Tag Archives: Exhibitions

The Bruise Beneath the Skin

One of the most popular paintings in the Crossing Cultures exhibition, judging by the comments I heard and the number of people standing with their phones and cameras pointed at it, was Samantha Hobson’s beautiful canvas, Wave Break at Night … Continue reading

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Papunya Tula Trifecta

Each November, Papunya Tula Artists hosts their annual in-house blockbuster exhibition in the Todd Mall gallery, and this year, while no exception, was truly exceptional.  Not one, but three shows were mounted: a general selection of recent works from the … Continue reading

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Vivid Histories, Living Memories

The latest in a stunning series of international exhibitions of Indigenous Australia art opened on Octover 16, 2013 at the Musée d’Acquitaine in the French city of Bordeaux.  It is called Mémoires Vives: une histoire de l’art aborigène.  In the … Continue reading

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There’s an App for That

I bought my iPad about two and a half years ago, not long before my last trip to Australia.  It was the perfect solution to hauling half a dozen cheap paperbacks across the globe and discarding them in a series … Continue reading

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Aboriginal Academy

I’m beginning to wonder if naming something “Australia” is a bad idea.  I’m not quibbling about the continent and country.  But there was that Baz Luhrmann film that attracted a lot of flack.  And now there’s this show over in … Continue reading

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It’s been a decade now since Buku-Larrnggay Mulka and Bill Gregory presented Buwayak: Invisibility at the Annandale Galleries in Sydney, an exhibition that heralded an extraordinary new direction in painting from Yirrkala.  If you look at Yolngu painting from just a few … Continue reading

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Rakuny ga Walnga

Undeniably, the best part of writing a blog, every week for eight years now (I’m astonished to realize), are the introductions it affords me to people around the world, virtually, and especially when I land on the ground in Australia. … Continue reading

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