IN ALICE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-03-29 14:44:10

The painting that briefly set the record for Aboriginal art, and still holds the record for a painting by an Australian woman – Emily Kngwarreye's 'Earth's Creation' – is now on show in Alice Springs. During the 2007 peak in Aboriginal...» Read More

 

Opening auctions to test art market

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-26 21:02:06

From the Age: The sales will be a litmus test of the market in these tight financial times. In Melbourne, Deutscher and Hackett will launch its inaugural Aboriginal art sale, while, in Sydney, Rod Menzies will auction 250 works in the...» Read More

 

From Desert to Saltwater Country

From Desert to Saltwater Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-26 18:48:20

The ReDot gallery is proud to welcome the 1st Singaporean show for the exciting works of the Yulparija and Mangala artists of Bidyadanga. “FROM DESERT TO SALTWATER COUNTRY” will showcase the very best from this art community whose ancestral lands...» Read More

 

Doubts raised about Rover Thomas painting

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-26 05:35:26

Expert analysis of a Rover Thomas painting bought at auction four years ago has cast doubt on whether the indigenous master painted the work. A preliminary report from Melbourne University's Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation states that, in view of the...» Read More

 

The Artery's 'Yaruman Collection' acquired by IFC Washington DC, USA.

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-25 17:19:45

We are very proud to announce that a collection of paintings we commissioned from the tiny Community of Ringer Soak, east of The Kimberly in Western Australia, has been acquired by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) a member of the...» 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

 

CREATIVE AUSTRALIAN AICEY ZARO RECOGNISED FOR INSPIRING THE TOWNSVILLE COMMUNITY

CREATIVE AUSTRALIAN AICEY ZARO RECOGNISED FOR INSPIRING THE TOWNSVILLE COMMUNITY

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-23 11:52:58

CREATIVE AUSTRALIAN AICEY ZARO RECOGNISED FOR INSPIRING THE TOWNSVILLE COMMUNITY Creativity comes in a surprising range of shapes and sizes in Australia and is often the inspiration behind people becoming involved in their local community. This year, Sensis is celebrating the...» Read More

 

NATSIAAs SAIL ON

NATSIAAs SAIL ON

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

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

 

ONLY DAYS TO GO TO RESPOND TO THE CODE OF CONDUCT

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

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

 

One Country - Atnwengerrp  THE PWERLE SISTERS - Minnie, Emily, Molly and Gayle

One Country - Atnwengerrp THE PWERLE SISTERS - Minnie, Emily, Molly and Gayle

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-13 12:12:02

The works by the late Minnie Pwerle captivated the art world. Together, Minnie, Emily, Molly and Gayle create the magic that is in the forefront of contemporary art today – works from the artists of Utopia, Central...» Read More

 

UQ Art Museum Exhibition Floor Talk: Next Generation Lockhart River ‘Old Girls’

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-10 05:04:34

‘Aboriginal Art and Another History’ Dr Sally Butler is Senior Lecturer in Art History at The University of Queensland. Her recent publications include a book covering the history of the Lockhart River Indigenous art movement in Queensland`s Cape York region,...» Read More

 

SONIA  KURARRA GOES SOLO

SONIA KURARRA GOES SOLO

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-03-06 16:05:58

A new name is hurtling out of The Kimberley into Sydney this weekend. Sonia Kurarra is a Walmajarri woman from Fitzroy Crossing who is going to knock a few socks off when her art is viewed at Gallery Gondwana in...» Read More

 

The art sale orgy

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-02 07:17:49

What will happen here when the domestic sales start is unknown. Most likely value will hold for quality although volumes will drop off and the low to medium end of the market may suffer. The Australian season opens on March 25 with...» Read More

 

What's on at the Kluge-Ruhe in February and March?

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-27 12:20:29

Events at Kluge-Ruhe 2/28/09 Saturday Tour with Dominique Cocuzza, 10:30 am 3/2/09 OLLI class 11:00 am - 12:30 pm 3/7/09 Saturday Tour with Fenella Belle, 10:30 am 3/9/09 OLLI class 11:00 am -...» Read More

 

Not the usual scenarios of every day life ...

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-25 08:28:10

The Hard Road Antony Muia Antony Muia’s art has always dealt with the hidden aspects of domestic life. His ambiguous figures seem to be involved in sinister affairs or show unusual perspectives of family life - but the artist...» Read More

 

Entries Invited - Australian & International Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-25 08:27:00

Shapiro Auctioneers are now inviting entries for the forthcoming Australian, Aboriginal and International Art Auction. For a confidential valuation please call 02 9326 1588 or email info@shapiro.com.au Shapiro 162 Queen Street Woollahra NSW 2025 www.shapiro.com.au Illustrated Albert Namatjira sold...» Read More

 

Culture Warriors: National Indigenous Art Triennial

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-24 09:55:06

‘Culture Warriors: National Indigenous Art Triennial’ is the inaugural exhibition in a series by the National Gallery of Australia celebrating contemporary Indigenous Australian art. Taking the recent ‘Culture Wars’ or ‘History Wars’ waged over interpretations of the Indigenous history/culture of Australia...» Read More

 

Paula Paul: Kuruwarriyingathi Bijarrb - that is who I am

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-24 07:38:50

Kuruwarriyingathi Bijarrb Paula Paul paints with a small group of women from Bentinck Island, the largest of a small group of islands in Queensland's Gulf of...» Read More

 

Artscape: ABC2 Dame Elisabeth Murdoch in converstation with Virgini Trioli

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-24 07:21:45

Virginia Trioli talks to Dame Elisabeth Murdoch about her life and ongoing arts patronage, including fantastic footage of the Melbourne Recital Centre commission of the Victorian Tapestry Workshop to transform a significant contemporary indigenous painting, recently acquired by the National...» Read More

 

Regional Arts Fund Open for Applications!

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-23 13:57:01

Country Arts WA recently announced and officially opened its Regional Arts Fund (RAF) funding programs for 2009 – 2012. Strategic Regional Partnerships - up to $150,000 over 3 years to assist regional communities to develop projects those have long-term impact...» Read More

 

IT'S ALL HAPPENING IN CAIRNS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-02-18 18:00:12

The dynamic activities of the Queensland government to promote indigenous art creation and its marketing have born potentially rich commercial fruit. The Government has announced plans to put $12M into the development of Queensland Indigenous arts over the next 4...» 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

 

A Story to Tell

A Story to Tell

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-16 11:29:55

In A Story to Tell, Nyoongar artist Laurel Nannup tells her own story, through woodcuts, etchings and photographs. These works illustrate the artist's memories of place, particular events and people, all of which contribute to an overview of her life. At...» 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

 

Aboriginal Art Gallery Sydney: William, Tarisse & Sarrita King

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-16 06:32:30

First exhibition at this exciting new Aboriginal Art Gallery at Sydney’s Opera Quays Opening night with the artists: Friday 20th Feb 6 - 9pm Artists will be painting in the gallery during the exhbition Exhibition showing 19 - 22 February 2009 All...» Read More

 

Sustainable Living Festival

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-14 19:06:03

Nerissa Major will be having a display at the Sustainable Living Festival, Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne. Site number 142. Unique Aboriginal Art, Gemstone Jewellery and Gifts are available for purchase. 30% of sales will go to Wildwood Wildlife...» Read More

 

NATIONAL INDIGENOUS ART TRIENNIAL OPENS AT GOMA

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-14 09:52:15

Works by leading Queensland artists Vernon Ah Kee, Richard Bell, Dennis Nona and Judy Watson feature in a national Indigenous exhibition opening at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane this week. Arts Minister Rod Welford said Culture Warriors: National Indigenous...» 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

 

TWO TOP PRIZES ANNOUNCED

TWO TOP PRIZES ANNOUNCED

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-02-13 15:43:31

Two opportunities for indigenous artists to win fine prizes have been announced. Australia’s richest indigenous contemporary art award for 2009 has been launched in WA, with nominations closing on Feb 25th. There's a little more time for both Black and White...» Read More

 

Rockholes and Claypans in Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-12 12:26:02

Red Desert Gallery in Eumundi presents a prime medley of colourful art featuring "Rockholes and Claypans" with narrative from some of the most remote desert regions of Australia. A showcase of select artworks from both female and male central desert artists...» Read More

 

Art of the emu

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-10 12:41:22

An extensive and unique collection of work from Aboriginal artist Kudditji Kngwarreye is on display at Burrinja. Kudditji hails from the Northern Territory's Utopia community. He was one of the first established male artists from the region. Burrinja Visual Arts Co-ordinator Tilla...» Read More

 

Prime Minister to open an Aboriginal photographic exhibition at Parliament House, Canberra on Friday 13th Feburary 2009.

Prime Minister to open an Aboriginal photographic exhibition at Parliament House, Canberra on Friday 13th Feburary 2009.

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-10 05:20:42

Tears of joy and sorrow flowed when Prime Minister Kevin Rudd created history by saying ‘Sorry’ on the floor of Parliament house nearly a year ago. To mark the memorable moment Indigenous photographer Wayne Quilliam has been commissioned to...» Read More

 

Willie's world

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-07 12:23:03

Willie Gordon asks what was the most important lesson my father taught me. I have signed on for an Aboriginal art tour out of Cooktown way up in northern Queensland and this delving into my personal affairs is not the...» Read More

 

Australian Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-04 16:10:03

A very, very interesting article in the Telegraph about Aboriginal art from the perspective of UK journalist Will Storr. The article covers the Yuendumu and Papuya communities as Will follows Roslyn Premont from Gallery Gondwana on a buying trip: Indeed, Cecilia...» Read More

 

Yankuni Laju Karnkani Kujungka (We Are Traveling Together By Air)

Yankuni Laju Karnkani Kujungka (We Are Traveling Together By Air)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-31 16:04:30

ReDot Gallery cordially invites you to ‘Yankuni laju karnkani kujungka’ (We are traveling together by air). The first international show of fine Aboriginal paintings from Martumili Artists. Ms Penny Burtt, Australia's Deputy High Commissioner to Singapore will inaugurate the exhibition. Ms Gabrielle...» Read More

 

The evolving face of Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-28 16:55:01

One painting resembles a Roy Lichtenstein, another has the emblematic target of Jasper Johns, and a photographic portrait channels Andy Warhol. If that doesn’t sound like Aboriginal art, then an exhibit touted as Australia’s first major survey of indigenous art...» Read More

 

Imagine if batik was the new black

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-28 16:47:17

From the Age about the new exhibition at the Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria: The spectacular flowering of art in the Australian outback has sometimes been called the Aboriginal Renaissance. Some whitefella pride sits in this charming title, designating...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art: it's a complicated thing

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-27 11:27:33

Tim Acker's article in ArtLink: While the art dazzles the eye and the prices make headlines, there is a fundamental disconnect at work within the Aboriginal art industry. The market's focus on the consumption of art and the profitability of its...» Read More

 

Collecting Australian Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-26 11:29:55

Described by renowned Australian art critic, Robert Hughes, as belonging to ‘the world’s last great art movement’, collectors of art from this extraordinary ancient but vibrant living culture have, in recent years, fuelled a boom in sales. Prices at auction...» 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

 

Industry insiders are alarmed by loopholes in the draft

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-20 18:50:20

From Ashleigh Wilson at the Australian: The aim [of the Australian Indigenous Art Commercial Code of Conduct] was to improve transparency in the market and improve conditions for artists. But industry figures say the draft code, released last month and described...» Read More

 

Inaugural Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

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

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

 

Creativity feels the crunch

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

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

 

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

 

Blemishes mar a sumptuous history of Australian art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-10 08:24:15

In 1886, there was a tussle for control over the future direction of Australian art. At its heart the dispute appeared simple, but it highlighted a deep division. A student of the School of Art in Melbourne, Alice Chapman, was...» Read More

 

Aboriginal artists take a stand on heart health to close the gap

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-10 07:54:53

Seven well known Aboriginal artists, Lloyd Hornsby, Laurie Nilsen, Peter Muraay Djerippi Mulcahy, Debbie Taylor, Raquel Jackson, Jennifer Herd and Bianca Beetson are each donating a major piece of work to be auctioned at the Heart Foundation s second annual...» Read More

 

Winner announced for final category of the WA Indigenous Art Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-09 07:09:46

Western Australian artist Shane Pickett has won the final category of Australia’s richest indigenous contemporary art awards, picking up the People’s Choice Award in the inaugural Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2008. Culture and Arts Minister John Day congratulated local artist...» Read More

 

Mamana Mamanta - Gradual Friendship

Mamana Mamanta - Gradual Friendship

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-29 13:45:05

Mamana Mamanta (gradual friendship) is an exciting exhibition of glass sculptures by Canberra-based glass artist Luna Ryan, and Tiwi artist Jock Puautjimi. Jock and Luna’s initial collaborations were received with enthusiasm, prompting the artists to develop their abilities further and...» Read More

 

Ochre Imprints

Ochre Imprints

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

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

 

TiTi's Daily Picture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-29 08:11:22

Nice blog post with picture: I have always enjoyed Aboriginal Art and even more so since I have been confronted to the amazing collection of the Ian Potter Centre in Melbourne some years back. Now that I am in the Northern...» Read More

 

Major Art Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-27 23:21:33

An Unique Art Exhibition displaying over 90 pieces of art, by Koori Artist, Nerissa Major. Artworks of Traditional, Modern, Contemporary, Abstract, Landscape and Sculpture are for sale and available for pick up after purchase. Entry fee $5 (half of fee goes...» Read More

 

Draft code of conduct for fair and ethical trade in the Indigenous visual art industry

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-23 07:52:08

A draft code of conduct for fair and ethical trade in the Indigenous visual art industry was released today for public comment. Minister for the Arts Peter Garrett said the code will help Indigenous artists negotiate fair pay for their work...» 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

 

