Aboriginal Art Directory Exhibitions

Exhibitions
TARNANTHI 2017

TARNANTHI 2017

Event
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

 

Natsiaas 2017

Natsiaas 2017

Art Prize
Given the anniversaries celebrated this year - the 1967 Referendum, the Mabo verdict, etc - and the recent Uluru Statement process, it was perhaps inevitable that the 2017 NATSIAAs would feel profoundly political. And that's not just the Big Telstra... » Read More

 

APY ART DOMINATES THE WYNNE

APY ART DOMINATES THE WYNNE

Exhibition
After last year's triumphant win by the five Ken Sisters from Amata in the Art Gallery of NSW's annual Wynne Prize for landscape painting, artists across the Lands have got hugely competitive this year! Nine major canvases by them have... » Read More

 

Anangu Artist Wins $100,000 Prize

Anangu Artist Wins $100,000 Prize

Exhibition
A drawing by Aboriginal artist Peter Mungkuri has taken out the inaugural Hadley's Art Prize, which claims to be the world's richest landscape art prize. Mungkuri will take home $100,000 for his ink on Somerset-paper drawing, Ngura Wiru, which means... » Read More

 

The End of AAMU

The End of AAMU

Event
Sadly, the Aboriginal Art Museum of Utrecht (in the Netherlands) is no more. It was innovative, didactic in introducing the Dutch to our Indigenous cultures, it was challenging, it even had a collecting budget! I wonder whether it was ever... » Read More

 

ART ACROSS THE COUNTRY

ART ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Event
Major Indigenous art exhibitions and/or art fairs are opening this month in Queensland and Western Australia – two, in fact in Queensland, headed by the annual Cairns Indigenous Art Fair this weekend. As I wrote earlier, CIAF is exploring the... » Read More

 

TARNANTHI IN OCTOBER

TARNANTHI IN OCTOBER

Event
Artistic Director, Nici Cumpston has announced highlights of the program for the biennial 2017 TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art , which returns to Adelaide this October. There will be a major exhibition at the Art... » Read More

 

TJUNGUṈUTJA - from having come together

TJUNGUṈUTJA - from having come together

Exhibition
“The efflorescence of imagery that struck in the hothouse conditions of the Men’s Painting Room will never be repeated, for these works were created at the moment when the epic songlines that connect Aboriginal Australia were unveiled”. John Kean should... » Read More

 

Ghost-Nets Straddle the World

Ghost-Nets Straddle the World

Exhibition
There are three spin-offs from last year's exhibition, Australia: Defending the Oceans at the Heart of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, held at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, currently viewable around the world. And the most exciting is at... » Read More

 

Grayson Perry Going Indigenous?

Grayson Perry Going Indigenous?

Exhibition
Remember Grayson Perry, the out-spoken English artist who featured at the Museum of Contemporary Art in 2015 and 16 with his Hogarthian commentaries on contemporary UK life in the form of pots, tapestries, sculptures and paintings. Well, one of his... » Read More

 

Barks Bigger than Ben Hur

Barks Bigger than Ben Hur

Event
The bark paintings of Australia's Aboriginal North, so easily put into the shade by the brilliant acrylics of the Deserts, are coming out into the sun. As a foretaste, the Queensland Art Gallery is bringing out Masterworks from the Janet... » Read More

 

NGA QUINQUENNIAL 2017

NGA QUINQUENNIAL 2017

Event
Oh, so many words, but so little new art that really excites! Let's start with the National Gallery's curator Tina Baum's mantra for the whole event: We defy: By existing; By determining our identity; By asserting our histories; our culture;... » Read More

 

Blak Douglas Finds Home at the NGA

Blak Douglas Finds Home at the NGA

Exhibition
1. You already have one artwork in the National Gallery of Australia Collection, now the NGA has acquired The Lucky Country series too. I'm elated to have had the highly provocative suite of digital prints titled The Lucky Country acquired... » Read More

 

BRIAN ROBINSON WINS HAZELHURST WOP

BRIAN ROBINSON WINS HAZELHURST WOP

Event
On Friday, Sutherland Shire Council announced Torresian Brian Robinson from Cairns as the winner of the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2017 for his work entitled 'Land Sea Sky – Charting our place in the universe' (2016). Brian Robinson has... » Read More

 

PARRTJIMA 2.0

PARRTJIMA 2.0

Event
The NT Government has announced the appointment of Rhoda Roberts AO as curator of the second annual Parrtjima – A Festival in Light event in Alice Springs, running from Friday, 22 September to Sunday, 1 October 2017. Roberts has a... » Read More