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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

 

TWO SENIOR ARTISTS LOST TO US

TWO SENIOR ARTISTS LOST TO US

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-10-22 16:07:13

In recent weeks at Yuendumu in the Central Desert and at Amata in the APY Lands, marvellous artists have died. Here are their official life stories: Shorty Jangala Robertson was born around 1925 at Jila (Chilla Well), a large soakage and...» Read More

 

Art Adds to the Beauty of a Long Distance Walking Trail

Art Adds to the Beauty of a Long Distance Walking Trail

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-09-22 17:51:06

Since reading the book, Wild: From Lost to Found Along the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed, I, like many others, have been romancing the idea of a long-distance walk. And today the Larapinta Trail, a 223km walking trail along...» Read More

 

ART IS THE VOICE OF OUR PEOPLE - TAKE 2

ART IS THE VOICE OF OUR PEOPLE - TAKE 2

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-07-15 15:28:19

Hetti Perkins second 'Art+Soul' TV series returns to the ABC tonight, and winds up with a third episode next Tuesday. And the question I asked after previewing her first program remains as relevant to the thinking behind this production as...» 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

 

RED OCHRE FOR HECTOR BURTON

RED OCHRE FOR HECTOR BURTON

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-07-04 19:11:05

At the end of May, the supreme national Indigenous arts awards – the Red Ochres – were handed out by the Australia Council. And the senior, peer-reviewed award went to artist Hector Tjupuru Burton from Tjala Arts in Amata, South...» Read More

 

MAGNT ushers in New Board

MAGNT ushers in New Board

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-06-20 18:12:08

With the legislation now passed which establishes the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) as a statutory authority, a new board has been appointed as it prepares to enter a new and exciting era. From 1 July,...» Read More

 

Tali Gallery gives Sydney's International Grammar School Helping Hand

Tali Gallery gives Sydney's International Grammar School Helping Hand

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-05-22 12:03:51

The co-educational secular school in Ultimo (Sydney), International Grammar School (IGS), is hosting an Indigenous art exhibition to benefit Sydney’s Indigenous community through the school’s Indigenous Scholarship Program. The event, being organised in partnership with Sydney's Tali Gallery, will also...» Read More

 

Transformations: early bark paintings from Arnhem Land

Transformations: early bark paintings from Arnhem Land

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-10-09 16:42:55

Early works that embody a significant transition in Indigenous art practice will be on display in Transformations: early bark paintings from Arnhem Land, at the Ian Potter Museum of Art. The paintings, many of which have never been previously exhibited, are...» Read More

 

NATSIAAS REFRESHED

NATSIAAS REFRESHED

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-08-09 17:46:12

The leaders of both of the main groupings of remote Aboriginal art centres have spoken out recently about the gulf between Indigenous and urban Australia. Philip Watkins, CEO of Desart, representing 45 Central Australian centres, rationalised that “High end galleries...» Read More

 

DEBIL DEBIL CORROBOREE

DEBIL DEBIL CORROBOREE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-04-19 19:42:44

We live in exclusive times! Or should that be exclusionary? Two major Indigenous events announced in Sydney this week turn out to be less than they appear in that they offer, respectively, “indigenous history, feeling and disturbing visions that reach into...» Read More

 

A French Finale to 2012 Aboriginal Art Auctions

A French Finale to 2012 Aboriginal Art Auctions

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2013-01-02 17:29:35

The last month of 2012 was relatively a relatively quiet period for the sale of Aboriginal art. There were, however, some sales worth mentioning, including Emily Kngwarreye’s My Mothers Country during the Summer Art Auction by Western Australia’s...» 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

 

SPRING IS 28% INDIGENOUS

SPRING IS 28% INDIGENOUS

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-10-05 11:47:02

Jeremy Eccles The Museum of Contemporary Art looks for the young and hopeful in art every Spring – thanks to the Jackson Family sponsorship in memory of their daughter Belinda, who died too young at 29. Curators of Primavera have mainly...» Read More

 

Namatjira and Mellor Shine at Deutscher and Hackett August 29 Auction

Namatjira and Mellor Shine at Deutscher and Hackett August 29 Auction

Posted by Nicholas Forrest | 2012-09-03 14:03:32

There were very few works by Aboriginal artists in Deutscher and Hackett’s August 29 Important Australian + International Art Auction held in Melbourne. The few indigenous works that were included in the sale did, however, perform very well....» 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

 

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

 

Fairer arts trading

Fairer arts trading

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-03-26 19:50:23

Transcript of a Newslines Radio Broadcast Broadcast date: 26 March–1 April 2012 Duration: 12 minutes Presenter: Nathan Ramsay Content: New initiatives are making Indigenous artists more aware of their rights. Talent: John Oster, Indigenous Arts Code Limited Patricia Adjei, Indigenous communications coordinator, Copyright Agency Limited Zena Cumpston,...» Read More

 

Suspected stolen Red Centre rock art on eBay

Suspected stolen Red Centre rock art on eBay

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

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

 

Pintupi Men

Pintupi Men

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-08-20 17:55:55

The ReDot Fine Art Gallery is proud to welcome back the beautiful works from Australia’s foremost Aboriginal owned art centre, Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd. This exhibition will represent the 8thshowing in Singapore of the stunning work by the desert...» Read More

 

Three days in the southern Tanami – a photo-essay

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-11-11 06:17:51

Not an article about Aboriginal art, but this is the magic of our amazing country that you can see when visiting remote communities in Central...» Read More

 

Cobra and Aboriginal art brought together in Breaking with Tradition

Cobra and Aboriginal art brought together in Breaking with Tradition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-11-04 21:20:12

BREAKING WITH TRADITION: Cobra and Aboriginal art explores the influence of the ideas of the European avant-garde movement Cobra on the development of contemporary Aboriginal art. Work by Paji Honeychild Yankarr, Narputta Nangala Jugadai and Yata Gypsy Yadda will be...» Read More

 

