Aboriginal Art Directory Exhibitions

Exhibitions
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

 

Utrecht's AAMU to Close

Utrecht's AAMU to Close

Industry
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

 

Melbourne Does Indigenous

Melbourne Does Indigenous

Event
Overnight, Melbourne is the centre of the Australian Indigenous universe with two substantial shows opening today - one of them a first-ever appearance of Aboriginal art at the defiantly non-Indigenous Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA). One has to ask,... » Read More

 

Lost Namarari Found after 35 years

Lost Namarari Found after 35 years

Exhibition
A 44-year-old painting by Papunya Tula pioneer Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri that was presumed missing after many years of searching has been discovered in the most unexpected of places. With an estimated value of $100,000 – $150,000, records of the 1972... » Read More

 

STARS THAT HAVE PASSED

STARS THAT HAVE PASSED

Exhibition
The brilliance of the art of the APY (Anangu Pitjanjatjara Yankunyjatjara) Lands has been obvious to people like me lucky enough to travel widely through the Aboriginal art world since at least 2000. So it came as a surprise to... » Read More

 

A WINTER OF NEW AWARDS

A WINTER OF NEW AWARDS

Event
Entries open today for the 2017 34th Telstra NATSIAAs. And 2017 offers opportunities to a new generation of artists with the creation of two NEW categories in the Awards. Entries close on Friday 17 March, 2017. The new Telstra Multimedia... » Read More

 

Going Tiwi in Adelaide

Going Tiwi in Adelaide

Festival
There's still time to attend Adelaide's Spirit Festival Presents and experience a world of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Spirit through original fashion, dance, music, visual art, creative workshops and more. At the Tandanya Art Cafe experience intimate acoustic... » Read More

 

TARNANTHI returns

TARNANTHI returns

Event
BHP Billiton, the State Government of South Australia and Art Gallery of South Australia will today announce a truly impressive $17.54 million partnership to present the TARNANTHI Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art annually until 2021. BHP... » Read More

 

MILINGIMBI MEMORIES

MILINGIMBI MEMORIES

Exhibition
In August, I wrote about the ceremonial makarrata that was held on the Crocodile Island of Milingimbi, off Arnhemland that bound the 53 signatories to its final agreement to make an effort within 12 months to bring their collected art... » Read More

 

Canning Stock Route On the Move

Canning Stock Route On the Move

Exhibition
Renowned Indigenous artists are visiting Japan for two festival days this month, celebrating the opening of the National Museum of Australia’s One Road: Aboriginal Art from Australia’s Deserts exhibition in Chiba, outside Tokyo. This is a touring exhibition based on... » Read More

 

Nganampa Kililpil: Our Stars in Gymea

Nganampa Kililpil: Our Stars in Gymea

Exhibition
A major new Aboriginal art exhibition featuring 50 new and commissioned works from across the vast APY Lands of South Australia will open at the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery in Sydney's south this weekend. Nganampa Kililpil: Our Stars brings together artists... » Read More