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THE KIMBERLEY ONLINE

THE KIMBERLEY ONLINE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-11-20 17:19:28

Desert River Sea: Kimberley Art Then & Now has gone live online at last after a mighty development saga. It's been developed in two phases over 6 years by the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) with $1.8m. support from...» Read More

 

Boneta-Marie Mabo Is The People’s Choice

Boneta-Marie Mabo Is The People’s Choice

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-10-30 11:31:08

Sydney artist Boneta-Marie Mabo has been voted the People’s Choice Award winner at the end of this year’s 31st Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) Director Pierre Arpin said...» Read More

 

Warlayirti: The Art of Balgo

Warlayirti: The Art of Balgo

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-09-09 21:33:20

After a period in which social unrest and an emphasis on film dominated the cultural scene, the revitalisation of Balgo painting continues apace. Two different projects are under way which will see a major contextual exhibition open in Melbourne next...» Read More

 

Desert Song and the Pike Family

Desert Song and the Pike Family

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-04-24 01:36:40

There are two very worthwhile exhibitions on in the West right now, and if you're not able to make it the good folks there have also reproduced these exhibitions online: Desert Song and the Pike Family. The first exhibition, Desert...» 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

 

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

 

EUBENA 1921 to 2013

EUBENA 1921 to 2013

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-04-11 20:57:26

Eubena Nampitjin, the doyenne of Aboriginal artists at Balgo Hills (Wirrimanu), the former mission established by the Palatines to cut off Desert peoples heading north into the pastoral lands of The Kimberley, has died at the age of about 91....» Read More

 

Ode to Billy Thomas

Ode to Billy Thomas

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-08-20 16:23:00

Karnta Karnta - Billy Thomas. Circa 1920ʼs - July 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Karnta Karnta - Billy Thomas. Billy passed away peacefully on the morning of 17th July 2012 at the age care...» Read More

 

PALYA IS GOOD

PALYA IS GOOD

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-06-01 17:11:19

The former Didgeri Air Art Tours – by which many an art collector has accessed remote community art centres with their piles of raw, exciting canvases – has changed its name to Palya Art Tours and climbed into bed with...» Read More

 

LAVERTY 2

LAVERTY 2

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-05-25 19:58:12

There are probably no other collectors in Australia who could get away with naming an exhibition 'Laverty 2' and expect instant recognition by viewers. But then Colin and Liz Laverty have the advantage of having had such a big impact...» Read More

 

Aboriginal artist Weaver Jack dies in Broome

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-23 04:45:46

The Aboriginal art community is mourning the death of Weaver Jack, the first indigenous artist to be shortlisted for the Archibald Prize. She was a master colourist whose work showed a strong bond to her home country. Jack, a senior Yulparija woman...» Read More

 

DEATH OF WEAVER JACK

DEATH OF WEAVER JACK

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-10-20 16:40:07

In a statement from Short Street Gallery in Broome, which represented the Yulparija artists of Bidyadanga, Emily Rohr has said: "It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to the formidable, Weaver Jack, who passed away on 6th October 2010....» Read More

 

Art from top to bottom

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-03 00:22:50

Elsewhere in the gallery, you can enjoy masterpieces of Italian printmaking dating from the mid-fifteenth century in A beautiful line: Italian prints from Mantegna to Piranesi until October 31, and opening on October 29 comes Desert Country, drawn entirely from...» Read More

 

Museum explores Australia's Balgo region

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-24 09:57:28

An exhibition entitled Balgo: Contemporary Australian Art from the Balgo Hills has opened at the Viet Nam Museum of Ethnology in Ha Noi. The largest collection of indigenous works ever displayed in Viet Nam, features 26 paintings by 18 established and...» Read More

 

‘Kinti kinti, Purrka purrka – The Balgo Way’

‘Kinti kinti, Purrka purrka – The Balgo Way’

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-02-13 14:54:11

ReDot Fine Art Gallery is proud to present the second Singaporean show of the colourful works of the Warlayirti Artists Aboriginal Corporation. Warlayirti Artists is located in Balgo, in the arid north east of Western Australia, between the Great Sandy and...» Read More

 

Aboriginal standouts should hold their value

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-04 05:34:09

Sotheby's Aboriginal art sale on Monday night is likely to see prices equal those of earlier sales of white-fella art this year. That means a discount of 20 to 30 per cent on the prices that were being paid before the...» Read More

 

RICARDO IDAGI WINS WA ART PRIZE

RICARDO IDAGI WINS WA ART PRIZE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-07-25 19:01:44

Australia’s richest indigenous contemporary art award - the $50,000 Western Australian Indigenous Art Award – has been won by the Torres Strait's Ricardo Idagi. The 53 year old Idagi is a multidisciplinary artist, mask-maker and musician committed to the maintenance...» Read More

 

Aboriginal standouts should hold their value

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-19 05:34:09

Sotheby's Aboriginal art sale on Monday night is likely to see prices equal those of earlier sales of white-fella art this year. That means a discount of 20 to 30 per cent on the prices that were being paid before the...» Read More

 

Kimberley in harmony

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-23 03:56:46

Early in last year's dry season, abstract artist Ildiko Kovacs set out on a journey she had long yearned to make, up to Fitzroy Crossing in the far-off Kimberley. For three weeks, she haunted the Mangkaja Art Centre's studio shed, and...» Read More

 

From Wirrimanu

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-11 03:23:38

Out of the Great Sandy Desert and the home of the Kukatja comes fresh work from the new wave of Warlayirti...» Read More

 

Luka (Mud) exhibition online

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-02 06:31:56

Luka (Mud) 13 June – 4 July 2009 In their second joint exhibition, husband and wife Tommy and Dorothy May present colourful new paintings of their country, The Great Sandy Desert. A beautiful large canvas was painted...» Read More