A collection of masterpieces

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-29 23:32:23

In Sydney, where the countdown to January's Sydney Festival has begun (corporate.sydneyfestival.org.au), you can still see Namatjira at the Belvoir Theatre until November 7. Written by Scott Rankin and co-directed by Wayne Blair and Scott Rankin, this collaboration between Belvoir and...» Read More

 

Cobra and Aboriginal art brought together in Breaking with Tradition

Cobra and Aboriginal art brought together in Breaking with Tradition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-27 22:44:44

BREAKING WITH TRADITION: Cobra and Aboriginal art explores the influence of the ideas of the European avant-garde movement Cobra on the development of contemporary Aboriginal art. Work by Paji Honeychild Yankarr, Narputta Nangala Jugadai and Yata Gypsy Yadda will be...» Read More

 

Art + Soul

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-08 00:44:13

7 October, 2010 1:06PM ACST Art + Soul By Emma Sleath ( Cross Media Reporter)The new three part series on Aboriginal Art debuts tonight on ABC1. Directed by Warwick Thornton and presented by Hetti Perkins, the journey begins where else but in...» 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

 

Ancient tradition goes digital

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-02 03:47:03

Viewers will need more than just their eyes to fully experience indigenous artist Aroha Groves' multimedia work. They will need a joystick and an avatar. In what is believed to be a first in indigenous art, Ms Groves has brought gaming and...» Read More

 

"CIRCLES IN THE SAND" AT THE AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY, WASHINGTON DC

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-05 22:35:25

Last weekend I was in Washington DC for the annual conference of the American Library Association. The city was crowded, the weather sub-tropical, but I managed to escape for a while to the deserts of Centralia by visiting the Australian...» Read More

 

Contemporary Indigenous art at Toowoomba Regional Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-01 17:07:23

Indigenous art assembled by one of Australia’s leading collectors will be on display at Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery until July 18. Contemporary Aboriginal Art from the Ann Lewis Collection includes paintings, prints and photographs Dr Ann Lewis, OBE, is one of Australia’s...» Read More

 

7. WARWICK THORNTON

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-28 20:39:13

It’s been four years since Encore published its Top 20 Directors and Producers list, and we felt it was time to compile a new, more comprehensive list that included professionals working across all areas – film, television and TVC production...» Read More

 

ANANGU ART BROUGHT TO BOOK

ANANGU ART BROUGHT TO BOOK

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-06-27 19:42:10

“Now, almost forty years after its genesis, the epicentre and dynamic thrust of the Western Desert art movement has dramatically shifted from Papunya, Kintore and Kiwirrkura to Ngaanyatjarra and APY art centres. The untrammelled painting of senior men and women...» Read More

 

Australian Aboriginal art exhibition is on debut in China

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-21 20:43:13

In celebration of Year of Australian Culture, sponsored by the National Art Museum of China and various departments of the Australian government, an Aboriginal art exhibition from Australia is currently on display at Hall 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17...» Read More

 

Circles in the Sand opens at Embassy of Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-21 20:42:06

The Kluge-Ruhe Collection opened an exhibit of western desert art at the Embassy of Australia in Washington DC on June 14. Circles in the Sand: Aboriginal Art from Central Australia in the Kluge-Ruhe Collection features work from the art centers...» Read More

 

Clifford Possum Japaltjarri

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-14 20:59:40

For Art Sunday today, a great Australian artist, Clifford Possum Japaltjarri. Clifford Possum was born in 1932 on Napperby Station. He worked extensively as a stockman on the cattle stations in and around his tribal country. At this time he...» Read More

 

Painted into a corner by payments scheme

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-14 20:29:14

Concern over the royalty payments scheme continues: The art community, already nervous, fears destabilisation by a new royalties program due to its timing and over-complexity They would laugh if it weren't serious. Last month, Papunya Tula Artists, one of the nation's best-regarded...» 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

 

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-04 02:10:10

The third Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair is taking place from the 12 to 14th of August 2010 in Darwin. The Fair coincides with the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, (NATSIAA’S) and the Darwin Festival, a time...» Read More

 

Not necessarily for art’s sake

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-24 23:21:23

An ABC report that one of the Centre’s most successful private art dealers has “launched a takoever bid” for the Papunya Tula Co-operative points to an interesting new chapter in the turbulent history of Central Australian Aboriginal art. ........ Is it really...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art makes the long trek to China

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-19 22:11:42

From the Australian: The works are large and bold. Most were created in the central Australian community of Papunya in the 1970s when the Aboriginal art movement was starting to gather pace. In Canberra yesterday, some of those early pieces were being...» Read More

 

Desert Mob 2010

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-11 18:43:10

Desert Mob is the premier Indigenous art event showcasing work from Central Australian artists, with an increasing number of national and international collectors and researchers returning each year for the show, to view the exhibition and to purchase. The Araluen Arts...» Read More

 

Collecting the Dots

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-09 17:40:20

From ArtNews May 2010 In a few decades, the seemingly abstract compositions of Australia's aboriginal artists have moved from body painting and sand mosaics to board to acrylics on canvas—and to the walls of major museums by Carly Berwick Bush raisins grow in...» Read More

 

Remembering Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-09 07:13:53

Beverly and Anthony Knight in conjunction with Bindi Inc. Mwerre Anthurre Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory proudly invite you to view: Remembering Country featuring Adrian Robertson Kukula McDonald Seth Namatjira Billy Kenda Lance James and Billy Benn Perrurle Opening Event: Wednesday 19th May 2010, 6 - 8pm Exhibition Dates: Tuesday 18th...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art lecture series

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-04 23:16:02

An introduction to Aboriginal art and culture Wednesdays, 23 June – 11 August 2010 6–7pm Centenary Auditorium, Lower Level 1 This six-part course, presented by Jonathan Jones, curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at the Art Gallery of NSW, introduces the...» Read More

 

How One Art Teacher Changed the Destiny of the Aboriginal People

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-04 05:57:07

Mata H talks about the history of the Aboriginal Art and the role of Geoffrey Barden in bringing it to the world: In the 1970s, Geoffrey Barden was a young art teacher in Australia. He taught art at a few country...» Read More

