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Movement at the Station

Movement at the Station

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 25.09.20

It all seems to be happening in the fraught matter of building one or more Indigenous cultural institutions for Australia and the world to gain greater context and appreciation of the complexity of our First Nations cultures. Not all of...» Read More

 

Archie Has First Aboriginal Winner

Archie Has First Aboriginal Winner

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 25.09.20

Well, I was pretty right about the Wynne Prize - giving Hubert Pareroultja the guernsey for his brilliantly-coloured, outsize Hermannsburg work in acrylics, as his illustrious forebear Albert Namatjira would never have attempted. But I was dead wrong about the...» Read More

 

SUNSHINE SUPERGIRL

SUNSHINE SUPERGIRL

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 17.09.20

Just about everyone knows Evonne Goolagong Cawley AC, MBE is the greatest Aboriginal tennis player that Australia has ever produced. But how many know she's Wiradjuri? Mind you, it's even possible that this specific identification didn't matter that much to...» Read More

 

Why not the Wynne?

Why not the Wynne?

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 17.09.20

“The global debates about race and ethnicity are reflected in the prominence given to Indigenous artists in this year's prize”, was the reflection of Sydney Morning Herald critic John McDonald after the launch of this year's Archibald, Wynne and Sulman...» Read More

 

LONG JACK PHILLIPUS 1932-2020

LONG JACK PHILLIPUS 1932-2020

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 08.09.20

Kumantjayi Long Tjakamarra, the last of the founding painters at Papunya, has died. An era has come to an end. The 88-year-old Warlpiri man, who lived on independently in Papunya after his Pintupi painting colleagues left for their Countries further...» Read More

 

Consulting the Industry

Consulting the Industry

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 02.09.20

The Ministers for the Arts and Indigenous Australians this morning jointly announced that they will develop an Indigenous VisuaI Art Action Plan to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, and their cultural and economic interests. Yet more consultation, you...» Read More

 

Goodies from Canberra

Goodies from Canberra

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 27.08.20

Just three years from its last iteration, the National Gallery of Australia has announced a new National Indigenous Art Triennial – its 4th – though it won't actually occur until the end of next year. As the others occurred in...» 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
Repatriated Art at Auction

Repatriated Art at Auction

Event
Coincidentally, two substantial foreign collections of Aboriginal art have been returned home in COVID-time to be sold at auction. Tonight, online, Deutscher & Hackett offer the Peter and Renate Nahum Collection from London. And on 22 July in Sydney, Bonhams... » Read More

 

Upcoming Events
Sotheby's NY Inaugural Aboriginal Art Auction

Sotheby's NY Inaugural Aboriginal Art Auction

Auction
The first dedicated Aboriginal art auction in the US by an international auction house was held by Sotheby's in New York on December 13. The sale surpassed its high estimate with 88% of all lots sold and set eight new... » Read More