Christian Thompson’s Ritual Intimacy exhibition charts the Australian artist’s ongoing wanderlust

Christian Thompson’s Ritual Intimacy exhibition charts the Australian artist’s ongoing wanderlust

Posted May 20, 2018 06:05:55 Photo: Thompson’s formal training is in sculpture but his practice takes in photography, textiles, video and sound art. (ABC: Teresa Tan) In his best-known photographic series, artist and Bidjara man Christian Thompson appears in a variety of spangled costumes with his head crowned, or face …

Arnhem Land artists reveals playful side of Indigenous culture in Darwin

Arnhem Land artists reveals playful side of Indigenous culture in Darwin

Posted April 22, 2018 12:06:23 Photo: The exhibition showcases “the playful side” of Injalak art. (ABC News: Dijana Damjanovic) Related Story: Arnhem Land artists’ Sydney exhibition links ancient stories with political advocacy Related Story: Arnhem Land designs to be showcased at Commonwealth Games parade Artists from West Arnhem Land have …

Commonwealth Games organisers accused of shunting Indigenous artists into obscurity – Commonwealth Games 2018

Commonwealth Games organisers accused of shunting Indigenous artists into obscurity – Commonwealth Games 2018

Updated April 13, 2018 05:54:20 Photo: Indigenous dancers taking part in the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony. (AAP: Dean Lewins) Indigenous artists say they have been threatened with hefty fines if they hand out fliers promoting their work to Commonwealth Games spectators. The artists said they had to set up in …

Archibald Prize entry inspired by strength and resilience of artist’s murdered mother

Archibald Prize entry inspired by strength and resilience of artist’s murdered mother

Posted April 10, 2018 06:48:15 Photo: Amani Haydar started her Archibald entry about three years after her mother was murdered. (ABC News: Kathleen Calderwood) Related Story: Haydar sentenced to 22 years’ jail for ‘frenzied’ stabbing murder of wife Amani Haydar’s paintings are often of women with tears running down their …

Remote Indigenous artists open up own gallery to stop ‘dodgy’ art dealers

Remote Indigenous artists open up own gallery to stop ‘dodgy’ art dealers

Updated March 24, 2018 15:32:07 Photo: Artists in the APY Lands have taken matters into their own hands, selling directly to buyers. (ABC News: Steven Schubert) Related Story: Aboriginal art gallery and hotel proposed for old RAH site An Indigenous art collective from outback Australia has opened up its own …