 

Margaret Kemarre Turner Interview Part 2

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-24 23:24:56

Visit the link below to watch the video ”We grew up in that feeling of land. Our trees and hills and creeks are really important to us, you know. Never in our lives would people move anything. If they went hunting...» Read More

 

Tangentyere Artists - The Story Belonging to Us

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-22 03:45:53

Tangentyere Artists is an Australian Aboriginal Art Centre, owned and directed by Tangentyere Council. The enterprise represents artists from the 18 Alice Springs town camp communities who produce acrylic paintings and local seed jewellery. A defining feature of this product...» Read More

 

Indigenous award nabs new curator

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-16 22:41:38

Kate Podger was yesterday named as the curator for the 27th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award. Ms Podger has more than 10 years experience in the indigenous arts industry, most recently at the Araluen Arts Centre in...» Read More

 

Curator Announced for Telstra Art Award

Curator Announced for Telstra Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-14 17:40:11

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) and Principal Sponsor Telstra are pleased to announce Kate Podger as the curator for the 27th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. Kate has worked in the Indigenous...» Read More

 

Nomad Art Gallery - Manuka, A.C.T - Now Open!

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-08 17:48:17

Nomad Art Gallery Shop 11, M Centre Palmerston Lane Manuka, A.C.T. Tel: 61 2 6162 1512 canberra@nomadart.com.au www.nomadart.com.au Nomad Art Gallery - Manuka, A.C.T - Now Open! Where: Shop 11, M Centre, Palmerston Lane, Manuka, A.C.T Open: Tuesday to Thursday 10 – 5,...» Read More

 

The shifting centre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-01-02 23:28:49

A fascinating article by Nicolas Rothwell on the shifting of the Aboriginal art industry out of Alice Springs, looking primarily at Papunya Tula and Desart: But the contours of the central Australian art world map are changing fast in the wake...» Read More

 

Stunning patterns emerge from circles, dots, lines

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-26 15:34:20

It was not until the second half of the 20th century that Aboriginal art gained true international recognition. This is staggering, especially when considering the long history and rich culture of Indigenous Australians; but the explanation is simple. Not until...» Read More

 

Jeannie Petyarre: Medicine Leaves

Jeannie Petyarre: Medicine Leaves

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-10-22 03:46:51

Jeannie Petyarre (Pitjara) was born in c.1951 on the Boundary Bore Outstation of Utopia, Aboriginal Art Regions of Central Australia. She is the sister to well known artists Greeny Purvis Petyarre, Evelyn Pultara, Rosemary Petyarre and Anna Price Petyarre. Her...» Read More

 

Discovery of new genius Desert Artist: Lena Pwerle

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-13 17:36:45

Yesterday Tim Jennings, the general manager of Mbantua Gallery and Cultural Museum in Alice Springs announced what he termed as "yet another artist genius from Utopia'. “The Soakages exhibition we have on display is a milestone for Australian art. The work...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Painting, Gift and Cost

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-12 17:25:56

Re: the Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya exhibition Sent to the resettlement camp at Papunya, in South Central Australia, to acculturate the Aboriginal children, schoolteacher Geoff Bardon noticed that they were drawing nonstop in the sand, and...» Read More

 

Last hurrah for old man of brush Tommy Watson

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-08 07:10:55

It was only about a decade ago that Tommy Watson, already an old man, first turned his hand to art. His career took off at once. His works were eagerly sought by collectors, breaking records at auction and establishing him as...» 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

 

Desart Strategic Planning Meeting

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-31 17:36:36

The Desart Executive met in Alice Springs on 10 June 2009 for a strategic planning session. It was the second meeting held under the leadership of the new Chairman, Mr Sammy Lyons from Angatja in the PY Lands. With the...» Read More

 

Ada Bird Petyarre c. 1930 - 2009

Ada Bird Petyarre c. 1930 - 2009

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-07-15 18:53:02

Acclaimed Utopia artist, Ada Bird Petyarre, well known for the breast paint-ups of her Awelye (body paint designs) and for Arnkerrthe (Mountain Devil Lizard) paintings, passed away peacefully on Sunday 28th June. Famous for her bubbly personality, Ada was the...» Read More

 

Cash for Desart, other centres

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-10 02:35:24

Central Australian Aboriginal art centres are the big winners from the federal government's latest arts funding package, which divides $9.3 million between 86 organisations. The biggest recipient is Desart, the umbrella body for central Australian Aboriginal art centres, with $1,489,300 over...» Read More

 

Big City Challenges – The Marrka Wangka Story

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-30 17:35:12

A group of artworkers have used a visit to Melbourne for personal and career development. The ten artworkers from across Central Australia took part in ‘Marrka Wangka’ – meaning ‘strong talk’ – a five day training program designed to...» Read More

 

Western Desert Mob Art Centres go Troppo - Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair August 2009

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-23 18:37:20

Western Desert Mob members Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Tjarlirli Art and Warakurna Artists are travelling north to Darwin to participate in this year’s prestigious Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair. The Art Fair coincides with the 26th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait...» 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

 

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2009

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-09 00:31:33

13 AUG 2009 - 15 AUG 2009 Free entry The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair will provide a unique artistic experience for all lovers of indigenous art and culture. Representing over 30 community arts centres from across Australia, including Arnhem Land, the...» Read More

 

Go Walkabout for Rare View of Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-25 00:26:54

In Papunya, an aboriginal relief camp in the central Australian desert area near the town of Alice Springs, a teacher provided village elders with paint, tools and encouragement. And, in the process, he helped launch a unique artistic movement that...» Read More

 

Warwick Thornton discusses Samson and Delilah with the WSWS

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-16 22:46:50

Samson and Delilah writer, director and cinematographer Warwick Thornton spoke with the World Socialist Web Site this month when his film screened at the Message Sticks film festival in Sydney. Thornton, who was born and raised in Alice Springs, Central Australia,...» Read More

 

