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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




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




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


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


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


Council orders removal of 'fake' Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-23 04:44:29

A New South Wales artist has been ordered to remove an image of a sacred Kimberley Aboriginal figure from her gallery in the Blue Mountains. Aboriginal groups reacted angrily in March when Vesna Tenody erected an eight-tonne stone sculpture of the...» Read More




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


Indigenous Communal Intellectual Property Rights Not Supported in Australian Law

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-19 17:47:16

Indigenous Communal Intellectual Property Rights are not Supported in Australian Law. The Mowanjum people of the Northern Kimberley have custodial rights and responsibilities for the portrayal of the Wandjina, which is a key figure in the belief system of the Worrorra,...» 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


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


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


Jack Dale - Wandjinas at Wungud

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-08-31 00:00:00

The Stockman and the Medicine Man Part 1- Ngarinyin elder and former head stockman Jack Dale paints the Wandjina spirits from his country around Iminji in the West Kimberley. The Wandjinas are the creators of Wungud places and life. This...» 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


Jack Dale - A Kimberley History

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-03-24 00:00:00

Senior Kimberley artist Jack Dale provides an artistic snapshot of life in the West Kimberley since the 1920s. Jack paints his memories of working bullock teams, Afghan camel traders, life in the stock camps, Aboriginal incarceration, and most of all...» Read More


The Independent - Wandjina @ Rebecca Hossack Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2004-07-20 05:25:30

Two people are largely responsible for bringing an awareness of Aboriginal culture to this country: the late swashbuckling, bisexual writer Bruce Chatwin, in his magical book Songlines; and the Australian art dealer Rebecca Hossack, who, for many years, has brought...» Read More


Jack Dale- Narrungunni Dreamplaces

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2004-07-09 00:00:00

A major and rare exhibition of the very important artist and senior lawman, Jack Dale from the East Kimberley region of W.A. The exhibition was officially opened Mr. Alan Dodge, Director of the State Art Gallery of W.A. (A.G.W.A.). and...» Read More



Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2001-11-23 08:32:32

Recent paintings of the Wandjina, the spirit ancestors of the present north-west Kimberley peoples, by the great aboriginal artist, Lily Karedada (Bubbles). Lily Karedada was born of Woonambal parents in her father's country. Woomban-go-wangoor, around the Prince Regent River. She belongs...» Read More