Sights Unseen - Moving Pictures by Michael Riley

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-22 01:34:02

Sights Unseen is a compelling story about the short but prolific life work of Aboriginal photographer, Michael Riley, his view on Aboriginal art and his determination to bring together a solid Aboriginal arts movement before passing away in 2004. Riley...» Read More

 

Intellectual inbreeding, but insight aplenty

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-21 01:35:42

The final piece, ‘The Collector’, is by Nicolas Rothwell, perhaps our finest essayist. This subtle, sublime piece — 14 pages long — was first published in The Monthly. It documents how in late June 1956, the Paris-trained Czech artist Karel...» Read More

 

Art code may not erase dodgy dealers

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-20 07:34:04

What impact will the new code have? The intensely negotiated draft code for the Aboriginal art market was unveiled yesterday by federal Arts Minister Peter Garrett, a year and a half after a Senate report into unethical practices in the indigenous...» 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

 

Art Education 2009: Michael Reid Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-17 04:00:36

In 2009 the art galleries Michael Reid at Elizabeth Bay and Michael Reid at Murrurundi will continue to offer one of the most comprehensive Australian art education programmes in the country. Our aim is to equip both collectors and art...» 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

 

The NIT Blacklist 2008

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-15 04:00:27

From the National Indigenous Times: 2008 was a year of highs and lows for Aboriginal Australia. The high was, undoubtedly, the national apology in February. But the lows were... well, take your pick. The federal government's failure to endorse the UN...» Read More

 

BEYONCE'S momento of Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-13 04:08:54

When the singer Beyonce toured here, The Sydney Entertainment Centre came to The Artery to find a piece of artwork they could give to the singer as a memento of her visit to Sydney. They were looking for something...» Read More

 

QANTAS infight magazine - Dec 08 / Jan 09

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-13 04:06:11

Travelling on Qantas in the next month or two? Chances are you'll spot the artery's new advert featured in Qantas's inflight...» Read More

 

Stockroom Show

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-12 01:49:11

SCOTT LIVESEY GALLERIES We would like to wish you an enjoyable and festive holiday season and express our gratitude for your continued interest in the gallery. From Christmas until early February the gallery will be open by appointment only. Please contact Scott...» Read More

 

Galya Pwerle Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-11 09:32:22

Galya is continually developing her own unique, contemporary style and is proving to be an exciting and progressive artist. In 2005 and 2008 her work was nominated in the prestigious Telstra Awards held in Darwin. Galya paints "Awelye Atnwengerrp" which...» Read More

 

Galya Pwerle Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-11 09:32:22

Galya is continually developing her own unique, contemporary style and is proving to be an exciting and progressive artist. In 2005 and 2008 her work was nominated in the prestigious Telstra Awards held in Darwin. Galya paints "Awelye Atnwengerrp" which...» Read More

 

CIT Yurauna artists – Past and Present

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-11 09:07:11

This exhibition is an opportunity to showcase the work of past and present students from the Canberra Institute of Technology Yurauna Centre. Dr Colin Adrian Chief Executive of CIT said “the quality of the works on display show the dedication students...» Read More

 

Former Cowra woman's work is part of Canberra exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-11 09:01:05

Former Cowra woman Lorraine Webb is one of the artists whose work features in an exhibition opened in Canberra this week. Chief Minister and Minister for the Arts, Jon Stanhope MLA, officially launched the CIT Yurauna artists – Past and Present...» 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

 

Turning landscape on its head

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-09 04:19:25

Nicholas Rothwell from the Australian on Lydia Balbal, an emerging star in the Aboriginal art world: It was just a year ago that the most mesmerising new star of western desert art, Lydia Balbal, walked into Broome's Short Street Gallery and...» Read More

 

Art brings health and wealth to Indigenous artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-06 02:56:05

Building on a highly successful event in 2004, a special art and craft exhibition is planned for the Australia Day long weekend at Lismore City Hall to help build livelihoods for and improve the health of Indigenous communities. The exhibition is...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art Selling Exhibition - Catalogue Online

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-06 02:15:00

ABORIGINAL ART SELLING EXHIBITION Select Works on Display 8 – 23 DECEMBER Shapiro Gallery 162 Queen Street Woollahra ON VIEW Monday through Saturday 11-5pm Department Enquiries Tel 612 9326 1588 CATALOGUE ONLINE www.shapiro.com.au ENQUIRIES aboriginal.art@shapiro.com.au Jane Raffan (+612) 9326 1588...» 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

 

Black and White At NG Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-04 09:02:19

The latest in an on-going series of thought provoking Aboriginal art exhibitions at NG Art curated by Coo-ee Aboriginal Art “Aboriginal paintings are often described as landscapes but they are far more than this. They are all about nature and the...» Read More

 

Unearthed - Stories Written in the Land

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-04 08:52:54

Aboriginal paintings are often described as landscapes but they are far more than this. They are all about nature, creation and 'living' history. We see at once, in form and action, stories written in the land. Each work unearths ancient...» Read More

 

Harrison Galleries: Christmas Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-03 14:58:51

3-20 December 2008 Our last exhibition for 2008 features a selection of works, including works on paper, photography, sculpture and painting. Stockroom and Aboriginal artwork sale continues due to popular demand. Christmas bargains for Art Lovers! Sincere thanks to our patrons...» Read More

 

Albert Namatjira exhibition a delight

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-02 08:36:06

Although Namatjira's personal history had a tragic outcome, he continues to inspire a vigorous tradition in landscape painting that is only recently receiving renewed recognition, having been swamped by the success of the acrylic dot painting movement. Another offshoot has flourished...» 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

 

Written in the land....

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-29 01:38:18

It's a long way from the Kimberley to Canberra, and the country that sits close to the hearts of the Texas Downs mob hasn't much in common with the Limestone Plains. But the legacy of indigenous artist and national living...» Read More

 

Launch of Written in the Land: the Life of Queenie McKenzie

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-25 01:21:13

I would first like to acknowledge the traditional owners of this land. And I want to acknowledge the contribution made by Argyle Diamonds – the first major company to make Aboriginal employment a priority and a supporter of the book. And Peter...» Read More

 

Half Light- Portraits from Black Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-24 10:23:13

Photography by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists has emerged over the past two decades as a definitive expression of contemporary Indigenous life in Australia. Half Light is the first major survey of the work of Indigenous artists engaging with...» Read More

 

Art Gallery of New South Wales Presents Half Light- Portraits from Black Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-24 10:02:18

Art Gallery of New South Wales presents Half Light- Portraits from Black Australia, on view through 22 February 2009. Photography by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists has emerged over the past two decades as a definitive expression of...» Read More

 

Wish comes true

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-22 03:12:04

One of the individual donors is Dr Patrick Corrigan, who provided the funds for Barbie Kjar’s work Escucha. Corrigan, who recently gave the gallery a substantial collection of valuable artists’ prints and drawings, has made hundreds of donations to galleries,...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art Selling Exhibition - Entries closing now

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-22 03:10:32

Shapiro Galleries 162 Queen Street Woollahra, Woollahra, Sydney ENQUIRIES (+612) 9326 1588 aboriginal.art@shapiro.com.au Artists of interest: Declan Apuatimi Jack Britten Tommy Carroll Butcher Cherel Janangoo Barney Ellaga Hector Jandany Ivy Nixon Janyka Emily Kame Kngwarreye Kudditji Tjungurrayi Kngwarreye Lena Kuriniya Lloyd Kwilla Queenie McKenzie Patrick Mung Mung Albert Namatjira Rosella Namok Ngoia Napaltjarri...» Read More

 

Sale ends Saturday

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-20 22:04:03

Prices start from $300. An opportunity to buy affordable & investment quality works at discounted prices. Selected works by renowned artists including Ningura Napurrula, Wingu Tingima, Minnie Pwerle, Helen McCarthy, and...» Read More

 

Voting Now Online for Big WA Indigenous Art Prize

Voting Now Online for Big WA Indigenous Art Prize

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-11-20 12:17:21

A unique opportunity to vote online for the big Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards' People's Choice Prize is on offer until January 4. All the works by 16 artists selected for the first WA Indigenous Art Awards exhibition can now be...» Read More

 

New works from SANTA TERESA

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-20 02:31:35

Today we've received some new works from Santa Teresa, a small community of 500 people south east of Alice Springs. We should have all the new paintings online in the next day or so. Santa Teresa was a Catholic Mission which...» Read More

 

Swept up in the current

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-19 07:25:37

With 80 artists spread across 300 glossy colour pages, Current is up-to-the minute, controversial, sexy, political, dangerous or reassuringly familiar, depending on what page you turn to. Naturally, in the sometimes volatile world of contemporary art, eddies of (unwanted) attention...» Read More

 

What is current? Who is current? These are pertinent questions in the ever-changing realm of visual art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-19 06:51:01

With 80 artists spread across 300 glossy colour pages, Current is up-to-the minute, controversial, sexy, political, dangerous or reassuringly familiar, depending on what page you turn to. Current is the new book from the Art & Australia team, and took...» Read More

 

A fortnightly wrap-up of how the media reported Indigenous affairs from the National Indigenous Times

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-18 02:17:22

AN art auction house spent more than $100,000 moving a sale from Melbourne to Sydney this month after misinterpreting a new law. Sotheby's admits it was confused about a change to the Australian Heritage Act 2006. The Act requires individual...» Read More

 

Calling Emerging Australian Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-17 20:41:14

Emerging Australian Artists have less than two weeks to enter one of Australia’s most exciting art competitions - the Wilson National Art Prize Launched in 2007, the Wilson HTM National Art Prize is an acquisitive art award open to emerging Australian...» 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

 

Tjungurrayi claims prestigious art prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-17 20:23:36

From The Western Australian: WA painter Patrick Tjungurrayi has won Australia’s richest Aboriginal art prize with his monumental series of canvases depicting a scrub fire in his Gibson Desert homeland. “They were the best, the best-looking,” judge Djon Mundine said with...» Read More

 

Pacific solutions

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-16 07:15:03

The most significant exhibition of islander art in two decades is a confronting experience for all, writes Christopher Allen Gods, Ghosts and Men National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Until January 11. Quote from the article: In fact this is the first significant exhibition of the...» Read More

 

Harrison Galleries invites you and your friends to our first ever sale

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-14 01:25:22

Harrison Galleries invites you and your friends to our first ever sale. We have on offer a wide selection of Aboriginal works with some works starting from $300. Doors open at 10am this Saturday. We look forward to seeing you then....» Read More

 

East meets West at local exhibition

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

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

 

Town Camps and Mission Blankets

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-14 00:00:00

In association with Tangentyere Artists, Japingka Gallery presents the paintings and stories of Indigenous artists from the Alice Springs Town Camps. This exhibition of small paintings includes images of daily life in the homes and yards of the artists and...» Read More

 

New Beginnings: Classic Paintings

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-13 12:00:04

From the Brisbane Times comes the announcement of an upcoming event in Queensland, the launch of New Beginnings: Classic Paintings: Therese Rein will launch a book chronicling the master artists of the Western Desert, The Kimberley and Top End at the...» Read More

 

Lifestyle Visit to aboriginal art exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-13 11:52:39

An excellent community newspaper, Pine Rivers Press, has a nice little article about a planned visit to the Namatijira to Now exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery. THE Friends Group of the Pine Rivers Regional Art Gallery in Strathpine is organising...» Read More

 

Town Camps and Mission Blankets

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-11 05:55:35

In association with Tangentyere Artists, Japingka Gallery presents the paintings and stories of Indigenous artists from the Alice Springs Town Camps. This exhibition of small paintings includes images of daily life in the homes and yards of the artists and...» Read More

 

Fire & Lightning: A Solo Exhibition by Napuwarri Marawili

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-11 05:46:52

About the exhibition: For some viewers one of the attractions of Yolngu art is that it stems from such a radically different cultural worldview to that of mainstream Australia. But that can be a turn off as well. If you cannot begin...» Read More

 

Surviving Your 1st Art Show

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-11 01:44:06

Surviving Your 1st Art Show Start small - Enter shows that take only one or two pieces, and watch them for you. Now that you let someone other than family see your work - you're ready for... Your First Art Show or What Do...» Read More

 

Leading Commentators to Discuss New Developments and Trends in Collecting Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-10 12:44:59

Free Public Forum & Book Launch at 2pm Saturday, November 15 Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, 100 Roberts Road, Subiaco November 8, 2008— Leading Australian art commentator and writer, Susan McCulloch, and coauthor/ publisher Emily McCulloch Childs will launch two important...» Read More

 

Australian Aboriginal Art on Display at Exclusive Karuna Village Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-09 23:49:55

Our exclusive exhibition of Karuna Village Fair Trade art and crafts has now begun at the Fair Trade Cafe and will be running through until the end of the year. We have a wide variety of high quality art and...» Read More

 

Garrett’s resale royalty proposal - views from the Aboriginal arts industry

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-09 09:16:55

A very interesting post from the Crikey blogs by Peter Gosford. The article looks at the royalty system coming out of Canberra and the benefit that it will produce for Indigenous artists. Here is some of the article: Garrett’s model for the...» Read More

 

'Hot' categories cool rapidly as crisis bites

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-07 23:48:22

More poor news from the auction market: October seemed to be the month when the wheels began to come off the global art market in the wake of turmoil in the wider economy. This was particularly evident at auctions in the...» Read More

 

Celebrating Ten Successful Years  Sharing Indigenous Culture

Celebrating Ten Successful Years Sharing Indigenous Culture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-06 12:05:59

In November 2008 Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Castlereagh New South Wales will acknowledge the 10th anniversary of its formation with a number of planned celebrations. An indigenous art exhibition will be officially opened at the Centre at 6.00pm...» Read More

 

The Wilson National Art Prize - 4 weeks to go!