Desart welcomes $10m industry funding

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-16 22:42:18

The head of Desart in central Australia says the Federal Government has got its priorities right in granting extra money to the Aboriginal art industry. A $10 million package for Aboriginal art was announced in this week's Federal Budget. The package is...» Read More

 

Minister lashes the 'culture vultures' of Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-16 21:58:08

Responding to growing disquiet in central Australia, where Aboriginal artists are angry that secret cultural material contained in paintings is being exhibited internationally, NT Arts and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Alison Anderson has intervened to overturn government policy of researching and...» Read More

 

GLORIA GOES TO PARIS

GLORIA GOES TO PARIS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-05-15 22:51:12

Celebrated Utopia artist, Gloria Petyarr has become the first Australian artist commissioned by Hermes, the swanky international fashion house based in Paris. Gloria's Leaf design was selected by Hermes for their 2009 collection, and has just been released internationally. The design...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art Exhibit Opens at the Fowler

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-10 06:22:56

In 1971 in the tiny settlement of Papunya, a group of Australian Aboriginal men began transferring their sacred ceremonial designs onto pieces of masonite board. Since this crucial transformative period, Australian Aboriginal art has become an international phenomenon, widely exhibited...» Read More

 

Central Australian Film Samson and Delilah screens at the Cannes Film Festival

Central Australian Film Samson and Delilah screens at the Cannes Film Festival

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-07 16:36:37

Samson and Delilah, written and directed by Warwick Thornton and shot in central Australia screens at the Cannes Film Festival next week. As quoted from the director: 'Samson & Delilah is a love story, but perhaps not in the traditional sense....» Read More

 

Visiting the old outback haunts of an Aboriginal water colourist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-06 09:05:39

Aboriginal art to many tourists in Australia means paintings on bare rock and the Rainbow Serpent creation myth rendered in rich colours with the dot technique. Aborigines and watercolours hardly seem to go together. But Albert Namatjira, who ranks as...» Read More

 

Emily's creation finds new home in Alice

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-01 18:00:49

From ABC News: The family of one of Australia's most celebrated Indigenous artists gathered today to witness the return of one of her paintings to central Australia. Emily Kngwarreye painted Earth's Creation at Utopia, 220 kilometres north-east of Alice Springs, in 1994,...» 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

 

Australia’s aboriginal art enthralls all

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-14 07:20:32

Australian art seems to be the flavour of this week. Everywhere we can see reviews of ‘Desert Dreamings’ – an exhibition of works by 43 ethnic artists, from Yuendumu, a remote part of Central Australia. Unfortunately, the exhibition mounted at...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Australian art in India

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-13 02:42:13

The Warlukurlangu Artists, a non-profit cooperative of aboriginal painters from Australia, documents a legacy that has been handed down hundreds of generations among the ethnic groups inhabiting the rugged outback. They showcase the traditional Warlpiri culture, which is central to the...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Australian art in India

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-13 02:42:13

The Warlukurlangu Artists, a non-profit cooperative of aboriginal painters from Australia, documents a legacy that has been handed down hundreds of generations among the ethnic groups inhabiting the rugged outback. They showcase the traditional Warlpiri culture, which is central to the...» Read More

 

Show your colours

Show your colours

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-11 21:20:02

EXPLOSION OF COLOURS IN RECENT ART NEW EXHIBITION “SHOW YOUR COLOURS” OPENS 23 APRIL From the intense colours in Emily Kame Kngwarreye’s work to Billy Benn’s subtle palette: ”Show Your Colours” celebrates the bold use of colour in contemporary Aboriginal art....» 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 art take on Easter

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-10 03:05:22

Two paintings featuring an Aboriginal Jesus will add a touch of controversy to an Easter art exhibition in Darwin this week. One, a dot-like painting by Ngukurr artist Alan Joshua, features a black and bearded man bearing the cross as a...» Read More

 

Some highs for Aboriginal art in economic downturn

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-10 03:02:48

Its executive office John Oster says up to 20 art centres have had a drop in turnover and Aboriginal art sales are being affected by the slowing economy. He says it's already leading communities to focus on the quality of the...» Read More

 

Some highs for Aboriginal art in economic downturn

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-10 03:02:48

Its executive office John Oster says up to 20 art centres have had a drop in turnover and Aboriginal art sales are being affected by the slowing economy. He says it's already leading communities to focus on the quality of the...» 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

 

Delhi's India Habitat Centre plays host to Australian aboriginal art exhibits

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-07 03:08:35

New Delhi, Apr.6 (ANI): Warlukurlangu Artists, Australia, in partnership with art curator, Durga Vishwanathan, are showcasing contemporary Australian art in New Delhi. Titled 'Desert Dreamings', the paintings from the Central Desert of Australia is the first exhibition of contemporary art of...» Read More

 

Central Australian artists in the running for Telstra Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-01 16:29:46

Aboriginal Art Centres from central Australia have reserved their very best works for the 2009 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award later this year. With the close of entries last Friday (27 March) the Art Centres have indicated...» Read More

 

Central Australian artists in the running for Telstra Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-01 02:00:28

Aboriginal Art Centres from central Australia have reserved their very best works for the 2009 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award later this year. With the close of entries last Friday (27 March) the Art Centres have indicated...» Read More

 

One Country - Atnwengerrp  THE PWERLE SISTERS - Minnie, Emily, Molly and Gayle

One Country - Atnwengerrp THE PWERLE SISTERS - Minnie, Emily, Molly and Gayle

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-13 12:12:02

The works by the late Minnie Pwerle captivated the art world. Together, Minnie, Emily, Molly and Gayle create the magic that is in the forefront of contemporary art today – works from the artists of Utopia, Central...» 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

 

Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-22 06:54:20

Exhibition of some of the earliest and rarest paintings by Indigenous Australian artists; artists to visit Ithaca and create “ground work” The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University presents Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya,...» 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

 

Radiant Surprises

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-11 09:04:36

Helen Read is in town with her end-of-year showing of Aboriginal art at the Barn in Kew. Helping out with setup last week evoked memories of making displays in my own shop years ago – there was the similar challenge...» Read More

