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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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The Art Awards 2010

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-16 22:04:39

Will Owen's take on the Telstras. And finally, the mainstay of the General Painting category. The winner, Jimmy Donegan’s Papa Tjukurpa, Pukara strikes me as a breakthrough for the artist, a mature, nuanced, and dynamic work, vibrant, full of incident,...» 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

WHAT RHYMES WITH NGAPARTJI? NGAPARTJI!

WHAT RHYMES WITH NGAPARTJI? NGAPARTJI!

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-02-04 19:37:53

From Will Owen: It's hard for me to think that Ngapartji Ngapartji (freely translated from Pitjantjatjara, "I give you something, you give me something") is concluding. I never had the opportunity to see the stage show, Trevor Jamieson's personal and yet...» 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

 

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

 

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

 

Batik Brilliance

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-10 03:13:39

Will Owen reviews Across the Desert: Aboriginal Batik from Central Australia: And yet the batiks themselves, like much textile art, are notoriously fragile, their materials and colors both susceptible to degradation by exposure, to handling and to light. And so these...» Read More

 

Aboriginal arts talk

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-31 07:34:01

An update from Will Owen: No essay this week, I confess, as I've happily spent the last seven days entertaining my friend Walter, down from Boston for a springtime visit, our first since we saw each other at the opening of...» Read More

 

Icons of the Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-04 20:02:48

Post by Will Owen about the new icons of the desert exhibition: The largest exhibition in the United States to date of seminal works of contemporary Aboriginal painting from central Australia will open on January 10 at Cornell University's Herbert F....» Read More

 

Lighting up the Territory

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-10 23:55:27

Will Owen likes the latest post from The Northern Myth: [Bob Gosford's] latest post will be of interest to regular readers of this blog, as it is a long analysis of the proposed resale royalty that makes the scheme seem even...» Read More

 

Beyond Sacred: Buy This Book!

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-29 05:15:25

A fantastic post by Will Owen about his introduction to Australian Aboriginal Art and the role the Laverty collection played in expanding his mind. Like all of his posts this is wonderfully written and the personal touch is incredibly...» Read More

 

Art Around Town (Darwin)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-23 13:54:18

Will Owen discusses what's on in Darwin in Aboriginal Art outside the Telstra awards. The post talks about exhibitions: Three Countries, all of us, our good designs Kimberley Ink Jirrawun Editions "Yarrpany Honey" - Art from the Marrakulu Clan (Yirrkala) Jirrawun...» 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

 

Re-Learning Darwin

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-14 13:39:46

Will Owen returns to Darwin and visits several art galleries including Outstation Art, a new Darwin art...» 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Pictures from an Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-01 23:51:07

Will Owen, currently in Melbourne, visits the Melbourne Art Fair as a guest of Beverly Knight from Alcaston Gallery. This is a post with many beautiful photographs, especially of Melbourne gallery...» Read More

 

At the NGV Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-28 23:55:28

Will Owen discusses the National Gallery of Victoria Ian Potter Centre in a post with some great...» 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

 

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

 

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

 

Reception for the Mara Tjuta Circle

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-06 08:47:08

Will Owen continues his fabulous blog with beautiful photographs and an articulate and insightful look at the "inaugural reception for the Mara Tjuta Circle, honoring donors, friends and supporters of the Collectio Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection in Charlottesville,...» Read More

 

On the web

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-04 08:40:14

Will Owen looks at what is going on...» Read More

 

Indigenous Photographers

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-18 14:33:00

Will Owen posts about living Indigenous...» Read More

 

Mangkaja Arts, Fitzroy Crossing, WA

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-07 00:00:54

Will Owen, continuing his exceptionally interesting series out his trip last year to remote Australia, taks about Mangkaja Arts in Fitzroy Crossing. He describes the art centre and includes several spectacular photographs of the...» Read More

 

Virtuosity: Fred Myers and Pintupi Masters at the Kluge Ruhe

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-14 23:43:59

Will Owen posts about the new exhibition at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection. The post has some great pictures and interesting information about the...» Read More

 

Exciting times at Kluge-Ruhe

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-04 06:40:20

New article by Will Owen about the recent lecture delivered by Terry Smith at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection at the University of...» 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

 

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