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Saltwater Country Opens in the Netherlands

Saltwater Country Opens in the Netherlands

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2015-01-04 16:30:50

A new exhibition Saltwater Country is set to open at the Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art in Utrecht on January 11, showing a great diversity of art produced by sixteen artists from Queensland's coastal regions in north-east Australia. They have...» Read More

 

THE CODE REFRESHED

THE CODE REFRESHED

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-12-09 15:18:51

The recent AGM of the Indigenous Art Code has been singularly unreported by mainstream press. Thank heavens for the specialists like AAD! For we can report a new CEO to replace John Oster and a new Chair to replace Ron...» Read More

 

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

 

Christmas Cheer in Rozelle this Sunday

Christmas Cheer in Rozelle this Sunday

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-11-16 23:04:57

Head along to Rozelle this Sunday to experience some early Christmas Cheer when the Pormpuraaw Arts and Culture Centre artists and Art Centre Manager visit the Tali Gallery. All the way from the Cape York Peninsula, the Pormpuraaw Arts and Culture...» 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

 

MICHAEL BRAND GOES OUT ON A LIMB

MICHAEL BRAND GOES OUT ON A LIMB

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-10-29 17:13:06

There have been some pretty controversial decisions made since Michael Brand took over the Directorship of the Art Gallery of NSW more than a year ago. Many a senior curator fled in advance of his coming; decent, efficient people have...» Read More

 

DID A BITCH WIND BLOW ABORIGINAL ART ONTO THE WORLD STAGE?

DID A BITCH WIND BLOW ABORIGINAL ART ONTO THE WORLD STAGE?

Posted by Frannie Hopkirk | 2014-09-14 15:46:33

Was Cyclone Tracy a freak accident of cosmology, an epic drama involving a vengeful wind, or just a pissed off tropical storm? The insinuated anthropological terminology given to destructive natural disasters such as Tracy has 'Her' with the best of them....» 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

 

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

 

THEATRE AS POLITICS

THEATRE AS POLITICS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2014-06-12 13:14:34

With the shining exception of Stephen Sewell, political theatre in Australia has only ever played the role it might have done – think early David Hare in Britain, Arthur Miller in the US or Eastern European theatre under the yoke...» Read More

 

Sydney Film Festival to Premier Black Panther Woman and The Redfern Story

Sydney Film Festival to Premier Black Panther Woman and The Redfern Story

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-05-28 19:56:53

Sydney Film Festival, in partnership with Screen Australia's Indigenous Department (Screen Black), will premier documentary films by two Indigenous directors, Rachel Perkins and Darlene Johnson. Rachel Perkins, who founded Blackfella Films in the 1990's, directed Black Panther Woman, the story of...» 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

 

Painting is the Skin of the World

Painting is the Skin of the World

Posted by Frannie Hopkirk | 2014-03-31 17:36:04

“Painting is the Skin of the World.” Robert Motherwell Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula said: “When you sit down without a painting, you are lonely”. These simple words from two giants of art speak volumes of what painting meant to them. Motherwell, a New York...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art from the Eastern APY Lands (South Australia) tours Germany in 2014

Aboriginal Art from the Eastern APY Lands (South Australia) tours Germany in 2014

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-03-10 00:44:35

From March to September 2014 ARTKELCH, the leading gallery for Contemporary Aboriginal Fine Art in Germany, presents artists from South Australia´s Eastern APY Lands in their yearly touring exhibition PRO COMMUNITY. PRO COMMUNITY is an exhibition format developed and organized by...» Read More

 

MAGNT focuses on contemporary Australian art with string theory

MAGNT focuses on contemporary Australian art with string theory

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-03-05 11:15:16

An exhibition that brings together Aboriginal artists who work with expanded notions of textile and craft-based tradition will open at the Museum and Art Gallery of the NT (MAGNT) this Saturday. MAGNT Director, Pierre Arpin said string theory: Focus on contemporary...» Read More

 

Letter from Pittsburgh: Aboriginal art in America

Letter from Pittsburgh: Aboriginal art in America

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-02-04 13:43:13

The following article originally appeared in the January/February 2013 issue of Art Guide Australia (link below). The author is Henry F Skerritt. Reproduced with permission. In his recent compendium, How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art, Ian McLean observes...» Read More

 

Summer Collector's Exhibition at McCulloch's

Summer Collector's Exhibition at McCulloch's

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2014-01-15 11:02:42

Some seriously lovely offerings at McCulloch's Summer Collector's Exhibition opening this Friday evening, January 17 from 5.30pm. Attending will be Mornington Peninsula Indigenous artists, as well as the directors and manager from the Baluk Arts Centre manager . If you...» 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

 

BARKS 'R US

BARKS 'R US

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-12-22 19:50:44

With Aboriginal bark paintings there's the constant dilemma – how important is the aesthetic appeal of the work, and how important the story – and the status of the man telling it? The issue arises because there have been old barks...» 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

 

SYDNEY FESTIVAL BLACKS UP

SYDNEY FESTIVAL BLACKS UP

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-12-19 18:05:20

There was a time after the great Olympic Dreaming Festival of 1997 when I thought the case had been made for all Australian multi-arts festivals to incorporate a serious Indigenous element in their programming as a matter of course. Apart...» Read More

 

RED NUMBERS 'AT THE HEART OF ART'

RED NUMBERS 'AT THE HEART OF ART'

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-11-08 18:23:10

ORIC, the Office of the Regulator of Indigenous Corporations has recently attempted to quantify the community art centre sector of the industry; and its report – 'At the Heart of Art' does not paint a pretty picture. By comparing numbers...» Read More

 

Michelle Holmes Wins People’s Choice Award

Michelle Holmes Wins People’s Choice Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-11-08 09:38:17

Ampilatwatja artist Michelle Holmes has been voted the People’s Choice Award winner as part of this year’s 30th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. The 45-year-old artist received 121 votes of the 1781 votes cast for her painting,...» 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

 

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

 

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

 

Gulpilil takes out the $50,000 Red Ochre Award

Gulpilil takes out the $50,000 Red Ochre Award

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-09-04 19:52:05

Presented since 1993, the Red Ochre Award acknowledges the outstanding contribution of an artist to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander world at national and international levels. It was presented as part of the 6th National Indigenous Arts Awards, held...» Read More

 

THE COLOURS OF BENETTON GO ABORIGINAL

THE COLOURS OF BENETTON GO ABORIGINAL

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-08-27 14:06:11

The Venice Biennale may have passed from the headlines, but it's still running. And, just as the Film Festival is poised to pack Venice out once again, Luciano Benetton, the billionaire clothing making, is adding more than a thousand works...» Read More

 

WA  AWARDS SPRING A SURPRISE

WA AWARDS SPRING A SURPRISE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-08-23 17:15:16

Oh Boy, they must be crowing in Queensland! In Perth, a Queenslander took out the Big One – actually, the country's biggest Indigenous art award of $50,000; and behind him were 2 fellow Sunshine Staters. In Darwin two weeks ago,...» Read More

 

Winner announced for the $25,000 Kate Challis RAKA Award 2013

Winner announced for the $25,000 Kate Challis RAKA Award 2013

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-08-15 12:27:43

One of Australia’s most cherished Indigenous artists, Mabel Juli, has won the $25,000 Kate Challis RAKA Award 2013 for her refined, minimal painting Garnkeny Ngarranggarni (Moon Dreaming). A respected Gija elder, 80-year-old Mabel travelled from her home at Warmun in the...» Read More

 

For the Sake of a Song

For the Sake of a Song

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-07-19 13:59:20

As part of this book review we have been given permission to include a couple of the recordings from the accompanying CDs. We think you will really love them. var YWPParams = {playlink:true,...» Read More

 

50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BARK PETITION

50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BARK PETITION

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-07-09 18:34:36

“It was a big rock that set off so many ripples,” was how Leila Gurruwiwi from Yirrkala in NE Arnhemland put it on Radio National this morning. She was talking about the great Bark Petition to the Australian Parliament in...» 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

 

Finalists announced for the $25,000 Kate Challis RAKA Award 2013

Finalists announced for the $25,000 Kate Challis RAKA Award 2013

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-06-27 11:15:17

Nine artists have been selected as finalists for the prestigious Kate Challis RAKA Award, to be exhibited at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, from August 10 until November 3, 2013. The shortlisted artists are Teresa Baker (WA), Daniel Boyd (Qld/NSW),...» Read More

 

The 6th Annual National Indigenous Arts Awards

The 6th Annual National Indigenous Arts Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-05-27 11:47:22

The multi-talented David Gulpilil OAM has won this year's Red Ochre Award, the highest peer-assessed award for an Indigenous artist with a prize money of $50,000, presented today at the Sydney Opera House as part of the National Indigenous Arts...» Read More

 

SHAKE-UP IN THE DESERT

SHAKE-UP IN THE DESERT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-05-03 18:18:14

An important article appeared in The Australian a week or so ago. Almost inevitably, it was penned by Nicolas Rothwell, the paper's Darwin-based master of prose and Indigenous insight. Somehow, he'd got wind of a closed meeting of Desart, the body...» Read More

 

CHRISTIAN DISPLACES THE CARDINAL

CHRISTIAN DISPLACES THE CARDINAL

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-03-22 20:15:15

A portrait of one of England’s most important religious figures - Cardinal Henry Newman, beatified by Pope Benedict in 2010 - has been placed in storage to make way for an Aboriginal artist's self-portraits. It's all happening in the 400...» Read More

 

ABORIGINAL ART ON STAGE

ABORIGINAL ART ON STAGE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-03-20 20:17:35

It's one hundred years since Stravinsky's Rite of Spring was first heard on May 29, 1913, at Théatre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. Hailed by the Oxford Dictionary of Dance as “a seminal moment in Modernism,” the premiere shocked its audience,...» 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

 

LANCE BENNETT 1938-2013

LANCE BENNETT 1938-2013

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-03-06 19:00:16

Lance Bennett was one of the more enigmatic figures in the very conflicted world of interlocutors betweens Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal cultures....neither an anthropologist nor a dealer, but a heroic warrior for tribal people against insensitivity and lack of understanding in...» Read More

 

First Aboriginal and TSI Playwriting Festival in Sydney for 20 Years

First Aboriginal and TSI Playwriting Festival in Sydney for 20 Years

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-01-18 13:14:40

The first Aboriginal playwriting festival in Sydney for over two decades. Yellamundie: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Playwriting Festival is a landmark writing event which will take place over two weeks from 27 January 2013. The Festival brings together...» Read More

 

Maningrida Executives Sacked, Artists Not Paid

Maningrida Executives Sacked, Artists Not Paid

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2013-01-12 10:53:15

Administrators of the Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation, put into special administration in October last year, have sacked two executives from the Maningrida Arts & Culture (part of the Bawinanga group) and have appointed an art dealer, Karen Brown as their art...» Read More

 