 

Art association pushes for Indigenous cultural centre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-09 01:08:59

John Oster from Desart discusses the possiblity of an Indigenous art and culture in Alice Springs: The executive officer of an Aboriginal art association says central Australia would benefit from a visitor centre for Indigenous art and culture. The longstanding idea was...» Read More

 

Crews in choppers hit the red centre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-02 03:45:34

Hot on the heels of Baz Luhrmann's movie, Australia, international film crews can't get enough of the landscape in Central Australia. They're shooting everything from Aboriginal art to feral camels. Travelling from Japan, Europe, and Canada, many are hiring helicopters to shoot...» Read More

 

GOOCH'S UTOPIA

GOOCH'S UTOPIA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-11-26 11:45:00

Of the key (white) facilitators of the Aboriginal art movement, only Geoffrey Bardon has ensured his own immortality via assiduous publication. And his reputation is based on just 12 months effort between the school wall painting at Papunya and his...» Read More

 

Northern Alyawarra Painters

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-14 00:00:00

The artists of the northern regions of Alyawarra country paint the hunting grounds and water holes of their traditional country, located around the Davenport Ranges, 450 kms north of Alice Springs. By combining the depth of landscape painting with the...» Read More

 

Lifestyle Visit to aboriginal art exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-13 11:52:39

An excellent community newspaper, Pine Rivers Press, has a nice little article about a planned visit to the Namatijira to Now exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery. THE Friends Group of the Pine Rivers Regional Art Gallery in Strathpine is organising...» Read More

 

Northern Alyawarra Painters

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-11 06:01:14

The artists of the northern regions of Alyawarra country paint the hunting grounds and water holes of their traditional country, located around the Davenport Ranges, 450 kms north of Alice Springs. By combining the depth of landscape painting with the...» Read More

 

Landscape Masters Bindi Inc Mwerre Anthurre Artists featuring Billy Benn Perrurle

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-29 07:22:50

Bindi Inc. is a cross-cultural organisation which provides employment services for people with disabilities. Mwerre Anthurre – Beautiful Art, is the name of the collective of Indigenous artists working from Bindi Inc. The work of Mwerre Anthurre Artists is fresh...» Read More

 

Namatjira to Now

Namatjira to Now

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-27 08:34:45

23 October 2008 – 15 February 2009 Gallery 5 & 6 QAG The great Albert Namatjira’s adoption of the European medium of watercolour for his landscape paintings remains an inspiration to contemporary artists from Ntaria (Hermannsburg) and surrounding regions of...» Read More

 

Concerns Aboriginal art wealth not reaching communities

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-25 14:20:25

ABC Media reports that the Papunya and Kintore communities are not benefitting from the sale of artists works as much as is possible: Minister for Central Australia Alison Anderson has expressed concern that the communities of Papunya and Kintore are not...» Read More

 

2008 Desert Mob Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-23 14:11:03

The 2008 Desert Mob exhibition shone with an explosion of colour, life and energy as more than 800 visitors from all over Australia came to see the latest annual exhibition of Central Australian Aboriginal art centres at the Araluen Galleries. Record...» Read More

 

2008 Desert Mob Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-23 14:11:03

The 2008 Desert Mob exhibition shone with an explosion of colour, life and energy as more than 800 visitors from all over Australia came to see the latest annual exhibition of Central Australian Aboriginal art centres at the Araluen Galleries. Record...» Read More

 

Demand for Australian indigenous art steady

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-21 20:09:40

Radio National reported: The head of an organisation representing Indigenous artists in Central Australia says the financial crisis shouldn't stop people buying high-quality Aboriginal art. A charity auction to raise money for health research raised more than 250-thousand Australian dollars in...» Read More

 

Demand for Australian indigenous art steady

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-18 11:50:12

After a recent auction industry insiders have announced that demand for Aboriginal art is steady: The head of an organisation representing Indigenous artists in Central Australia says the financial crisis shouldn't stop people buying high-quality Aboriginal art. A charity auction to raise...» Read More

 

Quality Aboriginal Art in Perth

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-17 11:47:31

The Business Spectator recommends the current Japingka Gallery exhibitions: In WA, if you want to see, and possibly buy, quality, genuine Aboriginal art, Japingka Gallery is the next best thing to going out in person to the remote communities. Japingka, in Fremantle,...» Read More

 

Across the desert Aboriginal Batik from Central Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-12 16:50:43

Across the Desert: Aboriginal batik from Central Australia celebrates the emergence of a dynamic art form and the genesis of Aboriginal women’s art practice in five distinct desert communities – Ernabella (Pukatja), Fregon (Kaltjiti), Utopia, Yuendumu and Kintore (Walungurru). Each...» Read More

 

Womens Law

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-03 00:00:00

These senior custodians of Womens Law have made substantial works that reflect on the traditions and roles of women in indigenous communities and on the customary practices that they uphold and maintain. The selected artists include Eubena Nampitjin, Makinti Napanangka,...» Read More

 

Desert Mob 2008 starts Friday

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-24 03:37:56

Desert Mob 2008 starts Friday, 26 September, with the Desert Mob Symposium. Events Symposium: Friday 26 September DanceSite: Friday 26 September Marketplace: Saturday 27 September Exhibition Opening: Sunday 28 September Exhibition: Monday 29 September to Sunday 9 November Details DanceSite Desert Mob DanceSite celebrates Australian Indigenous dance. The DanceSite...» Read More

 

Ada Bird Petyarre

Ada Bird Petyarre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-21 02:40:16

Ada Bird Petyarre emerged as a seminal participant in the ‘Summer Project’ organized by the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association CAAMA in 1988. This workshop was to play a vital role in introducing women into what was, at the time,...» Read More

 

NEW ABORIGINAL ART GUIDE AS VAST AS THE CONTINENT IT COVERS

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-17 16:56:05

McCulloch’s New Edition to be Launched in Red Centre 6pm next Saturday, September 27 at The Lane, 58 Todd Mall, Alice Springs MELBOURNE, SEPTEMBER 17, 2008— The eagerly awaited new edition of McCulloch’s Contemporary Aboriginal Art: the complete guide will be launched...» Read More

