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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.





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.

Click to view work. 

‘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

2016 St Margaret's MAYO Arts Festival

This year FireWorks gallery will be showcasing a variety of artworks in the St Margaret's MAYO Arts Festival. Selected artists include Serena Bonson, Ian Waldron and Michael Nelson Jagamara just to name a few.

Black & White Restive at Newcastle Art Gallery


Thancoupie portrait at GOMA

Congratulations to Juno Gemes! Her portrait Thancoupie in pottery workshop, North Sydney, featured in the Up Close 2015 exhibition at FireWorks gallery, will be included in an upcoming exhibition at GOMA curated by Diane Moon. 

Fireworks has also recently consigned an original Thancoupie ceramic bowl. More details available soon. 

SUPER ART 612 ABC radio discussion

Following on from the SUPER ART industry discussion night last Thursday 14th, FireWorks gallery owner and Director, Michael Eather, discussed alongside Delma Newton from Total Portfolio on live 612 ABC Brisbane, the coming changes to investing art in self managed superannuation funds. 

Click here to listen to the full discussion.