Ministry For the Arts New Catalyst Fund Open Now

New Catalyst Fund Open Now Further details here



main image credit courtesy Ministry for the Arts:
Todd Robinson Kilim 2012, Artbank Collection Annual rental, $700+GST


Ester Giles, (Tjukurla, WA) collecting gumnuts, 2014. Photo taken by Ania Freer ©Tjanpi Desert Weavers, NPY Women’s Council
Pampa Mara Tjanpi
Fibre art works by elderly women from the Ngaanyatjarra Lands
7 November 2015 – 10 January 2016
Western Australian Museum, Perth
More info herePampa Mara Tjanpi is an exhibition of contemporary fibre textiles, from twelve artists over the age of seventy years, representing six remote communities of the Ngaanyatjarra lands of Western Australia. The artists include Carol…

Indigenous fashion designs set trends at the 2015 Melbourne Cup

BIITE fashion designs Phillip McCormack and Nancy Gibson

The Batchelor Institute Visual Arts Department, Alice Springs, was excited to be invited by the Victorian Racing Club to enter the Myer Fashions on the Field Design Award competition at the 2015 Melbourne Cup. Entry to this award presented a special opportunity to showcase the high quality work being produced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from the Northern Territory.

The uniquely designed dresses by  two Alice Springs based Visual Art students, Phillip McCormack and Nancy Gibson, were selected to the top 10 out of 79 entrants at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day yesterday.

BIITE fashion finalist Myer Fashions on the Field                                   BIITE fashion finalist Myer Fashions on the Field.



Warakurna Artists Exhibition and Book Launch


The new book by Darren Jorgensen and David Brooks entitled- “Wanarn Painters of Place and Time” launches on the lands the 13th of November at Wanarn Aged care and is also available via this link ).

Uluru Handback 30th Anniversary Celebrations


Punuku Tjukurpa- new mobile app to explore exhibition

Punuku Tjukurpa Exhibition Catalogue cover Copyright Artback NT and Maruku Arts

Artback NT, together with Maruku Arts, presents Punuku Tjukurpa, the first touring exhibition of artworks from the Maruku Arts archive, based at Mutitjulu, near Uluru in the Northern Territory.

Punuku Tjukurpa opened at the South Australian Museum in Adelaide in March 2015 and will tour to 13 regional and metropolitan venues across five states and two territories ending at Arualen in Alice Springs in 2018.

Now you can explore Artback NT’s very first mobile app, developed especially for Punuku Tjukurpa! Created by Desert Digital, this app is an inclusive, dynamic way to introduce a very special exhibition, enabling a deeper, more engaging experience. The Punuku Tjukurpa mobile app allows for more interaction with the exhibition – you can listen to audio descriptions of selected objects, take a walking tour if you’re at the exhibit, read material from the catalogue and explore educational activities directly related to what you see around you.


Tarnanthi: a festival of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art on AWAYE! (Listen Up) with Daniel Browning on RN

Mimili Maku Arts
Robert Fielding
Photograph on cotton rag; 373 x 545mm; $450
Priayangka being the fourth girl in the Fielding Lowah bloodline, my youngest daughter. This image is a portrait of Priayangka. I have tried to capture how her bloodline, my bloodline has shaped her identity yet at the same time I have tried to capture her youth and innocence and how life is yet to make a mark. I have nine children and although they are my blood, their own life choices will come to define them. Here Priayangka wears traditional Pakastani dress, this represents our heritage and our Afgahn, Pakistani ancestors. It is their bloodline that Priayangka carries. To wear these sacred clothing that were a present, and to stand on her own and to wear clothing of foreign culture that belongs to me too. Blessed is the one that hangs this on their wall, as culture is what makes this country Australia.

Listen to the audio via this link Radio National


Tarnanthi- Adelaide Oct 2015-Jan 2016

Details of the Tarnanthi Festival Exhibitions, Art Fair and Events can be found on the Art Gallery of South Australia website or via their Connect publication link below.


Tarnanthi Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art- Kulata Tjuta Installation and Inma


When Friday 9 October
Two performances commencing at 7.30pm and 8.30pm
Please arrive 15 mins prior
Where Government House grounds
Corner King William Rd and North Tce, Adelaide

Kulata Tjuta is an ongoing cultural maintenance project,
a collaboration of male artists from seven APY Art Centres
and Jonathan Jones (Wiraduri/Kamilaroi artist).

Internationally renowned Korean artists in Tennant Creek

11-Sept-15-Tennant and District Times