Indigenous art

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‘The government has listened’: Australia’s peak bodies praise $300m federal arts policy
Launched by Anthony Albanese at Melbourne live music pub the Espy, the policy offers welcome support for the beleaguered industry

Kelly Burke

30, Jan, 2023 @4:57 AM

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Music, literature and First Nations at the forefront of a $300m boost to the arts, Labor to announce
Albanese government’s new Revive program an attempt to reverse declines to the arts sector but financial details not expected until May budget

Kelly Burke

29, Jan, 2023 @11:30 AM

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Karla Dickens’ art of survival: ‘I was either going to jail or end up dead’
Born into a life of ‘crisis’, the Wiradjuri artist has lived through addiction, mental illness and psychosis. Now her first career survey celebrates her perseverance and artistic vision

Steve Dow

11, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Ancient Aboriginal rock art destroyed by vandals in ‘tragic loss’ at sacred SA site
Archeologist says artwork was ‘unique in Australia’, calling for better protection at Koonalda Cave

Mostafa Rachwani

21, Dec, 2022 @4:17 AM

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WA police raid home of Indigenous woman campaigning to protect sacred rock art
Raelene Cooper was giving evidence as an expert witness during the trial of three climate protesters when officers searched her property

Royce Kurmelovs

04, Dec, 2022 @1:00 AM

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‘Bad things happened there’: how a notorious Pilbara pub became a symbol of hope
When the old Victoria Hotel in Roebourne was transformed into the Ganalili Centre celebrating Yindjibarndi culture, a new dawn was brought to a dark history

Steph Harmon

02, Nov, 2022 @1:00 AM

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Brisbane-based Indigenous art collective proppaNOW wins prestigious global prize
Curator at school which awards Jane Lombard Prize says the artists’ work would ‘galvanise arts and social justice communities’ in New York

Joe Hinchliffe

21, Oct, 2022 @10:00 PM

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Stolen Tasmanian Aboriginal artefacts are finally home. But there’s a catch: they’re only on loan
Cultural objects kept in museums around the world are in nipaluna/Hobart for an exhibition. But Aboriginal communities are calling for them to stay permanently

Sarah Aitken

19, Oct, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Online art fairs changed the game for Indigenous art. Here’s how to buy it
The Tarnanthi art fair this weekend is selling works from $40 to $15,000, gathered from more than 50 art centres around Australia. And all you have to do is log on

Elissa Blake

13, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Fears for Indigenous rock art as construction begins on WA’s Burrup peninsula
Ex-chair of Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation says hydrogen plant, gas facility and proposed urea plant are all threats to cultural sites

Royce Kurmelovs

24, Sep, 2022 @2:00 AM

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Art Gallery of NSW: Adrián Villar Rojas to take over WWII bunker as Sydney Modern unveiled
The acclaimed Argentinian sculptor’s immersive installation will headline the gallery’s $344m expansion, which opens in December

Steph Harmon and AAP

21, Sep, 2022 @1:02 AM

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How an Indigenous Australian artist ‘astonished’ a giant of American art
Sol LeWitt never met Emily Kame Kngwarreye, who began painting in her 80s, but he was blown away by her work. A new AGNSW show celebrates their unlikely link

Kelly Burke

25, Aug, 2022 @5:30 PM

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