Books & Arts 2016 onwards

 

This page contains links to books, arts & design news and reviews published since 8 September 2016, starting with the most recent.

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FEATURE:

The fertile space between us   In this series KIERAN FINNANE considers key instances of inter-cultural and cross-cultural creativity in Alice Springs over the last 30 years, a rich heritage on which the town could build. This link is to Part One. Scroll down the piece for links to Parts 2, 3 & 4, the text and images of Finnane’s presentation at Watch This Space as 2013 LOFTY recipient.

 

 

National Aboriginal Art Gallery: Anzac Oval off the table

 

 

Breadth and depth in Alice Prize – show and winner

 

 

School’s heritage listing may stop Anzac gallery

 

 

Film festival rethink but show goes on

 

 

‘Anzac Oval not for sale’: govt under pressure on gallery plans

 

 

Collective memoir of Tracker wins top prize

 

 

‘Bully method’ to swing Town Council vote on gallery

 

 

News to us, say councillors on Anzac Hill development

 

 

Art gallery: Door slammed on Desert Park

 

 

Blacken is beautiful

 

 

Gallery poll: less than 40% wanted Anzac Oval

 

 

Grand scheme meets small minds

 

 

Earsplittingly operatic vocals, symphonically aggressive

 

 

Anzac or Desert Park: More Qs than As

 

 

National Indigenous Cultural Centre to be ‘community-led’

 

 

National Indigenous Gallery advisors: ‘Release full report’

 

 

Genocide in Australia – unthinkable?

 

 

Man in a hurry, surrounded by people who were not

 

 

Venturing into a famous marriage 

 

 

Who put Anzac Oval on the agenda as site for art gallery?

 

 

‘Proper’ drinking: elusive goal but how hard have we tried?

 

 

Sweet Country shines at the Alice box office

 

 

APY artists set to open gallery in central Sydney 

 

 

Emily’s work takes to the skies

 

 

Lifting the curtain on local lives and memories

 

 

How does a future in opera sound?

 

 

 

Architecture – with a side of red dirt

 

 

 

Sweet Country, a voice demanding to be heard

 

 

 

Still no answers on site for national Indigenous gallery

 

 

 

To die for country

 

 

The eternal chase: songlines of the Seven Sisters

 

 

 

José Petrick tells the story of her long life, well lived

 

 

The Centre’s landscape brought into a castle in town

 

 

Town still upset with Stuart statue, say researchers

 

 

What kind of world is this?

 

 

 

Alice Beat Festival no longer wanted?

 

 

 

Centre art stands out in SA festival

 

Flair, imagination, vitality: Watch This Space in 2017

 

 

 

‘Disappointing’ $2m sale of Earth’s Creation

 

 

 

 

Art at Anzac oval: No new rugby fields, says Lambley

 

 

 

Masterpiece to be lost as gallery planning plods on

 

What place for Centre in Darwin’s Museum of the NT?

 

 

Your ideas for the CBD sought, again

 

 

 

Moss ties together three Alice projects worth $90m

 

 

 

National Indigenous gallery process hijacked?

 

 

 

 

Gunner ‘demotes’ Alice: art gallery options ‘lacklustre’

 

 

 

Recommendations in for National Indigenous Art Gallery site

 

 

 

How much of Parrtjima’s $2m goes out of town?

 

 

Passing of the Namatjira matriarch

 

 

When NT was officially ‘a country for the White Man’

 

 

Namatjira copyright breakthrough: family, galleries celebrate

 

 

Painting and dancing pictures of their worlds

 

 

Saving, reopening Pitchi Richi: another step forward

 

 

Conflicting stories for Parrtjima’s lights on the hill

 

 

Dreamtime stories in the palm of your hand

 

 

Song injects life into lights on the hill

 

 

Namatjira Project: a story of triumphs and false hopes

 

 

Voices call, Nature responds: Desert Song in the gorge

 

 

Bush Bands Bash: music, language, country, fun!

 

 

Burst of desert art and life in Sydney CBD

 

 

Desert Mob: next generation always on their minds

 

 

Raising the bar: the art of keeping your shop safe

 

 

The audience is the actor: roll up for The Living Theatre

 

 

Stories from the inside, by the insiders

 

 

Finding and losing: self, love, home

 

 

Desert Mob: the real deal

 

 

‘Do you mind if I speak to you?’

