Brisbane: Mowanjum art on show

Gordon Barunga and other Mowanjum artists have work on display at QUT Art Museum, Brisbane.

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Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 Aboriginal Comments Off

African migration theory for rock art and boabs

An unorthodox scientist has found an unusual boab tree planted years ago is a “new” species from Africa.

He further speculates that Gwion-Gwion art may have come to the Kimberley with people from Africa 70,000 years ago.

ABC [read this story]

This theory is yet to be proven or validated by other scientists.

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Saturday, January 11th, 2014 Aboriginal, Environment Comments Off

An interview with rock art expert Peter Veth

Professor Peter Veth is a rock art specialist.

He speaks to the ABC’s Geraldine Doogue here for 15 minutes.

ABC [listen to this interview]

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Sunday, December 8th, 2013 Aboriginal Comments Off

More on the Paddy Bedford Qantas plane

Qantas has transferred part of a Paddy Bedford painting onto a passenger plane.

Former ABC Kununurra journo Adrienne Francis conducted an in-depth interview with the designer.

ABC [read this story]


Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 Aboriginal, Business and finance Comments Off

Artist paints Berkeley River

Perth artist Brendan Darby has painted the Berkeley River – a location only accessible by boat or seaplane.

Kimberley Echo [read this story]

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Thursday, November 28th, 2013 Environment Comments Off

Halls Creek: Arts centre to go ahead

Halls Creek shire is to build an arts centre.

Funding has been found, and tenders are to be awarded next month.

The shire hopes to have the buildings complete by July.

ABC [read this story]


Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 Halls Creek, Local Government Comments Off

Melissa Price on arts project funding

Local member Melissa Price says the Commonwealth is funding seven arts projects in the Durack electorate.

This includes two in the Kimberley.

East Kimberley Indigenous Print and Jewellery workshops at the Barramundi Concert, which is to culminate in a photographic shoot and fashion parade - $17,380.

Gudirr Gudirr, a solo contemporary dance work by Indigenous performer Dalisa Pigram – $10,000.

You can read the media release here:

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Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 Business and finance, Government Comments Off

Reward for TAFE art lecturer

Malaysian born Jackie Cheng has been recognised for her art classes with Indigenous people and communities.

She won the Vocational Education and Training teacher of the year award at a Perth ceremony last week.

The West Australian [read this story]

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Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 Aboriginal, People Comments Off
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