Content tagged with Art

A Rare Pine Needle & Raffia Mat by Marilyne Nicholls

In 2016, AIATSIS acquired a tiny woven object only 16cm in diameter for our Art and Object Collection. Its small size belies the complex story behind...

Blog post - 7 Nov 2018

Australian Aboriginal Studies: Issue 1, 2017

Abstracts Photoyarn: Aboriginal and Mãori girls’ researching contemporary boarding school experiences — Jessa Rogers Abstract: Few studies...

Publication or resource - 9 Jul 2018

Jimmy Pike

Jimmy AIATSIS Collection [ATS 1036_176] Jimmy Pike (approximately 1940-2002) was a Walmajarri man of the Great Sandy Desert and prolific...

Explore article - 29 Jun 2018

Reading Room Display: The Kerry Reed-Gilbert collection

Man & Women (vases) The Kerry Reed-Gilbert Collection AIATSIS (R02181 - ATS 1078_064_065) Kerry Reed-Gilbert is a Wiradjuri elder,...

Blog post - 27 Jun 2018

Inauthentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 'style' art and craft products inquiry

AIATSIS submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs’ inquiry into the growing presence of inauthentic...

Publication or resource - 20 Jun 2018

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Photographing large paintings in the Stanner Room

On an evening in early March 2018 members of the AIATSIS Photographic Digitisation team started to clear furniture out from the Stanner Room, the...

Blog post - 19 Jun 2018

Australia: the Vatican Museums Indigenous collection

Australia: The Vatican Museum’s Indigenous Collection The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)...

News - 13 Dec 2017

Australia: The Vatican Museums Indigenous Collection

From the ancient Etruscans and Romans, to the Renaissance masters of Michelangelo and Raphael, the Vatican Museums represent an aspect of the...

Publication or resource - 18 Oct 2017

Koolark koort koorliny: reconciliation, art and storytelling in an Australian Aboriginal community

In Nyungar Country, in the south-west corner of Western Australia, reconciliation has taken a significant step forward as the whole community expe­...

News - 20 Jun 2017

Warlpiri Drawings included on Memory of the World Register

(L-R) David Jeffery, AIATSIS, Gerald Watson from Warnayaka Art Centre, Lajamanu and Professor Melinda Hinkson, Deakin University. The...

News - 9 Feb 2017

Capturing the AIATSIS Possum Skin Cloak

A few hundred years ago, a newborn Aboriginal baby in southeast Australia would have likely been protected from the extreme cold and wet weather by a...

Blog post - 6 Feb 2017

Aboriginal Art Market success!

On a recent hot and humid December weekend, we hosted our fifth Aboriginal art market in Canberra. Despite the heat, the events reputation for...

Blog post - 14 Dec 2016

Possum skin cloak for AIATSIS

Possum skin cloak designer Lee Darroch with AIATSIS Curator Alana Garwood-Houng. On a cold and wet winter morning in Canberra, staff from the...

News - 14 Oct 2016

Baskets Hold a History

The presentation Baskets Hold a History based on the Masters thesis of artist, Art and Artefacts Curator and Step Up participant Alana Garwood-Houng...

News - 17 Aug 2015

Baskets Hold a History

[[nid:24362]] Baskets held in museums may seem as though they are empty, but held within them are histories. It is not always visible but with...

Presentation - 14 Aug 2015

Baskets Hold a History

I acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land that we are meeting on today and the elders past and present. I acknowledge the elders in the...

Video - 14 Aug 2015

Linoprint works by Kevin Gilbert

Kevin Gilbert was noted as the first Aboriginal person to create linoprint works. Read more about the man and his artworks. 

Gallery - 28 Jul 2015

My Father’s Studio

Wiradjuri artist, poet and writer, Kevin Gilbert. Photo: Courtesy of Gilbert family Written by Wiradjuri woman and AIATSIS Step Up participant...

Explore article - 27 Jul 2015

Australian Aboriginal Studies: Issue 2, 2002

Abstracts for Issue 2, 2002 Re-figuring Bradshaw: art, place and landscape in the Victoria River District Andrew McWilliam The emergence of...

Publication or resource - 22 Feb 2015

Urban representations: cultural expression, identity and politics

From mural art to the tradition of making possum skin cloaks, this book looks at artistic expression and its relationship to Aboriginal life and...

Publication or resource - 17 Feb 2015

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