The Soul of Emily Kngwarreye

The Soul of Emily Kngwarreye

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2013-01-04 17:20:04

It often seems to be the case that great Australian achievements need the validation of overseas approval. But the fact that 'Utopia : The Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye' was a vast tribute in 2008 to the Aboriginal artist conceived...» Read More

 

An Indigenous Celebration of 40 Years of Cultural Links with China

An Indigenous Celebration of 40 Years of Cultural Links with China

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-12-21 15:47:21

The 40th anniversary year of Gough Whitlam establishing diplomatic links with Mao's China has just come to an end with the closure of an exhibition of Indigenous photography in Beijing. Intriguingly, none of the publicity mentioned its exclusively Aboriginal origins...» Read More

 

TIWI - THE BOOK

TIWI - THE BOOK

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-12-19 11:26:59

by Jennifer Isaacs, published by the wonderful Miegunyah Press at Melbourne University at $120 It's been an amazing year for Aboriginal art books – never known a better. If only I'd had time to read them all rather than just dip...» Read More

 

Spinifex Arts Project tours Germany in 2013

Spinifex Arts Project tours Germany in 2013

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-12-13 22:46:41

PRO COMMUNITY is an exhibition format developed and organized by Artkelch in Freiburg, Germany, that features excellent art from community based art centers in a touring exhibition in Germany. Artists from one art centre (or a small group of art...» Read More

 

Unique Indigenous story teller awarded

Unique Indigenous story teller awarded

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-11-26 12:13:57

Indigenous writer, poet and story teller Herb Wharton has been awarded the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature; a $50,000 award that recognises the achievements of eminent writers who have made outstanding and lifelong contributions to Australian literature....» Read More

 

Obituary: HARRY (HJ) WEDGE 1957 – 2012

Obituary: HARRY (HJ) WEDGE 1957 – 2012

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-11-12 12:11:57

Harry Wedge’s politically and emotionally charged work challenged perceived ideas about contemporary Indigenous art and Indigenous peoples’ experience of living in urban Australia. His aesthetic encompasses stories and humorous anecdotes from his childhood at Erambie Mission at Cowra, in the...» Read More

 

France continues its Love of Aboriginal Art in Brisbane

France continues its Love of Aboriginal Art in Brisbane

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-10-26 11:42:29

The strong, historical links between France and Aboriginal art offer a rich and fertile background – from the research and writing works of French ethnologists and anthropologists to the development of important public Aboriginal art collections in France and the...» Read More

 

Djirirra Wunungmurra Wins People’s Choice Award

Djirirra Wunungmurra Wins People’s Choice Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-10-17 18:45:39

Arnhem Land artist Djirirra Wunungmurra has been voted the People’s Choice Award winner as part of this year’s 29th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. The 44-year-old artist received 118 votes of the 1544 votes cast for her...» Read More

 

People On Country

People On Country

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-10-16 17:58:52

Do you remember the ending to that great Indigenous film, Samson & Delilah? The damaged couple set up home in the middle of nowhere – a remote outstation where they could live off the country and recover their moral and...» Read More

 

TJUKURRTJANU GOES TO PARIS

TJUKURRTJANU GOES TO PARIS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-10-08 15:25:06

The big NGV exhibition Tjukurrtjanu – Origins of Western Desert Art ( 'Aux Sources de la Peinture Aborigene') opens in the Musee du quai Branly today. It's the first Australian art show at the museum – which opened...» 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

 

THE CODE TO BE TOUGHENED

THE CODE TO BE TOUGHENED

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-09-26 14:55:40

The two year experiment in a voluntary application of the Indigenous Art Code of Conduct is coming to a sticky end. The Board of Indigenous Art Code Ltd (IArtC) will formally recommend to the Government that it put in place...» Read More

 

FUTURE IS PERFECT FOR CHRISTIAN THOMPSON IN SINGAPORE

FUTURE IS PERFECT FOR CHRISTIAN THOMPSON IN SINGAPORE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-09-13 21:52:18

A former British colonial army barracks which was one of the last places to hold out against the Japanese during the Fall of Singapore in 1942 has been converted by the Singapore government into an art centre, which opens this...» Read More

 

ciaf 2012

ciaf 2012

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-08-16 16:38:28

Get up close and personal with the art, dance, stories and traditions of the oldest continuous culture on Earth at Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2012. The world’s premiere showcase of Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture kicks...» Read More

 

Opening Night Celebrations for NATSIAAs

Opening Night Celebrations for NATSIAAs

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-08-08 17:33:39

Award winning artist Warren H Williams will perform at the Museum and Art Gallery of the NT (MAGNT) this Friday, as part of the 29th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards opening night celebrations. The winner of...» Read More

 

NEW ART CENTRE FOR KATHERINE

NEW ART CENTRE FOR KATHERINE

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-07-25 14:13:10

The Katherine community in the NT now has access to an $8.6 million arts hub after the official opening of the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre last week. NT Arts and Museums Minister, Gerry McCarthy joined with Federal Arts...» Read More

 

AGNSW 'S TENTATIVE REHANG

AGNSW 'S TENTATIVE REHANG

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-07-20 19:12:05

Almost three years ago, I reported here about the strange and wonderful arrival of the Art Gallery of NSW's iconic Pukumani Poles in its so-called Colonial Courts – perfectly placed in chronological terms, but utterly challenging beside the best efforts...» Read More

 

Indigenous artist wins Waterhouse art prize

Indigenous artist wins Waterhouse art prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-07-20 17:18:43

Margaret Loy Pula has won this year's Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, an award that commemorates the life and work of Frederick George Waterhouse, the first curator of the emerging South Australian Museum when it opened in January 1862, with...» Read More

 

GORDON BENNETT SOLO IN UTRECHT

GORDON BENNETT SOLO IN UTRECHT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-06-22 19:41:00

In Outsider / Insider: The art of Gordon Bennett, the AAMU Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art will present a selection from the wide-ranging oeuvre of Gordon Bennett, who is regarded as one of Australia's most significant contemporary artists. Gordon Bennett...» 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

 

Australian film The Sapphires screening at Cannes

Australian film The Sapphires screening at Cannes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-05-01 21:32:45

THE Australian film based on the true story of an indigenous girl band singing Motown classics, The Sapphires, has been selected as part of the official selection at the upcoming 2012 Cannes Film Festival. It is the only Australian feature film...» Read More

 

Australia's ancient Aboriginal rock art to be catalogued

Australia's ancient Aboriginal rock art to be catalogued

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-04-07 18:22:47

Australia's greatest ancient Aboriginal rock art detailing kangaroos, turtles and humans on boulders in the remote Pilbara area will be studied under a US$1.1 million deal announced Monday. Tens of thousands of the indigenous works, which are scattered over the mineral-laden...» 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

 

$6 for a Namatjira? Almost...

$6 for a Namatjira? Almost...

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-03-26 19:06:00

There's no accounting for taste when a masterpiece is ignored in a garage sale. It was the spring-clean that almost cost a Cairns woman a masterpiece. She had put a few household items in a garage sale, including a painting of...» Read More

 

Ernabella Craft Pioneer Dies

Ernabella Craft Pioneer Dies

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-03-11 11:54:50

In her 1968 book, The People in Between, about her life at Ernabella Mission station, Winifred Hilliard wrote, ''To the north there are bad people, and to the south there are bad people, but in between are the Pitjantjatjara people''....» Read More

 

Art centres and communities (transcript)

Art centres and communities (transcript)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-02-13 16:19:53

Transcript of a radio interview 13 - 19 February 2012 (Newslines Radio) PRESENTER: Hi, I’m Nathan Ramsay and you’re listening to Newslines Radio, a weekly program produced by the Australian Government on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues. Today we’re taking a...» Read More

 

New threat to world’s largest rock art collection

New threat to world’s largest rock art collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2012-02-01 17:55:22

ROCK ART ON WESTERN AUSTRALIA'S Burrup Peninsula is facing more industrial threats, despite new scientific findings that the ancient Pilbara site is "a masterpiece of human creative genius" worthy of World Heritage status. Around one million rock engravings, or petroglyphs, are...» Read More

 

Lavertys in The Netherlands

Lavertys in The Netherlands

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2012-01-20 11:31:38

The Lavertys - Colin and Liz - are legends in their own lifetimes. For they've not only built the largest Aboriginal art collection in this country – others overseas, such as the late John Kluge's, now at the University of...» Read More

 

ART & HEALTH IN THE DESERT

ART & HEALTH IN THE DESERT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-12-01 12:06:42

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN – WITH MONEY! I am writing to excite you with talk about the significance of the art works and colour of the truck. It is 11 years since Pintupi people painted pictures and raised one million...» Read More

 

TJUKURRTJANU – THE ORIGINS OF WESTERN DESERT ART

TJUKURRTJANU – THE ORIGINS OF WESTERN DESERT ART

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-11-18 11:06:53

There's a tremendous tension around at the moment between those who want to show Aboriginal art as 'great contemporary art' and those who want to try to understand its mysteries and complexities. And this is sadly all-too-apparent in the yawning...» Read More

 

Brisbane to host Australian Performing Arts Market

Brisbane to host Australian Performing Arts Market

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-11-09 09:30:53

The Australia Council for the Arts announces that Brisbane Powerhouse has been awarded the tender for the Australian Performing Arts Market 2014, 2016 and 2018. The Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) is a biennial performing arts market for artists and programmers...» Read More

 

Guided Visits – Aboriginal art at the Art Gallery of NSW – 28-29 Sep 2011

Guided Visits – Aboriginal art at the Art Gallery of NSW – 28-29 Sep 2011

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-09-16 16:06:11

IDAIA – International Development for Australian Indigenous Art – is delighted to organise a series a guided visits of the new Aboriginal art exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney. The opportunity to better appreciate the...» Read More

 

After 45,000 years, Aboriginal art is still evolving.

After 45,000 years, Aboriginal art is still evolving.

