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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

 

'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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Australia's ancient Aboriginal rock art to be catalogued

Australia's ancient Aboriginal rock art to be catalogued

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-04-07 18:22:47

Australia's greatest ancient Aboriginal rock art detailing kangaroos, turtles and humans on boulders in the remote Pilbara area will be studied under a US$1.1 million deal announced Monday. Tens of thousands of the indigenous works, which are scattered over the mineral-laden...» 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

 

Suspected stolen Red Centre rock art on eBay

Suspected stolen Red Centre rock art on eBay

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-02-01 17:59:44

A case of suspected stolen Central Australian rock art is being investigated by authorities in South Australia. The Aboriginal art was recently advertised online, then withdrawn once the Department of Premier and Cabinet advised eBay it may be stolen. It has...» 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Winfrey to promote Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-27 20:50:54

One of the secret destinations on Oprah Winfrey's Australian tour is a stunning collection of Aboriginal rock art that has been seen by only a few non-indigenous people. Plans are under way to show Winfrey's worldwide audience an Aboriginal shelter in...» 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

 

LOSS OF GREAT ARTIST FROM THE STONE COUNTRY

LOSS OF GREAT ARTIST FROM THE STONE COUNTRY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-10-30 18:36:35

Wamud Namok was universally known in life as Lofty. This tall, gentle man first engaged with the white invader when he was about 16 in 1942 – walking 200 kms from his West Arnhemland Stone Country home to work in...» Read More

 

Visionary realised his dream - Lofty Bardayal Nadjamerrek, has died at the remote western Arnhem Land outstation of Kabulwarnamyo

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-10-23 08:24:45

Obituary from the Age: Wamud Namok, one of the Northern Territory's most distinguished indigenous figures who was widely known as Lofty Bardayal Nadjamerrek, has died at the remote western Arnhem Land outstation of Kabulwarnamyo. He was 83. Namok was a rock artist...» 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 urged to protect cave art from extraction

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-15 13:43:28

Marian Wilkinson, Environment Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald reports: A CAMPAIGN to win World Heritage listing for the Aboriginal rock carvings on the Burrup Peninsula in Western Australia threatens to push the Rudd Government into a confrontation with the energy...» Read More

 

Two Sheilas and a Dog

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-28 18:48:41

A lovely blog entry from two sheilas and a dog, and their visit to Ubirr, where they stumble upon several fascinating Aboriginal rock art sites. They have captured some great photos of the Aboriginal rock art. The...» 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

 

Three Women: One Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-05 06:06:20

Three women - One country shares the connection between artist and place. Judy Mengil, Daisy Bitting and Carol Hapke are connected by the country to which they belong; Ngarangarni. This exhibition is at the same time an individual expression by each...» 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Ngadirriwilke: to make a mark

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-16 04:59:57

Ngadirriwilke: to make a mark recent prints by the artists of Injalak, western Arnhem Land 15th November 2007 - 8th December 2007 ARTIST PRINTMAKING DEMONSTRATION, Saturday 17th November 2 - 4 pm. RSVP T: 03 9416 3966 In 2006 artists from Injalak Arts and...» Read More

 

Continuity: Culture, Country and Family

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-10-18 03:33:27

The legacy of western Arnhem Land artist Bardayal Nadjamerrek is assured. With a distinguished painting career spanning over forty years, he is without doubt one of the greatest artists Australia has ever produced. Since his childhood, Bardayal has had an...» Read More

 

Sydney Morning Hearld - History set in stone

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-09-07 05:01:07

Sydney Morning Hearld History set in stone Bruce Elder September 7, 2007 An article about NSW Aboriginal rock...» Read More

 

Lone wolf discovered art for ages

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-08-24 08:09:55

Nicolas Rothwell | August 24, 2007 Article by Nicolas Rothwell in the Australian about the life of Grahame Leslie Walsh, rock art scholar, who died in Brisbane, August 18 2007, aged 62. Quoted from the article: But the wider continent beckoned. During the...» Read More

 

Discover Australia's leading contemporary artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-08-17 14:37:16

A three-week exhibition of over 100 major works of Aboriginal art from Western Arnhem Land in Australia's Northern Territory will be on display from 21 September to 7 October at the Bargehouse Gallery, on London's South Bank. RARRK - LONDON...» Read More

 

Inspired by Injalak

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-07-21 05:04:08

Inspired by Injalak Prints based on the rock art of Injalak Hill, Arnhem Land 20th July 2006 - 13th August 2006 In 2005, indigenous artists from the Injalak Hill area in western Arnhem Land, focused strongly on this ancient Aboriginal rock art site...» Read More

 

Lofty Bardayal Nadjamerrek - late works

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-07-20 06:45:18

ANNANDALE GALLERIES first exhibited Lofty Bardayal Nadjamerrek in 2003. It was his first solo show after approximately 30 group exhibitions since 1975. Now, in 2006, we are pleased to announce another solo show of the great man’s work. Lofty’s career began...» Read More

 

Powerful growth of Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2005-11-06 07:44:47

International Herald Tribune Powerful growth of Aboriginal art All about Earth and the people on it Susan Gough Henly Sunday, November 6, 2005 Quoted from the article: With the opening next year in Paris of the Musée du Quai Branly, focusing on the art and culture...» Read More

 

Rarrk! Flowing on from Crossing Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2005-11-02 06:46:41

In Arnhem Land Aboriginal artists have been painting in bark for nearly one hundred years, beginning with the laying down of ceremonial and body paint designs for interested anthropological expeditions. Maningrida, in central Arhem Land is home to over 100 different...» Read More

 

Lofty Bardayal Nadjamerrek: New work on bark

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2004-11-08 06:51:20

Annandale Galleries is proud to present an exhibition of new work by acclaimed Aboriginal artist Lofty Bardayal Nadjamerrek. Featured in the AGNSW Crossing Country exhibition, which opened at the Art Gallery on the 24 September, Lofty has a hugely distinguished...» Read More