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Aboriginal Art

Art

Iwantja Arts Take To New York City, With A ‘Rock N Roll’ Exhibition!

Celebrated Indulkana artists Vincent Namatjira and Kaylene Whiskey spent a week in ‘The Big Apple’ exhibiting their work.

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Meriam and Yupungathi Man Chris Bassi On Capturing The Nostalgia Of Home

In her latest column Koorie woman Jirra Lulla Harvey visits artist, Meriam and Yupungathi man, Chris Bassi.
Jirra Lulla Harvey

Studio Visit

Kuku Yalanji Artist Tiarna Herczeg Creates Colourful Maps Of Country

The emerging artist shares how they found their creative voice and intuitive painting style, as their latest solo show opens in Sydney.
Christina Karras

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Artist and Yindjibarndi Elder Wendy Hubert On Mapping Country + Culture

Our new columnist Jirra Lulla Harvey talks to respected Yindjibarndi Elder, artist, Cultural Custodian and linguist, Wendy Hubert about Coun...
Jirra Lulla Harvey

TDF Collect

TDF Collect Presents: ‘Martumili Artists’

Introducing a group show in collaboration with the incredible Martumili Artists from Newman, Western Australia!

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The Trailblazing Couple Behind Brisbane's New Indigenous Art Centre

Amanda Hayman and Troy Casey are the entrepreneurial couple behind Brisbane's most exciting new art gallery and retail space!

Art

15 Excellent Indigenous Art Centres To Support And Celebrate!

We've spoken to some experts, and pulled together this guide on purchasing Aboriginal artwork ethically, and some ideas of where to find it!...

Art

A Landmark Exhibition of First Nations Fashion

Bendigo Art Gallery hosts 'Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion' - a world-first exhibition curated by Shonae Hobson that celebrates our
Sasha Gattermayr

TDF Collect

Our First Exhibition Of 2020, ‘I Been Born There’ By Maggie Green

We are honoured to present the debut solo exhibition of Pilbara-based artist Maggie Green, from Spinifex Hill Studio.

Art

Two Strong Sisters Connected In A Powerful New Exhibition

Aunty Eileen Harris + Aunty Rochelle Patten celebrate a shared sisterhood at Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Melbourne Museum.

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A Joyful Exhibition Featuring Some Of Australia's Most Talented Indigenous Artists

A group exhibition and celebration of Australia's first Indigenous owned and operated gallery.

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The Warlukurlangu Artists + The Artists of Ampilatwatja

An exciting exhibition of contemporary art from two of Australia's most established Indigenous art communities is now on in Melbourne.
Elle Murrell

Art

Koskela x Erub Erwer Meta Christmas Wreaths

The Sydney-based furniture, design and lifestyle brand joins with Indigenous artists from the Torres Strait to repurpose ocean trash into fe...
Elle Murrell

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'Clay Stories' · Contemporary Indigenous Ceramics

A rich overview of contemporary Indigenous ceramic practice, now on show at Jam Factory: Seppeltsfield in South Australia's Barossa Valley.
Jessica Booth and Laetitia Prunetti

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'My Country' by Mavis Ngallametta

Introducing recent works by the master colourist and environmental activist, who hails from Aurukun in Far North Queensland.
Jessica Booth and Laetitia Prunetti

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Tjigila Nada Rawlins

Profiling the highly sought-after and idiosyncratic painter from northern Western Australia.
Jessica Booth and Laetitia Prunetti of Willie Weston

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Margaret Rarru · 'Black is Beautiful'

Profiling the Madonna-loving artist creating incredible, contemporary manifestations of an enduring weaving practice.
Jessica Booth and Laetitia Prunetti

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Kade McDonald of Hanging Valley

Profiling the melbourne-based pop-up gallerist, working with Indigenous Australian artists across the country and abroad.
Jessica Booth and Laetitia Prunetti

The Design Files acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

First Nations artists, designers, makers, and creative business owners are encouraged to submit their projects for coverage on The Design Files. Please email bea@thedesignfiles.net