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-08-05 19:18:03

After my recent excitement at discovering with David Walsh (on Mona) that Aboriginal art is too sophisticated for many a Western eye to comprehend, this piece from the New Statesman in the UK, written by columnist Will Self and published...» Read More

 

THREAT TO MARRA COUNTRY

THREAT TO MARRA COUNTRY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-07-08 12:39:23

An appeal from Dr Greg Dickson, Scholar of Linguistics in the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University re the country we've grown familiar with thanks to the art of Ginger Riley, Angelina George and Willy...» Read More

 

THE GOOD AND THE BAD IN THE KIMBERLEY

THE GOOD AND THE BAD IN THE KIMBERLEY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-05-04 19:29:01

The East Kimberley was the first place in WA to join the Aboriginal art movement that spread from Papunya in the 1970s. As is well-known, Rover Thomas had a Dream following the awesome devastation of Cyclone Tracey; to share it...» Read More

 

"pro community" Western APY Lands

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-04-27 02:00:14

Starting May 8th ARTKELCH will be showing a handpicked selection of recent works by artists from the Western APY Lands in a private art museum close to Stuttgart, Germany. This is the opening venue of the touring exhibition "Pro Community...» Read More

 

WA INDIGENOUS ART AWARDS FINALISTS CHOSEN

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2011-04-05 14:03:53

The Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards, the richest Indigenous arts prize in the country, have announced the 16 finalists who will each be invited to place a body of work into competition for a share in prizes totalling $65,000. The WAIAA are...» Read More

 

Exhibition of Warakurna Artists in France

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-03-21 16:33:56

IDAIA is delighted to announce the first exhibition outside of Australia of Warakurna Artists co-organised with our Lyon-based partner gallery Galerie Kungka. “Warakurna Artists is one of the most exciting Aboriginal art communities from the Australian Desert. Recent years have seen...» Read More

 

First exhibition of Warakurna Artists outside of Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-03-21 16:30:20

Exhibition of Warakurna Artists in France IDAIA is delighted to announce the first exhibition outside of Australia of Warakurna Artists co-organised with our Lyon-based partner gallery Galerie Kungka. “Warakurna Artists is one of the most exciting Aboriginal art communities from the Australian...» Read More

 

The Collectors Show - 2011

The Collectors Show - 2011

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-02-23 15:42:26

ReDot Fine Art Gallery is thrilled to exhibit prodigiously collectable works from across the Australian Aboriginal territories in our inaugural Collectors Show. "Collectors Show - 2011" will be the incipient year for an annual event which will showcase the...» Read More

 

Dibirdibi Country, My Country - Sally Gabori Solo Show

Dibirdibi Country, My Country - Sally Gabori Solo Show

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2011-02-19 17:20:52

One of Australia’s most exciting and collectable contemporary artists, Sally Gabori, gets her first solo show in Singapore at the Australian High Commission, Singapore. In 2005 an elderly Kaiadilt woman, living in one of Australia’s most remote communities, took the art...» Read More

 

Bonhams move into Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-12-08 02:04:39

CONFIRMING their intentions in the Australian market, Bonhams have launched an Aboriginal art department in Sydney. Specialists Francesca Cavazzini and Greer Adams will run the department under the aegis of Tim Klingender, who will act as a senior consultant. That all...» Read More

 

Family, tradition and lore in Arnhem Land

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-12-08 02:04:21

The Marika family of Arnhem Land could be called the Boyds of the indigenous art world. Like the Boyd dynasty, they've contributed an intergenerational opus of work to the Australian cultural landscape. But the Marika clan are not just artists - they've...» 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

 

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

 

ABC fails to strike out defamation case

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-11-03 22:01:13

A defamation claim by an Aboriginal art dealer against the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is to proceed in the Northern Territory Supreme Court. The Supreme Court in Alice Springs has denied an application from the ABC to strike out the defamation claim. The...» 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

 

Charles Perkins' granddaughter takes up the cause

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-26 20:50:47

Madeleine Madden spent the first years of her life around her grandad, Aboriginal activist Charlie Perkins, while he berated politicians. Her memories of him are hazy, but she has grown up determined to continue his fight to advance the interests of...» Read More

 

Arts seminar, Why Collect? presented by Helen Cole and Brian Tucker

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-19 03:55:13

What: Arts seminar, Why Collect? presented by Helen Cole and Brian Tucker When: 10.30am on Tuesday 26 October Where: Caloundra Regional Gallery Cost: Free This month...» Read More

 

FIRST AUSTRALIAN ART FOR FIRST AUSTRALIAN SAINT

FIRST AUSTRALIAN ART FOR FIRST AUSTRALIAN SAINT

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-10-17 12:17:29

Aboriginal artworks sent from Catholic missions in the north and west of Australia earlier last century are on display at the Vatican’s Ethnological Museum in Rome to coincide with today's canonisation of Mary MacKillop. And their presence was celebrated with...» Read More

 

MIRACLE ON THE CANNING

MIRACLE ON THE CANNING

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-10-12 14:19:22

It was rumoured a couple of years ago that an anthropologist was about to make the astounding announcement that he'd traced the three Aboriginal grandparents who'd lived on the Canning Stock Route (CSR) earlier last century and sired most of...» Read More

 

Keeping Place collection seeks a permanent home

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-10 01:43:20

Keeping Place consists of 1500 artworks plus artefacts and photographs collected over 40 years by Aboriginal artist and activist Gordon Syron and his wife Elaine. The collection had been housed in an Eveleigh railway shed described as "dilapidated, daggy and downright...» Read More

 

Half Light Retrospective

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-10-04 02:43:01

The exhibition of Art + Soul, Hetti Perkins’ dramatic new survey of Indigenous art and artists opened this weekend at the Art Gallery of New South Wales; the tripartite ABC documentary premiers Thursday night. Intriguing reviews have already appeared...» Read More

 

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

 

JOHN KLUGE DIES

JOHN KLUGE DIES

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-09-17 17:57:46

It's quite strange when the one thing you know a man by doesn't get a mention in his obituary! That's happened repeatedly with the late John Kluge – known in Australia virtually only because of his magnificent Aboriginal art collection...» Read More

 

UWS helps make design dreams come true

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-09-02 22:29:45

The University of Western Sydney in partnership with Industry and Investment NSW (I&I NSW) will present a free panel discussion on Thursday 2 September to help equip Indigenous designers with the knowledge to transform an idea into a commercial product. For...» Read More

 

Australia Strives to Win New Recognition for Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-29 22:08:06

For Jimmy Donegan, who won first prize at the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Art Awards earlier this month, it was a summer of important firsts. Although he has painted for his whole life, the 70-year-old had never...» 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

 

KIRBY IN INDIGENOUS ART ROLE

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-20 21:40:32

Former High Court justice Michael Kirby has announced he will become a patron of the Keeping Place Indigenous art collection. The collection, consisting of more than 1000 works by indigenous artists collected by the painter Gordon Syron and his wife, photographer...» Read More

 

First Australians have had to fight for any advance

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-17 21:53:57

From The Age: John Howard always bemoaned the "black armband" view of history, the one historian Geoffrey Blainey said was the pendulum swinging too far in the Aboriginal direction. Howard didn't want to wake up each day facing stories of our...» Read More

 

Rare Aboriginal art found in school store cupboard

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-08-10 20:07:15

A treasure trove of rare and valuable Aboriginal art has been found languishing in the back of a school store cupboard in Canberra. The bark paintings, which are estimated to be about 25 years old, were unearthed during a spring clean...» 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

 

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

 

Jumbana Group has become a leading indigenous design and strategy company

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-25 23:38:11

Now, 27 years into its corporate life, Sydney-based Jumbana Group is a leading indigenous design and strategy company. Established by the Moriartys, Jumbana comprises the contemporary design studio, Balarinji, and an indigenous communications and facilitation practice, John Moriarty and Associates. Working...» Read More

 

Torres Strait on show at World Expo

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-25 00:01:57

Managing the cultural program at the Australian pavilion for the Shanghai World Expo has been a major career highlight for local Torres Strait Islander Leilani Bin-Juda. With nearly 3.5 million visitors since opening in May, the pavilion continues to be a...» Read More

 

Papunya and Balgo exhibitions at the National Art Museum of China - promotion of Australia’s rich cultural heritage

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-22 23:11:12

Extraordinary collections of Indigenous art from Australia’s remote deserts are now on display in Beijing. The highly regarded Papunya Painting: Out of the Australian Desert and BALGO: Contemporary Australian Art from the Balgo Hills collections collectively form the National Art Museum...» Read More

 

Kirby joins fight to save indigenous art collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-20 00:09:54

The campaign to salvage The Keeping Place, one of the largest collections of indigenous art in Australia, has found a staunch ally in the former High Court judge Michael Kirby. Kirby opened an exhibition of selected works from the collection at...» Read More

 

The Labor Party is no friend to the arts

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-18 00:01:20

Despite a ludicrous survey conducted by the Australia Council that tells us 93 per cent of Australians are actively involved in the arts, the politicians are not fooled. They know that art is a minority pursuit, with no votes to...» Read More

 

Is the penny about to drop in government? An extract from Peter Garrett's speech

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-16 23:56:27

The Indigenous visual arts sector is estimated to have an annual turnover of up to $500 million. Participation by Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander people in the visual arts plays a vital role in supporting the maintenance and transmission of culture,...» Read More

 

PRO COMMUNITY Warlukurlangu Artists

PRO COMMUNITY Warlukurlangu Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-16 19:07:08

This is thelast venue of ARTKELCH´s second sequence of PRO COMMUNITY, showcasing fine art from one community based art centre per year in different locations in Germany. After the overwhelming success of last year´s exhibition with Papunya Tula Artists it is...» Read More

 

PRO COMMUNITY Warlukurlangu Artists

PRO COMMUNITY Warlukurlangu Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-16 18:47:55

This is the third venue of ARTKELCH´s second sequence of PRO COMMUNITY, showcasing fine art from one community based art centre per year in different locations in Germany. After the overwhelming success of last year´s exhibition with Papunya Tula Artists it...» Read More

 

PRO COMMUNITY Warlukurlangu Artists

PRO COMMUNITY Warlukurlangu Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-16 18:41:14

This is the second venue of ARTKELCH´s second sequence of PRO COMMUNITY, showcasing fine art from one community based art centre per year in different locations in Germany. After the overwhelming success of last year´s exhibition with Papunya Tula Artists it...» Read More

 

PRO COMMUNITY Warlukurlangu Artists

PRO COMMUNITY Warlukurlangu Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-16 18:30:39

This is the beginning of ARTKELCH´s second sequence of PRO COMMUNITY, showcasing fine art from one community based art centre per year in different locations in Germany. After the overwhelming success of last year´s exhibition with Papunya Tula Artists it is...» 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

 

Celebration for NAIDOC week

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-10 22:37:47

THE official opening of NAIDOC Week celebrations in the Whitsundays were held at the Proserpine Entertainment Centre on Tuesday. NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee) week takes place annually between July 4 and 11. The week celebrates Aboriginal and Torres...» 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

 

Groundbreaking Program to Boost Indigenous Australian Numbers in Arts Leadership Roles

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-03 22:20:58

The National Gallery of Australia today launched a 5-year initiative to boost the number of Indigenous Australians in professional roles in the visual arts. Ron Radford AM, Director of the National Gallery of Australia, said the Wesfarmers Arts Indigenous Fellowship...» Read More

 

The Balgo is in Beijing for exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-03 21:55:16

The Contemporary Australian art from the Balgo Hills Western Australia is on display at Beijing's National Art Museum of China, as part of the first event for the Year of Australian Culture in China. The Balgo exhibition is a...» Read More

 

Unsung Heroes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-02 16:56:40

Celebrating Indigenous Australia Presented by the Australian High Commission and ReDot Gallery 1 to 31 July 2010 Australian High Commission Atrium Gallery 26 Napier Road Singapore 258507 For the first time in Singapore, dramatic carved and painted ceremonial poles from...» Read More

