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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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Waiting at the Gate - abandonment to Aboriginal Artist of the Year Nomination

Waiting at the Gate - abandonment to Aboriginal Artist of the Year Nomination

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-07-18 13:04:03

At the age of five, after years of abuse, and just months after the death of her father, Robyn was sent on a ‘holiday’ and was never returned to her family. She waited at the gate for her mother to...» 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

 

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

 

'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

 

THREAT TO MARRA COUNTRY

THREAT TO MARRA COUNTRY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-07-08 12:39:23

An appeal from Dr Greg Dickson, Scholar of Linguistics in the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University re the country we've grown familiar with thanks to the art of Ginger Riley, Angelina George and Willy...» 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Half Light Retrospective

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-04 02:43:01

The exhibition of Art + Soul, Hetti Perkins’ dramatic new survey of Indigenous art and artists opened this weekend at the Art Gallery of New South Wales; the tripartite ABC documentary premiers Thursday night. Intriguing reviews have already appeared...» 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

 

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

 

First Australians have had to fight for any advance

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-17 21:53:57

From The Age: John Howard always bemoaned the "black armband" view of history, the one historian Geoffrey Blainey said was the pendulum swinging too far in the Aboriginal direction. Howard didn't want to wake up each day facing stories of our...» 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

 

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

 

Telling tales through art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-10 22:53:17

Rosebud indigenous artist Lionel Lauch was thrilled when a surprise guest turned up to this 40th birthday recently. It was legendary singer-songwriter Archie Roach, who just happens to be Lauch’s uncle. Roach, who sang at the party, has had an enormous influence...» Read More

 

Art dealers up in arms over levy

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-08 01:50:48

From the Age: Australian art gallery owners and dealers are in revolt over the federal government's artist resale royalty scheme, which comes into effect on Wednesday. Though many concede the intention was honourable, the effect, they fear, will be dreadful. Prices will...» Read More

 

Artists gain legal clout with ruling on destruction of fakes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-05 01:45:52

From Karen Abidi, an intellectual property lawyer, at the Age: Although this is a rare case to have come to the courts, in Australia fake art is said to represent 10 per cent of the market. Many other famous Australian artists,...» 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

 

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

 

2010 NPWS Aboriginal Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-01 23:05:09

2The National Parks and Wildlife Service Northern Rivers Region Aboriginal Art Award, now worth $6,500 in prize money, will be held in collaboration with Lismore Regional Gallery from the 5th June to 10th July 2010. The Award is open to...» 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

 

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

 

First Friday Lecture: Australian Aboriginal Art

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

THEY JUST LOVE SHANE

THEY JUST LOVE SHANE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-11-11 08:55:46

He may not win the judges' favour, but West Australian Nyoongar artist Shane Pickett just keeps on picking up the Peoples' Choice prizes. He's won the WA Indigenous Art public's choice for the second year in a row. And he's...» 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

 

In other worlds

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-22 03:46:34

From The Age: In the Northern Territory's imaginary landscapes, Sophie Cunningham sees anew. I realised that, despite my distance from Central Australia and the indigenous culture there, I had heard Aboriginal stories and looked at Aboriginal art for much of my...» 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

 

The stuff of dreams

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-25 00:32:12

Great article in The Age about Trevor Nickolls: Destined to paint, Trevor Nickolls pursued his creative dream until the art world was finally awakened, writes Gabriella Coslovich. In the inner city suburb of Bowden, Adelaide, Trevor Nickolls lives alone...» Read More

 

Families cry foul over artists' move

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

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

 

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

 

'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

 

Downturn hits art auction hard

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-26 21:05:24

From the Age: Barely half of the 265 works offered at Deutscher and Hackett's inaugural Aboriginal art auction last night sold, fetching a total of $1.3 million, including commissions. Executive director Chris Deutscher, who had been hoping for a $2 million sale,...» 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

 

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

 

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

 

Footy star makes his mark in the fashion world

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-10 12:36:14

From the Age: Michael O'Loughlin's talent on the field has long been lauded but the Sydney Swan AFL star has a hidden gift. The star forward has designed the illustration for a limited edition T-shirt to mark the anniversary of Apology Day,...» 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 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Auction airs possum skin cloak tradition

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Garma Festival

Garma Festival

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-11 03:32:28

Jeremy Eccles finds that life and art are inextricably intertwined at the Garma Festival It was powerful proof of the eternal efficacy of art, and it was a moving exercise in humility. Not, I should hasten to add, any humility by the...» 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

 

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

 

Melbourne Art Fair

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-31 00:16:06

The Age previews the 2008 Melbourne Art Fair. Even the Aboriginal art this year has become galvanised as so much more than a beautiful commodity, especially with the leadership of urban indigenous artists. Brook Andrew at Tolarno Galleries, with spooky historical...» 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

 

A dream time in Melbourne

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-29 00:57:23

An article in The Age that discusses the AFL's Dreamtime Round and more particularly the "Dreaming at the G" match between Essendon and...» 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