 

From dog days in the territory to gallery top dog

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-12 11:57:07

Natasha Robinson reports on Dion Bealeys latest successes: WHEN retired teacher Joie Boulter devoted her life to looking after a disabled Aboriginal boy, she had no idea that a few years later she would be sitting in a swanky Top End...» Read More

 

50,000 Years New, Aboriginal Art Curated by Ron Acker

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-09 17:16:08

Exhibition Opening: 50,000 Years New, Aboriginal Art Curated by Ron Acker Some of the most extraordinary art in the world today is being created by Aboriginal men and women in remote communities throughout Australia. Aboriginal art is often described as radical,...» Read More

 

Kanyini - The Award Winning Documentary Film from Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-09 10:44:54

Kanyini is a story told by an Aboriginal man, Bob Randall, who lives beside the greatest monolith in the world, Uluru in Central Australia. Based on Bob's own personal journey and the wisdom he learnt from the old people...» Read More

 

Central Desert Art, Melbourne Australia

Central Desert Art, Melbourne Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-27 00:18:54

Tjukurrpa Arts presents an exhibition of extraordinary new paintings from artists of the Central Desert communities Utopia and Mt Liebig (Watiyawanu) in Central Australia. Featuring Works by Various Artists including Jeannie Mills Pwerl Janelle Stockman Greeny Purvis Ngoia Pollard Napaltjarri This is...» Read More

 

Tjukurrpa Arts presents Central Desert Art, Melbourne Australia

Tjukurrpa Arts presents Central Desert Art, Melbourne Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-27 00:16:54

Tjukurrpa Arts presents an exhibition of extraordinary new paintings from artists of the Central Desert communities Utopia and Mt Liebig (Watiyawanu) in Central Australia. Featuring Works by Various Artists including Jeannie Mills Pwerl Janelle Stockman Greeny Purvis Ngoia Pollard Napaltjarri This is...» Read More

 

Walangari Karntawarra ' Songlines' Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-25 14:20:09

"SONGLINES :EXHIBITING TO SEPTEMBER 24" by WALANGARI KARNTAWARRA. About this exhibition and Walangari Karntawarra: WALANGARI WANGARDI KARNTAWARRA JAKAMARRA, also known as COLIN MCCORMACK, was born in Alice Springs in 1961. He is of the Arrernte, Luritja, Walpiri, Yankuntjatjarra, Pintubi, Anmatjerre and Alyawarre peoples...» Read More

 

Michael Nelson Jagamara exhibition shows totemic focus

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-19 14:01:44

The Courier Mail continues their focus on Aboriginal art with an article about Micharl Nelson Jagamara: The work of senior Warlpiri tribesman and artist Michael Nelson Jagamara divides art lovers. There are those who adore his bold, modern take on an...» 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

 

Desart Media Statement

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-14 14:37:59

Over the past few years there have been concerted efforts by many Aboriginal artists to involve themselves in training about governance and the business connected with their art. We think it is commendable that artists are engaging in this debate...» Read More

 

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-08 15:00:28

The second Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair is taking place from the 14th to 16th of August 2008 at the Darwin Convention Centre. Set up to coincide with the opening of the NATSIAA (Arts Awards) and the Darwin Festival, the Fair...» Read More

 

Desart Job: Program Manager

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-06 23:15:29

Desart are looking for a Program Manager. The job is based in Alice Springs and the salary is between $55,000 to $60,000. Applications close Friday, August 22, 2008. Desart is the Association of Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Centres. Desart represents...» Read More

 

Writing on the wall for Telstra's indigenous art awards after boycotts

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-01 06:05:07

Ashleigh Wilson from the Australian talks to Cecilia Alfonso from Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Association about the boycott of the 2008 Telstra awards. Speaking from Melbourne ahead of the opening last night of an exhibition by Yuendumu artist Judy Napangardi Watson,...» Read More

 

Meet the Mr Big of indigenous art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-30 11:30:15

Leesha McKenny of the Sydney Morning Herald talks to controversial figure John Ioannou about his experiences in the Aboriginal art industry. Quoted from the article: John Ioannou agrees he is one of the most controversial figures in indigenous art and his reputation...» Read More

 

More artworks pulled from Aboriginal award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-30 02:02:45

Warlayirti Artists, based in the Balgo, have confirmed that three of their artists have withdrawn their works from the shortlist of the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards. Quoted from the article: The Australian revealed two weeks...» Read More

 

Paintings to cover holes in the wall

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-22 07:30:42

10 ATMs around Australia will be painted by Titjikala artists in conjunction with the National Australia Bank. Quoted from the article: Titjikala Arts Centre manager Jane Easton said: "Their paintings tend not to focus on traditional styles. They are explorative, creative....» Read More

 

Boycotting of indigenous art award attacked

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-17 05:10:36

More reports about the withdrawal of artworks from six art centres in Central Australia. Quoted from the article: Organisers of the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards went to ground yesterday after The Australian revealed works from six Aboriginal...» Read More

 

Tjukurrpa Arts One Day Only Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-16 13:49:26

Tjukurrpa Arts presents an exhibition of extraordinary new paintings from artists of the Central Desert communities Utopia and Watiyawanu in Central Australia Prices starting from $50.00 This is an exclusive opportunity to purchase this significant works by Indigenous artists of...» Read More

 

Inaugural Amoonguna Art Festival June 13, 14, 15, 2008

Inaugural Amoonguna Art Festival June 13, 14, 15, 2008

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-10 23:40:38

Amoonguna Glass recycling/ blowing studio is now operational! The first indigenous central Australian hot glass artists are being trained in Venetian glass techniques, working exclusively with recycled glass. Already the first finished etched and painted glass sculpture is in production,...» Read More

 

Alice Sundown Aboriginal Art presents Central Australian Aboriginal Art - The Ultimate Collection, Darwin Australia