 

14 Bagu Firemakers Arrive for 27th Telstra Art Award

14 Bagu Firemakers Arrive for 27th Telstra Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-02 12:22:57

A three-dimensional entry featuring 14 spirit figurines made from clay, timber and string are one of the 96 artworks that have arrived at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) for this year’s 27th Telstra National Aboriginal...» Read More

 

GROUNDBREAKING PROGRAM TO BOOST INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN NUMBERS IN ARTS LEADERSHIP ROLES

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-01 22:29:31

GROUNDBREAKING PROGRAM TO BOOST INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN NUMBERS IN ARTS LEADERSHIP ROLES National Press Club Address 30 June 2010: National Gallery of Australia and Wesfarmers Arts launch new Indigenous Arts Fellowship program The National Gallery of Australia today launched a 5-year initiative to boost the number...» Read More

 

National Gallery launches Indigenous jobs push

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-01 21:52:16

Indigenous artists are a strong presence on the Australian and international art scenes, but their voices are almost silent when it comes to leadership roles in many of the country's public and private galleries. In a bold bid to inject change...» Read More

 

National Gallery launches Indigenous jobs push

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-07-01 17:12:31

Indigenous artists are a strong presence on the Australian and international art scenes, but their voices are almost silent when it comes to leadership roles in many of the country's public and private galleries. In a bold bid to inject change...» Read More

 

Wizards of Oz

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-25 21:00:59

"We are thrilled to have this opportunity to present to the Chinese public these inspiring works of Australian indigenous art. The artworks featured in the exhibition reflect the different histories, traditions and stories of these two aboriginal communities," he says. When...» 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

 

Ella Savage and George Nona to exhibit at Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-21 20:48:28

Two Torres Strait Islander artists have been pre-selected to exhibit their artwork in this year’s 27th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards. From 321 entries, Ella Savage (Darnley Island) and George Nona (Badu Island) were among 96 artists...» 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

 

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

 

Judy Holding "The Unshaped Landscape"

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-14 20:13:33

"For the past thirty-five years Judy Holding has been a regular visitor to the Northern Territory escarpment near Cannon Hill. In this visually spare landscape, so rich and crowded with sensations and accumulated knowledge, Holding imagines a world of reciprocity...» Read More

 

Made in Australia: Aboriginal art excites China

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-14 20:05:20

Art enthusiasts in China have the chance to get their first look at quintessential Aboriginal art. A new exhibition, Papunya Painting: Out Of The Australian Desert, opened at the National Art Museum of China on Wednesday night. Almost 50 works and 18...» Read More

 

$42 million supports Australia's Indigenous arts, culture and heritage

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-14 20:05:10

$42 million from five Australian Government programs is supporting over 380 Indigenous arts, culture and heritage projects across Australia, the Minister for Arts and Heritage, Peter Garrett, announced today. "The Australian Government is committed to supporting Indigenous communities through funding for...» Read More

 

Regrets over resale royalties

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-14 19:56:42

Chris Hodges is always happy when potential buyers come knocking. But he wants no part of the Rudd government's resale royalty scheme, a new form of payment that is supposed to benefit artists such as him. "I'm going to opt...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art show heads to China

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-09 19:54:11

Art enthusiasts in China are about to get what for many will be their first look at quintessential Aboriginal art. A new exhibition, Papunya Painting: Out of the Australian Desert, opens at the National Art Museum of China tonight. Almost 50 works,...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art show heads to China

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-09 19:53:56

Art enthusiasts in China are about to get what for many will be their first look at quintessential Aboriginal art. A new exhibition, Papunya Painting: Out of the Australian Desert, opens at the National Art Museum of China on Wednesday night. Almost...» Read More

 

Wanted: Good home for $1.5m Aboriginal art collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-06-09 18:55:28

If you are caught in Sydney’s housing squeeze, spare a thought for Gordon and Elaine Pelot-Syron who need a home for around 1,500 seminal Aboriginal artworks, most recently collectively valued at $1.5 million. Entering their temporary warehouse in the old Eveleigh...» 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

 

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

 

Nominations open for 2010 Indigenous Music Awards

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-27 03:33:51

Nominations open for 2010 Indigenous Music Awards [IMAs] For Immediate Release – Wed 26th May Fast becoming known as the ARIAs of the aboriginal music scene, the Indigenous Music Awards will take place on Saturday 28th August in Darwin. Music NT...» Read More

 

Talk about a hullabaloo

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-24 23:36:35

Rumours have been swirling during the past fortnight that a private dealer, Chris Simon, has been attracting support from local artists for him to take over Papunya Tula Artists, based in Alice Springs. The institution, with its airconditioned headquarters in...» Read More

 

What is the fate of Papunya Tula?

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-24 23:26:40

The threat of hostile takeover leaves many waiting in anticipation for the fate of Papunya Tula Arts. From the ABC: The Australian Aboriginal Arts industry has been waiting in great anticipation for the fate of Papunya Tula. For the past two weeks...» Read More

 

Desert art to show in Beijing

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-19 22:11:48

From the Age: Dot paintings from the indigenous community of Papunya are heading to the heart of Beijing. In an exercise in cultural diplomacy, packers at the National Museum of Australia spent yesterday sliding paintings from its successful 2007 exhibition into crates...» 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

 

‘Jukurrpa – Our Story’ – Warlukurlangu Artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-05-11 17:11:00

Tandanya is excited to present ‘Jukurrpa – Our Story’, an exhibition from the Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation. Warlukurlangu Artists was established in 1985, and is recognised as one of the most significant Aboriginal art centres in Australia. Specialising in the...» Read More

 

Pre-Selection Underway to Select Telstra Art Award Finalists

Pre-Selection Underway to Select Telstra Art Award Finalists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-30 10:34:52

Pre-selection for the 27th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award is underway at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) this week. Telstra Art Award curator Kate Podger said MAGNT and Telstra were...» 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

 

Dutch Icons of Aboriginal art on Show

Dutch Icons of Aboriginal art on Show

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-04-20 21:01:29

Aboriginal art today! provides a fascinating overview of the evolution of contemporary Aboriginal art from its beginnings in1971 right up to its most recent developments. What is particularly significant is that all the works featured in this exhibition come from...» Read More

 

Australasian Arts Projects Presents The Utopia Story The art and artists of Utopia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-19 12:20:33

Australasian Arts Projects is a regionally focused arts production company, newly established to entertain, inform and educate the general public about art, artists and artistic practice. Initially based in Singapore, Australasian Arts Projects is delighted to present its first event...» Read More

 

Balgo Indigenous Painting Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-14 22:23:51

Opening: Sat 17 Apr, 10 am – 12 pm Exhibition: 17 Apr – 12 May Vietnam Museum of Ethnology As part of its “Once in a 1000 years: An Australian Gift to Hanoi” program, the Australian Embassy is pleased to present the exhibition...» 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

 

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

 

Once in a 1000 years: An Australian Gift to Hanoi

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-11 22:24:04

In keeping with the 2010 party spirit, the Australian Embassy is proud to present "Once in a 1000 years: An Australian Gift to Hanoi”, a celebration of Australia-Vietnam relations through exhibitions, performances and exchanges featuring Australia's proud Indigenous heritage. Wednesday 14...» Read More

 

Telstra Art Award now on Twitter

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-04-01 22:51:45

The art world is twittering with anticipation as the countdown to Australia's most prestigious Indigenous art award begins, and now the latest news and updates can be shared and discovered by people all across the world through social networking site...» Read More

 

Aboriginal artist goes to Oxford University

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-29 13:51:14

The 32 year old Bidjara artist from SW Queensland, Christian Bumbarra Thompson has been announced as one of the first two Aborigines to go to study at Oxford University. Working mainly in Melbourne in recent years, and operating mostly in photography...» Read More

 

"Ngamu nu la ngurra ra kujupa" – Bringing Cultures Together

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-24 15:59:00

ReDot Fine Art Gallery is proud to announce the 2nd Singaporean show of innovative works of the Martumili Artists. Following on from last year’s first ever, sell out, international show we will be exhibiting the latest and most exciting works from...» Read More

 

27th Telstra Art Award

27th Telstra Art Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-23 13:49:21

27th Telstra Art Award - News Update Entries for the 27th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award opened to Indigenous artists nationally on Friday, 19 February and close Friday, 2 April 2010. The Telstra Art Award is...» Read More

 

Australian Aboriginal Art and the contemporary gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2010-03-20 14:00:25

Colin Laverty speaks on Beyond Sacred - Australian Aboriginal art and why it belongs in contemporary galleries + institutions and not ethnographic + anthropological museums. Colin and Elizabeth Laverty began collecting Aboriginal art twenty years ago, and their collection has been...» Read More

 

ABORIGINAL ARTIST GOES TO OXFORD

ABORIGINAL ARTIST GOES TO OXFORD

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2010-03-18 12:53:49

The 32 year old Bidjara artist from SW Queensland, Christian Bumbarra Thompson has been announced as one of the first two Aborigines to go to study at Oxford University. Working mainly in Melbourne in recent years, and operating mostly in...» Read More

 

Earth Tones

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-12-03 15:36:32

Smith & Hall invites you to view “Earth Tones”, a new collection of work by Indigenous artists Yinarupa Nangala (Telstra Art Award category winner), Tatali Napurrula and Mavis Napaltjarri. These female artists all hail from the Australian Western Desert and their...» 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

 

It's hammer time for Sotheby's

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-11-20 15:40:13

It IS the end of an era for Sotheby's art auction house as it heads into its final sales for the year - a tough year marked by falling profits, the global financial crisis, and an audacious takeover by an...» Read More

 

AMBITIOUS BARKS FROM ARNHEM

AMBITIOUS BARKS FROM ARNHEM

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-10-28 16:27:25

I first spotted Gunybi Ganambarr's powers of innovation at the Melbourne Art Fair a couple of years ago. Out of nowhere, seemingly, a bold black and white bark lit up the Annandale Galleries stall. A year later, he was recognised...» Read More

 

From a Primitive Present

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-10-24 05:37:31

By Melik Kaylan from the Wall Street Journal: Imagine that you could travel back in time to meet a Stone Age hunter-gatherer, that you could hand him a paintbrush and ask him to paint something on a board or canvas—not warpaint...» Read More

 

MENAGERIE COMES BACK TO TOWN

MENAGERIE COMES BACK TO TOWN

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-09-11 18:23:51

Menagerie is back in town! The 3-D show that began life in Sydney in 2009 spread across two venues - the Australian Museum and Object Gallery, has returned from its travels to Sydney. But it's all in one place this...» Read More

 