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-04 19:06:03

Emerging Australian Artists have less than four weeks to enter one of Australia’s most exciting art competitions - the Wilson National Art Prize Launched in 2007, the Wilson HTM National Art Prize is an acquisitive art award open to emerging Australian...» Read More

 

Dreams of life and death

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-04 03:55:58

A wonderful article by Nicholas Rothwell about Wingu Tingima: For who, among the legions of keen collectors tracking the most admired Aboriginal art star of the western desert, Wingu Tingima, knows anything about her life and the way her mythscapes shape...» Read More

 

Indigenous take on stock route

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

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

 

Papunya Tula Cleans up the Big Art Prizes

Papunya Tula Cleans up the Big Art Prizes

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-11-03 14:18:29

Pintupu artist Patrick Tjungurrayi has taken out the richest indigenous art prize in the country - the new WA Indigenous Art Award, established last year at $50,000 for the national prize, and $10,000 for a WA winner. June Walkutjukurr Richards...» Read More

 

Search for true identity

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-02 03:47:29

The Age previews the five shortlisted candidates for the Kate Challis RAKA Award: Along with five others - Samantha Hobson, Fiona Foley, Gali Yalkarriwuy Gurruwiwi, Lisa Michl Ko-manggen and Pauline Sunfly Nangala - Thompson has just been shortlisted for the annual...» Read More

 

Not just the usual suspects

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-01 01:05:52

The Australian previews the announcement of the WA Premier's Indigenous Art awards: The $50,000 WA Premier's Indigenous Art Award aims to reveal new talent as well as the known. Can a group of men from the Great Victoria Desert win Australia's richest...» Read More

 

Tjungurrayi claims prestigious art prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-01 01:00:53

Patrick Tjungurrayi is announced as the winner of the inaugural $50,000 WA Indigenous Art Award: “They were the best, the best-looking,” judge Djon Mundine said with disarming simplicity to explain the choice announced by Premier Colin Barnett at the Art Gallery...» Read More

 

Namatjira to Now

Namatjira to Now

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-27 08:34:45

23 October 2008 – 15 February 2009 Gallery 5 & 6 QAG The great Albert Namatjira’s adoption of the European medium of watercolour for his landscape paintings remains an inspiration to contemporary artists from Ntaria (Hermannsburg) and surrounding regions of...» Read More

 

New mid range works by Papulankutja artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-27 06:49:14

New mid range works by Papulankutja artists from the remote life blog: I have decided to put works with Martin at Aboriginal Art online. The Revealed Showcase in Perth together with the move to the new art centre at Blackstone seems to...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art triples

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

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

 

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

 

Concerns Aboriginal art wealth not reaching communities

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

ABC Media reports that the Papunya and Kintore communities are not benefitting from the sale of artists works as much as is possible: Minister for Central Australia Alison Anderson has expressed concern that the communities of Papunya and Kintore are not...» Read More

 

Art resale royalties 'may cost indigenous artists'

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-25 14:15:44

Does the new federal government royalty plan benefit Indigenous artists: Based on sales figures over that period, Whiteley, Brack, Williams, Arthur Boyd and Charles Blackman would have been the top beneficiaries of a royalty scheme similar to the model proposed by...» 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

 

Australian Aboriginal Artist Lloyd Hornsby Gawura

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-24 12:24:17

From Lloyd Hornsby Gawura's blog: My exhibition at the State Library- 2008 Heart Foundation East Coast Aboriginal Art Exhibition. The Art Exhibition which celebrates the strength, tenacity and generosity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders communities in taking a stand to...» Read More

 

2008 Desert Mob Exhibition

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

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

 

2008 Desert Mob Exhibition

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

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

 

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

 

Lockhart Spirit of the Land Festival recognises Local, National Emerging and Indigenous Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-21 20:31:13

This weekend the small town of Lockhart, in the heart of the Riverina, will showcase local, emerging and Indigenous artistic and creative talents as part of the Spirit of the Land Arts Festival on the 24 – 26 of October....» 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

 

Shield raises $84,000

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-21 20:09:51

Bridie Smith for The Age reports on a new sale record: A SHIELD sold at a Sydney auction last night for $84,000, setting a record price for an Aboriginal artefact sold at auction. The kidney-shaped shield, collected from far north-eastern Queensland...» Read More

 

Question mark over future of Indigenous art prize

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

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

 

Demand for Australian indigenous art steady

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-21 20:09:40

Radio National reported: 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 Australian dollars in...» 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 Pursuit of Portraits from a Land without People

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-19 11:50:17

John Ogden, who has a new show starting at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection on Tuesday, will give a lecture at the gallery at 7 p.m. Thursday. His photo exhibition, “The Pursuit of Portraits from a Land without People,” shows portraits...» Read More

 

Josie Petrick Kemarre

Josie Petrick Kemarre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-19 03:06:40

Josie Petrick Kemarre was born at Santa Teresa Mission, c.1953. and by the time she had begun painting in 1990 she was living in the Eastern Desert region surrounding Utopia. Based on the native plants of her homeland and her...» Read More

 

Demand for Australian indigenous art steady

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-18 11:50:12

After a recent auction industry insiders have announced that demand for Aboriginal art is steady: 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...» Read More

 

Art is in the heart for artist Judith

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-17 12:50:45

The Flinders News provides an interesting angle on Art AT The Heart: Multi-faceted Peterborough local Art Prize founder, artist, councillor, chairperson of the Regional Art Centre and Country Arts Board member, Judith Kempen has recently returned from what she described as...» Read More

 

Quality Aboriginal Art in Perth

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-17 11:47:31

The Business Spectator recommends the current Japingka Gallery exhibitions: In WA, if you want to see, and possibly buy, quality, genuine Aboriginal art, Japingka Gallery is the next best thing to going out in person to the remote communities. Japingka, in Fremantle,...» Read More

 

Master's desert way of seeing

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-14 20:05:10

Nicolas Rothwell for The Australian reports: JUST as the passing of desert artist Darby Jampijinpa Ross in 2005 possessed a certain elegance, the day after he received a congratulatory telegram from the Queen for his 100th birthday, so the first retrospective...» Read More

 

Give me your hand friend and bridge the cultural gap

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-14 19:07:46

Celebrated Indigenous photographer Wayne Quilliam will join with household names such as Nancy Petyarre, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Sally Morgan, Charlie Tjapangati and many other highly sought after artists at Deutscher and Hackett Auction house for the annual ‘Gnokan danna murra...» Read More

 

October Gallery presents Our Life.... is Land.... is Culture, London UK

October Gallery presents Our Life.... is Land.... is Culture, London UK

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-06 01:14:20

Our Life.... is Land.... is Culture An exhibition of new paintings by Samantha Hobson. Samantha Hobson began painting with the Lockhart River Art Gang, a group of young Indigenous artists from the remote Lockhart River community on the east coast of far...» 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

 

Indigenous art code group sacked

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-03 12:46:20

Ashleigh Wilson for The Australian, reports: THE Australia Council will develop a voluntary code of conduct for indigenous art after a lobby group was stripped of responsibility because of "regrettable" delays and inadequate consultation. At the Cultural Ministers Council meeting in...» Read More

 

Gene & Brian Sherman Shine Light on Australian, Indigenous Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-03 12:46:13

Oct. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Gene and Brian Sherman shone a light on Australian contemporary art for 21 years at Gene's Sydney gallery. Now, 600 fluorescent tubes are illuminating their new non-profit foundation. Indigenous artist Jonathan Jones's installation ``untitled (the tyranny of...» Read More

 

Field in rich Aboriginal art prize down to 16

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-03 07:20:53

More than 150 Aboriginal artists have been cut down to just 16 to contest Australia’s richest indigenous art prize at the Art Gallery of WA next month. WA artists make up at least a quarter of the finalists in...» Read More

 

Womens Law

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-03 00:00:00

These senior custodians of Womens Law have made substantial works that reflect on the traditions and roles of women in indigenous communities and on the customary practices that they uphold and maintain. The selected artists include Eubena Nampitjin, Makinti Napanangka,...» Read More

 

Anna Petyarre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-03 00:00:00

Anna Petyarre maintains a classic Anmatyerre style, representing her ancestral country with finely delineated structures that show the terrain of sandhills and ancient watercourses, often with markings that reveal waterholes and ceremonial sites. The artist is recognised for her fine...» Read More

 

Field in rich Aboriginal art prize down to 16

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-02 21:27:15

The Western Australian reports: More than 150 Aboriginal artists have been cut down to just 16 to contest Australia’s richest indigenous art prize at the Art Gallery of WA next month. WA artists make up at least a quarter...» 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

 

Aboriginal art program has a positive effect on students

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-01 12:08:06

A local report on an Aboriginal art program and its positive impact on the community from the Moree Champion: The Aboriginal art program being run from the Moree TAFE is having a hugely positive effect on school students. The students came into...» Read More

 

Place in sun for Desert Mob spectacular

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-01 10:18:46

Nice article in The Age by Gabriella Coslovich celebrating the success of Desert Mob: Running for 18 years, the exhibition, which shows the best and newest work of central desert artists, is so esteemed that when it opens the scramble to...» Read More

 

Warmun artist named Aboriginal of the Year

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-30 15:08:35

A talented senior artist from Warmun Art Centre, Shirley Purdie, has been named the Aboriginal Person of the Year in the 2008 East Kimberley Aboriginal Achievement Awards. Held in Kununurra in September, the awards are an opportunity to reward the...» 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

 

Beauty from within

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

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

 

Contemporary Aboriginal art has the wind in his sails in France

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-27 02:56:45

Read more at the Yimbama blog: After the opening of the Quai Branly Museum, some exhibitions in galleries such as Galerie Luc Berthier and some auctions Gaïa and Artcurial, the market of aboriginal art has the wind in the...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art in France - The Peter Los Collection: Journey through "Time of Dreams"

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-27 02:50:51

On July 7 the first-ever sale of Aboriginal Art at Artcurial | Briest - Poulain - F. Tajan. It will be the most important ensemble ever to come to auction outside Australia. Some sixty works from the personal collection of Peter...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art - SELLING EXHIBITION 30 SEPT – 11 OCT

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-25 21:56:12

ON VIEW 162 Queen St. Woollahra Mon–Sat 11am–5pm There are 43...» Read More

 

Invisible 'fingerprints' guard indigenous paintings

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

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

 

QUT students coming to aid of island population

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-25 00:28:32

A group of QUT engineering students is traveling to Bentick Island to build much-needed infrastructure: Five engineering students from Brisbane will travel more than 2000 kilometres to a remote indigenous community in the state's far north tomorrow to build much-needed sustainable...» Read More

 

Anna Petyarre

Anna Petyarre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-25 00:19:06

Anna Petyarre from the Utopia region, shows her latest paintings. David Wroth, Japingka director who has recently spent time with Anna as she painted, says of her work: "Anna maintains a classic Anmatyerre style, representing her ancestral country with finely...» Read More

 

Women's Law

Women's Law

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-24 23:44:31

Japingka is celebrating the arrival of Spring and the associated rebirth of colour in the desert country by dedicating both of its gallery exhibition spaces to outstanding works by 12 Australian Indigenous women artists from the remote west of Australia...» 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

 

Auction 14 October 08: Menzies School of Health Research presents the Fundraiser & Auction 'Ochre - supporting Indigenous health through art', Melbourne Australia

Auction 14 October 08: Menzies School of Health Research presents the Fundraiser & Auction 'Ochre - supporting Indigenous health through art', Melbourne Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-23 07:15:19

'Ochre - supporting Indigenous health through art' is a major fundraising art auction which will raise funds for research into Indigenous child health at the Menzies School of Health Research. The ochre collection includes 14 extremely high quality pieces by...» 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

 

POWER IN ART: Contemporary expressions from leadingIndigenous artists of Queensland, Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-23 02:55:36

The Honourable John Mickel MP Minister for Transport, Trade, Employment and Industrial Relations On behalf of Trade Queensland and the Queensland Indigenous Arts Marketing and Export Agency Invites you and a guest to the official DVD launch of POWER IN ART: Contemporary...» Read More

 

The Southport School Indigenous Scholarship programme

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-23 00:31:08

The Southport School (TSS) on the Gold Coast is an Anglican Boys Boarding School. They are establishing a scholarship programme commencing in 2009 to offer Indigenous students who are demonstrating potential - in the classroom, in cultural pursuits, leadership or on...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art uproar

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-20 03:43:06

The Herald looks at the works of Lucas Grogan, who interprets Indigenous bark paintings. The works have recently caused some controversy: Lucas Grogan's pictures look indigenous but he is not Aboriginal. The situation is causing a big fuss in the art world,...» Read More

 

Koorie Heritage Art Auction Highlight

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

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

 

New appointments to Indigenous arts export advisory body

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-18 15:48:06

Four new appointments to the Queensland Indigenous Arts Marketing & Export Agency ( QIAMEA ) Advisory Board will continue the provision of advice and expertise to the Government on exporting high-end contemporary Queensland Indigenous art. Announcing the new appointments, Minister for...» Read More

 

NEW ABORIGINAL ART GUIDE AS VAST AS THE CONTINENT IT COVERS

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-17 16:56:05

McCulloch’s New Edition to be Launched in Red Centre 6pm next Saturday, September 27 at The Lane, 58 Todd Mall, Alice Springs MELBOURNE, SEPTEMBER 17, 2008— The eagerly awaited new edition of McCulloch’s Contemporary Aboriginal Art: the complete guide will be launched...» Read More

 

Cultural warriors with a different angle

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-17 16:17:43

The curator of an indigenous exhibition tells Stephen Bevis she wants to celebrate the artists as well as their works Culture Warriors: National Indigenous Art Triennial is at the Art Gallery of WA from Friday to November 23. Danie Mellor: The...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Cultural Tours enters the 2008 South Australian Tourism Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-17 15:22:18

