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Entries Open for 2018 NATSIAAs

Entries Open for 2018 NATSIAAs

Posted by Aboriginal Art Directory | 14.11.17

Entries are open for the 2018 NATSIAAs now awarding $80,000 in prizes including the prestigious Telstra Award (the most outstanding work in the exhibition, $50,000) and prizes in the following categories: Telstra Bark Painting Award $5000 Telstra General Painting Award...» Read More

 

The Late Mary Macha

The Late Mary Macha

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 02.11.17

Somehow, the AAD 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 to handling...» Read More

 

PAINTING COUNTRY

PAINTING COUNTRY

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 01.11.17

Most people know and happily accept that canvases by remote Aboriginal artists may look abstract but invariably involve a representation of parts of the Country that is so important to them....rockholes, food sources, ancestral Dreaming tracks, caves, saltpans, etc etc....» Read More

 

The Scholls Donate Half their Art

The Scholls Donate Half their Art

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 23.10.17

A massive 199 pieces of Aboriginal art are being donated from the Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection in Miami to three US museums. The lucky trio are the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York – recent beneficiary of Indigenous...» Read More

 

Death at Kintore

Death at Kintore

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 17.10.17

Papunya Tula Artists has announced the death of artist Kumantjayi (Morris) Gibson Tjapaltjarri on Saturday 7th October 2017 at the age of about 60. Kumantjayi was the eldest son of Pintupi painting royalty, Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi and Ningura Napurrula...» Read More

 

RETURN OF MUNGO MAN

RETURN OF MUNGO MAN

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 11.10.17

The bones of Mungo Man, discovered in 1974 and studied in Canberra ever since, will return at last to Lake Mungo in far western NSW on Friday 17th November. And the Aboriginal Advisory Group (AAG) to the Willandra Lakes World...» Read More

 

TARNANTHI 2017

TARNANTHI 2017

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 10.10.17

The program has been published for the second Tarnanthi Festival in Adelaide. At the Art Gallery where Director and curator Nici Cumpston holds sway, no fewer than 189 artists are listed as showing their wares – 58 involved in the...» 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 AAD 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 to handling... » 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