Artists vie for Uncle Sam's eye

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-09-11 17:16:16

The largest contemporary indigenous art exhibition to leave Australian shores is about to open in Washington, the first event in a cultural initiative that aims to boost Australia's profile in the US. Culture Warriors, which has been curated by the...» 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

 

'Kutju Wara' (The Last One): Yannima Tommy Watson at Agathon Galleries

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-24 15:42:57

Agathon Galleries will showase select works by distinguished artist Yannima Tommy Watson in an exhibition to be held from 5 September to 11 October at their Danks Street Galleries in Sydney. Sydney Morning Herald Art Critic John McDonald will...» Read More

 

Outback art code draws line in the sand

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-22 08:21:36

Art dealers will be able to pay artists with alcohol or secondhand vehicles but will be forced to declare their agreed value under a wide-ranging code of conduct for the Aboriginal art business. The final copy of the code, obtained by...» Read More

 

Keszler Gallery Brings Society And Art Together For 'Nomad Two Worlds'

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-14 18:07:42

Southampton - This past Saturday, Aug. 8 the Keszler Gallery in Southampton was the epicenter of a cultural and societal reconciliation with the exhibit “Nomad Two Worlds" a collaboration between Australian photographer Russell James and Aboriginal painter Clifton Beiundurry. “Innocence...» Read More

 

Vernon Ah Kee

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-13 17:51:22

Vernon Ah Kee Who let the dogs out? (detail) 2008 Applied vinyl, variable dimensions Site-specific work for Contemporary Australia: Optimism at QAG Vernon Ah Kee is an Indigenous Australian artist who lives and works in Brisbane. Ah Kee often utilises text withint his...» Read More

 

ART.TRADE to hold General Meeting in Darwin / AGM in Alice Springs

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-11 17:44:30

The Australian Indigenous Art Trade Association is holding a general meeting on Saturday the 15th of August 2009 at 10 am at the Palms City Resort on The Esplanade in Darwin. This coincides with the Annual Telstra Indigenous Art Awards...» Read More

 

Aboriginal leader lashes at assimilation

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-11 17:42:28

Australian National University professor Jon Altman also spoke at the forum and lambasted the territory government's homelands policy to turn 20 towns into regional hubs. Funding to more than 500 outstations, or homelands, would be frozen, forcing residents into larger towns...» 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

 

The most eye-opening show of Aboriginal art ever

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-08-04 06:02:30

Here goes: This is finest show of Aboriginal art I have ever seen. It is neither the biggest (only 20 barks, and some objects), nor the most varied (it is narrow in range), but the works are unique in historical and...» Read More

 

Rumours got my artists rejected: dealer

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-30 05:55:48

Mr Ioannou, the private dealer at the centre of last year's bitter split in the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, yesterday accused award organisers of discriminating against his clients. He said a "vicious whispering campaign" was to...» Read More

 

The art of war

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-25 05:44:53

Also drawing collectors this week was Sotheby's Aboriginal art sale, which answered some of the breathless questions troubling the art world. Would the indigenous market hold up or would it succumb to the global financial malaise? As with the great conflicts fought...» Read More

 

Walking with Spirits - Sold Out for 2009

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-20 16:05:22

Presented by Djilpin Arts in partnership with the Australian Shakespeare Company, WALKING WITH SPIRITS is Beswick Community’s annual open cultural celebration. Held 20 kms from the Community at the spectacular wilderness location Malkgulumbu, WALKING WITH SPIRITS features traditional corroborree from...» 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

 

Aboriginal artist honored in Washington D.C. for NAIDOC Week

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-07-17 07:47:07

Ken Thaiday Senior, respected artist from the Torres Strait Island, presents his visions and art with grace and eloquence. With his wife Liz by his side, they have been transported from one world to another to be honored in Washington,...» Read More

 

Buy your 'aboriginal art' — direct from Indonesia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-23 03:41:57

An art wholesaler investigated for selling phoney Aboriginal artefacts imported from Indonesia has exposed the breadth of use of non-existent "pseudonyms" to cash in on the success of legitimate indigenous artists. Australian Dreamtime Creations and its director, Tony Antoniou, are under...» Read More

 

Australian Company Sold Fake Aboriginal Art, Watchdog Group Says

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-19 08:01:06

An Aboriginal art wholesaler and retailer is being sued for allegedly selling works purported to be of Aboriginal origin when actually they were from Indonesia. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is bringing a lawsuit against the Australian Dreamtime Creations Pty...» Read More

 

ACCC investigates 'Aboriginal' art dealer

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-19 07:58:11

The consumer watchdog has taken legal action against an Aboriginal art dealer which allegedly sold art made in Indonesia under the guise it was Australian. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has accused the retailer, Australian Dreamtime Creations, of falsely...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art and Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-16 17:54:18

Australian Aboriginal Art is much sought after internationally, but Australians overall and Aborigines themselves benefit little from it. By John August Gordon Syron is an Aboriginal artist who understands the market better than most, having run an art gallery in...» Read More

 

ArtiFacts Aboriginal Art Consultancy Launch

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-12 16:57:40

Jane Raffan, former Head of Aboriginal Art at Shapiro, has launched ArtiFacts, a consultancy practice focused on delivering dependable and expert advice in the specialist field of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art. THE SERVICE Services include collection management, market...» Read More

 

Ngalla marraaju wuuju dulka kilwanmaruthu / We'll show you our country

Ngalla marraaju wuuju dulka kilwanmaruthu / We'll show you our country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-06-12 15:57:18

The ReDot gallery is proud to welcome the 1st Singaporean show for the powerful and colourful works of the Bentinck Island Art Gang. "Ngalla marraaju wuuju dulka kilwanmaruthu/we'll show you our country" will showcase the very best from this group of...» Read More

 

Colour Country: Art from Roper River' Tours for a Year

Colour Country: Art from Roper River' Tours for a Year

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-06-10 13:45:29

It could hardly be further from the rich wetlands of the Roper River on the Gulf of Carpentaria coast at the southern fringe of Arnhemland. But the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery in dry old New South Wales has just opened...» Read More

 

Sacred secrets in Aboriginal art at the Fowler

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-16 22:51:01

The Fowler exhibit, "Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya," features 49 paintings and focuses largely on the early years of Western Desert Painting's development. A companion exhibit, "Innovations in Western Desert Painting, 1972-1999," gives museum-goers a chance...» 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

 

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

 

Mike Anderson new director of AAMU

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-16 18:46:13

As of 1 June Mike Anderson, presently Cultural Governance programme leader at Kunst & Zaken, will be director of the AAMU Museum of contemporary Aboriginal art in Utrecht. He will succeed Ms Daniëlle van den Broek, who was director of...» Read More

 

Interview with Leon Paroissien and Bernice Murphy

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-05-10 06:27:03

Interview with Leon Paroissien and Bernice Murphy This is an excerpt from the interview which looks at Aboriginal art only. The full interview can be found at the url below. The interview was made in 2006. In the Perspecta exhibition organised by...» 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

 

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

 

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

 

Aboriginal Artists Test Global Art Market

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-08 03:05:18

Aboriginal art in Australia is one of the few sources of income for the indigenous population that also perpetuates their ancient culture. In an effort to expand the market for Aboriginal art–which has been hard hit in Australia in recent...» Read More

 

Aboriginal art on display

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-04-03 02:51:03

LOCAL artists and members of the public have an opportunity to explore and learn about Australian art, culture and people at the Fiji Museum. The one-week exhibition of BALGO: Contemporary Australian Art from the Balgo Hills has been made possible with...» 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

 

Doubts raised about Rover Thomas painting

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-26 05:35:26

Expert analysis of a Rover Thomas painting bought at auction four years ago has cast doubt on whether the indigenous master painted the work. A preliminary report from Melbourne University's Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation states that, in view of the...» Read More

 

Auction houses get creative

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-26 05:28:23

After a bumper turnover in 2007 the market contracted, and predictions for this year have been gloomy. Tonight's sales at Menzies Art Brands and Deutscher and Hackett will be a test of how the downturn is affecting the Australian market. Internationally,...» Read More

 

MOUNTFORD BARKS GET AN OUTING

MOUNTFORD BARKS GET AN OUTING

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-03-25 12:37:26

The small showing of barks and works on paper collected by Charles Pearcy Mountford during his American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhemland in 1948 – currently at the AGNSW – raises more questions than it answers. Which is not necessarily a...» Read More

 

New Indigenous Art Gallery To Showcase Shoalhaven Local Talent

New Indigenous Art Gallery To Showcase Shoalhaven Local Talent

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-17 19:01:50

New Indigenous Art Gallery To Showcase Shoalhaven Local Talent The House of Koorang Gallery is owned and operated by international renowned Aboriginal artist and Eora Elder, Mundara Koorang and his wife Novy. The focus of the gallery is in providing education...» Read More

 

The art sale orgy

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-03-02 07:17:49

What will happen here when the domestic sales start is unknown. Most likely value will hold for quality although volumes will drop off and the low to medium end of the market may suffer. The Australian season opens on March 25 with...» Read More

 

Australian Aboriginal Art issue 1

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-26 14:20:42

The first issue of the Australian Aboriginal Art magazine issue 1. ...» 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

 

BUTCHER CHEREL JANANGOO c1920 to 17/02/09

BUTCHER CHEREL JANANGOO c1920 to 17/02/09

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-02-20 15:52:03

Butcher Cherel, the senior Gooniyandi man and innovative painter from Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley has died. He fell ill over Christmas, but had been painting up until then – his last show running at the Aboriginal & Pacific Art...» Read More

 

IT'S ALL HAPPENING IN CAIRNS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2009-02-18 18:00:12

The dynamic activities of the Queensland government to promote indigenous art creation and its marketing have born potentially rich commercial fruit. The Government has announced plans to put $12M into the development of Queensland Indigenous arts over the next 4...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art Gallery Sydney: William, Tarisse & Sarrita King

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-02-16 06:32:30

First exhibition at this exciting new Aboriginal Art Gallery at Sydney’s Opera Quays Opening night with the artists: Friday 20th Feb 6 - 9pm Artists will be painting in the gallery during the exhbition Exhibition showing 19 - 22 February 2009 All...» 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

 

Marina Murdilinga

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-28 06:09:23

From This Art Week, the Australian Art Collector: Marina Murdilinga has won the $5000 Togart People's Choice Award for her woven pandanus and bamboo work called Dirdbim (Moon Dreaming)....» Read More

 

Martumili Artists are having their first international show at Redot Gallery in Singapore this February

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-28 06:07:58

From This Art Week, the Australian Art Collector: Martumili Artists are having their first international show at Redot Gallery in Singapore this February. The exhibition Yankuni laju karnkani kujungka (We are traveling together by air) includes works by Nancy Taylor, Peter...» Read More

 

Deleuzian or not, it's all sensation

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2009-01-27 11:31:52

From The Australian In her little book Chaos, Territory, Art, philosopher Elizabeth Grosz provides us with a way of, if not understanding, at least experiencing and appreciating Aboriginal art, with the assistance of one of the 20th century's most exhilarating...» 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