One-hundred-and-seven entries have been submitted for the 2008 South Australian Tourism Awards, eight from Yorke Peninsula. Aboriginal Cultural Tours-Adjahdura Land, a major winner in 2006 in the Aboriginal tourism category, has entered again this year. Aboriginal Cultural Tours owner/manager Quenten Agius. Owner/Manager of...» Read More

 

Blayney's Nyree finalist in state art prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-16 15:16:32

Last week Blayney community artist Nyree Reynolds found out she had just missed out on having her artwork adorn the cover of the next telephone book for the region. However, as some consolation, one of her works has been short listed...» Read More

 

Warmun Art Centre is Aboriginal Business of the Year

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-16 15:00:52

Warmun Art Centre, a member of Kimberley Aboriginal Artists, has been named Aboriginal Business of the Year at the East Kimberley Aboriginal Achievement Awards in Kununurra. The award recognises emerging Aboriginal businesses or corporations that have demonstrated good management and...» Read More

 

Roslyn Oxley Goes Indigenous

Roslyn Oxley Goes Indigenous

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-09-15 15:57:23

Excitement in Sydney as Roslyn Oxley - owner of the Paddington gallery where Bill Henson was banned and where Piccinini, Moffatt, TV Moore and other hot contemporary artists show - is giving over her white walls to barks from Arnhemland. This...» Read More

 

Breaking barriers

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-15 13:09:18

The Australian reports: THE Rudd Government recently passed legislation in the lower house to reintroduce the permit system regulating access to indigenous communities. It is yet to be approved by the Senate. The Australian strongly supported the abolition of the permit...» 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

 

The power of optimism

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-12 16:34:02

IF Tony Ellwood had not gone through a personal crisis during his first year as director of the Queensland Art Gallery, maybe he would still have chosen optimism as the theme of this summer's exhibition of contemporary Australian art. This...» Read More

 

From dog days in the territory to gallery top dog

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-12 11:57:07

Natasha Robinson reports on Dion Bealeys latest successes: WHEN retired teacher Joie Boulter devoted her life to looking after a disabled Aboriginal boy, she had no idea that a few years later she would be sitting in a swanky Top End...» Read More

 

Ngak Ngak Aboriginal Art Connection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-09 17:11:05

At the 2008 Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week, southern sailor Michelle Petrie has been helming in her first regatta aboard her dark blue hulled Beneteau 57 Ngak Ngak. Ngak Ngak have finished second overall in the Cruising Non-Spinnaker division, a...» Read More

 

SAMANTHA HOBSON: Our life ... is land ... is culture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-09 17:04:15

At 27, Samantha Hobson is one of a handful of young celebrated Aboriginal artists exhibiting widely both in her native Australia and abroad. Samantha Hobson began painting with the Lockhart River Art Gang, a group of young Indigenous painters from Queensland....» Read More

 

Les chemins du rêve

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-09 03:12:31

Stéphane Jacob, qui a créé en 1996 la Galerie Arts d'Australie à Paris, sera présent au Parcours des Mondes 2008. Son site présente les oeuvres de sa galerie mais fourmille également de maintes informations et actualités concernant l'art australien. On y trouvera...» Read More

 

The great creative Golden Age of long ago and here and now

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-08 23:50:51

Danie Mellor 'The great creative Golden Age of long ago and here and now', Caruana & Reid Fine Art in association with Holmes a Court Gallery, Perth, WA 19th September 2008 to 12th October 2008 About Danie Mellor Danie Mellor is a young contemporary...» 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

 

ENTRIES NOW OPEN FOR THE 2009 WILSON HTM NATIONAL ART PRIZE

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-08 13:10:30

Fostering the development of artistic talent in Australia, the Wilson HTM National Art Prize is again open for entry. Launched in 2007, the Wilson HTM National Art Prize is an acquisitive art award open to emerging Australian based visual artists...» Read More

 

How outsiders get a raw deal

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-06 12:14:04

John McDonald for the Sydney Morning Herald writes an interesting piece on outsider art: IN SEPTEMBER 2006, the Halle Saint Pierre in Paris hosted a survey of Australian outsider artists. The event was organised by Orange Regional Gallery, without a cent...» Read More

 

The resurrection of a language long lost

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-06 12:07:46

Malcolm King in The Age today, writes about the losing of the many Aboriginal languages: The world's languages are dying at a rate of one a fortnight, but an Aboriginal tongue has been brought back to life. MUCH has been written...» Read More

 

Special Screening of Twelve Canoes in Sydney

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-04 18:01:11

The Yolngu People of Ramingining, Arnhem Land NT invite you and a guest to share a remarkable view of their world with a special screening of Twelve Canoes to celebrate the launch of their site 12canoes.com.au 6.30pm Sunday 7 September,...» 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

 

The Colour Black: Photographic Exhibition by Leading Aboriginal Artist Wayne Quilliam"

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-03 16:51:22

The Colour Black' photographic exhibition by leading Aboriginal photographer Wayne Quilliam is certain to evoke a wide range of emotions by people who visit this stunning collection of work when it opens at Alliance Francaise in Canberra on November 14. http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/q/qphotography/>Quilliam,...» Read More

 

Old art's modern twist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-03 16:35:36

A BIPLANE and a car woven from grass represent the dramatic changes taking place in Aboriginal fibre art. The works are included in a new touring exhibition, ReCoil , at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute. Curator Margie West said Recoil was inspired...» Read More

 

Journey through the Pilbara without leaving Perth

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-02 20:08:22

The biggest ever exhibition of Aboriginal art from the Pilbara will go on show next month, giving West Australians an opportunity to see a style of art that has remained largely undiscovered in Australia, but has been making waves on the international...» Read More

 

Journey through the Pilbara without leaving Perth

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-02 20:08:22

The biggest ever exhibition of Aboriginal art from the Pilbara will go on show next month, giving West Australians an opportunity to see a style of art that has remained largely undiscovered in Australia, but has been making waves on the international...» Read More

 

ARTSingapore expects October event to tap into continuing demand momentum for contemporary Asian work

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-02 19:53:55

The Bangkok Post reports on ARTSingapore: After having successfully introduced some relatively unknown artists from across Asia over the past few years, ARTSingapore is gearing up for its next annual event in early October, with the hope that other artists...» Read More

 

ARTSingapore expects October event to tap into continuing demand momentum for contemporary Asian work

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-02 19:53:55

The Bangkok Post reports on ARTSingapore: After having successfully introduced some relatively unknown artists from across Asia over the past few years, ARTSingapore is gearing up for its next annual event in early October, with the hope that other artists...» Read More

 

CHRISTIES COOK BOOMERANG Artifact with great return

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-02 19:46:25

From Arthur Palmer's blog: Lot 33 A boomerang of New Holland Captain James Cook 1728-1779, in Christies upcoming auction (Sale 7652 Exploration & Travel Sept 25 2008) purports to have been collected on Lieutenant Cook’s first voyage. This, if so, is...» Read More

 

Ngoia Pollard NAPALTJARRI

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-02 02:24:49

Artist of the Month Septembre 2008 Ngoia Pollard NAPALTJARRI est une femme Warlpiri, née à Haasts Bluff aux environs de 1950. Elle s’est installé dans les années soixante à Papunya, là où est né le mouvement de l’art aborigène contemporain, puis...» Read More

 

Kimberley Aboriginal Artists successful at national showcase

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

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

 

Tucker Box Tours

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-30 02:40:15

Tucker Box Tours Take a midday tour of our current exhibit followed by lunch and an informal discussion. Wednesday, September 17, 12:15 - 1:30 pm Wednesday, October 8, 12:15 - 1:30 pm Wednesday, November 12, 12:15 - 1:30 pm Bring your own lunch or order...» Read More

 

Archives and Objects from Milingimbi, Northern Territory

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-30 02:37:43

Lecture Louise Hamby Australian National University Archives and Objects from Milingimbi, Northern Territory Friday, September 26, 7:00 pm Reservations required, call...» Read More

 

Kluge-Ruhe toasts 'Best' and the 'Son'

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-30 02:34:58

The Kluge-Ruhe Collection will hold an opening reception for its new exhibitions this evening from 5:30 to 7:30. The local gallery will feature two new exhibitions. “All Time Favorites: Best Loved Works from the Kluge-Ruhe Collection” will be on display along...» Read More

 

All Time Favorites: Best Loved Works from the Kluge-Ruhe Collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-30 02:29:31

“All Time Favorites” will include paintings on bark and canvas, sculpture and objects representing styles and techniques used by Aboriginal artists from different regions of Australia. This exhibition will run through the rest of the year, but pieces will rotate...» Read More

 

AUSTRALIAN ART “BIBLE” TURNS 40

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-29 13:22:00

MELBOURNE, AUGUST 29, 2008— McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Art, widely referred to as the “bible” of Australian art, turns 40 this year and this significant milestone in Australian publishing is being celebrated with a series of events around the...» Read More

 

Survival of the Fittest

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

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

 

Congratulations to Doreen Reid Nakamarra

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-29 00:45:58

Nicholas Forrest discusses the work of Doreen Reid Nakamarra, one of the winners at the Telstra Art Awards as well as an artist that was selected to contribute a work to the 2008 Biennale of Sydney. Quoted from the article For the...» 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

 

Indian Art and Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-27 20:51:41

Nicholas Forrest of Art Market Blog makes an interesting comparison between Indian art and Australian Aboriginal art in his entry about the Indian Art Fair and Summit that was held recently: The fact that Australian’s have shown such an interest...» Read More

 

Entries Invited Australian Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-27 08:08:39

Final entries are invited for Australian and International Art. Sydney, Wednesday 24 September, 6pm. For a confidential appointment please call 02 9326 1588 or email info@shapiro.com.au Shapiro Auctioneers and Gallery - 162 Queen Street Woollahra www.shapiro.com.au Looking for works by: Declan Apuatimi Jack Britten Tommy...» Read More

 

Darby Jampijinpa Ross

Darby Jampijinpa Ross

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-27 06:59:28

Exciting news from Brisbane where an all-too-rare retrospective of the life's work of an Aboriginal artist has just opened at the Dell Gallery, Queensland College of Art. Darby Jampijinpa Ross died in 2005 almost immediately after receiving his telegram from the...» Read More

 

Julie Pungata and Mary Ngala Jones

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-27 06:40:54

Eastern Desert Art has recently acquired the work of two local painters who paint the Dreaming – Bush Plum of their Ancestors. Julie Pungata and Mary Ngala Jones are talented painters who live permanently in the heart of the Bush on...» Read More

 

Annual General Meeting of ArtTrade – August 15 2008 in Darwin

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-27 05:10:35

The Board of Art.Trade has been active "behind the scenes" over the last nine months, contributing to the development of a national code of ethical practice, making submissions to the Senate Committee investigating the Australian Indigenous Visual Arts and Craft...» 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

 

One big collection

One big collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-26 23:52:30

The Benalla Art Gallery has for some years been collecting indigenous works to add to the opportunities for people and visitors to the North East of Victoria to understand their culture in all its forms and in this exhibition, the...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art Organisations Speak Out

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

原住民文化體驗 (Muru Mittigar)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-24 14:45:10

Ivy Shiue writes about an exhibition at Muru Mittigar. From the post: Then it came the Q & A time. Many ppl asked different questions such as “How many ppl live in the traditional way?” “How many aboriginal ppl are there?”...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art Organisations Speak Out

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

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

 

Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri - circa 1920s - 2008

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-22 16:50:21

It is with great sadness and regret that Japingka Gallery in association with The Watiyawanu Artists of Amunturrngu announce the passing of one of the great Indigenous Artists of our time. Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri was initially renowned and respected as...» Read More

 

DARBY JAMPIJINPA ROSS - Make it good for the people

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-20 20:00:35

Queensland College of Art, Griffith University invite you and your friends to DELL Gallery @ QCA for the launch of a special collaborative project: DARBY JAMPIJINPA ROSS Make it good for the people OPENING 6-8PM Friday 22nd August 2008 SPECIAL GUESTS: Otto Sims, Chair of...» Read More

 

Aboriginal elder wins nation's top art prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-20 14:40:53

The Adelaide Advertiser reports on the Telstra awards: The artist has been a finalist eight times, but aged 83 and frail, she did not come to Darwin from her traditional homeland west of Alice Springs to collect her award. Sarita Quinlivan, her...» 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

 

Australian Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-20 14:28:41

Seven Aboriginal Artists present their stunning works in this exhibition opening at Williams Gallery on 14th September. Williams Gallery was established 2001 in Petone to show and provide quality New Zealand art by established significant New Zealand artists, as well as...» Read More

 

Theory of national selection

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

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

 

Dollar Dreaming lifts the lid on Aboriginal art industry

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-19 13:57:36

Genocchio points out there is an essential paradox in the increasing profitability of Aboriginal art. "Aboriginal people living in remote communities are poor and need money. And painting gives them the opportunity to make that money. But you can't help but...» Read More

 

2008 Telstra Awards for Aboriginal Art Announced

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

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

 

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

 

Call of wider sunshine

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

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

 

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

 

Custodians: Country and Culture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-19 04:08:56

I saw this portfolio in Darwin and it is of exceptional quality and price. Each print is more than a $1000 each print. This show is a must-see for all who doubt the power of the print in Aboriginal art, and for...» Read More

 

Makinti Napanangka wins $40k indigenous art award

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

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

 

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

 

25th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award Winners

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-17 14:14:07

Major Prize Winner, Makinti Napanangka from Kintore in the Northern Territory has been awarded Australia’s premier Indigenous art prize at the 25th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. The winning painting depicts designs associated with the site of...» Read More

 

New alliance strengthens Kimberley Aboriginal artists

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

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

 

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-14 13:50:04

Julie Schwietert Collazo from Matador Nights reviews the 10 hottest art fairs around the world: Another young art fair, the DAAF also promises to be a hot fair within the next few years. Held in Darwin City, Australia, the DAAF is smaller...» 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

 

