Modern masterpiece breaks auction record

November 15, 2017

One of Australia’s most famous contemporary paintings, ‘Earth’s Creation I’ by the late Emily Kame Kngwarreye, sold at auction last night for $2.1 million, breaking its own record for the highest price achieved at auction […]

Meet modest Masella on her way up

November 15, 2017

Australia is about to fall under the spell of Kyliric Masella, the 13-year-old Sydney-based star of a ghostly new children’s TV series. Masella had little acting experience when she tried out for the part of […]

Namatjira matriarch dies after copyright battle

October 18, 2017

Kumantjai L Namatjira Lankin, the matriarch of the Namatjira family, has died less than a week after her family’s protracted fight to win copyright of the works of renowned painter Albert Namatjira. Kumantjai had been […]

Cultural festival ‘helps open people’s eyes’

October 4, 2017

The Parrtijima festival lit up Alice Springs last week with breathtaking art by Aboriginal artists from central Australia. Parrtijima — A Festival in Light transformed Alice Springs Desert Park into an outdoor gallery of light […]

Tarnanthi palette rich in colour, diversity

October 4, 2017

Indigenous artists will travel from Australia’s most north-easterly point in the Torres Strait and from its far south in Tasmania for the country’s biggest celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture next […]

Harbour market setting back to Blak

September 20, 2017

Aboriginal art, crafts, bushfoods and entertainment will fill Sydney Harbour’s headland park as the Blak Markets return to Barangaroo Reserve this Sunday. The open-air market will feature more than 20 stalls selling handmade items, accessories, […]

Shopping centres to promote Indigenous digital art

September 6, 2017

Sea creatures and coral from the Great Barrier Reef and tropical rainforests captured in the artwork of NAIDOC artist of the year Elverina Johnson will be shared with shoppers across Australia. Ms Johnson’s art will […]

Blak’s bat takes him to another level

September 6, 2017

Artist Blak Douglas was on his morning walk through Redfern when his path crossed that of a Sydney fruit bat, which to his artistic eye looked stone dead. After checking that the bat didn’t have […]

Artist goes to bat for hangers-on

August 23, 2017

Archibald Prize finalist and Aboriginal artist Blak Douglas is championing the Sydney fruit bat in a new exhibition by four contemporary Australian artists showcasing Australia’s native species and other animals. ‘Something Else is Alive: Sydney […]

Crafted works receive coveted nod

August 23, 2017

Yirrkala artist Barayuwa Munuggurr has been highly commended in a prestigious art competition, the John Fries Award. The award recognises the talents of early career visual artists from Australia and New Zealand. Munuggurr, from the […]

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