Alice Sundown Aboriginal Art presents Central Australian Aboriginal Art - The Ultimate Collection, Darwin Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-30 01:25:12

Exhibition offering for sale a wide selection of quality art works from Central Australia, including Ningura Naparrula, Makinti Napanangka, Betty Mbitjana, Gloria Petyarre, Kathleen Petyarre, Anna Petyarre, Jeannie Petyarre, George Ward Tjungurrayi, Wallala, Barbara Reid Napangardi, Kudditji Kngwarreye, and more. Opening:...» Read More

 

Auckland exhibition of leading Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-28 01:31:42

Media Release 27 May 2008 Dick Bett AM curates Auckland exhibition of leading Aboriginal Art Auckland’s art lovers are gearing up for an exhibition of some of the finest Aboriginal art the city has ever seen. Between 5 and 14 June, the exhibition...» Read More

 

The Legacy of Albert Namatjira Today

The Legacy of Albert Namatjira Today

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-28 00:40:57

Contemporary Aboriginal Watercolours from Central Australia Opening Thursday 29 May at 6pm (on display until 22 June) SoMA Galleries, 147 The Parade, Norwood, SA This will be the first comprehensive group exhibition of the current Aboriginal watercolour artists to be held outside Alice...» Read More

 

White Knight

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-24 04:49:58

Martin Flanagan looks at Beverley Knight, owner of Alcaston Gallery and direct of the Essendon Football Club. Quoted from the article: Knight connected with Aboriginal art in the 1980s after she decided to decorate two Melbourne restaurants she and her husband Anthony...» Read More

 

NT Govt considers purpose-built Aboriginal art gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-23 23:21:57

The Northern Territory government is considering building a new purpose built Aboriginal Art gallery in either Darwin or Central Australia reports the...» Read More

 

Uluru (Ayers Rock) by Vincent Forrester

Uluru (Ayers Rock) by Vincent Forrester

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-23 07:54:47

Vincent Forrester is a Luritja/Aranda man born in Alice Springs, central Australia. Vincent grew up on a cattle station where he was brought up traditionally by his forefathers. Vincent is an artist and teacher of traditional law to young men....» Read More

 

Historic Aboriginal art stolen, quickly recovered

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-09 23:10:56

The Aboriginal art heist made the China Post. Seven historic Aboriginal paintings were stolen Tuesday from an Australian museum then recovered hours later after the thief apparently changed his mind and dumped them in a park, police said. The paintings, valued at...» Read More

 

Stolen Aboriginal Art Found in Australian Bushland

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-02 20:05:50

Seven historic Aboriginal paintings were found in bushland in the northern Australian city of Darwin. They were found several hours after they were stolen from a Northern Territory art gallery, police said on Tuesday. The seven paintings included six works from the...» Read More

 

'Drunks' pull off $500,000 artwork heist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-02 20:03:32

More about the Darwin heist and recovery. "Well, it's not an April Fools' Joke, it has just been a rather excessive occurrence, an extreme occurrence," museum director Anna Malgorzewicz said. And despite the happy ending, she said the robbery was no laughing...» Read More

 

Blood dots a clue to Aboriginal painting heist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-01 15:37:56

Another article about the stolen paintings. Quoted from the article that appeared on the West Australian online. Dots of blood could help police catch two thieves who stole seven Aboriginal paintings worth more than half a million dollars from a museum in...» Read More

 

'Priceless' artworks stolen from NT museum

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-01 15:35:39

Seven paintings have been stolen from the Northern Territory Museum and Art Gallery. Quoted from the article: Darwin Police are investigating the theft of seven Aboriginal paintings from the Northern Territory Museum and Art Gallery. Security staff at the museum alerted the police...» Read More

 

Emily's Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-30 01:17:26

The Emily Kngwarreye show has been very popular in Japan, as Akino Yoshihara writes: An Aborigine community in the boundless red desert of central Australia nurtured a gifted artist who was full of dynamism and creativity. Emily Kame Kngwarreye, who lived...» Read More

 

Special funding recognises the value of Indigenous arts organisations

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-07 10:01:20

The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, Peter Garrett today announced funding of $1.3 million from the Indigenous Visual Arts Special Initiative to provide 24 Indigenous art centres with infrastructure, training and marketing support. “This investment recognises the importance...» Read More

 

art at the heart

art at the heart

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-23 03:01:35

The sixth biennial Regional Arts Australia national conference will be presented by Regional Arts Australia and the Northern Territory Government through Arts NT, in collaboration with the host town of Alice Springs. After the success of the Pacific Edge in Mackay...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art in February

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-05 03:58:31

Aboriginal Art in February 5th February 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 least 60 000 years is almost impossible—people, country,...» 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

 

Our Way wows the USA

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-15 03:29:18

The University of Queensland's successful exhibit of Lockhart River Aboriginal art is continuing its international tour with a two-month showing at the University of Virginia. The Virginia exhibit of Our Way: Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Lockhart River will run from January...» 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

 

Kluge-Ruhe Collection Features 'Contemporary Aboriginal Art from the Lockhart River'

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-09 03:44:16

January 9, 2008 — The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection reopens Jan. 15 with a special exhibit, "Our Way: Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Lockhart River." A free reception, open to the public, will be held Friday, Jan. 18 from 5:30 to...» Read More

 

Sydney Morning Herald - Emily Kame Kngwarreye - Summer Awelye 2

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-20 02:29:31

Sydney Morning Herald Stroke of genius as unseen Emilys go on display Louise Schwartzkoff December 20, 2007 Quoted from the article: For 15 years, the Holt family kept a million-dollar painting by one of Australia's most successful Aboriginal artists rolled up in a storeroom on...» Read More

 

art at the heart - The Journey Begins

art at the heart - The Journey Begins

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-19 01:15:23

In October 2008, delegates will be streaming in to Alice Springs from around Australia and the world for the 6th Regional Arts Australia (RAA) conference art at the heart. The previous conference, held in Mackay, Queensland in October 2006, attracted...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Arts Collectors Tour