Govt's indigenous art response slammed

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-12 01:02:59

Many are unhappy with the government's response to the senate inquiry: “Arts Minister Peter Garrett seems driven by cost-cutting imperatives, not the needs of some of Australia's most talented but vulnerable artists,” Dr Stone said. The Arts Law Centre...» Read More

 

Mini Art Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-11 14:14:15

Mini Art Exhibition by local Koori artist, Nerissa Major August 25-29, 2008 Discover Dunkeld Week At: Grampians Retreat, Wrights Road (off Halls Gap Road), Dunkeld, Victoria 3294 Entry Fee: $2 (proceeds towards Wildwood Wildlife Shelter) All Artworks Are For Sale and pick up...» Read More

 

Laverty Collection at Newcastle Regional Art Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-11 14:05:33

Will Owen gives a talk at the Newcastle Regional Art Gallery which is currently hosting an exhibition of works from the Laverty Collection. Quoted from the article: Ron Ramsey, whom we'd known from his stint at the Australian Embassy in Washington, DC,...» Read More

 

Cautious Garrett exhibits masterpiece of inaction on indigenous art

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

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

 

Ethics code on Aboriginal art to deter fraud

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

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

 

Artists to be paid for every sale, forever more

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-10 03:22:55

The Federal Government has responded to the senate inquiry according to the Sydney Morning Herald. As Australian art continues its record-breaking run at auction, the Federal Government has come good on a promise to share the spoils with artists and their...» Read More

 

Australian Government Responds To Senate Indigenous Arts Inquiry

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

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

 

Yiribana Gallery, AGNSW

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-09 07:31:33

Will Owen visits the Art Gallery of NSW and finds the Yiribana Gallery in poor condition. Quite simply, the Yiribana Gallery is in a shocking state. The floors are abraded, chiseled, broken, and spotted. Whoever thought they could get away with...» Read More

 

Primavera 2008 Artists Announced

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-09 00:02:59

The MCA has announced the thirteen artists selected for Primavera 2008, the Museum's annual exhibition showcasing young Australian artists. Throughout its 17 year history the Primavera series has showcased more than 120 young Australian artists aged 35 years or under,...» Read More

 

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

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

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

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

 

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-08 15:00:28

The second Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair is taking place from the 14th to 16th of August 2008 at the Darwin Convention Centre. Set up to coincide with the opening of the NATSIAA (Arts Awards) and the Darwin Festival, the Fair...» 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

 

Of Barks and Biennales

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-08 01:09:05

Will Owen talks about They are meditating and Papunya Painting: Out of the desert. Quoted from the post: Like the Papunya show, this one made me realize how poor an experience even the best catalogs can offer--and these were...» Read More

 

Fine Tribal, Aboriginal Art & International Antiquities

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-04 02:24:20

It is with pleasure that I announce our forthcoming auction. The sale will include 10th - 12th Century Indian sandstone sculpture, superb Gandharan antiquities, important 12th - 13th Century Khmer sculpture; rare Chinese, Southeast Asian, Near Eastern and Classical antiquities;...» Read More

 

Cornucopia of tribal creativity

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-04 02:13:43

Peter Fish talks about upcoming auctions for East Australian Trading Consolidated and Sotheby's. Quoted from the article: On Sunday, August 17, Guy Earl-Smith's East Australian Trading, based in Double Bay, will hold a typically eclectic auction that willinclude Aboriginal, African and...» 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 Searches in July

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-02 05:54:18

In July Minnie Pwerle was no longer the most searched artist on the Aboriginal Art Directory. Joyce James has taken over, followed by Daisy Leura Nakamarra and then Minnie Pwerle. For a complete breakdown of the most popular Aboriginal...» Read More

 

Traditional source, modern take

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

The Australian reports on the Xstrata Coal Emerging Indigenous Art Award 2008. The third year of the Queensland Art Gallery’s emerging indigenous art award again has a focused selection of innovative contemporary art, showing several works from 10 artists. And emerging...» Read More

 

Row over Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-01 05:59:21

More about the artist that painted under the name of Duk Duk that has Doongal gallery in hot water with the ACCC. Quoted from the article: Non-Indigenous Cairns artist Stephen McLean (Duk Duk) says his career is in tatters after the Australian...» Read More

 

A Tale of Three Prizes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-01 02:45:34

Jeremy Eccles profiles this years: Xstrata Coal Emerging Indigenous Art Award National Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Art Award and Western Australian Premier's Indigenous Art Awards Quoted from the article: Artists or their dealers, art centre coordinators and curators of public and...» Read More

 

Planning For Arts & Cultural Development

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-31 11:53:18

FREE TRAINING COURSE PLANNING FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PSP51304 Diploma of Government (Project Management) Planning for Arts and Cultural Development. ...» Read More

 

Meet the Mr Big of indigenous art

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

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

 

Mornington Island Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-30 07:53:26

Alcaston Gallery is delighted to show this amazing group of artists in conjunction with Mornington Island Arts & Craft, Gulf of Carpentaria,...» 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

 

Alcaston at ARCO Madrid

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-30 07:25:12

The Australian Art Collector reports that Alcaston Gallery will be in Spain in February 2009 for ARCO Madrid. The work will be presented in conjunction with Mornington Island Arts and Craft, Mornington Island and the Queensland Government....» Read More

 

MICHAEL NELSON JAGAMARA: FROM THE STUDIO major survey to open at fireworks gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-30 07:17:47

FROM THE STUDIO, a comprehensive survey exhibition of MNJ’s Brisbane studio based 1996-2008 practice will open on Tuesday 12 August and will continue to Saturday 27 September. Doug Hall, in the exhibition catalogue Foreword states: “Michael Nelson Jagamara’s most traditional paintings...» Read More

 

Dealers exploit aboriginal Australian artists, TV show reports

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-30 02:11:47

CBC News from Canada reports on the Four Corners programme, Art for Art's Sake. Unethical aboriginal art dealers are commonly called carpetbaggers in Australia. Four Corners broadcaster Quentin McDermott said most insiders are afraid to speak publicly about industry practices. Dealers and auction...» Read More

 

Govt finalising response to Indigenous art inquiry: Garrett

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-30 02:10:03

Federal Arts Minister Peter Garrett says the Government is finalising its response to a Senate inquiry report on the Indigenous art industry released more than a year ago. The ABC talks about what the government may consider...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art dealer paints himself into a corner

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-30 02:07:01

Peter Michael reports on the ACCC investigating the Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery over the paintings of Duk Duk or Stephen McLean. Quoted from the article: Art dealer Farzad Nooravi has been accused of selling Aboriginal art painted by three non-indigenous white artists...» Read More

 

More artworks pulled from Aboriginal award

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

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

 

Artists locked in 'battery farms', worker says

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

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

 

Gallery accused of selling indigenous fakes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-30 01:55:27

The ACCC is investigating claims that Doongal gallery sold works by an non-Indigenous artist as Aboriginal Fine Art. Quoted from the article: Farzad and Homa Nooravi, the operators of Doongal Aboriginal Art and Artefacts, stand accused of misleading and deceptive conduct by...» Read More

 

Entries Invited Australian Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-30 01:43:36

Final entries are invited for Australian and International Art. Sydney, Wednesday 24 September, 6pm. For a confidential appointment please call 02 9326 1588 or email info@shapiro.com.au Shapiro Auctioneers and Gallery - 162 Queen Street Woollahra...» Read More

 

Mil-Pra Aecg Annual Aboriginal Art Exhibition

Mil-Pra Aecg Annual Aboriginal Art Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-29 03:18:20

Nyree Reynolds is the winner of the Mil-Pra Aecg Annual Aboriginal Art award. This Award is in conjunction with Casula Powerhouse, which is part of Liverpool Council. About the Mil-Pra Aecg Annual Aboriginal Art award A national annual event aimed...» 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

 

Dealer accused of selling fake Indigenous works

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-28 23:44:22

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has accused a far north Queensland art dealer of selling fake Indigenous artworks. The ACCC alleges Doongal Aboriginal Art and Artefacts misrepresented the work of three non-Indigenous artists at its galleries in Kuranda and...» Read More

 

Carpet-baggers 'exploiting' Indigenous artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-28 23:40:18

A quick post from the ABC online about the Four Corner's program that aired on the ABC on Monday July...» Read More

 

Australian fashion gets hip

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-28 23:34:33

An article in the Sunday Times that talks about Australian fashion and mentions the impact of Aboriginal art. Quoted from the article: THE ART Contemporary Aboriginal art is “the most important new art movement in the world today”, according to the critic...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art on display at the Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-24 04:40:12

ABORIGINAL and Islander art is proudly on display in the Queensland Times gallery space of the Ipswich Art Gallery. Arts, Community and Cultural Services Committee Chairperson, Councillor Charlie Pisasale said the NAIDOC Week 2008 Exhibition marked the National Aborigines and Islanders...» Read More

 

Paintings to cover holes in the wall

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-22 07:30:42

10 ATMs around Australia will be painted by Titjikala artists in conjunction with the National Australia Bank. Quoted from the article: Titjikala Arts Centre manager Jane Easton said: "Their paintings tend not to focus on traditional styles. They are explorative, creative....» Read More

 

Cherbourg Time

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-22 06:09:40

Cherbourg Time Young Black and Deadly Art The Block QUT Creative Industries Precinct, Musk Ave, Kelvin Grove (how to get here) Dates 7 to 16 August 2008 Info 07 3138 5495 Ratartat has been going to Cherbourg since 2003, working with the children of the...» 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 Photographic Artist launches Nudes in Europe

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-19 09:21:35

Royalty, Television stars and Europe’s finest Art Critics gathered in Berlin, Germany to attend the unveiling of the latest exhibition by one of Australia’s leading contemporary Indigenous artists Wayne Quilliam. More than 150 people were welcomed by the Australian Ambassador...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art brings spirituality to WYD

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-18 05:16:16

From SBS world news Australia. Quoted from the article: WYD08 is using the art of renowned Aboriginal artist Richard Campbell to convey the message of Aboriginal Catholic spirituality to the pilgrims. Nineteen of Richard's works are being used as images on WYD08 merchandise,...» Read More

 

Art exhibition a great success

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-18 05:14:34

Quoted from the article: The Desert Sands art exhibition closed on Tuesday after displaying local Aboriginal art in the Lightning Ridge Bowling Club foyer during the past three weeks. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and Culture course is a Technical...» Read More

 

Boycotting of indigenous art award attacked

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

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

 

Six artists withdraw from Indigenous Art Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-16 04:58:08

ABC News discusses the withdrawal of six artists from the Telstra Awards. John Oster, Executive Officer at Desart is quoted in the report: "The majority of people in this industry are fair, reputable and legitimate dealers." "However, there are perennial stories that keep...» Read More

 

Shalom Gamarada Art Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-16 03:32:36

Patron: Her Excellency the Governor of NSW Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO Featured Artworks Yuendumu, Bidyadanga, Peppimenarti, Maningrida, Utopia, Spinifex, Papunya Tula and other communities Featured Artists Shorty Jangala Robertson and Shane Pickett The exhibition will be officially opened by The Chancellor of...» Read More

 

Cowboy Loy Pwerl, Bush Turkey Dreaming, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, 2007

Cowboy Loy Pwerl, Bush Turkey Dreaming, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, 2007

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-15 05:51:25

This exhibition showcases recent paintings by the remarkable family of four talented artists from Iylenty (also known as Mosquito Bore), Utopia: Nancy Kunoth Petyarr (1934-), her daughter Elizabeth Kunoth Kngwarray (1961-), son-in-law, Elizabeth's husband, Cowboy Loy Pwerl (1941-), and his...» Read More

 

Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert

Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-14 06:05:02

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

 

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

 

Alick Tipoti Malungu (From the Sea) July 2008

Alick Tipoti Malungu (From the Sea) July 2008

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-14 02:46:30

Opening night drinks at 6pm, Tuesday 15th July The artist will be in attendance on the opening night "My art is built on, and held together by, traditional Torres Strait designs, based on legends of the past." Alick Tipoti was born in 1975...» Read More

 

Our Kimberley Adventure

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

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

 

Our life ... is land ... is culture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-10 04:41:54

SAMANTHA HOBSON: Our life ... is land ... is culture, 11TH SEPTEMBER– 18th OCTOBER 2008. London Solo Debut At 27, Samantha Hobson is one of a handful of young celebrated Aboriginal artists exhibiting widely both in her native Australia and...» 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

 

Atnwengerrp: Land of Dreamings

Atnwengerrp: Land of Dreamings

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-03 12:06:49

To celebrate the extraordinary achievements of the late Minnie Pwerle - one of Australia’s most collected Aboriginal artists – Designer Rugs is proud to present an outstanding limited edition collection of Minnie Pwerle rugs. To be launched in Australia on 17th...» Read More

 

Beyond Sacred : Recent Paintings from Australia's remote Aboriginal communities

Beyond Sacred : Recent Paintings from Australia's remote Aboriginal communities

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-03 08:53:50

Jeremy Eccles scans the most lavish book of Aboriginal art in years 'Beyond Sacred' : Recent Paintings from Australia's remote Aboriginal communities. Designed by Jane Kleinmeyer Published by Hardie Grant Books @ $120 Edited by Colin and Elizabeth Laverty Contributions from Judith Ryan, Nick...» Read More

 

Atnwengerrp Collection by Minnie Pwerle

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-03 08:15:22

Minnie Pwerle, one of Australia's most important indigenous artists, was born in the Utpoia region in approximately 1910. Minnie did not start painting until late in 1999, her first finished pieces became an instant success and quickly captured the attention...» Read More

 

A shonky easel empire

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-29 08:30:57

Beverley Knight talks to the Australian about shonky Aboriginal art. Quoted from the article: The Aboriginal art market is particularly vulnerable. Issues such as language barriers, the geographic remoteness of many artists' communities, poverty, artists who work outside the art centre-commercial gallery...» 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

