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Fondation Opale Glows Opalescent

Fondation Opale Glows Opalescent

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 17.09.19

A follow-up to my Menil Collection story from Houston – for my enthusiasm for America's current positivity towards Aboriginal art may have allowed me to miss the Big Story. Which is the significant emergence of the Fondation Opale at Lens...» Read More

 

'Mapa Wiya' (Your Map’s Not Needed)

'Mapa Wiya' (Your Map’s Not Needed)

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 13.09.19

The Menil Collection in Houston, Texas is opening today its first major museum exhibition devoted to Australian Aboriginal art:'Mapa Wiya' (Your Map’s Not Needed): Australian Aboriginal Art from the Swiss Fondation Opale. The show includes more than 100 works created...» Read More

 

Sydney Goes Contemporary

Sydney Goes Contemporary

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 08.09.19

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

 

Victorian Bonanza!

Victorian Bonanza!

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 04.09.19

Victoria is positively buzzing with the exciting breadth of First Nations' art and craft this month. I wonder how it's all coincided? But let's start with the Bendigo show of Indigenous Batik that opened last month: Desert Lines : Batik...» Read More

 

Woven Furniture

Woven Furniture

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 31.08.19

Koskela, one of Australia’s leading furniture and design brands, is presenting Ngalya, celebrating the 10th anniversary of Koskela’s social impact projects working with Australia’s First Nations People. Koskela has opened an exhibition including a new collection of lighting designs in...» Read More

 

Funding for Indigenous Art

Funding for Indigenous Art

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 29.08.19

It's a long list but important to have on the record for anyone interested in the sheer size of the Aboriginal arts industry and the amount of public money that supports organisations that claim to turn over $30m a year....» Read More

 

Movement at the Station in Alice

Movement at the Station in Alice

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 27.08.19

The Business Case for the Northern Territory's National Aboriginal Art Gallery in Alice Springs (Mparntwe) has been published by EY Consultants (aka Ernst & Young) at a cost of $224,000. Coverage so far has emphasised the numbers – but an...» 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

Event
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

Event
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