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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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Jeremy Eccles

Jeremy Eccles

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-01-01 00:04:01

Jeremy Eccles has written for the Aboriginal Art Directory since its inception and loves the opportunity to share his experience of the Indigenous cultural world with its dedicated audience. A migrant from Margaret Thatcher's Britain, Jeremy first encountered Australia's Aborigines...» 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

 

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

 

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

 

Resale Royalty Scheme Review – Only One Week to Go!

Resale Royalty Scheme Review – Only One Week to Go!

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-07-05 19:48:44

The Australian Government is conducting a review of the resale royalty scheme for visual artists. The review will look at: whether the scheme has achieved its objectives of providing artists with recognition of their on-going rights in their art and an...» 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Aboriginal art regains confidence of market

Aboriginal art regains confidence of market

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-06-09 18:04:20

A CASUAL observer of the Aboriginal art market would have been surprised this week to see two successful auctions in Melbourne. After three years of dire prognostications of imminent extinction, Mossgreen's sale of Aboriginal art from the collection of John W....» 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

 

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

 

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

 

'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

 

Alison Kelly: Drawing to a close

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-12-08 02:06:25

In the decade since Alison Kelly opened her Aboriginal art gallery, she has seen a massive increase in the general population’s appreciation and understanding of indigenous art. “So much of the content of the paintings is not for us to know...» 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

 

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

 

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

 

Labor's efforts a hard act to follow

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-19 19:42:14

UNDER Labor the arts has moved centre stage. And that is where it deserves to stay. After all, our artists provide great nourishment for the community, are key to our sense of identity and often reflect the best expressions of our...» 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Super proposal 'could devastate' Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-06 22:36:37

The Aboriginal art market could be devastated by a recommendation to ban art, jewellery, wine and collectables from self-managed superannuation funds, says the director of a big art auction house. The recommendation to ban collectables is one of 180 made in...» 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Australia’s art market threatened by proposed Superannuation changes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-09 18:51:34

One of Australia’s leading experts on Australian indigenous art and artists, Susan McCulloch, co-author of the industry authority “McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Art”, says the Cooper Review recommendations create a disturbing disparity in allowing APRA-regulated funds to invest in art,...» 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Moral Lip Service: Government's Hard Hit at the Art Market is a Soft Form of Redress

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-23 09:46:58

Since the 1970s, a significant rise in Indigenous rights debates and protocols on the world stage has occurred in tandem with dramatic growth in the appreciation of Aboriginal art. Over the same period the federal government has introduced legislation and...» 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

 

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

 

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

 

Dollar downer for Aboriginal art sale

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-26 15:17:37

The rise of the Australian dollar had a negative effect on a ''disappointing'' Sotheby's auction of Aboriginal and Oceanic Art at its Armadale showroom yesterday. The indigenous art market is mostly international and is generally measured in US dollars. When Sotheby's...» 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Aboriginal art auction framing a resurgent market

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-22 05:51:11

Gabriella Coslovich July 21, 2009 FOR a glimmering moment, it seemed as if the boom times were back. People burst into applause when a prized drawing by the late William Barak sold for almost three times its lower estimate at Sotheby’s Aboriginal art...» 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

 

NGA to run programs to foster indigenous art curating

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-10 02:49:06

The Aboriginal art market generates more than $300 million a year and produces some of Australia's most talented artists. But when it comes to managing and curating art, only a tiny percentage of Australia's visual arts professionals are indigenous. For three years,...» 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

 

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

 

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

 

DH March 09 Aboriginal Art Auction Pt. 2

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-14 07:23:11

The second installment from Nicholas Forrest talks about each auction in detail and comments that there is a reduced momentum in the Aboriginal art market: On a more positive not, Emily Kngwarreye’s “Untitled (Alhalkere) 1995″ sold for $210,000 against an estimate...» 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

 

Aboriginal artists break into Indian market

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-09 03:12:15

An excerpt from AM: TONY EASTLEY: While the global economic slowdown has taken the heat out of art sales right around the world, two Central Australian Aboriginal artists are in New Delhi this week hoping to to break into India's lucrative...» Read More

 

India offers Aboriginal artists opportunity

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-07 03:09:06

Yankirri Jukurrpa (Emu Dreaming): Ormay Gallagher is one artist hoping to capture the imaginations of Indian art lovers. (Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation : Ormay Nangala Gallagher ) From the Tanami Road to Chandi Chowk, two central Australian Aboriginal artists are on...» Read More

 

The shock of the old

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-14 08:04:24

The major auction houses are offering the strongest catalogues of Aboriginal art since indigenous paintings found their way from Turkey Creek to the mainstream. Names such as Rover Thomas and Emily Kame Kngwarreye excite the art market as much as Brack,...» Read More

 

An Individual Perspective: From the Indigenous Collection of Lauraine Diggins

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-24 07:18:49

Lauraine Diggins has been involved in the Australian fine art market since 1974. Throughout her commercial gallery enterprise she cultivated many strong relationships with Australian Indigenous communities and in 1989 curated the exhibition A Myriad of Dreaming: Twentieth Century Aboriginal...» 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

A passionate engagement

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-17 05:20:25

Marie Geissler on collecting Aboriginal art 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...» Read More

 