 

Plan afoot to catalogue 25,000 years of indigenous art from infamous route

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-29 07:54:17

Sarah Smiles from The Age talks about the plans to document the Canning Stock Route. Quoted from the article: "Apart from the Silk Road, it is probably one of the biggest landscapes in the world … It's quite phenomenal," said archaeologist Peter...» Read More

 

Behind the dollar signs

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-28 07:57:21

An excerpt from Benjamin Genocchio's new book, Dollar Dreaming, published in the Australian. Quoted from the article: What is different, even unusual, about Aboriginal art is that prices rose at all; after all, Australian art generally doesn't have much of an international...» Read More

 

Utopia: the Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye - The National Art Center, Tokyo

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-28 07:51:26

Some beautiful works by Emily Kame Kngwarreye and a review of exhibition 'Utopia: the Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye' by Scott Rothstein from Art Found Out. Quoted from the post: The galleries in The National Art Center, Tokyo are cavernous. The spaces...» Read More

 

Half their luck as mining boom boosts fortunes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-28 07:49:01

The Art Gallery of Western Australia talks about the recently announced Indigenous Art Prize as well as possible acquisitions. "We moved heaven and earth to find $500,000 to buy a Rover Thomas painting recently and we've got great Emily Kngwarreyes. Indigenous...» Read More

 

Artist takes a step into the future

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-27 07:46:09

Article in the Donnybrook Mail about Sharlene Harte. Sharlene previously ran the Djinang Kwap retail Aboriginal shop in Donnybrook, where she sold her artwork and taught art classes. She has also worked at the Forrest Nursery in Lowden. “I’m hoping to put some...» Read More

 

blood language - Judy Watson at GrantPirrie

blood language - Judy Watson at GrantPirrie

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-26 05:46:10

Watson of course was the winner of both the 2006 Works on Papert Award at the NATSIAAs in Darwin and the Clemenger Contemporary Art Prize that year. Also installd in Musee du quai Branly that year - a big one! As...» Read More

 

Yilpinji Portfolio Edition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-25 08:11:08

This is the first time in the history of Australian printmaking that a portfolio of limited edition prints has become available that focus on a unique aspect of Aboriginal culture. Fifteen senior Aboriginal artists have each created a thematic work on...» Read More

 

Lawson-Menzies June 2008 Auction Results

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-25 07:39:27

Highlights from the Lawson-Menzies June 2008 auctions include: Mina Mina Dreaming from Judy Watson Napangardi selling for $348,000 Bush Yam Dreaming from Emily Kame Kngwarreye selling for $120,000 Bullock Hide Story from Rover Thomas selling for $102,000 and Iyaarka from Tommy Watson selling for...» 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

 

USA begins to open doors for Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-19 01:29:50

Tara Ravens talks to Joel Newman from Austrade about the recent US buyer's tour. Quoted from the article: "America's sophisticated investors, collectors and wealthy elite are prepared to part with their money for quality art and should be targeted by Australian artists." It...» Read More

 

Two Cultures, One Soul

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-18 03:52:15

John Weeronga Bartoo Opening Saturday 5th July 1.30pm - 4.00pm Exhibition runs from 2nd July - 3rd August Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery 531 Ruthven Street Toowoomba Qld 4350 About Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery The oldest public art gallery in regional Queensland was established in Toowoomba in 1938....» 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

 

From the Desert to the Sea, the Launch of Yurlunggur Art

From the Desert to the Sea, the Launch of Yurlunggur Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-17 06:27:34

View a distinctive art current from the desert to the sea. Canvasses reveal a world of desert patterns, free arcs, line-grids, circles, contemporary designs painted from a palette of bright purple, pinks as well as the desert hues. The...» Read More

 

Western Australian Premier's Indigenous Art Awards launched

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-13 02:40:49

Australia’s richest indigenous contemporary art awards have been launched by Premier Alan Carpenter. The Premier said the inaugural Western Australian Premier's Indigenous Art Awards, worth $1.1million over four years, recognised the significant contribution of indigenous artists to our community. “Australia is home...» Read More

 

Carpenter to announce Aboriginal art prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-12 03:53:13

The West Australian previews a new WA Aboriginal art prize, which will be the most lucrative in Australia and places Perth at the centre of the Indigenous arts industry. Quoted from the article: Perth will be the epicentre of Aboriginal art when...» Read More

 

Contemporary (Aboriginal) Art, History, and Criticism

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-11 00:14:25

Will Owen discuss modern Indigenous art criticism in the light of recent books including Beyond Sacred and questions where contemporary Indigenous art fits into art history and...» Read More

 

More than dreaming: bringing to light a blaze of beauty

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-11 00:09:42

Nicolas Rothwell from Nicolas Rothwell examines the changing face of Australian Indigenous art scholarship and criticism. Quoted from the article: Much about Aboriginal art is complex, and lends itself to specialisation, formal probes and technical examination, and the result of such involved...» Read More

 

Inaugural Amoonguna Art Festival June 13, 14, 15, 2008

Inaugural Amoonguna Art Festival June 13, 14, 15, 2008

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-10 23:40:38

Amoonguna Glass recycling/ blowing studio is now operational! The first indigenous central Australian hot glass artists are being trained in Venetian glass techniques, working exclusively with recycled glass. Already the first finished etched and painted glass sculpture is in production,...» Read More

 

Desert Gems: Small Paintings from Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-07 09:04:26

Gallery Reception - Friday June 15, 2008 5:00 ~ 6:30 Nicole Worden on Didgeridoo and drums The spiritual significance of the Dreaming symbols are represented in small acrylic paintings on canvas and wood. Through August 8th. Location: 421 2nd Street, Petaluma - three...» 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

 

Bundi Gurdurdu Mid-West Aboriginal Art Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-05 07:41:34

Works from new artists who have not previously exhibited will take centre stage in Perth next week as part of the Bundi Gurdurdu (Good Heart) mid-west Aboriginal Art Exhibition. More than 40 Indigenous artists will be featured in the exhibition, which...» 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

 

Aboriginal Art Auction

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-02 09:12:44

Engineers Without Borders together with Dreamtime Elements are holding an exhibition of Aboriginal Art at 1st Floor Customs House, Circular Quay June 4th to June 8th 11.00am to 7.00pm Daily. On Sunday 8th June 2008 we will be holding an auction...» Read More

 

Alice Sundown Aboriginal Art presents Central Australian Aboriginal Art - The Ultimate Collection, Darwin Australia

Alice Sundown Aboriginal Art presents Central Australian Aboriginal Art - The Ultimate Collection, Darwin Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-30 01:25:12

Exhibition offering for sale a wide selection of quality art works from Central Australia, including Ningura Naparrula, Makinti Napanangka, Betty Mbitjana, Gloria Petyarre, Kathleen Petyarre, Anna Petyarre, Jeannie Petyarre, George Ward Tjungurrayi, Wallala, Barbara Reid Napangardi, Kudditji Kngwarreye, and more. Opening:...» Read More

 

Increased support for Aboriginal Art Centres

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

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

 

Lauraine Diggins Fine Art presents at the Moscow World Fine Art Fair 2008, Moscow Russia

Lauraine Diggins Fine Art presents at the Moscow World Fine Art Fair 2008, Moscow Russia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-29 01:14:33

We are pleased to announce our participation in the 5th edition of the Moscow World Fine Art Fair 2008 (Московский Международный Салон Изящных Искусств 2008), held from 27 May to 2 June 2008 in the famous Manège, next to the...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art Directory top search queries for April

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-29 01:00:11

The Aboriginal Art Directory has released its Top Aboriginal Art search queries for April. As always it makes for interesting...» Read More

 

Not Enough Actioned Since Aboriginal Art Senate Inquiry

Not Enough Actioned Since Aboriginal Art Senate Inquiry

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

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

 

Auckland exhibition of leading Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-28 01:31:42

Media Release 27 May 2008 Dick Bett AM curates Auckland exhibition of leading Aboriginal Art Auckland’s art lovers are gearing up for an exhibition of some of the finest Aboriginal art the city has ever seen. Between 5 and 14 June, the exhibition...» Read More

 

Moscow World Fine Art Fair 2008

Moscow World Fine Art Fair 2008

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-28 01:18:44

Lauraine Diggins Fine Art will be at the 5th edition of the Moscow World Fine Art Fair 2008 (Московский Международный Салон Изящных Искусств 2008), held from 27 May to 2 June 2008 in the famous Manège, next to the Kremlin...» 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

 

Sound buy

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-28 01:01:39

The Perth Sunday Times writes about ethical purchasing in the Aboriginal Art Industry: It is estimated that 80 to 90 per cent of Australian indigenous art is sold overseas, but unethical trading threatens to undermine the industry’s reputation. It was the subject...» Read More

 

White Knight

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-24 04:49:58

Martin Flanagan looks at Beverley Knight, owner of Alcaston Gallery and direct of the Essendon Football Club. Quoted from the article: Knight connected with Aboriginal art in the 1980s after she decided to decorate two Melbourne restaurants she and her husband Anthony...» Read More

 

Introducing Australia's Premier Aboriginal Art Gallery to the World Wide Web

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-24 03:55:39

Bundarra Gallery showcases contemporary and modern Aboriginal art from the finest indigenous artists of Australia. It houses a unique collection of paintings and artifacts displaying the best work of Australian Aboriginal Culture. Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia (PRWEB) May 22, 2008 --...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art can still be bought, despite world demand

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-22 14:48:04

Adam Knight's a passionate man. The Melbourne gallery owner and art dealer just loves Aboriginal art. And he's not the only one. This article focuses on the Aboriginal Art market, suggesting: Aboriginal people may only make up two per cent of the...» 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

 

Indigenous art - unbranded

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-19 14:36:57

An article in the Brisbane Times about Gordon Bennett, featured as he currently has a show at the Queensland Art...» Read More

 

Indigenous art conduct code left out of Budget

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-16 02:11:00

NAVA, or the National Association for the Visual Arts that has been working on a code of conduct for Indigenous Art, has received no additional funding for the code in the budget. Quoted from the article: The code, which is in its...» Read More

 

Les Ecorces de Maningrida

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-15 08:01:29

Voici deux ans, nous vous avions présenté en Juin 2006 les œuvres de cette communauté à l’occasion de l’inauguration du Musée du quai Branly en présence de son chef de file, le célèbre peintre John Mawurndjul. Dans la zone tropicale au...» Read More

 

Sally Gabori

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-10 00:18:28

Dulka Warngiid – Land of All New paintings Alcaston Gallery is presenting new works by Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, in conjunction with Mornington Island Arts & Crafts, Queensland....» Read More

 

Coo-ee Aboriginal Art presents It All Started from Black - In Memory of Lin Onus, Bondi Beach Australia

Coo-ee Aboriginal Art presents It All Started from Black - In Memory of Lin Onus, Bondi Beach Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-06 07:37:24

A large selection of Lin Onus experimental collaborative prints will be exhibited for the first time in Sydney, at Coo-ee Gallery from 8 May - 7 June. Pioneer of the urban Aboriginal Art Movement in Australia, Lin Onus created...» Read More

 

Dr Sally Butler: `Creative Thinking in Aboriginal Art`

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-30 23:00:36

Public Floor Talk by Dr Sally Butler `Creative Thinking in Aboriginal Art` (Free) This talk will focus on art works by Dorothy Napangardi, Arthur Pambegan, Gloria Petyarre and George Tjungurrayi on display in the UQ Art Museum, and will discuss how...» Read More

 

A life reconciled

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-30 22:50:42

Article in the Cairns post about the artist Norman Miller. Quoted from the article: Norman’s mission to serve, combined with his identity as a descendant of the Jirrbal, BarBarrum and Yidinji rainforest peoples of the Atherton Tableland, are reflected in his paintings. “When...» Read More

 

Les Ecorces de Maningrida : Œuvres récentes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-30 02:41:52

Terre d’Arnhem – Northern Territory – Australie Du 16 mai au 14 juin 2008 Vernissage le 15 mai à partir de 17 heures Voici deux ans, nous vous avions présenté en Juin 2006 les œuvres de cette communauté à l’occasion de l’inauguration du...» Read More

 

Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula @ Depot Gallery, Sydney

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-29 00:45:02

Alcaston Gallery is privileged to exhibit in Sydney the powerful paintings of the late Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula, in association with Papunya Tjupi Arts, Papunya, Northern Territory. This outstanding collection has been meticulously preserved by the people at Papunya for ten years....» Read More

 

Modern landscapes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-21 12:25:54

CHAPEL BY THE SEA BONDI BEACH UNITING CHURCH MEDIA RELEASE 20th April 2008 LEADING ABORIGINAL ARTISTS TO EXHIBIT AT CHAPEL BY THE SEA Ruby's Place Gallery within the Chapel by the Sea will exhibit the work of Mini Heath, one...» Read More

 

Indigenous art sales stymied by heritage laws, say auction houses

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-19 04:20:45

Report in The Age about the impact of the introduction of a new law under the Australian Heritage Act 2006 which adds a fee for each artefact that is sold. Quoted from the article: Leading art auction houses say that changes...» Read More

 

Sandbeach Country

Sandbeach Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-19 00:44:03

„Sandbeach Country -“ zeitgenössische indigene Kunst der Lockhart River Art Gang, Australien © Brit’s Art & Promotion – Brit Susann Hanstein The Sandbeach Country exhibition will be under the umbrella of the Australian Embassy in Berlin and will be opened by...» Read More

 

Buyers beware bulk art 'dumped' online industry's e-scourge

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-17 01:44:34

The NT News today reports that "unscrupulous dealers are dumping low-quality Aboriginal art on the internet, exploiting artists and dragging the industry down". The article talks to several galleries, eBay and an online store about fakes in the market and 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

 

