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Aboriginal Art Storms Online

Aboriginal Art Storms Online

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 17.11.20

This year has been one of terrible isolation for many people – none more so than the remote First Nations communities that produce so much of Australia's greatest art at the moment. But that very enforced isolation has a) kept...» Read More

 

Michael Nelson Jagamara AM 1946 – 2020

Michael Nelson Jagamara AM 1946 – 2020

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 10.11.20

The death was announced in Alice Springs last night of the leading Desert artist Michael Nelson Jagamara. The Warlpiri man wasn't amongst the first in Papunya to take to the canvas when the art movement took off there in 1972....» Read More

 

'Nilimurra Dhuwal: Here We Are' by Guynbi Ganambarr

'Nilimurra Dhuwal: Here We Are' by Guynbi Ganambarr

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 10.11.20

Ever since his first appearance at Bill Gregory's Annandale Galleries in 2004, Guynbi Ganambarr has been making waves. Indeed, Will Stubbs, his art director at the dynamic Buku Larrnggay Art Centre in eastern Arnhemland noted that even his first appearance...» Read More

 

GORDON BENNETT SOLO IN QUEENSLAND

GORDON BENNETT SOLO IN QUEENSLAND

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 06.11.20

'Unfinished Business: The Art of Gordon Bennett’ is the first large-scale exhibition of Bennett’s oeuvre since 2007. The exhibition showcases Bennett’s key series in depth, his most important and admired works, and includes many works which have rarely if ever...» Read More

 

Cursed!

Cursed!

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 30.10.20

A few weeks ago I was at the Sydney Theatre Company's play, 'Wonnangatta' expecting to see an Aboriginal play because the excellent Wayne Blair was half of the cast. Silly me! Now I've been to the re-opening of the Belvoir...» Read More

 

Sunshine Coast Art Prize Finalists Paint BMWs

Sunshine Coast Art Prize Finalists Paint BMWs

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 30.10.20

Hitting the Sunshine Coast streets now until December 11 are a BMW, Mini and BMW motorbike featuring the artwork of Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2020 finalists, Michael Nelson Jagamara, Natalya Hughes and Kent Morris - thanks to Coastline BMW. The...» Read More

 

The 'Seven Sisters' Heading for England

The 'Seven Sisters' Heading for England

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 28.10.20

The National Museum of Australia’s pioneering Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters exhibition will tour to the United Kingdom in 2021. Here's what I thought of curator Margo Neale's original show in Canbarra in 2018: https://news.aboriginalartdirectory.com/2018/02/songlines-tracking-the-seven-sisters.php The joint 'UK/Australia Season' initiative...» 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 Ebes Collection

The Ebes Collection

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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

 

Upcoming Events
Repatriated Art at Auction

Repatriated Art at Auction

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Coincidentally, two substantial foreign collections of Aboriginal art have been returned home in COVID-time to be sold at auction. Tonight, online, Deutscher & Hackett offer the Peter and Renate Nahum Collection from London. And on 22 July in Sydney, Bonhams... » Read More