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Yulparitja Rugs

Yulparitja Rugs

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 21.04.17

The Yulparitja artists of Bidyadanga near Broome have used their agency with that town's Short St Gallery to supply their art to Sydney company, Designer Rugs to produce a set of substantial floor-coverings. Five masters of Yulparitja art - Weaver...» Read More

 

THE NATIONAL

THE NATIONAL

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 20.04.17

What is conjured by a title like 'The National'? For Poms, it's a horse race at Aintree; for the writers in the opening stanza's catalogue, it's an opportunity to consider whether Australia actually is a nation; for the art punters...» Read More

 

CAIRNS FAIRS UP

CAIRNS FAIRS UP

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 14.04.17

Now in its eighth year, the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) is a celebration of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts cultures of Queensland. It's also one of the town's biggest drawcards, attracting a record 51,000 people to its...» Read More

 

Biennale of Sydney Artists Announced

Biennale of Sydney Artists Announced

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 06.04.17

Mami Kataoka, Artistic Director of the 21st Biennale of Sydney, today revealed the first group of 21 artists selected for the Asia Pacific’s leading contemporary art event. With around 70 artists expected to be included in the 21st Biennale, this...» Read More

 

ALL IS REVEALED IN THE WEST

ALL IS REVEALED IN THE WEST

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 05.04.17

The annual Revealed Exhibition this weekend in Perth features works by more than 75 new and emerging WA Aboriginal artists from 23 art centres all over the state, showcasing the diverse and vibrant condition of contemporary Aboriginal art in the...» Read More

 

The Indigenous Art Market - An Insider's Observation

The Indigenous Art Market - An Insider's Observation

Posted by Ralph Hobbs | 05.04.17

About the Author Ralph Hobbs is a giant of a man, looking more like a gym instructor than an art dealer. His Sydney CBD business - Nanda/Hobbs - is as imaginative in its ways of dealing art as the surrounding...» Read More

 

A PARTING OF THE WAYS

A PARTING OF THE WAYS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 04.04.17

To own so much art that you can hold not one but three auction sales of it – the latest of more than 150 works - may seem a tad excessive. But any time spent with Liz Laverty – widow...» Read More

 

Industry Corner
Top Job in Aboriginal Art

Top Job in Aboriginal Art

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 03.02.16

Senior Resource & Development Officer (Program Manager) Leadership Role in the Aboriginal Art Sector Founded in 1987, The Association of Northern Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists (ANKAAA) is a leading not-for-profit Aboriginal Corporation and the first peak advocacy and support...» Read More

 

Monstrous figures in Arnhem Land

Monstrous figures in Arnhem Land

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 04.05.14

There's some impressive writing going on at The Conversation at present - and that's not only from the contributors, check out the feedback as well. The following is an excerpt from Christine Nicholls' latest, Monstrous figures in Arnhem Land, the...» Read More

 

EMERGING ABORIGINAL ARTISTS MAY BE 'CHOSEN'

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 25.11.12

The Australia Council's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board is calling on senior artists and other elders in Indigenous communities to identify young people and emerging artists who need to be skilled up. Sums of money up to $20,000...» Read More

 

Indigenous Photographer named in Great Moments in BlackHistory

Indigenous Photographer named in Great Moments in BlackHistory

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 27.07.11

GREAT MOMENTS IN BLAKISTORY 27 July 2011 - Wayne Quilliam CELEBRATING BLAK HISTORY MONTH 27 July 2011 Wayne Quilliam Adjunct Professor Wayne Quilliam, a Palawa man from Tasmania, is one of Australia¹s leading photographers. He has more than 1000 publications...» Read More

 

Western desert artist leaves behind record of women's ceremony

Western desert artist leaves behind record of women's ceremony

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 13.01.11

THE art world has been shaken by the death in early January of a ''visionary'' leader of the western desert art movement. Makinti Napanangka, thought to be in her 80s, took up painting in her 70s yet went on to...» Read More

 

Alison Kelly: Drawing to a close

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.12.10

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

 

Where Two Rivers Meet art exhibition is being held at the Studio Gallery East Gosford

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 08.12.10

FRANK Wright’s mission is to educate indigenous and non-indigenous children on Australia’s Aboriginal heritage through his artwork. Previously resident on the Central Coast and now living at Walgett a sister city to Gosford, Wright will be the major featured artist...» Read More

 

Upcoming Events
A PARTING OF THE WAYS

A PARTING OF THE WAYS

Event
To own so much art that you can hold not one but three auction sales of it – the latest of more than 150 works - may seem a tad excessive. But any time spent with Liz Laverty – widow... » Read More

 

Upcoming Events
Milingimbi's Auction

Milingimbi's Auction

Event
In August of last year, AAD writer Jeremy Eccles wrote a review of an exhibition then headed for the Art Gallery of NSW to showcase the work of artists from Milingimbi from the 1950s. In it, he wrote that Milingimbi... » Read More