Art director Jacob Boehme upends dotty cliches

March 8, 2017

The new creative director of Melbourne’s Yirramboi First Nations Arts Festival wants to overturn “dots and didgeridoos” cliches about the Indigenous arts in Australia. Jacob Boehme said the festival, to be held in May, would […]

‘Thrones’ inspires game of furniture creation

March 8, 2017

The cult television series Game of Thrones is inspiring furniture creations by Indigenous craftsmen near remote Katherine in the Northern Territory. After watching the television series, one of the craftsmen used recycled wood pallets to […]

Star-studded line-up to wow Castlemaine

February 15, 2017

A night of story and song dedicated to the Dja Dja Wurrung people of central Victoria will be a special feature of the Castlemaine State Festival next month. ‘Ulumbarra’ will feature some of Australia’s best […]

Arts grants up for grabs in NSW

January 25, 2017

Applications are open for regional Aboriginal artists and arts organisations in New South Wales to apply for State government funding for local projects. NSW Arts Minister Troy Grant said the NSW Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund […]

Commercial TV too white and it’s not alright

December 7, 2016

Commercial television had “a long way to go” before it reflected the diversity of Australian society, acclaimed filmmaker Rachel Perkins said this week. Ms Perkins, the filmmaker behind television series such as Redfern Now and […]

Arts grant to help author reveal story of sisters

November 9, 2016

Author Cathy Craigie has been awarded the prestigious 2016 New South Wales Aboriginal Arts Fellowship of $30,000 to research a powerful story from the north of the State. The Aboriginal writer will undertake her fellowship […]

Deakin dudes head OS for design workshops

November 3, 2016

Melbourne’s Deakin University is working on an international guide to help visual designers use culturally-aware and accurate representations of Indigenous imagery in their work. Development of the International Indigenous Design Charter begins next month when […]

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