 

Stolen paintings dumped in park

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

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

 

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

 

Tucker tops a million as boom goes on

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-01 02:47:50

Article in The Age that mentions the continued boom in Aboriginal...» 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The Age - Art connections going beyond a cringe

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-26 06:27:50

The Age Art connections going beyond a cringe Robert Nelson December 26, 2007 An article from the Age about the achievements and exhibitions of 2007. it's good to reflect especially on the international shows that took us beyond what we know and can expect. It...» 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

 

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

 

Aboriginal artist to work with World Youth Day

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-15 05:24:45

From the World Youth Day 2008 website: Organisers of World Youth Day 2008 (WYD08) are excited to be working with Aboriginal artist Richard Campbell, using a selection of his artwork on official WYD08 merchandise. Originally from the Gumbaingirr/Dhungutti people, Richard Campbell has...» Read More

 

Paddy Bedford retrospective opens at UQ Art Museum

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-07 03:41:48

The first major solo exhibition of one of Australia's most respected artists, Paddy Bedford, opens at The University of Queensland Art Museum on Friday, November 16. The exhibition is organised and toured by the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Sydney. "Mr Bedford...» Read More

 

The Age - Aboriginal Art Forgery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-03 03:52:57

And this is the Libertos, who thought they'd get away with it Kate Hagan November 3, 2007 Article in The Age by Kate Hagan about the Libertos, who allegedly forged several Rover Thomas artworks and attempted to sell them to auction...» Read More

 

The Age - Warriors of the rainbow spirit

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-10-28 03:31:31

October 27, 2007 A family of Arnhem Land painters have brought their work, and their patriarch, to the city. By Martin Flanagan. Article by Martin Flanagan in The Age about artists from Oenpelli: The four sat together in a line while I sought...» Read More

 

The Age - Longtime coming

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-10-20 12:35:47

The Age Patrick Hutchings October 20, 2007 A new exhibition showcases the creativity of indigenous art, writes Patrick Hutchings. Quoted from article: The land wars were declared by the British a little after 1788; the culture wars more recently. A marvellous exhibition of 30...» Read More

 

Sydney Morning Herald - A place in the sun for a late bloomer

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-10-11 13:01:39

The Sydney Morning Herald - A place in the sun for a late bloomer Steve Meacham October 10, 2007 Article in The Age about the Emily Kame Kngwarreye exhibitions in Tokyo and Osaka, 2008. Quoted from the article: An exhibition set for Japan is more...» Read More

 

The Age Hammer shy: big-name works go begging

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-08-16 02:54:26

Another article in The Age about the successes and failures of the fine art auctions in June-August...» Read More

 

The New McCulloch Encyclopedia of Australian Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-11-23 04:06:01

The Age reviews The New McCulloch's Encyclopedia of Australian Art and examines the difference between The Encyclopedia of Australian Art and The New McCulloch's Encyclopedia of Australian Art: I have in front of me the third edition of The Encyclopedia of...» Read More

 

The Age: Pictures from home

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-07-27 13:17:35

An article by James Cockington in The Age previewing the upcoming Sotheby's Aboriginal Art exhibition. The article follows the trend of dramatically increasing prices and the large proportion of international buyers. From the article: Starter guide $6000+ For those who prefer a more authentic...» Read More

 

Jock Mosquito

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-07-21 00:00:00

Jock Mosquito worked with Rover Thomas on ceremonial boards for the Kuril Kuril corroboree in the 1970s. Now having had a stroke, and at the age of 62, Jock is having his first West Australian solo exhibition. He has pared...» Read More

 

The Age: Uncertain quest for the sublime

The Age: Uncertain quest for the sublime

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2005-12-03 13:13:55

Sindicated article by Germaine Greer in the Guardian talking about the Aboriginal Art industry and asking whether the bubble has burst following a relatively weak showing by the Papunya Tula Artists at a recent exhibition raising money for a community...» Read More

 

Aboriginal paintings exhibition at Hong Kong gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2005-06-17 06:45:21

Aboriginal paintings exhibition at Hong Kong gallery raises international standing of Australia’s indigenous artists (15 June 2005) The prestigious Wellington Gallery in Hong Kong will present an exhibition of aboriginal paintings as Australia celebrates the achievements of its indigenous people. The...» Read More

 

The Age Carving up art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2004-03-16 01:51:34

A recent article in The Age discusses the growth of the Aboriginal Art auction house industry and some news players in the market: Deutscher-Menzies and Bonhams and...» Read More

 

The Age - Aboriginal works and artful dodgers

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2003-09-20 06:43:40

The Age - September 20, 2003 Gabriella Coslovich As the value of Aboriginal art increases so, too, do claims that artists are being exploited, reports Gabriella Coslovich. An incredibly interesting article about the impact of the boom of Aboriginal Art sales globabbly in...» Read More