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THE NIGHTINGALE

THE NIGHTINGALE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 16.08.19

As Australian audiences brace themselves for Quentin Tarantino's latest exploration of gratuitous violence, bear in mind that Australia's own dark side will be on view in cinemas from August 29th – in 'The Nightingale'. Such a sweet bird! But Jennifer...» Read More

 

NINGALI

NINGALI

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 14.08.19

Josie/Ningali Lawford-Wolf, the great Wangkatjungka/Walmatjarri actor who emerged (along with a few others of her ilk) during the 1997 Sydney Olympic Festival of the Dreaming with her one-woman eponymously-titled show has died while on tour at the Edinburgh Festival with...» Read More

 

2019 Telstra NATSIAAs

2019 Telstra NATSIAAs

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 09.08.19

The political flavour of last weekend's Garma Festival has swept across Arnhemland to Darwin and crept up in the background for this 36th iteration of Australia's major Indigenous art event. Several of the 68 artworks chosen as finalists - including...» Read More

 

Blak Douglas Wins the Kilgour

Blak Douglas Wins the Kilgour

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 02.08.19

When we interviewed Blak Douglas about his Lucky Country series being acquired by the National Gallery of Australia in 2017, we ended by asking, Where to from here? And he answered, "The sky's as limited as a Michael Riley masterpiece"....» Read More

 

Save the Date - Tarnanthi in October

Save the Date - Tarnanthi in October

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 31.07.19

Tarnanthi, the Art Gallery of South Australia’s Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, returns for the fourth time in October. Internationally acclaimed and recognised as the largest festival of its kind every second year, Tarnanthi 2019 includes...» Read More

 

The McKenzie Powerhouse

The McKenzie Powerhouse

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 22.07.19

In 2016, Elder Regina McKenzie and her daughter, Juanella, woke to the news that the Flinders Ranges in outback South Australia was being considered as a dumping site for nuclear waste from Scotland. Regina, a Traditional Owner of the Flinders...» Read More

 

Large Scale Digital Art Exhibition

Large Scale Digital Art Exhibition

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 20.06.19

A large-scale 24-hour digital art exhibition featuring photographic work of Wayne Quilliam, curated by aMBUSH Gallery, will run in the bustling outdoor space of Sydney's Darling Quarter over NAIDOC Week. Called Insta-Culture, the exhibition comprises 16 images (each 2.4m x...» 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
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

 

Upcoming Events
DIGGING FOR HONEY ANTS AT PAPUNYA

DIGGING FOR HONEY ANTS AT PAPUNYA

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Unusual for Aboriginal Art Directory – a link with something to listen to! Recently, John Kean – an early Papunya Tula Artists staffer, researcher and frequent writer about those pioneering days at Papunya in the 70s – was asked to... » Read More