Aboriginal Art Directory Exhibitions

Exhibitions
Mawurndjul Makes Headlines in DC

Mawurndjul Makes Headlines in DC

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Under the bracing headline: 'Introducing the greatest aboriginal artist unknown in America' expatriate Aussie art critic, Sebastian Smee, a Pulitzer Prize-winner at the Boston Globe, told his now-Washington Post readers what they were missing out on in distant Sydney. Smee... » Read More

 

Indigenous Pots Are Hot

Indigenous Pots Are Hot

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The Biennial Indigenous Ceramic Award winner at the Shepparton Art Museum in mid-Victoria is about to be announced on Saturday. As a $20,000 acquisitive prize, the 2018 ICA is open to Indigenous groups and individual artists to propose an exhibition... » Read More

 

CIAF Sets Records

CIAF Sets Records

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Sunshine filled days and starlit skies drew the crowds and community together for last month’s Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF), capping off its ninth successful iteration with record breaking success. In releasing CIAF’s sales figures, general manager Vanessa Gillen said... » Read More

 

The Politics of Art in Darwin

The Politics of Art in Darwin

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One of the factors that makes Darwin such a dynamic place to be during the August week of the Telstra NATSIAAs is that so many of Indigenous art's key players gather there, to top up on the art and artists... » Read More

 

A SENSE OF PLACE

A SENSE OF PLACE

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“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

 

INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITY

INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITY

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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

 

Blak Markets Back in Sydney

Blak Markets Back in Sydney

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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”

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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

 

WARS & MASSACRES

WARS & MASSACRES

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The ever-over-wrought Alan Jones was launching a book about political correctness the other day and was quoted as saying that “primary school children today know more about the 'fictitious' Welcome to Country than they do about Burke and Wills (who... » Read More

 

NY “Goes Ballistic” over Aboriginal Art

NY “Goes Ballistic” over Aboriginal Art

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You may recall that the Aboriginal art world got mightily upset in April when it appeared that the incredibly famous English artist Damien Hirst had 'borrowed' more than few visual ideas from the artists of Central Australia who had developed... » Read More

 

THE LOCKHART BRAND IS BUOYED UP

THE LOCKHART BRAND IS BUOYED UP

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I've been a fan of the artists from Lockhart River on Cape York for almost 20 years now – ever since a bunch of giggling girls appeared at the International Works on Paper Fair in Sydney in 1999. This mob,... » Read More

 

THE WYNNE'S A WINNER AGAIN

THE WYNNE'S A WINNER AGAIN

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It's been a process that's built and built over 3 years. For this year, the prestigious Wynne Prize of $50,000, offered annually since 1897 by the Art Gallery of NSW for landscape painting, has welcomed into its bosom 17 works... » Read More

 

NATSIAA FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

NATSIAA FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

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The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is delighted to announce 67 works have been selected from 308 entries to be part of the country’s most prestigious national Indigenous art awards, the Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres... » Read More

 

ENGLAND'S EMILY?

ENGLAND'S EMILY?

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Poor old Emily.....first there was the Qantas plane named after her with an artwork that didn't look like her's, and now Damien Hirst. Much puffing and blowing has occurred since images of the once-YBA Hirst's 'Veil Paintings' first appeared in... » Read More

 

THE SONGKEEPERS

THE SONGKEEPERS

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Weird coincidences abound, don't they? On the day that I saw a preview of the delicious documentary, 'The Songkeepers' about the (mainly) women's choirs that are a key part of cultural maintenance in remote desert communities, I also caught up... » Read More