The bark paintings in Gapu-Monuk Saltwater: Journey to Sea Country at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney were pivotal documents in a major case for indigenous sea rights.
Only three fluent speakers of Marra remain. ‘My Grandmother’s Lingo’ is an interactive animation that asks users to speak words from this endangered Aboriginal language.
PERTH — The exhibition, a collaboration between Hans Berg and artist Nathalie Djurberg, has been titled Secret Garden, and naturally, given all of its enchantment and ambience, immediate associations arise to Alice and the gardens of Wonderland. But there’s a lot more going on here.
Australian senator Jacqui Lambi recently produced her own portrait that riffs off the famous Obama poster, but with the words “TRUST” instead of “HOPE.”
Australian artist Leon Ewing has come under fire for suggesting that drugs should be given to high school students to help unlock their creative potential.
In the past few decades, cultural institutions in the West have increasingly felt pressure to return artifacts acquired through questionable means during the colonial era.
There are only a handful of bark art examples from the Dja Dja Wurrung in Australia, and they’re leagues away from their place of origin. A new exhibition of indigenous art of Australia at the British Museum, which holds these artifacts in their collections, will finally bring them back to the South Pacific. However, leaders there want them returned permanently.
Two art students in their final year at the John Curtin College of the Arts in Perth, Western Australia, got an unexpected lesson in institutional politics after their paintings were censored in a student exhibition.
Australia’s Aboriginal cave art is at risk of disappearance within 50 years, according to an expert quoted in the Guardian‘s recent investigation of the the threats facing the prehistoric art.
Filmmaker Sonia Bible considers Rosaleen Norton “the most persecuted artist in Australian history.” With a new documentary, she’s hoping to set a more accurate record of the life of woman who in the 1940s and 50s scandalized the country with her occult art, and bold sexuality.
Australia’s conservative government will nearly halve its budget deficit in the coming fiscal year, in the process eliminating more than AUS$100 million (US$93.6 million) in funding for arts and culture programs, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
Five artists have announced their withdrawal from the Biennale of Sydney, ArtsHub reported today, the latest in an ongoing controversy over one of the Biennale’s major sponsors, Transfield.