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Kaurna Shield Comes to Adelaide

Kaurna Shield Comes to Adelaide

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 08.07.20

The Federal Government has announced $100,000 to support the acquisition of a rare 19th century Murlapaka (also spelt Mulubakka) shield, attributed to the Kaurna people from the Adelaide Plains, by the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA). Minister for the...» Read More

 

Yiribana

Yiribana

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 02.07.20

"The Art Gallery of NSW has long been recognised for the excellence of its collection of classical bark paintings", noted the AGNSW's then Public Programs Curator, Terence Maloon in 1994; going on to say, "It is also regarded as a...» Read More

 

Fashion Goes Indigenous

Fashion Goes Indigenous

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 26.06.20

Everywhere you turn at this time there's news of some new venture in First Nations fashion. The ladies fashion mags are full of it, the museums are leaping on the bandwagon and now, being Australia, we have to have a...» Read More

 

Desecration in the East Kimberley

Desecration in the East Kimberley

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 25.06.20

According to Elders from the art community of Warrmun, supported by the Kimberley Land Council, sites of cultural significance in the East Kimberley have been destroyed by large-scale granite mining operations, despite breaching Section 17 of the Aboriginal Heritage Act...» Read More

 

The Gambay Language Map

The Gambay Language Map

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 19.06.20

Ever wanted to speak just a little of the language of the artists who created your artworks? Or even just to find out what language or languages they do actually communicate in? Well, First Languages Australia has now developed an...» Read More

 

ARTISTS HONOURED

ARTISTS HONOURED

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 09.06.20

The Queens Birthday Honours may have hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons – too many politicians going “over and beyond” in backstabbing and power-grabbing, for instance – but it's been a bonza year for remote First Nations artists...» Read More

 

ONLINE SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL

ONLINE SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 09.06.20

In a foreshortened and online film festival, the normal Sydney winter feast is a comparatively muted affair this year as a result of the COVID crisis. Sadly, only two First Nations films have made the cut, two docos that tackle...» 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
Sotheby's NY Inaugural Aboriginal Art Auction

Sotheby's NY Inaugural Aboriginal Art Auction

Auction
The first dedicated Aboriginal art auction in the US by an international auction house was held by Sotheby's in New York on December 13. The sale surpassed its high estimate with 88% of all lots sold and set eight new... » Read More

 

Upcoming Events
The Auction Time of Year

The Auction Time of Year

Event
“Toward the end of 1991, women’s Awelye ceremonies were being held in Utopia. December was overwhelmingly humid with hot northerly winds. The anticipation of rain and the ongoing ceremonial activity enlivened the spiritual atmosphere. A number of exceptional paintings (by... » Read More