Divided Australia sails into the future

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-12 23:38:40

An article about the changing face of Australia. Quoted from the article: In an age when the world is becoming aware of the number of cultures that it is losing, the Aboriginal revival came at just the right time. Big business sat...» Read More

 

Shady art suspected in mystery nulla-nulla attack

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-11 23:30:18

An article in the Australian about Peter Toyne, IdenteArt and payback. Quoted in the article: Jay Easterby-Wood, IdenteArt's partnering director, wonders if Toyne's past has caught up with him. "Peter was the former attorney-general and there may be some people sitting in...» Read More

 

Perceiving the Landscape in/through Western Desert Acrylic Paintings

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-09 23:20:17

Lecture Perceiving the Landscape in/through Western Desert Acrylic Paintings Fred R. Myers New York University Guest curator of Virtuosity: The Evolution of Painting at Papunya Tula Thursday, April 10, 7:00 pm Reservations required, call 434...» Read More

 

Original Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-09 23:00:14

Australian Aboriginal art at the India Habitat Centre. Quoted from the article: Looking at Aboriginal paintings is like scanning the DNA of art itself, tracing the primordial codes and colours before they got mutated over millennia and travelled from rock faces to...» Read More

 

Samantha Hobson: indigenous art + abstract expressionism

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-09 02:14:28

Gary Sauer-Thompson investigates the categorisation of modern Indigenous art within the context of 'Today Life', a painting by Samantha Hobson from her 'Growing Up With Country' solo exhibition. Quoted from the post: It is more honest to interpret the work of professional...» Read More

 

New shows at Annandale Galleries

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-04-08 00:40:14

The place that has best introduced me to the difficult world of Arnhem barks is Annandale Galleries in Sydney. At first it was the increasing abstraction of Maningrida, forthcoming (16 April) it's the refreshed world of Yirrkala where, despite the...» Read More

 

Rebecca Hossack - Tales of belonging

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-07 22:50:21

An article about Rebecca Hossack's journey to the United Kingdom and her importance to the Aboriginal Art industry in Europe. Quoted from the artcile: Seven years after she arrived, Hossack opened an art gallery, which became the first to seriously show Australian...» Read More

 

Rebecca Hossack - Tales of belonging

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-07 22:50:21

An article about Rebecca Hossack's journey to the United Kingdom and her importance to the Aboriginal Art industry in Europe. Quoted from the artcile: Seven years after she arrived, Hossack opened an art gallery, which became the first to seriously show Australian...» Read More

 

Australia's best living artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-05 22:44:07

A discussion about Australia's best living artists in the Australian. The author comments on Australian Aboriginal art: I have included in my list only one Aboriginal artist and no dot painters, despite the fact Aboriginal art is such a key part...» Read More

 

Mystery of our art in darkness

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-05 22:40:36

An interesting article in the Australian with a slightly different take on the heist including some of the mystery's surrounding it. It is a very interesting article about the place of Aboriginal art in the Northern Territory and well worth a...» 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

 

A just program for Indigenous employment

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-01 01:09:25

An article in the Green Left about Aboriginal art and the changes to the CDEP program in the Northern Territory. Quoted from the article: The long-term CDEP support for Aboriginal art cooperatives would also be maintained, and more training aspects, particularly in...» Read More

 

Samantha Hobson - Ngayu Aalmana Ngaachi Ngatangku - Growing up with Cuontry

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-29 14:37:52

Samantha Hobson was born in 1981 at Lockhart River, Cape York, the northern most settlement of Eastern Australia. She began painting with the Lockhart River Art Gang at the age of 17, producing paintings of the land and reef that...» Read More

 

What's the proper way to buy Aboriginal art?

What's the proper way to buy Aboriginal art?

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-27 19:36:42

There was a time when it seemed easy to answer the frequently asked question: What's the proper way to buy Aboriginal art? There are many ways to buy Aboriginal Art, ensuring the gallery is a member of the Indigenous Art...» Read More

 

AboriginalArtDirect #2

AboriginalArtDirect #2

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-27 19:29:18

In this edition of AboriginalArtDirect Jeremy Eccles examines how you buy your art and key moral questions facing every buyer in the Aboriginal art market. We also highlight the latest Emily Kngwarreye exhibition in Japan and the...» Read More

 

Hieronymous the Anonymous

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-26 01:38:52

An interesting post about Aboriginal art and its impact from Hieronymous the Anonymous. The article is about the writer walking around a gallery and describing the colours and the art. Quoted from the post: I moved from painting to painting, taking in...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-25 01:38:47

Article about Aboriginal Art in Express India. Quoted from the article: The individual character of Aboriginal art lies in its depiction of the Western Desert region of Australia, its social activities, material culture, economy, environmental change, myth and religion. Creation myths, hunting...» Read More

 

Des Art in the Park

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

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

 

Record prices for Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-24 01:30:09

Information about a recent Aboriginal art auction from Lawson-Menzies. Quoted from the article: Some 120 works went under the hammer tonight for the Lawson-Menzies auction, many of which were post-1980 Aboriginal works. A spokeswoman for auction house Lawson-Menzies said a clearance rate of...» Read More

 

Lawyers offer lessons in legacy

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

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

 

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

 

Desire to inspire winks

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-15 23:49:56

A quick wink that shows some artworks from Artery. Quoted from the wink: "My background is design - I am an interior designer and spent about 6 years working for Freedom Furniture as a furniture designer - anyway now I have an...» Read More

 

Nangara recent acquisitions

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-15 23:47:08

Nangara have updated their recent acquisitions page. The acquisitions include: early works on board by famous artists Johnny Warangkula Tjupurrula and Anatjarri Tjakamarra works by Minnie Pwerle works by Heather “Anjolu” Umbagai Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri's, Warlugurlong 1977, measuring 385 x 220cm Emily Kame Kngwarreye’s “last series”...» Read More

 

MALUNGU (FROM THE SEA) NEW WORKS BY ALICK TIPOTI

MALUNGU (FROM THE SEA) NEW WORKS BY ALICK TIPOTI

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-14 14:34:18

Alick Tipoti was born in 1975 on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait. He has completed an Associate Diploma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at Tropical North Queensland Institute of TAFE. Tipoti has also received a Bachelor of...» Read More

 

Art mafia 'ordered' minister's bashing

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-13 23:39:06

An article in the NT News about the assault on retired politician Peter Tonyne. Quoted from the article: Peter Toyne, 62, who was stabbed in the leg with a sharpened nulla nulla and clubbed across the head several times by a professional...» Read More

 

Artist Spotlight featuring Adam Hill

Artist Spotlight featuring Adam Hill

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-12 07:37:39

1. Briefly describe yourself. When and how did you first become interested in art? How long have you been a practising artist? I am a complex man striving for simple answers. I became interested in art when I first distinguished...» Read More

 

Wet roads, dry town expected to affect Tiwi art sales

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-12 01:43:20

An article from ABC News about the Tiwi art sale associated with the Tiwi Islands football grand final. Quoted from the article: Indigenous artists could be forced to walk to a major art sale on the Tiwi Islands this weekend because the...» Read More

 

Influence and Inspiration

Influence and Inspiration

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-08 05:01:32

For tens of thousands of years, the Kunwinjku people of western Arnhem Land have painted their stories upon the sandstone escarpments of their ancestral lands. Covered in a vibrant cacophony of images, these rock art galleries present a powerful vision...» Read More

 

Warnditch Ngarrangkani (Maker of Dreams)

Warnditch Ngarrangkani (Maker of Dreams)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-08 04:25:19

Born in the bush circa 1920 at what is now called Glenroy Station in the central Kimberley, Ngarra has lived through 90 years of that region’s extraordinary frontier history. A speaker of Andinyin, Ngarinyin and Gija, Ngarra is highly respected...» Read More

 

Kunwinjku Songman

Kunwinjku Songman

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-08 03:25:29

Over the past two decades, Bruce Nabegeyo has established himself as one of the most evocative and sophisticated narrative painters of western Arnhem Land. Bruce Nabegeyo’s works bristle with a compulsive energy, as a multitude of spirit figures, creation beings and...» Read More

 

Wynne Prize Finalists

Wynne Prize Finalists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-07 00:35:14

Lauraine Diggins Fine Art congratulates the following artists as finalists in this year's Wynne Prize for Landscape at the Art Gallery of New South Wales: Michael Mcwilliams, Elizabeth Kunoth Kngwarray and Sisters, Angelina Ngal and Kathleen Ngal. Angelina is also the...» Read More

 

Wynne Prize 2008 Finalists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-07 00:01:30

Andrew Bennett The casual farmer Zhong Chen Rainy day III Lucy Culliton Hartley landscape - cactus garden Joanne Currie Nalingu The river is calm Marc De Jong The middle of nowhere Graham Fransella Landscape figures Maria Gorton Ancient blue Julie Harris Joaquin’s landscape Stephen Hart Life is lethal Michael...» Read More

 

East Gippsland Aboriginal Arts Corporation

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-06 01:55:08

East Gippsland Aboriginal Arts Corporation (EGAAC) have hit the ground running after a very successful 2007. Over the past year sales and visitors (local, national and international) have increased dramatically. We are being recognized as a place to visit not only...» Read More

 

Blak Swans Gatherin’

Blak Swans Gatherin’

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-06 01:00:09

The Gippsland Art Gallery, SALE Nirmba Gidi Quarenook Blak Swans Gatherin’ FRIDAY 29 February at 2.oo pm Featuring Young Spirits Dance Group Welcome to Country by Elder Auntie Katey Bryant Image: Kurnai Dreaming, Charlotte (Penny) Hood Exhibition Dates: 23 February to 30 March...» Read More

 

Not just dots

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-06 00:51:09

Article about a current exhibition of Aboriginal Art from East Gippsland. Quoted from the article: Aboriginal art, especially Aboriginal art from East Gippsland, is about more than dots - that's the message the East Gippsland Aboriginal Arts Corporation is hoping to convey...» 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

 

Dacawi: Transforming to the indigenous view

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-04 06:42:32

Article about Aboriginal culture in the Philippines. Quoted from article: Students from all over recently shared with each other the news of Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's pre-Valentine's Day formal apology to his country's Aboriginal people for the years of injustice inflicted...» 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

 

Curtain rises on Spring of Culture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-04 06:35:58

Quoted from article: A month-long aboriginal art exhibition entitled Warlukurlangu takes place at the La Fontaine Centre of Contemporary Art starting at 7pm on...» Read More

 

The Power of Place: Paintings and Sculpture from the Eastern Desert at Tandanya, Adelaide

The Power of Place: Paintings and Sculpture from the Eastern Desert at Tandanya, Adelaide

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-04 04:34:59

The Power of Place: Paintings and Artefacts from the Eastern Desert is currently showing at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute. The exhibition is a celebration of the land – a vibrant spiritual landscape – seen through the art of the...» Read More

 

Feast for the Senses dinner

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-01 09:15:19

Yirrkala Aboriginal community in East Arnhem Land will benefit from a third Feast for the Senses dinner at NG Art Gallery's Mission Restaurant & Bar in Sydney's Chippendale on Tuesday. In association with the gallery's Utopia Revisited exhibition (until March...» 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

 

Ninuku Arts - Ninuku Tjukurpa – Bilby Dreaming

Ninuku Arts - Ninuku Tjukurpa – Bilby Dreaming

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-01 02:14:33

Beverly and Anthony Knight, in conjunction with Ninuku Arts, South Australia, proudly invite you to view Ninuku Arts Ninuku Tjukurpa – Bilby Dreaming Tuesday 18 March – Saturday 5 April 2008 This exhibition is now online for general viewing and works are available to...» Read More

 

Dynamism down under: The riveting Lockhart River Art Gang

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-28 02:52:30

This winter may be paltry in terms of snowfall, but it has dished out plenty of sullen, gray days like so many bowls of cold gruel. Last Saturday morning, for instance, the sky was drab as I drove to see...» Read More

 

Where to stash your cash while it grows

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-26 05:40:17

A response to the recent share market fluctuations, with a focus on different investments. Tim Klingender from Sotheby's is quoted: If you're thinking of forming your own art collection as an investment alternative, you'll need to be careful. And patient. "The majority...» Read More

 

Culture in colour

Culture in colour

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-26 00:19:54

This exhibition celebrates Aboriginal art of the 'New Wave': the daring and visionary use of colour by Aboriginal artists throughout Australia. The use of bright acrylic paints rather than ochres has fired the imagination of artists and liberated them...» Read More

 

Aboriginal artist in residence

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-25 12:55:17

From ABC online: For the next nine weeks you'll be able to visit the Western Plains Cultural Centre in Dubbo on the weekend and see one of Australia's best Aboriginal artists at work. Lewis Burns is an internationally renowned painter and didgeridoo...» Read More

 

National Center for Modern Art in Roppongi

National Center for Modern Art in Roppongi

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-25 02:58:34

A beautiful and interesting post from ibonito blog 2007 about the National Center for Modern Art in Roppongi. Quoted from the post: I saw that they have another exhibition coming up: the works of the acclaimed (but unpronounceable) Australian Aboriginal artist Emily...» Read More

 

Maningrida Arts and Culture

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

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

 

Ellendale host to art show this weekend

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-23 05:40:35

More than 40 countries will be represented with paintings, carvings, pottery and a host of other forms of artistic expression in the lobby of the Opera House in Ellendale this weekend. Quoted from article: And some of the art comes to Ellendale...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art Sale

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-21 15:05:56

In today’s fast and exciting world there are many ways to make your investments in Art , so whether you are looking for an investment or just something nice in your office its important to consider all types of art....» Read More

 

Australian Aboriginal Art in the Sixties

Australian Aboriginal Art in the Sixties

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-19 01:27:59

Post on blogger about Ronald M. Berndt's book, Australian Aboriginal Art. New York: The Macmillian Company and London: Collier-Macmillan Ltd, 1964. This is a very interesting post by Steve Thornton about an early book on Aboriginal Art. Quoted from the post: This...» 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