 

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

 

Tjungu Palyaku Walka Nyuwana (New Works From Tjungu Palya)

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-27 13:40:45

The ReDot gallery is proud to welcome the 1st ever show in Asia for the exciting works of APY Lands’ Tjungu Palya. Tjungu Palyaku Walka Nyuwana (New Works from Tjungu Palya), will showcase the very best from this relatively...» 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

 

New Beginnings: Classic Paintings from the Corrigan Collection of 21st Century Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-15 04:27:56

For more than 40 years leading businessman Pat Corrigan has been one of Australia’s largest and most significant arts benefactors. A strong supporter of the innovative and of living artists, post-2000 Pat turned his eye towards Aboriginal art. The vibrancy...» 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

 

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

 

A modern hunter gatherer

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-12-02 08:24:35

New Beginnings: Classic Paintings from the Corrigan Collection of 21st Century Aboriginal Art, Emily McCulloch Childs and Ross Gibson with a preface by Margo Neale, McCulloch & McCulloch, 156pp, $79.95. From the Australian: When Therese Rein recently launched the book New Beginnings:...» Read More

 

A fortnightly wrap-up of how the media reported Indigenous affairs from the National Indigenous Times

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-18 02:17:22

AN art auction house spent more than $100,000 moving a sale from Melbourne to Sydney this month after misinterpreting a new law. Sotheby's admits it was confused about a change to the Australian Heritage Act 2006. The Act requires individual...» Read More

 

Aboriginal artworks reflect history spanning 40,000 years

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-16 08:02:08

Visitors to Pace Gallery in Petaling Jaya have a chance to see examples of these artworks, which had been especially brought in from Australia and will be on display until Nov 21. Appreciating her peer: Maida Stewart standing next to...» Read More

 

Pacific solutions

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-16 07:15:03

The most significant exhibition of islander art in two decades is a confronting experience for all, writes Christopher Allen Gods, Ghosts and Men National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Until January 11. Quote from the article: In fact this is the first significant exhibition of the...» Read More

 

Not just the usual suspects

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-01 01:05:52

The Australian previews the announcement of the WA Premier's Indigenous Art awards: The $50,000 WA Premier's Indigenous Art Award aims to reveal new talent as well as the known. Can a group of men from the Great Victoria Desert win Australia's richest...» Read More

 

Beyond The Dots: Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-01 00:57:07

The exhibition is titled “Beyond The Dots: Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art” and is organised by Tjala Aboriginal Art and Asia Promote Ventures with the support of the Australian Trade Commision and the Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Ministry. It features 20...» Read More

 

Intricate dots from Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-11-01 00:53:09

From Nov 7 to 21, art lovers can discover the best of Aboriginal Australian art, characterised by its colourful and intricate dot patterns, at Pace Gallery in Jalan Kemajuan, Petaling Jaya. The exhibition is titled “Beyond The Dots: Contemporary Australian...» Read More

 

Janangoo Butcher Cherel

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-31 02:35:34

Janangoo Butcher Cherel was born around 1920 at Jalnganjoowa, near the original homestead on one of the longest established cattle stations in the Kimberley, Fossil Downs. His mother was Kija and his father, Gooniyandi. Butcher spent most of his working life...» Read More

 

Going, Going...Soon to be Gone! Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-24 14:15:47

Last opportunity to experience ‘Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert’, the rarely seen art of the Western Desert Aboriginal culture concludes its stay at the Australian Museum on 2 November 2008. This extraordinary exhibition brings together, for the first time in...» Read More

 

Going, Going...Soon to be Gone! Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-24 14:15:47

Last opportunity to experience ‘Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert’, the rarely seen art of the Western Desert Aboriginal culture concludes its stay at the Australian Museum on 2 November 2008. This extraordinary exhibition brings together, for the first time in...» 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

 

Portraits from Papunya

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-21 20:15:17

Nicolas Rothwell reports for The Australian: ALMOST four decades ago, in the remote western desert community of Papunya, senior Aboriginal men began painting their traditional designs. Swiftly, insistently, the art map of Australia changed. Within a few years, those first,...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art Exhibition in Florence

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-21 11:55:55

The Australians, the original ones, are coming Aboriginal Australian Art has an universal theme: “the Dreaming”. This concept permeates Aboriginal culture, from ritual to contemporary art. The term refers to the time of creation when Aboriginal people and all of...» Read More

 

Master's desert way of seeing

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-14 20:05:10

Nicolas Rothwell for The Australian reports: JUST as the passing of desert artist Darby Jampijinpa Ross in 2005 possessed a certain elegance, the day after he received a congratulatory telegram from the Queen for his 100th birthday, so the first retrospective...» Read More

 

First Contact

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-14 19:58:15

A new series shows how the infant NSW colony lost the chance to be an inclusive society, Graeme Blundell from the Australian writes: I GREW up in outer suburban Melbourne in the 1950s knowing nothing of the original inhabitants of my...» Read More

 

Last opportunity to experience ‘Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert’

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-03 23:50:59

Last opportunity to experience 'Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert', the rarely seen art of the Western Desert Aboriginal culture concludes its stay at the Australian Museum on 2 November 2008. This extraordinary exhibition brings together, for the first time in...» Read More

 

Indigenous art code group sacked

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-10-03 12:46:20

Ashleigh Wilson for The Australian, reports: THE Australia Council will develop a voluntary code of conduct for indigenous art after a lobby group was stripped of responsibility because of "regrettable" delays and inadequate consultation. At the Cultural Ministers Council meeting in...» Read More

 

Collector demonstrates fine art of giving

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-30 03:24:28

The Australian reports on Ann Lewis donating more than 100 works and $500,000 in cash: Arts figures were full of praise for Dr Lewis yesterday after the announcement that she was donating about 130 works by leading Australian contemporary artists to...» Read More

 

Awards invite reinvention

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-29 04:57:06

More about the fallout from this year's Telstra Art awards and the possible changes that will be made for the 2009 edition: "It's the silver jubilee this year (for the Telstra awards)," Kohen says. "For 25 years it has been the...» Read More

 

Invisible 'fingerprints' guard indigenous paintings

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-25 01:59:03

Victoria Laurie from the Australian writes about a new canvas from Freddie Timms, Wunubi Springs, the first indigenous artwork to contain chemical encoding, a technique being trialled by the University of Western Australia's Centre for Forensic Science as a...» Read More

 

Breaking barriers

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-15 13:09:18

The Australian reports: THE Rudd Government recently passed legislation in the lower house to reintroduce the permit system regulating access to indigenous communities. It is yet to be approved by the Senate. The Australian strongly supported the abolition of the permit...» Read More

 

Dennis Nona in Berlin

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-09-15 11:47:38

The German curators at the Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin are claiming an exhibition of comparable significance to the famous French Third World exhibition, Les Magiciens de la Terre in the 1980s for 'Tropics, Views from the Middle of the...» Read More

 

As Sept. 19 grand opening approaches, Lorton Workhouse Arts Center scrambles to prepare.

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-13 07:25:40

The Lorton Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia is opening and everyone is getting ready. Ron Acker from Gallery Sydney-East talks about the Aboriginal Art Exhibit: Ron Acker, curator of the Grand Opening Aboriginal Art Exhibit and director of Gallery Sydney-East...» Read More

 

How outsiders get a raw deal

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-06 12:14:04

John McDonald for the Sydney Morning Herald writes an interesting piece on outsider art: IN SEPTEMBER 2006, the Halle Saint Pierre in Paris hosted a survey of Australian outsider artists. The event was organised by Orange Regional Gallery, without a cent...» Read More

 

Exhibition September 08: Coo-ee Aboriginal Art presents Utopia’s Modern Women Collection, Bondi Beach Australia

Exhibition September 08: Coo-ee Aboriginal Art presents Utopia’s Modern Women Collection, Bondi Beach Australia

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-05 10:03:45

The Utopia's Modern Women Collection was assembled by the past Director of Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane. It is a broad curatorial framework representing their reference of indigenous readings of the Australian Landscape. These paintings are by both well-known and emerging...» Read More

 

Alick Tipoti and Dennis Nona exhibit in Berlin and London

Alick Tipoti and Dennis Nona exhibit in Berlin and London

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-04 14:18:32

Leading Torres Strait Islander artists, Alick Tipoti and Dennis Nona will see their work in major exhibitions in Berlin and London this month. Nona’s monumental six metre linocut, ‘Yawarr’ has been included in the exhibition, ‘The Tropics, Views from the Middle...» Read More

 

Untitled (The Tyranny of Distance), 2008 - Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-09-03 16:19:36

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Paddington is currently hosting new installation works by Indigenous-Australian artist Jonathan Jones. Untitled (The Tyranny of Distance), 2008 is positioned within the main exhibition space and is composed of a series of six blue tarpaulin covered...» Read More

 

Warakurna Artists Win Illustrious Australian Indigenous Award

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-30 18:18:58

The significance and value of Aboriginal owned and governed Art Centres in the Australian art industry has been officially recognised and endorsed with Western Desert Mob’s Warakurna Artists winning Reconciliation Australia and BHP Billiton’s Indigenous Governance Awards announced...» Read More

 

Indigenous Consumer Affairs Improved by National Action Plan

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-28 18:40:45

The Ministerial Council on Consumer Affairs (MCCA) has released its mid-term report on the implementation of the National Indigenous Consumer Strategy (NICS) Action Plan 2005 – 2010. The Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs, the Hon Chris...» Read More

 

Business and art make winning partnerships

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-28 17:37:44

The Sydney Morning Herald reports on Rio Tinto and the State Library of NSW win at the Australian Business Arts Foundation Awards at the Museum of Sydney last night. Rio Tinto and the State Library of NSW created an...» Read More

 

"Earth and Spirit" Showcases Maori and Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-27 20:35:19

KEENE, N.H., 8/25/08 - Australian and New Zealand artists show contemporary artwork that's rooted in their indigenous past in an exhibit that opens Monday, September 8, and continues through Sunday, October 19, at the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery at Keene State...» 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

 

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

 

An epic in the making

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-22 16:57:34

Rosemary Sorensen from The Australian interviews Margo Neale, curator of the retrospective of Kngwarreye's work in Canberra and Japan: A COUPLE of years before the death of Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Margo Neale decided someone had to act. "Every Tom, Dick...» Read More

 

Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri - circa 1920s - 2008

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-22 16:50:21

It is with great sadness and regret that Japingka Gallery in association with The Watiyawanu Artists of Amunturrngu announce the passing of one of the great Indigenous Artists of our time. Bill Whiskey Tjapaltjarri was initially renowned and respected as...» Read More

 

Theory of national selection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-19 14:01:38

Nicholas Rothwell from the Australian discusses the Telstra Art Awards and talks about what else is happening in Darwin at the moment. He makes the case that the Aboriginal art industry has outgrown NATSIAA and that some of the best...» 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

