Aboriginal Art Directory Exhibitions

Exhibitions
Blak Douglas Finds Home at the NGA

Blak Douglas Finds Home at the NGA

Exhibition
1. You already have one artwork in the National Gallery of Australia Collection, now the NGA has acquired The Lucky Country series too. I'm elated to have had the highly provocative suite of digital prints titled The Lucky Country acquired... » Read More

 

BRIAN ROBINSON WINS HAZELHURST WOP

BRIAN ROBINSON WINS HAZELHURST WOP

Event
On Friday, Sutherland Shire Council announced Torresian Brian Robinson from Cairns as the winner of the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2017 for his work entitled 'Land Sea Sky – Charting our place in the universe' (2016). Brian Robinson has... » Read More

 

PARRTJIMA 2.0

PARRTJIMA 2.0

Event
The NT Government has announced the appointment of Rhoda Roberts AO as curator of the second annual Parrtjima – A Festival in Light event in Alice Springs, running from Friday, 22 September to Sunday, 1 October 2017. Roberts has a... » Read More

 

2017 NATSIAAs

2017 NATSIAAs

Event
The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is excited to announce that 66 artists have been selected from 300 entries to be part of the country's most prestigious national Indigenous art awards, the Telstra National Aboriginal and... » Read More

 

Yulparitja Rugs

Yulparitja Rugs

Exhibition
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

Event
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

Event
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

Event
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

Event
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

 

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

 

Tracey Goes over the Horizon to Venice

Tracey Goes over the Horizon to Venice

Exhibition
Indigenous photographer and film-maker, Tracey Moffatt has revealed just a few hints (and one image) of her contribution to this year's prestigious Venice Biennale. Called 'My Horizon', she has used a studio in the National Parks complex on Middle Head,... » Read More

 

INDIGENOUS STORIES IN CLAY

INDIGENOUS STORIES IN CLAY

Exhibition
When a gallery that specialises in three dimensional art – whether in glass or clay – puts its mind to the Indigenous realm, then the result is likely to be pretty comprehensive. Anna Grigson from Sydney's Sabbia Gallery used to... » Read More

 

ART & POLITICS

ART & POLITICS

Event
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

Exhibition
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

Reception
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