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Rosella Namok workshop at FireWorks Gallery

Over the past week, from Saturday 29 October - Saturday 5 November, Rosella Namok came down from Cairns, QLD, to undertake an artist workshop in the gallery. During the workshop, she painted works contributing to her Stinging Rain series, as well as exploring techniques of paint scraping and using her fingers to create lines in the paint. Some of the works Rosella painted in this workshop are now on display in the gallery, as part of the She Walks the Line 1 exhibition, showing until Thursday 1 December 2016.

Michael Aird in conversation in Michael Eather - an Artist Talk for 'Resolution: New Indigenous Photomedia', a National Gallery of Australia touring exhibition

On Sunday 6 November, Michael Aird and Michael Eather engaged in an Artist Talk for 'Resolution: New Indigenous Photomedia', a National Gallery of Australia touring exhbition at the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Murwillumbah.

Michael Nelson Jagamara Five Stories 1984 Success!

Michael Nelson Jagamara achieves Sotheby's auction record!

Overnight at Sotheby's London, Michael Nelson Jagamara's iconic work, Five Stories, 1984, achieved an artist record, and perhaps also a record for the highest price for any living Aboriginal artist, when the work sold for AUD$687,877 (GBP401,000), more than doubling the pre-sale estimate of AUD$256,500-$342,000 (GBP150,000-200,000). The work, offered to auction from the Gabrielle Pizzi Collection, is considered to be the most significant piece of contemporary Aboriginal Art, and is said to be the most published and exhibited work by any Indigenous Australian artist.

Seminal Michael Nelson Jagamara work goes to auction at Sotheby's London

Michael Nelson Jagamara's seminal work, Five Stories, an iconic poster image for Australian Aboriginal Art in the 1980s, is a highlight of next week's Sotheby's London auction, in their second London sale solely curated of Aboriginal Art. Accompanied by works of other revered Aboriginal artists such as Emily Kngwarreye and Tracey Moffat, the auction is one not to be missed.

Downlands Art Show 2016

"Buy something you can live with and love" is the advice from Downlands Art Show curator Evan Hollis to potential investors.

Mr Hollis said he was confident this year's show would be the best despite the changing face of art, particularly investment art. He said the show would also offer plenty of variety for younger enthusiasts.

QATA conference ACTIVATE

The Queensland Art Teachers Association has invited Michael Eather and Ian Waldron to speak at the 2016 ACTIVATE conference. The conference aims to inspire and enhance teaching practices through visual art education that support closing  the gap in learning outcomes between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and their non-Indigenous peers.

For further details visit the QATA website here.

 

 

 

NEW TO VIEW

Check out the incredibly detailed and sophisticated works by local emerging artist, Kris Hartas. Now available to view in the gallery. Kris will also be showcasing his work in our upcoming exhibition SECOND NATURE. More details will be available soon.

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‘Dreamings’ and dreaming narratives: what’s the relationship?

Dr Christine Nicholls, writer, curator and Senior Lecturer in Australian Studies at Flinders University, provides a brief overview of the meaning behind the work of Shorty Jangala Robertson in her recent article for THE CONVERSATION, 

Maleny artist inspires through his life story

View David Paulson's Maleny artist inspires through his life story  in the Hinterland Times written by Gay Liddington here

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