 

Call of wider sunshine

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-19 13:11:26

Nicholas Rothwell from the Australian, previews the Telstra Indigenous Art Awards. It is a fascinating article, well worth a long read: The realities of the bush tend, though, to disrupt such fine ideas. Consider the far western desert, the golden home for...» 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

 

Laverty Collection at Newcastle Regional Art Gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-11 14:05:33

Will Owen gives a talk at the Newcastle Regional Art Gallery which is currently hosting an exhibition of works from the Laverty Collection. Quoted from the article: Ron Ramsey, whom we'd known from his stint at the Australian Embassy in Washington, DC,...» Read More

 

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

 

Cautious Garrett exhibits masterpiece of inaction on indigenous art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-10 03:27:29

Nicholas Rothwell launches a scathing attack on the government's response to the Senate inquiry. Quoted from the article published in the Australian: What does the federal Government's new pledge to the indigenous art industry contain? A whole lot of nothing. And why...» Read More

 

Ethics code on Aboriginal art to deter fraud

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-10 03:23:07

More on the Rudd Government's response to the Senate inquiry in the Australian: The Rudd Government yesterday took its first step to clean up the Aboriginal art sector by supporting a national ethics code that aims to deter carpetbaggers and fraudsters. The...» 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

 

McCulloch's Australian Art Diary 2009 Launch at the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-08 14:57:17

New Australian Art Diary 2009 launch at Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair McCulloch & McCulloch Australian Art Books is launching the first edition of The McCulloch's Encyclopedia Australian Art Diary at the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Convention Centre. Guest speaker: Katrina...» Read More

 

Indigenous art awards furore prompts changes

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-08 01:46:30

The Australian talks to Apolline Kohen about the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards: Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory acting director Apolline Kohen told The Australian she had already started discussing changes to the Telstra...» Read More

 

Childhood Memories Continue to Inspire Artist

Childhood Memories Continue to Inspire Artist

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-08 01:44:41

Acclaimed Yolgnu artist Gulumbu Yunupingu’s entry in this year’s 25th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Garak the Universe, continues on with her universal theme, which is inspired by childhood memories of her father’s night time stories...» Read More

 

Papunya Painting

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-04 02:08:21

Will Owen visits and review the current exhibition at the Australia Museum, Papunya Painting: Out of the desert. Quoted from his article: Our first goal upon arriving in Sydney was to visit the Australian Museum and see the Papunya Painting: Out...» Read More

 

Traditional source, modern take

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-01 23:42:04

The Australian reports on the Xstrata Coal Emerging Indigenous Art Award 2008. The third year of the Queensland Art Gallery’s emerging indigenous art award again has a focused selection of innovative contemporary art, showing several works from 10 artists. And emerging...» 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

 

Probe on artworks dealer

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-01 06:02:06

From the Cairns Post: A Cairns art dealer accused of selling allegedly bogus Aboriginal art made by non-indigenous artists is being taken to court by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Two of the non-indigenous artists use tribal names. The ACCC says Doongal...» Read More

 

Row over Aboriginal art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-08-01 05:59:21

More about the artist that painted under the name of Duk Duk that has Doongal gallery in hot water with the ACCC. Quoted from the article: Non-Indigenous Cairns artist Stephen McLean (Duk Duk) says his career is in tatters after the Australian...» Read More

 

Drawn into the world of Aboriginal Art" - A Conversation with Vivien Johnson, Curator of Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-31 00:26:54

The Aboriginal Art Directory talks to Vivien Johnson, University of New South Wales Global Professor and curator of Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert. An exhibition currently showing at the Australian Museum bringing together for the...» Read More

 

Alcaston at ARCO Madrid

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-30 07:25:12

The Australian Art Collector reports that Alcaston Gallery will be in Spain in February 2009 for ARCO Madrid. The work will be presented in conjunction with Mornington Island Arts and Craft, Mornington Island and the Queensland Government....» 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

 

Documenting the Australian Museum’s Papunya Permanent Collection – Interview with Kate Khan

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-29 02:34:24

An interview with Kate Khan about the Australian Museum’s permanent collection of 94 Papunya paintings called the Papunya Permanent Collection. These paintings were offered to the Museum by the Papunya artists’ collective in 1983 and when they were acquired by...» Read More

 

Dealer accused of selling fake Indigenous works

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-28 23:44:22

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has accused a far north Queensland art dealer of selling fake Indigenous artworks. The ACCC alleges Doongal Aboriginal Art and Artefacts misrepresented the work of three non-Indigenous artists at its galleries in Kuranda and...» Read More

 

Aboriginal Art Sunglasses

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-22 04:08:03

Aboriginal art sunglasses from Australia Gift Shop. The glasses are part of the Outback ® Eyewear, Australian Outback ® Artists Series. Features include: Soft protective gift pouch. Story of the featured artwork on an attached swing tag. Australian standard approved EPF 10 as recommended...» Read More

 

Australian Photographic Artist launches Nudes in Europe

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-19 09:21:35

Royalty, Television stars and Europe’s finest Art Critics gathered in Berlin, Germany to attend the unveiling of the latest exhibition by one of Australia’s leading contemporary Indigenous artists Wayne Quilliam. More than 150 people were welcomed by the Australian Ambassador...» 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

 

Australian Museum presents Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert

Australian Museum presents Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-14 06:01:40

Discover the rich and special meanings behind Indigenous 'dot patterning' in 'Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert'. Featuring a stunning collection of rarely seen artworks, 'Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert' will answer all the questions you have wanted to...» Read More

 

Atnwengerrp: Land of Dreamings

Atnwengerrp: Land of Dreamings

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-03 12:06:49

To celebrate the extraordinary achievements of the late Minnie Pwerle - one of Australia’s most collected Aboriginal artists – Designer Rugs is proud to present an outstanding limited edition collection of Minnie Pwerle rugs. To be launched in Australia on 17th...» Read More

 

Beyond Sacred : Recent Paintings from Australia's remote Aboriginal communities

Beyond Sacred : Recent Paintings from Australia's remote Aboriginal communities

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-07-03 08:53:50

Jeremy Eccles scans the most lavish book of Aboriginal art in years 'Beyond Sacred' : Recent Paintings from Australia's remote Aboriginal communities. Designed by Jane Kleinmeyer Published by Hardie Grant Books @ $120 Edited by Colin and Elizabeth Laverty Contributions from Judith Ryan, Nick...» Read More

 

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

 

Behind the dollar signs

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-28 07:57:21

An excerpt from Benjamin Genocchio's new book, Dollar Dreaming, published in the Australian. Quoted from the article: What is different, even unusual, about Aboriginal art is that prices rose at all; after all, Australian art generally doesn't have much of an international...» Read More

 

A considered approach to building wealth

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-25 08:14:55

The recent focus on DIY has lead to a spate of new books. In this article in the Australian Michael Reid's How to Buy & Sell Art has many pointers about how and where to buy Aboriginal...» Read More

 

Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert

Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-06-24 08:26:44

Discover the rich and special meanings behind Indigenous ‘dot patterning’ in ‘Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert’. Featuring a stunning collection of rarely seen artworks, ‘Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert’ will answer all the questions you have wanted to ask...» Read More

 

TV Doco on Aboriginal Art at the Musee Du Quai Branly on SBS Friday 6 June at 7.30pm

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 2008-06-05 01:05:15

Was the Aboriginal art contribution to the new Musee du quai Branly in Paris a huge beat-up by Australia's cultural diplomats? Or was it a genuine and lasting tribute by the French to the oldest extant culture in the world?...» Read More

 

Increased support for Aboriginal Art Centres

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-29 21:25:18

Australia’s Indigenous arts industry will be strengthened thanks to $1.6 million worth of additional funding announced today by Arts Minister, Peter Garrett. Delivering on a 2007 election commitment to boost support to Aboriginal art centres, 32 organisations have been funded to...» 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

 

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

 

Evolution in sacred tradition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-09 01:44:04

How can it be that the most tradition-bound Aboriginal art centre in Australia, Buku-Larrnggay, at Yirrkala on the tip of northeast Arnhem Land, is pouring forth the nation's boldest and most innovative indigenous paintings and three-dimensional works? asks Nicholas Rothwell...» Read More

 

Fine art house takes hammering

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-05-03 02:20:56

An article in the Australian about Joel Fine Art shutting its head office and the costs of running an auction...» Read More

 

Indigenous art sales stymied by heritage laws, say auction houses

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-19 04:20:45

Report in The Age about the impact of the introduction of a new law under the Australian Heritage Act 2006 which adds a fee for each artefact that is sold. Quoted from the article: Leading art auction houses say that changes...» Read More

 

Sandbeach Country

Sandbeach Country

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-19 00:44:03

„Sandbeach Country -“ zeitgenössische indigene Kunst der Lockhart River Art Gang, Australien © Brit’s Art & Promotion – Brit Susann Hanstein The Sandbeach Country exhibition will be under the umbrella of the Australian Embassy in Berlin and will be opened by...» Read More

 

Shady art suspected in mystery nulla-nulla attack

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-11 23:30:18

An article in the Australian about Peter Toyne, IdenteArt and payback. Quoted in the article: Jay Easterby-Wood, IdenteArt's partnering director, wonders if Toyne's past has caught up with him. "Peter was the former attorney-general and there may be some people sitting in...» Read More

 

Australia's best living artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-05 22:44:07

A discussion about Australia's best living artists in the Australian. The author comments on Australian Aboriginal art: I have included in my list only one Aboriginal artist and no dot painters, despite the fact Aboriginal art is such a key part...» Read More

 

Mystery of our art in darkness

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-04-05 22:40:36

An interesting article in the Australian with a slightly different take on the heist including some of the mystery's surrounding it. It is a very interesting article about the place of Aboriginal art in the Northern Territory and well worth a...» Read More

 

Lawyers offer lessons in legacy

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-22 01:35:23

An article in the Australian about ArtsLaw and other bodies helping Indigenous artists and Aboriginal art centres develop wills to protect royalty streams for artists. Quoted from the report: Arts Law's services in will-making are part of a program called Artists in...» Read More

 

MALUNGU (FROM THE SEA) NEW WORKS BY ALICK TIPOTI

MALUNGU (FROM THE SEA) NEW WORKS BY ALICK TIPOTI

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-14 14:34:18

Alick Tipoti was born in 1975 on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait. He has completed an Associate Diploma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at Tropical North Queensland Institute of TAFE. Tipoti has also received a Bachelor of...» 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

 

Wynne Prize 2008 Finalists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-07 00:01:30

Andrew Bennett The casual farmer Zhong Chen Rainy day III Lucy Culliton Hartley landscape - cactus garden Joanne Currie Nalingu The river is calm Marc De Jong The middle of nowhere Graham Fransella Landscape figures Maria Gorton Ancient blue Julie Harris Joaquin’s landscape Stephen Hart Life is lethal Michael...» Read More

 

25th Telstra Art Award Open

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-04 06:44:14

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) and Telstra are calling for entries for preselection in the 25 th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. MAGNT Director, Anna Malgorzewicz, said 2008 marks a very special...» Read More

 

Dacawi: Transforming to the indigenous view

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-04 06:42:32

Article about Aboriginal culture in the Philippines. Quoted from article: Students from all over recently shared with each other the news of Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's pre-Valentine's Day formal apology to his country's Aboriginal people for the years of injustice inflicted...» Read More

 

Emily finally gets a stage as big as her paintings

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-03-01 02:48:01

Article in the Australian about the Emily Kame Kngwarreye exhibition in Japan. Quoted from the article: Utopia: The Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye opened this week at the National Museum of Art in Osaka and in late May will move to the...» 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

 

Eco-Art: GreenGallery Guide launch

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-08 02:44:08

Eco-Art: GreenGallery Guide launch The Australian art community is showing its eco-sensibility through the launch of the GreenGallery Guide, a collaboration between the Australian Commercial Galleries Association (ACGA) and the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF), on 7 February. The GreenGallery Guide will help gallery owners and...» 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

 

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

 

art at the heart – it’s hotting up!