 

Senior Kimberley artist couple show paintings of their country

Senior Kimberley artist couple show paintings of their country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-25 16:27:59

Luka (Mud) 13 June – 4 July 2009 In their second joint exhibition, husband and wife Tommy and Dorothy May present colourful new paintings of their country, The Great Sandy Desert. A beautiful large canvas was painted jointly...» Read More

 

WA  ART PRIZE NOMINEES NAMED

WA ART PRIZE NOMINEES NAMED

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-05-12 14:54:53

Fifteen Indigenous artists and one artists collective are nominated for Australia's richest art prizes. They are: Tony Albert (born 1981 Townsville QLD, lives Brisbane QLD)   Lorraine Connelly-Northey (born 1962 Swan Hill VIC, lives Swan Hill VIC)   Timothy Cook (born 1958 Goose Creek, Milikapiti,...» Read More

 

Mawukura (Mulgra) Jimmy Nerrimah

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-16 05:02:06

Jila Ngurrara (Waterhole Country) 2 – 23 May 2009 Mulgra Jimmy Nerrimah is a highly respected Walmajarri elder and medicine man. His country is around Wayampajarti a Jila (permanent waterhole) in the North Western area of the Great Sandy...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art Exhibition Opens today

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-31 02:54:01

THE Balgo - Contemporary Australian Art Exhibition launched yesterday at the Fiji Museum in Suva. The exhibition is the result of a small indigenous community based on the outskirts of the Great Sandy Desert and the Tanami Desert of northeast Western...» Read More

 

From Desert to Saltwater Country

From Desert to Saltwater Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-26 18:48:20

The ReDot gallery is proud to welcome the 1st Singaporean show for the exciting works of the Yulparija and Mangala artists of Bidyadanga. “FROM DESERT TO SALTWATER COUNTRY” will showcase the very best from this art community whose ancestral lands...» Read More

 

In the shadow of modernity

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-14 04:20:16

The disappearance of a powerful desert artist and magic man offers a rare window into the hidden realm of traditional indigenous beliefs From Nicholas Rothwell at the Australian: One morning in mid-April this year, senior desert lawman Spider Kalbybidi walked out of...» Read More

 

Warlimpirringa Tjapaltjarri

Warlimpirringa Tjapaltjarri

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-11 09:31:57

Warlimpirringa Tjapaltjarri was born on a hillside east of Kiwirrkura, near the West Australian Northern Territory border in the late 1950’s. He was the oldest of three brothers who came in from the Great Sandy Desert in 1984 along with...» Read More

 

Turning landscape on its head

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-09 04:19:25

Nicholas Rothwell from the Australian on Lydia Balbal, an emerging star in the Aboriginal art world: It was just a year ago that the most mesmerising new star of western desert art, Lydia Balbal, walked into Broome's Short Street Gallery and...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art Direct #4: Ngurrara The Great Sandy Desert Canvas

Aboriginal Art Direct #4: Ngurrara The Great Sandy Desert Canvas

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-17 22:38:28

Welcome to AboriginalArtDirect. Our goal is to provide you with a thought-provocative newsletter on the events and trends in the industry. In the feature article of this edition Larissa Behrendt tells the story of Ngurrara the Great Sandy Desert...» 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

 

Wangkatjungka Artists: The Canning Stock Route

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-09 00:00:00

A collection of collaborative canvases reflect the clan ownership of land and waterholes by Wangkatjungka artists who lived their early lives on ancestral lands in the Great Sandy Desert. The Canning Stock Route (begun 1906) passed right through their country,...» Read More

 

Senior artists of Fitzroy Crossing. W.A.

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-07 00:06:32

Senior Women artists of Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia Stories about country are the subject of the beautiful contemporary works by the women of Fitzroy Crossing. They are stories that remind us that time is not necessarily linear: while it is...» Read More

 

Ngurrara, The Great Sandy Desert Canvas

Ngurrara, The Great Sandy Desert Canvas

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-05 08:03:11

This exhibition centres on the great Ngurrara canvas, painted by Great Sandy Desert traditional owners during National Native Title tribunal hearings in 1997. In counterpoint to the installation of Michael Riley’s cloud, this imposing painting will be exhibited with paintings and...» Read More

 

Desert Mosiac

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-10-19 00:00:00

This collection of small paintings draws on the collective memory of a group of artists who, in the 1940s, walked with their families from the Great Sandy Desert along the Canning Stock Route to the stations and missions at its...» Read More

 

Dreaming in Color: Aboriginal Art from Balgo

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-04-30 03:19:43

Dreaming in Color: Aboriginal Art from Balgo is a breathtaking exhibition of paintings from the community of Balgo, Australia, the traditional land of the Kukatja, Ngarti, and Walmajarri peoples. Brilliant in color and vibrant in design, the paintings reflect traditional Aboriginal tenets relating...» Read More

 

True Colours

True Colours

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2005-02-19 11:02:04

True Colours assembles fifty paintings by twenty-one artists from the remote community of Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia. The exhibition includes work by key artists such as Spider Snell, winner of the 2004 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island...» Read More

 

Tali & Jila - Waterholes & Sandhills

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2004-12-03 00:00:00

In what is a truly remarkable success story, and within the short space of just two and a half years, the talented artists of the Wangkatjungka Community (pronounced wongka-jongka) have overcome enormous obstacles to take their art and culture all...» Read More

 

Artists of Wangkatjungka

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2003-07-25 00:00:00

A new and exciting style of Aboriginal art from a little-known but emerging community of fine artists is to feature in Japingka Gallery\'s forthcoming exhibition - Artists of Wangkatjungka from the Great Sandy Desert.Wangkatjungka, is a remote community 125km south-east...» Read More