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National Aboriginal Art Gallery Gets a Boss

National Aboriginal Art Gallery Gets a Boss

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 15.04.21

The Northern Territory's Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Chansey Paech has announced the appointment of Tracy Puklowski to the role of Senior Director, National Aboriginal Art Gallery planned for Alice Springs. She'll start in the job on 24 May...» Read More

 

THE NATIONAL 2021

THE NATIONAL 2021

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 29.03.21

The third iteration of 'The National' “showcasing the varied and vital work being made by Australian artists” has opened across three venues in Sydney – Carriageworks, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Art Gallery of NSW. Whether there will...» Read More

 

TRUTH-TELLING

TRUTH-TELLING

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 26.03.21

Henry Reynolds, offering a “big picture context” for the 'Uluru Statement from the Heart' in his latest book, is a fine historian. His intensive researches into the horrors of past colonial relationships with Australia's First Nations peoples have brought many...» Read More

 

All Revealed in Freo

All Revealed in Freo

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 24.03.21

Presenting the best new and emerging Aboriginal artists from remote, regional and metro Western Australia, 'Revealed 2021' will showcase artworks including paintings, installations, textiles, photography, print media, video, jewellery, carving and sculpture. Hosting over 100 emerging Aboriginal artists, the galleries...» Read More

 

Bla Mela Kantri

Bla Mela Kantri

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 22.03.21

OK – I wonder whether you can make sense of my Kriol title for this story??? For it's the title of an exhibition exploring different representations of landscapes around Ngukurr, the south Arnhemland township where many tribes met beside the...» Read More

 

Two Big Moves

Two Big Moves

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 19.03.21

Aboriginal Art Directory doesn't often touch on the commercial gallery scene – such a competitive and occasionally 'sensitive' area! But it's an essential part of the industry, however much some in the community art centre world would wish it away....» Read More

 

The Very Late Charlie Flannigan

The Very Late Charlie Flannigan

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 16.03.21

Drawings by a prisoner who became the first person to be executed at Darwin’s Fannie Bay Gaol are currently on show at the Northern Territory's Library in Parliament House, Darwin. 'A Little Bit of Justice: The Drawings of Charlie Flannigan' will...» 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
National Endowment for Indigenous Visual Arts

National Endowment for Indigenous Visual Arts

Event
If that name sounds like an official institution set up by some government quango, it is possible that was the intention. In fact, it's the baby of the ever-dynamic Melbourne (and New York) dealer D'Lan Davidson. Though he was beaten... » Read More

 

Upcoming Events
The Ebes Collection

The Ebes Collection

Event
Back in May 2013, I wrote enthusiastically about the opening of Melbourne's 'Emily Museum', celebrating, of course, the career of the woman its owner, Hank Ebes called “Australia's greatest artist”. As he continued at the time, “There is no influence... » Read More