 

Four Generations – The best of Ochre Art

Four Generations – The best of Ochre Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-17 12:40:52

The beautiful and remote East Kimberley region of far North East Western Australia has produced some of Australia’s most renowned artists, including George Mung Mung, Paddy Jampinjii, Jack Britten, Rover Thomas, Hector Jandany, Queenie McKenzie. The legacy these now...» 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

 

Painting meets medicine for healing dream in country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-17 10:40:14

Sydney Morning Herald preview of Utopia Revisited exhibition. Quoted from article: After establishing the Aboriginal Benefit Foundation in 2005 and funding small-scale indigenous health and welfare projects, the Aboriginal art specialist and gallery owner has set a goal of raising $1 million...» Read More

 

The next mission

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-16 10:40:05

Inga Clendinnen writes in the Age about her book True Stories. Quoted from the article: Although I am Australian and a historian, I discovered the history of indigenous Australia only a decade ago. The stimulus was an invitation from the ABC to...» Read More

 

Investing In Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-16 10:23:43

When investing in Aboriginal art or artefact's it is sometimes hard to find a good investment, with many of the more popular artists’ works out of the reach, financially, of the small to medium investor. If you invest in a...» Read More

 

'Dingo' art film go-ahead

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-15 03:16:21

A new film about forgery in the Aboriginal Art world will begin filming shortly. Quoted from the article: A new film about forgery in the Aboriginal art world will begin shooting in central WA after the project got the green light from...» 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

 

Stolen Generation - a small tribute to John Moriarty

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-13 03:16:29

A very interesting post about John Moriarty. Quoted from the article: But now I want to make my little tribute to a member of the stolen generation. John Moriarty was picked in 1960 to represent Australia in football. The first aboriginal to do...» Read More

 

Utopia Revisited exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-09 11:22:46

NG Art Gallery in association with Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, Dacou Gallery, Gallery Australis and Lauraine Diggins Fine Art present ’Utopia Revisited’ Exhibition to opened by Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of New South Wales Tuesday 12 February...» Read More

 

Eco-Art: GreenGallery Guide launch

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-08 02:44:08

Eco-Art: GreenGallery Guide launch The Australian art community is showing its eco-sensibility through the launch of the GreenGallery Guide, a collaboration between the Australian Commercial Galleries Association (ACGA) and the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF), on 7 February. The GreenGallery Guide will help gallery owners and...» Read More

 

Greengallery guide launch

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-07 02:41:10

‘GREENGALLERY GUIDE’ LAUNCH 7 February 2008 A JOINT INITIATIVE OF THE AUSTRALIAN CONSERVATION FOUNDATION AND THE AUSTRALIAN COMMERCIAL GALLERIES ASSOCIATION The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) and the Australian Commercial Galleries Association (ACGA) will launch the ‘GreenGallery Guide’ on 7 February 2008 to assist gallery owners and managers...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art in February

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

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

 

Six artists speak in March

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-04 04:03:22

Six artists speak in March 4th March 2008 One of the most profoundly interesting aspects of collecting contemporary art is getting to know the artists. Together with sheer physical talent, the success or otherwise of much contemporary art is heavily dependant on that...» 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

 

art at the heart – it’s hotting up!

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-01 01:17:46

Summer is hotting up and so is the pace at the art at the heart conference hub in Alice Springs. 2008 is already shaping up to be a busy year - and a hot one so far. We almost broke the...» Read More

 

Australian Country Style reader event at Murrurundi - Aboriginal Art in March

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-29 04:05:27

Australian Country Style reader event at Murrurundi - Aboriginal Art in March 29th March 2008 The term ‘aboriginal art’ is a tricky one. Separating indigenous Australian art from the religious practices and social customs with which it has been intertwined for at...» Read More

 

A Fine Romance: White Money, Black Art

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

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

 

Axes swing at the NAMM Show

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-23 08:01:13

Special about the four-day NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center featuring the Ulladulla Aboriginal Art Gallery. The annual dam-burst hosted by the International Music Products Assn. (though the original acronym for the National Assn. of Music Merchants refuses to die)...» 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

 

Aboriginal art before it became an industry

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-21 13:28:24

An republication of a Eureka Street article where Rosemay Crumlin recalls travelling in search of Aboriginal Christian art for an exhibition to coincide with the World Council of Churches Assembly. She was joined on her pilgrimage by exhibition co-curator Anthony...» Read More

 

art at the heart submissions closing soon

art at the heart submissions closing soon

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-18 01:12:05

There are less than two weeks for artists and those working in the arts, including volunteers, to submit ideas for presentations, exhibitions, displays or performances for the 6th Regional Arts Australia conference to be held from 3 to 5 October...» 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

 

Culture Warriors

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-12 03:46:13

Sydney Morning Herald A vivid trip back to where it all began January 12, 2008 Quoted from article: CULTURE WARRIORS is a curious name for the inaugural National Indigenous Art Triennial at the National Gallery of Australia. Gallery director Ron Radford admits that a...» 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

 

Scholars blow the canon apart

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-11 03:42:19

The Australian Scholars blow the canon apart Rosemary Sorensen January 11, 2008 Article about the 32nd congress of CIHA will be held at the University of Melbourne. It will bring together more than 600 participants from a record 47 countries, a number convener Jaynie...» 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

 

Bold vision of artistic rebirth

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-05 06:41:52

Bold vision of artistic rebirth January 5, 2008 Quoted from article: In a dusty corner of the outback, among artworks covered in dirt, Judith Ryan set out on a journey that has transformed the NGV's indigenous collection, writes Robin Usher. Judith Ryan will never...» Read More

 

MD leaves auction house after a year

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-05 06:38:45

The Age MD leaves auction house after a year Gabriella Coslovich January 5, 2008 Quoted from article: Rod Menzies, the head of Australia's art auction leader, the Menzies Art Brand, has lost his right-hand man, Adrian Newstead, who helped achieve a record $9.5 million in...» 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

 

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

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

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

 

The cost of culture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-28 06:30:31

The Age The cost of culture December 28, 2007 An article about the art world in 2007. Quoted from the article: The buying frenzy began to rev up in May when Emily Kame Kngwarreye's Earth's Creation (1995) became the first work by an Aboriginal artist...» Read More

 

Threats and Intimidation

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

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

 

Forging a language of emotion

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

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

 

An ageless quest for the sublime

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-25 01:46:26

The Australian An ageless quest for the sublime John Armstrong December 24, 2007 Quoted from the article: Christmas has been a God-send to the artistic tradition of Western civilisation. That's not just because of the opportunity to produce vast nativity scenes - with plenty...» Read More

 

Sydney Morning Herald - Emily Kame Kngwarreye - Summer Awelye 2

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-20 02:29:31

Sydney Morning Herald Stroke of genius as unseen Emilys go on display Louise Schwartzkoff December 20, 2007 Quoted from the article: For 15 years, the Holt family kept a million-dollar painting by one of Australia's most successful Aboriginal artists rolled up in a storeroom on...» Read More

 

art at the heart - The Journey Begins

art at the heart - The Journey Begins

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-19 01:15:23

In October 2008, delegates will be streaming in to Alice Springs from around Australia and the world for the 6th Regional Arts Australia (RAA) conference art at the heart. The previous conference, held in Mackay, Queensland in October 2006, attracted...» Read More

 

The canvas economy

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-15 07:11:52

The Adelaide Advertiser Tim Lloyd August 31, 2007 Article in the Adelaide Advertiser about rising art auction prices Quoted from article: The Aboriginal art market has been dominated by Clifford Possum, who sold a single work for $2.4 million, and Emily Kame Kngwarreye, at $1.1...» Read More

 

Sydney Morning Herald - Shields and swords set cracking pace at Sotheby's auction

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-15 03:31:38

Peter Fish December 15, 2007 Article in the Sydney Morning Herald about the Sotheby's November 25 auction. Quoted from the article: If Tim Klingender was gnashing his teeth about a few unsold lots in Sotheby's recent Aboriginal and Oceanic Art sale in Paddington, it...» Read More

 

Peter Coster looks back on 2007

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-14 22:39:03

Peter Coster from the Herald Sun looks at the Australian auction results in 2007. He talks about distributions to the artist and highlights works by Rover Thomas, Emily Kngwarreye and Clifford Possum. Quoted from the article: Climbing the steps to see a...» Read More

 

Capability Statements from service providers

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

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

 

Aboriginal Art + Modern Architecture

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-14 07:51:23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dafna Zilafro, Dafna@spfa.com P: 310.558.0902 AUSTRALIA CONTEMPORARY Aboriginal Art + Modern Architecture Opening Reception – January 18, 7PM -11 PM Exhibit Remains Open Throughout January JANUARY 2008, Culver City, CA - This January, MODAA Gallery at SPF:a celebrates Australia Week with...» 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

 

Flying colours of Arnhem Land

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-12 12:40:32

The Australian Caroline Baum October 15, 2007 An article in the Australian about Helen Read and Didgeri Air Tours. Quoted from article: Thirteen years ago, Helen Read conceived Didgeri Air Art Tours as a way of introducing travellers to indigenous art through direct contact...» 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

 

Tjukurrpa Arts Exhibition Fri 7th Dec

Tjukurrpa Arts Exhibition Fri 7th Dec

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-06 08:01:50

Just a gentle reminder that Tjukurrpa Arts is holding its final Exhibition for 2007 this Friday the 7th of Dec. at the Elwood Community Centre (located behind Elwood Beach House). Details below. Please feel free to drop by and view...» Read More

 

NT News - Centre Aboriginal art draws buyers

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-06 02:12:34

An article in the news about the recent Papunya Tula sale, with some interesting quotes from Tim Klingender from Sotheby's Australia. Mr Klingender said the Aboriginal art market was at an all-time high. Sotheby's cleared 88 per cent of indigenous works at...» Read More

 

Indigenous Australian Art In NZ

Indigenous Australian Art In NZ

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-06 01:29:46

Paintings from remote communities: Indigenous Australian art from the Laverty Collection, Sydney 15 December 2007 - 24 February 2008 The most expansive exhibition of Indigenous Australian paintings ever seen in Aotearoa New Zealand opens at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery on 15 December...» Read More

 

Yapa Dreaming

Yapa Dreaming

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-05 13:36:47

Monday 3 December and Sunday 9 December Galerie Yapa, Morteza Esmaili The Yapa Gallery invites you to discover the painting of Australian central desert in the presence of the artists : Nancy Petyarre Margaret Lewis Napangardi Abie Loy Kemarre Galerie YAPA Morteza Esamaili 18 Rue Saint Roch 75001 Paris...» Read More

 

The Age - Brisbane and Beyond

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-03 07:38:00

An article in The Age about the new Directory of the Queensland National Art Gallery, Tony Ellwood. The article talks about Ellwood's early years spent in Kununurra, at Waringarri Aboriginal Arts. Ellwood, who grew up in country Victoria, had his first...» Read More

 

Indigenous Glassworks

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-30 00:00:00

Following on from its 2006 exhibition, Japingka Gallery presents an exciting new group of indigenous artists working in kiln-fired glass at the Glassmob studios. The luminous qualities of the glass come alive with the design and colour attributes created by...» Read More

 

Spinifex Artists : 10 years on

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-30 00:00:00

Paintings from the Spinifex people played a central role as ethnographic documentation to establish their historical links over a 55,000 sq. km tract of desert country. The paintings that were begun ten years ago, have contributed to the successful outcome...» Read More

 

Arts aborigènes d'Australie

Arts aborigènes d'Australie

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-28 05:56:49

Arts aborigènes d'Australie » Suite aux grèves de Novembre, nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter au Vernissage le 6 décembre 2007 à 18h Exposition jusqu’au 12 Janvier 2008 En première mondiale, je vous invite à découvrir les œuvres de trois peintres...» Read More

 

ABC Alice Springs - Buyers line up for Western Desert art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-27 02:04:38

It's the closest thing in Central Australia to a celebrity event. The windows are covered in brown paper, the doors are locked and there's been a line up since 7am this morning. On deckchairs with black rimmed glasses, strong coffee and...» Read More

 

Bonhams & Goodmans Australian, International and Aboriginal Art 19 November 2007

Bonhams & Goodmans Australian, International and Aboriginal Art 19 November 2007

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-26 01:41:02

Bonhams & Goodmans recently hosted an Australian, International and Aboriginal Art auction. The auction took place on19 November 2007 and featured works from Patrick Oloodoodi Tjungurrayi, Ewald Namatjira, Albert Namatjira, Kathleen Petyarre, Emily Kngwarreye, Samantha Hobson, Walangkura Napanangka, Millie Skeen...» Read More

 

Elder Fine Art Aboriginal Paintings Auction: December 2 2007

Elder Fine Art Aboriginal Paintings Auction: December 2 2007

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-26 01:34:02

Elder Fine Art Aboriginal Paintings Auction will be held in Adelaide on December 2 2007 at 12pm. The auction includes works by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, Clifford Possum, Dorothy Napangardi, Abie Loy, Billy Stockman, William Sandy, Kathleen Petyarre, Gabriella Possum, Emily Kngwarreye, Gloria Petyarre,...» 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

 

Faces and Places: New Works by Irwin Lewis

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-23 12:50:13

Indigenart, The Mossenson Galleries are proud to present the first solo exhibition in ten years from one of Perth's most beloved and admired artists, Irwin Lewis. With paintings on canvas and paper, as well as a series of computer-generated digital...» 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

 

The Age - Labour Arts Initiative

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

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

 

The Age - Aboriginal Art Forgery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-10 03:26:58

Art-forging couple go straight to jail Kate Hagan November 10, 2007 Quoted from article: A TOORAK couple who funded their lavish lifestyle by forging Aboriginal art and selling it through auction houses for more than $300,000 spent last night behind bars after a judge...