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-14 07:47:57

Austrade Aboriginal Arts Collectors Tour Media Release 7 delegates over 14 days will take 8 charter flights visiting more than 23 remote art centres getting unparalleled access and attention from the industry’s leading figures Join Us Come join us for an unforgettable experience,...» Read More

 

Aboriginal artists in vibrant fashion collaboration

Aboriginal artists in vibrant fashion collaboration

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-28 06:11:08

Catherine Manuell Design has just announced a sensational collaboration with celebrated Aboriginal artists Amy (Jirwullurr) Johnson, Evelyn Pultara and Maureen (Murrarngulu) Thompson. Together they have created a range of extraordinary looking luggage and fashion accessories, available from October this year....» Read More

 

ABC Alice Springs - Buyers line up for Western Desert art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-27 02:04:38

It's the closest thing in Central Australia to a celebrity event. The windows are covered in brown paper, the doors are locked and there's been a line up since 7am this morning. On deckchairs with black rimmed glasses, strong coffee and...» 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

 

Desert Mob 2007

Desert Mob 2007

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-09-24 16:34:41

The Araluen Arts Centre is the annual host venue for Desert Mob. In 2007 the exhibition displayed 342 works from 35 Aboriginal art centres in Central Australia, with works by artists living and working in remote areas of the Northern...» Read More

 

Desart commenting on CDEP changes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-09-10 04:56:12

John Oster from Desart commenting on the CDEP changes. Quoted from the interview: "We believe that there are 150 Aboriginal people in central Australia who will lose their jobs and the effects in northern Australia are probably double that," he said. "That...» Read More

 

Desert Mob 2007 Events

Desert Mob 2007 Events

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-09-05 16:29:38

The Araluen Arts Centre, in association with Desart and the Alice Desert Festival present Desert Mob Symposium, Desert Mob MarketPlace and the Desert Mob DanceSite. This year’s event brings together recent works from 35 Aboriginal art centres in Central Australia, with...» Read More

 

New start in Papunya

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-09-05 07:07:16

The Australian New start in Papunya Simon Kearney September 04, 2007 Article in the Australian about Papunya Tjupi. Quoted from the article: The work of these two men and many of the children and grandchildren of the original Papunya artists will be shown at an exhibition...» Read More

 

International Herald Tribune - Michael Nelson Tjakamarra

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-08-28 05:11:02

International Herald Tribune A lone dreamer in the Aboriginal art boom Tim Johnston August 28, 2007 Quoted from the article: Tjakamarra designed the mosaic in the courtyard outside Australia's Parliament house. An 8-meter, or 26-foot, canvas hangs in the Sydney Opera House, and other paintings...» Read More

 

Special Aboriginal Art Tours Set NT Apart

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-05-30 15:08:51

Media release - May 30, 2007 A new travel initiative to be launched by Tourism Minister Paul Henderson this evening will set the Northern Territory apart on the world stage for lovers of Aboriginal Art. Mr Henderson said Aboriginal Art Trails...» Read More

 

Community art centres unite for desert art market

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-10-05 03:49:33

More than 10 community art centres affiliated with DesArt, the Association of Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft...» Read More

 

Beyond Nuclear symposium held

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-09-28 06:27:44

A September 15-16 national symposium hosted by the Beyond Nuclear Initiative — a collaboration between Friends of the Earth, the Australian Conservation Foundation and the Poola Foundation (Tom Kantor Fund) — featured presentations on the health and environmental impacts of...» Read More

 

NT artist wins major prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-09-22 02:44:38

An article in the Courier Mail about Michael Nelson Jagamara, who just won the Tattersall's Landscape Art Prize. Quoted from the article: Michael Nelson Jagamara was in Alice Springs two days ago, trying to scrape together $4000 to buy a secondhand...» Read More

 

Record sales at Desert Mob exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-09-13 02:41:07

The annual Desert Mob art exhibition has attracted record sales on its opening weekend in Alice Springs. More than 2,000 people attended over the two days. They spent more than $360,000 on Aboriginal art from across central...» 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

 

Powerful growth of Aboriginal art

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

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

 

Maureen Nampijinpa Hudson

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2005-05-20 00:00:00

Japingka Gallery, Fremantle is bringing the exciting, innovative, Indigenous artist, Maureen Nampijinpa Hudson across from Mount Allen in Central Australia for her first solo exhibition in Western Australia. Maureen has already created a sensation in the Eastern States and overseas...» Read More

 

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award – Celebrating 20 Years

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award – Celebrating 20 Years

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2004-04-22 06:20:55

A touring exhibition from the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory 22 April to 25 July 2004 National Archives, Canberra The Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award – Celebrating 20 Years, is one of the most significant exhibitions...» 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

 

Sydney Morning Herald Shepherd of the Aboriginal art industry dies at 62

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2003-05-08 06:49:53

Geoffrey Bardon has died aged 62. Bardon's work with Aboriginal artists in the Papunya community in Central Australia, where he was an art teacher, included introducing them to canvas and to acrylic paints and became legendary as the Aboriginal Art...» Read More

 

The Native Born

The Native Born

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2002-09-20 09:20:00

Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Ramingining, Arnhem Land The Native Born is an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by distinguished Australian Aboriginal artists from Ramingining, Arnhem Land in northern Australia. Arranged according to six different natural environments found in this region:mangroves (larrtha’puy),...» Read More

 

Papunya Tula - the birthplace of contemporary Australian Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2001-08-25 07:41:39

The groundbreaking Papunya Tula, Genesis and Genius exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales was the first major retrospective by artists from Papunya in Australia’s Western Desert. Consisting of 150 works by over 50 artists, the exhibition provided...» Read More

 

Passion, Rich Collectors and the Export Dollar: The Selling of Aboriginal Art Overseas

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 1998-08-11 14:31:24

Quoted from the article Artlink magazine article: The paradox Within Australia there are two common misconceptions about Aboriginal art and the international audience. First there is the belief that 'selling Aboriginal art overseas is the biggest thing since sliced bread and the...» Read More