Harley has sights set on beauty crown

January 12, 2018

Harley Dunolly-Lee is hoping to become Australia’s first Indigenous gay beauty queen. Dunolly-Lee, a female impersonator, burlesque artist and academic, is one of nine contestants who will compete for the Miss Gay Australia International crown […]

Naughty Nakkiah says it like it is

December 13, 2017

Screenwriter Nakkiah Lui says Australia is more than ready for ‘the V word’ – that certain part of a woman’s anatomy that Lui has cheekily personified and brought to life as a character in her […]

NT western takes out sweet prize

November 29, 2017

Celebrated Indigenous filmmaker Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country took out Best Feature Film at the prestigious 11th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) in Brisbane. Sweet Country was produced by David Jowsey and Greer Simpkin and directed […]

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 […]

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