Tag Archives: Indigenous Art

Points of View: Australian art conversation

Ellen van Neerven, an Indigenous writer based in Brisbane, wrote these poems in response to Emily Kam Kngwarray’s Anwerlarr Anganenty (Big yam Dreaming) 1995 and read them at the Points of View: Australian art conversation on Kngwarray’s Big Yam Dreaming …  More

Ash Keating & Steaphan Paton

    AK: In Melbourne Now, one half of your artwork, Cloaked Combat, hangs directly next to my video West Park Proposition, and it strikes me as a wonderful and unexpected connection and interplay. It has been great learning more about …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 7

The pre-contact art system of South-East Australia, which is embodied in men’s shields and other ritual objects of material culture, finds powerful and explicit expression in Melbourne Now. The repeated incised or painted crosshatched, herringbone, zigzag, chevron, diamond, rhombic, parallel …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 27

Senior Curator, Indigenous Art, Judith Ryan spoke to artist Maree Clarke about her kankaroo-tooth necklace that will feature in Melbourne Now.   JR: Tell us about your production of kangaroo-tooth necklaces.  How did you discover the way such objects were …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 53

Senior Curator, Indigenous Art, Judith Ryan, spoke to Kent Morris about the Indigenous Arts in Prisons and Community Pilot Program. Two of the artists who have been nurtured by this program have produced innovative works that will be featured in Melbourne Now. …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 72

I decided to pursue weaving as an art form after a weaving experience I had at Selling Yarns 2, Canberra 2009. I had the honour of learning a twist/coiling technique with Aunty Roslyn Malngumba, a Liya-Dhalinymirr elder from Marparu. I …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 75

Senior Curator of Indigenous Art, Judith Ryan, spoke to Melbourne Now artist, Steaphan Paton, for the NGV Blog. JR: Your interdisciplinary practice often references customary Indigenous material culture and iconography. Can you please explain how you developed your knowledge of …  More