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1967 CELEBRATION

1967 CELEBRATION

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 18.01.17

As mentioned in my commentary on Vernon Ah Kee's 'Not an Animal or a Plant' exhibition, this year's Sydney Festival is taking early advantage of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum which officially acknowledged Ah Kee's humanity – and...» Read More

 

THE SEASON

THE SEASON

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 13.01.17

Readers of AAD should be familiar with the evocative photos of Ricky Maynard, the Tasmanian Aboriginal who introduced us to the world of Birding – the annual tradition of heading for the Bass Strait islands (where many Tassie Aboriginal people...» Read More

 

ART & POLITICS

ART & POLITICS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 12.01.17

Two major art exhibitions have opened in Sydney – one by a Western art-trained Aboriginal artist and one by an untrained Sri Lankan-born criminal – and both turn for their success or failure on politics. For, of course, Myuran Sukumaran...» Read More

 

Fate of AAMU and its Collection

Fate of AAMU and its Collection

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 11.01.17

The AAD has had an opportunity to interview Dr Georges Petitjean, AAMU Curator. Our first question to him was, what will happen to the AAMU Permanent Collection? GP: We hope to find another museum or institution to take over the...» Read More

 

National Gallery's Quinquennial Announced

National Gallery's Quinquennial Announced

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 05.01.17

On 5th December, the National Gallery of Australia quietly announced its program for 2017 – so quietly that I (and, I suspect, most other journalists) totally failed to notice the revival of their series of Indigenous Triennials. As these exhibitions...» Read More

 

Utrecht's AAMU to Close

Utrecht's AAMU to Close

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 22.12.16

The only museum in Europe to focus exclusively on contemporary Australian Aboriginal art will close mid-2017 as its private funding comes to an end. Utrecht's AAMU Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art opened in March 2001 and has held two exhibitions...» Read More

 

Nuclear Dating for Rock Art

Nuclear Dating for Rock Art

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 21.12.16

A new technique, developed at ANSTO’s Centre for Accelerator Science, has made it possible to produce some of the first reliable radiocarbon dates for Australian rock art in a study just published online in The Journal of Archaeological Science Reports....» 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
LOTS HAPPENING

LOTS HAPPENING

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So much news to share with you, I'm having to collate it all into a single story: 1. The Istanbul Biennial is about to hit the headlines as Sydney's last Biennale did – with action by the artists involved in... » Read More

 

Upcoming Events
Details of Exciting New Tarnanthi Festival

Details of Exciting New Tarnanthi Festival

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More than 300 artists from across Australia will showcase work in TARNANTHI (pronounced TAR-nan-dee), the inaugural Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, right across Adelaide from 8 -18 October - with exhibitions continuing at the SA Art... » Read More