Indigenous art

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Global heating is destroying rock art tens of thousands of years old, experts warn
Serious damage has already been done as erosion, fires, floods and cyclones increase in intensity

Tory Shepherd

16, Nov, 2021 @6:05 AM

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Songlines: the Indigenous Australian exhibition preserving 65,000 years of culture
With epic pieces that take in creation myths and spread ancient knowledge, this exhibition has taken Australia by storm and is now in the UK

Nicholas Wroe

25, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Australian government unveils plan to support Aboriginal artists and guard against fake works
Artist collective welcomes extra funding but says new initiatives do nothing about unscrupulous dealers effectively holding vulnerable artists hostage

Kelly Burke

21, Oct, 2021 @4:25 AM

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‘The empire strikes back’: lauded Australian show begins European tour
Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters, featuring Indigenous cultural works, comes to Plymouth

Steven Morris

17, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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From stargazing with the Mabo family to colonial artefacts, reappropriated: inside Tarnanthi 2021
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Festival puts the colourful and the uncomfortable of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art on show

Walter Marsh

15, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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All Aboriginal art is political: you just need to learn how to read it | Claire Coleman
Protest through Indigenous works is not just the preserve of city ‘rabble rousers’. The home of land rights is in the bush, and our art reflects this

Claire Coleman

23, Sep, 2021 @12:58 AM

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From the Pilbara to Australia’s classrooms: meet the Indigenous kids teaching the nation
For a decade, social justice arts organisation Big hART has been working with the Roebourne community to turn the tables on Indigenous education

Steve Dow

25, Aug, 2021 @12:58 AM

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‘It’ll certainly intrigue people’: roadside art tells hard truths about Indigenous history
Billboards of contemporary works and archival images intended to illuminate First Nations’ perspectives of place in north Queensland

Lorena Allam Photography: Sean Davey

06, Aug, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Natsiaa 2021: Great Victoria Desert painter Timo Hogan wins $50,000 Indigenous art prize
Judges praise the artist from WA’s remote Tjuntjuntjara community for his ‘masterful painting of international calibre’

Kelly Burke

06, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘She blew me away’: Bangarra’s touching tribute to one woman’s passion, culture and legacy
She planted the seed for SandSong shortly before her untimely death in 2019. Now the acclaimed company is bringing the story of her country to life

Steve Dow

08, Jun, 2021 @5:30 PM

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A movement, not a moment: Indigenous design in the spotlight at Australian Fashion Week
After decades of underrepresentation and appropriation, First Nations fashion designers and creatives finally hit the runway

Alyx Gorman

04, Jun, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Western Australia gas project ‘would create more emissions than Adani and damage Indigenous rock art’
Woodside’s proposed Scarborough development is equivalent of 15 coal-fired power plants, environment experts say

Adam Morton Environment editor

02, Jun, 2021 @11:03 PM

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