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NATSIAAS 2018

NATSIAAS 2018

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 09.08.18

When a tsunami comes your way, all you can do is head for higher ground very fast. This year's Telstra NATSIA Awards have been hit by the Buku Tsunami – which has been a long time coming. No less than...» Read More

 

A SENSE OF PLACE

A SENSE OF PLACE

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 01.08.18

“The crow djang has two navels”, declares the artist in the didactic accompanying one of the 165 barks, sculptures and lorrkons in the marvellous, career-spanning exhibition of the work of Johnny Mawurndjul – aka Balang Nakurulk. It's a mysterious statement...» Read More

 

The Long Forgotten Dream

The Long Forgotten Dream

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 30.07.18

The world premier of this play by a writer unknown to me but given the imprimature of Neil Armfield's decision to direct it for the Sydney Theatre Company raised mighty expectations. For Armfield has credentials in the Indigenous area –...» Read More

 

INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITY

INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 29.06.18

A lengthy article appeared in a recent issue of The Australian's Review supplement announcing that old Aboriginal barks were setting out to tour China, but also featuring heavily a jolly Chinese comedian. It appears that he is the cultural ambassador...» Read More

 

DIGITAL CODES

DIGITAL CODES

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 27.06.18

The Australian Government this week announced that it will commit $150,000 to a pilot program to test digital codes to label authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander products. The move is the latest step in the fight against inauthentic Indigenous...» Read More

 

Blak Markets Back in Sydney

Blak Markets Back in Sydney

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 24.06.18

The Blak Markets organisation will again host the National Indigenous NAIDOC Art Fair next weekend at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney. The event will kick off celebrations ahead of this year’s national NAIDOC Week and will offer a vibrant...» Read More

 

“I am the old and the new”

“I am the old and the new”

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 22.06.18

What a marvellously biblical statement by the senior Western Arnhemland artist, John Mawurndjul. He made it boldly in accepting this year's prestigious male Red Ochre Award at the Sydney Opera House in May. And the once-shaggy bushman, who lives 50...» 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
The Late Mary Macha

The Late Mary Macha

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Somehow, the Aboriginal Art Directory failed to report the death in March of a woman of great importance in the development of Aboriginal art – Mary Macha. She grew from a West Australian job in the State's Native Welfare Department... » Read More

 

Upcoming Events
Art for the Environment

Art for the Environment

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The Environmental Defenders Office of the Northern Territory (EDO NT) is again holding an online Aboriginal art auction to raise funds for its important work (advising and acting for individuals, traditional owners, community groups and conservation groups seeking to protect... » Read More