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-02-01 01:17:46

Summer is hotting up and so is the pace at the art at the heart conference hub in Alice Springs. 2008 is already shaping up to be a busy year - and a hot one so far. We almost broke the...» 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

 

Selling Art from the Australian Desert

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-28 13:44:01

The Painted Door Gallery Opening Reception The Painted Door 421 2nd Street Petaluma, CA Free Refreshments 5:00 ~ 8:00 Reception 5:00 ~ 6:30 Nicole Worden on Didgeridoo Selling Art from the Australian Desert: Acrylic Paintings by: Barbara Napangardi Reid, Cheryl Campbell, Kudditji Kngwarreye, Margaret & Annette Davis,...» Read More

 

Ancient Culture. Modern Art: the art of Regina Wilson & Peppimenarti at Club 21 Gallery, Singapore

Ancient Culture. Modern Art: the art of Regina Wilson & Peppimenarti at Club 21 Gallery, Singapore

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-13 08:44:20

Club 21 Gallery and tjala, supported by the Australian High Commission and the Australian Trade Commissioner, are proud to present Ancient Culture. Modern Art - an exhibition of contemporary Aboriginal Australian art by Regina Wilson and the artists of the...» 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

 

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

 

Scholars blow the canon apart

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-11 03:42:19

The Australian Scholars blow the canon apart Rosemary Sorensen January 11, 2008 Article about the 32nd congress of CIHA will be held at the University of Melbourne. It will bring together more than 600 participants from a record 47 countries, a number convener Jaynie...» Read More

 

Bold vision of artistic rebirth

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2008-01-05 06:41:52

Bold vision of artistic rebirth January 5, 2008 Quoted from article: In a dusty corner of the outback, among artworks covered in dirt, Judith Ryan set out on a journey that has transformed the NGV's indigenous collection, writes Robin Usher. Judith Ryan will never...» Read More

 

Are you getting what you paid for? Tips for buying Aboriginal Art

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-29 09:11:11

A post in Thriving in the desert about tips before buying Aboriginal Art. This is a great read. Some of the suggestions include: Ask the gallery which Art Centres they support. Then check with the Art centre to confirm. Does the gallery...» 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

 

An ageless quest for the sublime

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-25 01:46:26

The Australian An ageless quest for the sublime John Armstrong December 24, 2007 Quoted from the article: Christmas has been a God-send to the artistic tradition of Western civilisation. That's not just because of the opportunity to produce vast nativity scenes - with plenty...» Read More

 

Peter Coster looks back on 2007

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-14 22:39:03

Peter Coster from the Herald Sun looks at the Australian auction results in 2007. He talks about distributions to the artist and highlights works by Rover Thomas, Emily Kngwarreye and Clifford Possum. Quoted from the article: Climbing the steps to see a...» Read More

 

Wanted: Fine Art Taste Makers

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-14 07:50:23

Contact: Joel Newman FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tel: 310-282-7257 Mobile: 310-926-7532 Email: joel.newman@austrade.gov.au WANTED: FINE ART TASTE MAKERS Delegation being assembled for “Journey of a Lifetime” in the Australian Outback The Australian Government is recruiting seven American delegates for a 14 day tour of remote aboriginal art...» 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

 

Australia's richest indigenous art prize

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-14 07:40:01

The Australian Seasonal present for arts sector Victoria Laurie | December 13, 2007 AUSTRALIA'S richest indigenous art prize will be part of a bumper Christmas present for Western Australia's cultural sector - a sudden $70 million arts announcement to be unveiled today by...» Read More

 

Indigenous Australian Art Commercial Code of Conduct

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-14 03:43:49

NAVA is working with Desart and ANKAAA to develop the Indigenous Australian Art Commercial Code of Conduct. The Code covers best practice conduct for the art production and sales relationships between artists, agents, sales intermediaries and buyers. The Code will be...» Read More

 

Flying colours of Arnhem Land

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-12 12:40:32

The Australian Caroline Baum October 15, 2007 An article in the Australian about Helen Read and Didgeri Air Tours. Quoted from article: Thirteen years ago, Helen Read conceived Didgeri Air Art Tours as a way of introducing travellers to indigenous art through direct contact...» Read More

 

The Australian - Hot artists

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-12 12:31:57

2007 has been a boom year for spending by Australian collectors, writes Antony Davies December 12, 2007 An article in The Australian about the 2007 art...» Read More

 

The Australian - A movable cultural centre

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-12-10 03:19:37

An article in the Australian about the potential development of a large collection of Australian Aboriginal Art in Perth, and into the digitisation of Aboriginal Art. Quoted from the article: John Stanton, the director of the Berndt Museum of Anthropology, is not...» 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

 

Web-site launch begins countdown to art at the heart in Alice Springs in October 2008

Web-site launch begins countdown to art at the heart in Alice Springs in October 2008

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-11-27 00:59:57

The countdown to the next Regional Arts Australia national conference has begun with the launch in Alice Springs today of the official web-site www.artattheheart.com.au The web-site was launched by the president of Regional Arts Australia, Suzie Haslehurst, who said the conference,...» Read More

 

Tribal Voices -  A Visual Dialogue

Tribal Voices - A Visual Dialogue

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-10-25 08:47:57

The impact of the Aboriginal art movement goes well beyond the works’ value as art. An important dimension of the movement is the education of this unique Indigenous way of life. These vibrant and contemporary visible representations of language and...» Read More

 

Culture Warriors, the inaugural National Indigenous Art Triennial

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-10-12 12:59:12

The Australian Led by visions of their own Miriam Cosic | October 12, 2007 An article from the inaugural National Indigenous Art Triennial, opening at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra on October 13, 2007. The slightly hazy origins of the inaugural National...» 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

 

Financial Times: Rock-Solid Abstracts

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-09-07 06:40:04

Jeremy Eccles, Financial Times (UK) 7 September 2007 “Are you ready for London?” Apolline Kohen asks artist Samuel Namunjdja. “What time we going?” is his eager response about a visit that is still a month away. Time has an elastic quality out...» 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

 

Lone wolf discovered art for ages

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-08-24 08:09:55

Nicolas Rothwell | August 24, 2007 Article by Nicolas Rothwell in the Australian about the life of Grahame Leslie Walsh, rock art scholar, who died in Brisbane, August 18 2007, aged 62. Quoted from the article: But the wider continent beckoned. During the...» Read More

 

Shadows cast over Garma

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-08-07 08:14:28

Article in the Australian newspaper about the upcoming Garma festival that is being overshadowed by two controversies, the federal government intervention into Aboriginal communities and the Senate committee report into the sustainability of the Aboriginal art industry. Quoted from the article: This,...» Read More

 

Confounding expectations

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-08-04 10:50:17

Article in the Australian featuring the second Xstrata Coal Emerging Indigenous Art...» Read More

 

NYC: Gallery Reception - Utopia Aboriginal Exhibition

NYC: Gallery Reception - Utopia Aboriginal Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2007-07-11 01:23:32

Details on "NYC: Gallery Reception - Utopia Aboriginal Exhibition" Advance, the American Australian Association and Robert Steele Gallery invite members to a special reception to view the Australian Aboriginal art exhibition New Work From Utopia. Named by German settlers immigrating to...» Read More

 

A bigger and better bible

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-10-27 03:17:47

Faults aside, the new McCulloch's Encyclopedia of Australian Art is a mammoth achievement and a must-have for art buffs, writes Sebastian Smee From the Australian: Alan McCulloch began compiling his Encyclopedia of Australian Art as a loose-leaf filing system in the 1940s,...» Read More

 

Dreaming their way: Aboriginal art on view at Hood Museum

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-10-20 02:59:28

The Aboriginal people of Australia are that country's most impoverished group. They have an average household income 40 percent lower than the rest of Australia's residents, according to the Australian government's social justice commission. They have an unemployment rate three...» Read More

 

Samantha Hobson Land To Sea

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-09-29 03:47:23

Courier Mail Kathleen Noonan September 29, 2006 11:00pm From the Courier Mail: We're out the back of Andrew Baker's art gallery in Brisbane's Bowen Hills, in a room where the real deals are done. It's chock-a-block with paintings. But this morning all eyes are on...» 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

 

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

 

Outback journeys unearth the mystical stories of Dreamtime

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-09-11 03:23:57

Outback journeys unearth the mystical stories of Dreamtime Publication: South China Morning Post, 10 September 2006 Author: Jade Lee-Duffy There’s more to Aboriginal art than a few dots and squiggly lines. That’s what the founder of Beijing Blue art gallery, Bridget Dewar Uebel,...» Read More

 

Jacques’ Park

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2006-08-26 08:09:17

John Howard didn’t make it to Paris for the official opening of the Musée de Quai Branly (MQB), nor for the following morning’s traditional Aboriginal ceremony that symbolically handed over eight specially commissioned Indigenous Australian artworks to France. And this...» 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

 

Aboriginal paintings exhibition at Hong Kong gallery

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2005-06-17 06:45:21

Aboriginal paintings exhibition at Hong Kong gallery raises international standing of Australia’s indigenous artists (15 June 2005) The prestigious Wellington Gallery in Hong Kong will present an exhibition of aboriginal paintings as Australia celebrates the achievements of its indigenous people. The...» 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

 

The Independent - Wandjina @ Rebecca Hossack Gallery

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

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

 

The fortunes of Aboriginal art outside Australia: ethnographica or art?

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 2002-06-24 14:14:05

When Australians with even the most glancing interest in art meet overseas visitors, Aboriginal art is invariably a pressing topic. Tourists routinely buy Aboriginal work from all sorts of vendors, ranging from airport shops to Aboriginal-owned cooperatives. But many Australians...» Read More