Redrock Gallery's Aboriginal Art Exhibition - in Bejing

Redrock Gallery's Aboriginal Art Exhibition - in Bejing

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-10 17:06:33

It is Redrock Gallery’s 7th exhibition promoting Australian Aboriginal Art in China. From Mem Aziz, of Redrock gallery: 'More and more Chinese are learning About Australia’s indigenous culture and its significant history, though exhibitions and lectures on the topic...» 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

 

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

 

Slowdown hits the art market

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-24 14:15:20

Sara Everingham from Radio Australia reviews the Sotheby's Aboriginal and Oceanic art sale. Listen by following the link below to the Radio Australia website: Well those millionaires are a staple at the world's art auctions - but with economic downturn...» Read More

 

Slowdown hits the art market

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-24 14:15:20

Sara Everingham from Radio Australia reviews the Sotheby's Aboriginal and Oceanic art sale. Listen by following the link below to the Radio Australia website: Well those millionaires are a staple at the world's art auctions - but with economic downturn...» 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

 

Alpha males abandon art sales

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-21 20:19:54

Dissappointing auction results reported by The Australian: ART adviser Michael Reid calls them the "alpha male business people who need to own more than they want to own". Last night's disappointing Sotheby's art auction result suggests these European-suited, stock market-savvy collectors are...» Read More

 

Desert masters claim place in history

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-21 20:16:07

Vivien Johnson's emotive book launch as reported by Nicolas Rothwell for The Australian: IT was almost four decades ago, in this harsh desert country, that the Aboriginal painting movement was born. Now, after many tribulations and triumphs, the definitive history...» Read More

 

MGNT Considers Future of Telstra Art Award

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-10-01 20:32:04

The Museum and Art Gallery on the NT (MGNT) declared itself well pleased by the positive attitudes after the first of three proposed forums it's holding on the future of the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards -...» 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

 

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

 

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

 

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 Aboriginal Art Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-17 14:11:55

Nicholas Forrest talks about the Telstra Awards: Well, today is my last day in the extremely beautiful Darwin which, as well as being the capital city of Australia’s Northern Territory, is the centre of the world renowned Australian Aboriginal art movement....» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art Fair and Art Award 08

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-11 14:02:02

Nicholas Forrest from the Art Market Blog will be in Darwin for the Telstra awards: On Wednesday the 13th of August I am heading to Darwin, which is the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory, for the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair as...» 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

 

Only regulation will stop shonks

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-31 00:10:32

Joyce Morgan from the Sydney Morning Herald talks to Ben Genocchio about his book, the Four Corner's Programme Art for art's sake and how to improve the Aboriginal art industry. Mandatory regulation is essential if carpetbaggers, fakes and frauds are to...» 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Justice for leading black artist

Justice for leading black artist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-12 02:07:49

Tommy Watson, one of Australia’s most famous indigenous artists, was successful yesterday in getting back from Red Sands Gallery, Alice Springs, 5 key paintings, valued conservatively at $265,000. Tommy had sued the gallery for his being grossly underpaid...» 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

 

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

 

Warlukurlangu Artists - Australia

Warlukurlangu Artists - Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-04 09:21:27

Australian Aboriginal art is the oldest living art tradition in the world, done by Australian Aborigines, with paintings in rock shelters dating back 20,000 years as well as contemporary art by Aborigines based on traditional culture. Art is one of...» 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

 

ACGA joins Australian parliament in saying sorry

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-13 02:36:30

The Australian Commercial Galleries Association (ACGA) strongly supports and endorses the apology to the stolen generations given in the Australian Parliament today. Today is an historic day for Australia’s Indigenous and non-indigenous alike. Saying sorry is a vital step in the process of reconciliation...» 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The Art Newspaper: Aboriginal art dealers fight back

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-10-09 13:01:08

Red Sand Art Gallery sues journalists who accuse them of defrauding indigenous artists In mid July in the massive modernist Supreme Court in Darwin, a frail Aboriginal man with a shock of grizzled white hair and beard took the witness stand...» Read More

 

The canvas economy

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-08-31 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

 

Aboriginal artwork sells at record price

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-08-03 09:56:11

An article about the Aboriginal Art industry in light of the Sotheby's auction in Melbourne last week. More than 400 well-heeled dealers and collectors flocked to Sotheby's in Melbourne last week for the much-hyped sale of Clifford Possum's epic 1977 work,...» Read More

 

The Australian: the desert's tainted brush

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-09-11 06:36:35

As the Aboriginal art community struggles against a growing culture of fraud, one group of desert artists is taking a stand, writes Nicholas Rothwell A thread of rich, autumnal colours, fit for the burning season, runs through the latest Desert...» Read More

 

Dreaming Their Way: Australian Aboriginal Women Painters

Dreaming Their Way: Australian Aboriginal Women Painters

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-06-30 09:13:41

Dreaming Their Way: Australian Aboriginal Women Painters is a groundbreaking exhibition of art by indigenous women of Australia. The first-ever of its kind in the U.S., the exhibition presents over seventy works of art, from intensely colorful canvases to intricate...» Read More

 

New International Auction House Enters Aboriginal Art Market

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2004-10-20 07:39:57

October 19, 2004 -- New International Auction House Enters Aboriginal Art Market. The significance of the Aboriginal art movement and its impact on the global art market has been compared to the emergence of the French Impressionists. The exponential growth of...» Read More