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Going Native in the Kitchen

Going Native in the Kitchen

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 15.11.19

John Newton is keen that we eat 'The Oldest Foods on Earth', ie Australian Indigenous foods, grown (sometimes cultivated), cooked and tasted here for up to 60,000 years. He's so keen that his 2016 book of that name on the...» Read More

 

Emu Runner

Emu Runner

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 10.11.19

So, pretty much wherever you look these days, there's an Aboriginal film or TV series. Last year's AACT Awards hailed Warwick Thornton's 'Sweet Country' in just about all major creative categories. And Best TV Drama Series was the Ivan Sen...» Read More

 

Cultural Momentum

Cultural Momentum

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 05.11.19

I never thought my first live sighting of and listening to the great Chinese/American cellist and social activist, Yo-Yo-Ma would be in the great open void beneath Barangaroo Park. But that's what happened this morning as he passed swiftly through...» Read More

 

Warlimpirrnga Wins Copyright Claim

Warlimpirrnga Wins Copyright Claim

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 29.10.19

The successful, if gloomy, Netflix TV series, 'After Life' in which the English actor Ricky Gervais plays a widowed man in a state of aggressively deep depression, chose – for no obvious reason – a near copy of an early...» Read More

 

It's Time for Tarnanthi

It's Time for Tarnanthi

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 25.10.19

Somebody once announced “It's Time”, and won a famous election. Now another Somebody – Djambawa Marawili AM – has declared, “This is the time when we should show the culture and the wisdom of the Country” to the world beyond...» Read More

 

Natives Go Wild

Natives Go Wild

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 23.10.19

Is the mischievously entitled 'Natives Go Wild' our first Indigenous cabaret? The Sydney Opera House's own Head of First Nations' Programming, Rhoda Roberts has written this bitter sweet entertainment and found a cast that actually has more of a Pacifika...» Read More

 

Jandamarra: Sing for the Country : Ngalanyabarra Muwayi.u

Jandamarra: Sing for the Country : Ngalanyabarra Muwayi.u

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 16.10.19

If you are in Sydney on Friday, it would be a mistake to miss out on the single performance of 'Jandamarra', the dramatic cantata telling the story of Aboriginal Australia's Ned Kelly – the Geronimo of the Kimberley. Killed by...» 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
Sydney Goes Contemporary

Sydney Goes Contemporary

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It's that time of year again for the now-annual Sydney Contemporary art fair at Carriageworks in Sydney. Ever innovative, this year the show began early in the unlikely setting of the Sofitel Hotel on Darling Harbour where 3 suites and... » Read More

 

Upcoming Events
NY is the Epicentre

NY is the Epicentre

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As predicted some time ago on AAD, Sotheby’s is moving its Aboriginal art auctions from London to New York in November. There contemporary canvases and historic artefacts will hang in the auction house’s revamped galleries alongside blue-chip modern and contemporary... » Read More