Monthly Archives: January 2012

Tjukurrtjanu Tour this Thursday

This Thursday we are going on a special reading group only tour of Tjukurrtjanu: Origins of Western Desert Art at the NGV Australia, Federation Square, with exhibition curators Judith Ryan and Philip Batty! If you’d like to join us please send me an email (or comment on this post – it will be private unless I approve it to be published).


CCP National Indigenous Photo-Media Forum

Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival

The inaugural Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival demonstrates the breadth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island contemporary and traditional artistic expression. 

 There’s something for everyone, with three days of dance, cabaret, visual art, theatre, comedy, films and live music.

January Meeting: Tjukurrtjanu Exhibition Catalogue

The next Aboriginal Art Reading Group meeting will be 16 January 4:30-5:30pm in room 106, John Medley Building, University of Melbourne.

We will be reading a number of selections from Tjukurrtjanu: Origins of Western Desert Art, including Philip Batty’s “‘Artefacts’ as Art: ‘Art’ as Arefact” and “Catch a Fire” by John Kean. If you have not yet seen the exhibition please try to do so before the meeting. A copy of the reading will be circulated to the electronic mailing list.

Looking forward to seeing you then!  ~ Kira