 

 

Walking, writing between frontier and home

 

 

Work about youth justice wins top Indigenous art prize

 

 

This desert alive with the sound of music

 

 

Alice to Venice through Indigenous eyes

 

 

Hard-edged Alice could do with some softening: architects

 

 

Desert Festival launches with Henley-on-Todd

 

 

Coast to coast ‘grand tour’ for cycling architects

 

 

Triumphant painting revival at Papunya

 

Indigenous art gallery, cultural centre: combined or separate?

 

Bright future, sheer talent, the MONA effect: upbeat NAIDOC

 

Australia’s top furniture designer in 2017: Alice’s Elliat Rich

 

Respect language and the loss of language: NAIDOC forum

 

I’m not kungka, I’m arelhe

 

How’s your Arrernte going? Mwerre?

 

Birth of an art movement: the untold story

 

Refashion rhymes with passion

 

It’s a hug fest

 

Words that everyone who lives here should know!

 

And now, Finke the movie

 

Poetry of a personal and political journey

 

What bird is that? Artetyerretyerre!

 

Dancers slow time to shift perceptions

 

Art Trail, Explorer’s Way: big words, so far no substance

 

The Book of Revelations  (on zines and strange careers)

 

How did Alice Springs respond to the 1967 referendum?

 

NT Writers Festival salutes the ‘lifelines that join and cross’

 

‘Inheritors of our ancestors’ voices’: writers festival opens

 

The gaolers and the gaoled: new exhibition

 

Dick Kimber: premier scholar of Central Australia

 

Alice identity Maya Cifali remembers her girlhood in Egypt

 

Supreme Court – the inside story

 

Court placing itself above the community?

 

Fossils display will be in former Westpac building

 

Experience Aboriginal culture in the heart of the CBD

 

Just in case the postie gets lost!

 

CBD revitalisation: no need to reinvent the wheel

 

Open to those wide spaces

 

Fossil museum set to return to the CBD

 

Town artists extend a hand to visitors from APY Lands

 

Grant for Alice fest delayed in town council confusion

 

Finding home through metal: Blacken Open Air festival

 

They must be joking!

 

‘A feast of art, a spread of characters’

 

Meeting at the crossing

 

Something’s back and Somewhere’s different

 

Parrtjima to cost $2m, half will go interstate

 

‘Jasper Jones was just too much for me’

 

In the company of birds: Iain Campbell

 

Festival funding, take two?

 

Hetti Perkins on the legacy of ‘Australia’s artistic heritage’

 

Federal fest funds: does anyone know what’s going on?

 

‘Game-changing project’: committee heads announced

 

Farewell, Iain Campbell

 

Canberra to hear Arrernte plans for a Living Culture Centre

 

National Indigenous gallery: what should come first?

 

Canberra money for festivals all goes to Top End

 

Film festival of stories close to home and far afield

 

Action on trees, climate, arts & culture

 

Indigenous art gallery centrepiece of Gunner’s plans for Alice

 

Work started on national Indigenous art gallery for Alice

 

Telling the stories of war: we could do so much better

 

Plays, poetry, politics

 

The art of collecting

 

‘Maverick artist and change-agent’ wins major fellowship

 

Custodian honoured for contribution to the arts

 

Position Doubtful: revealing excavation of our place & times

 

Into Blue – from the front line of climate change

 

Fashion designs may create local industry

 

Judges and people on song for Wearable Art’s top prize

 

Traynor’s Alice Springs: more than tale of heroic white men

 

Everyday realities dosed with humour and hope: TV series

 

Namatjira project: a film and a legacy

 

Before and after that famous handful of sand

 

Aboriginal sites authority gave no cultural advice

 

White guilt flopped but Okine’s braggadocio worked

 

Festival in Light ignores local advice, talent

 

Alanya making ‘dreams come true and bigger’

 

Benefactor was there at the start of huge art movement

 

Groundwork laid for NT film industry future

 

Pine Gap: wake-up call for Alice Springs

 

For richness and breadth there is nothing like Desert Mob

 

Stop the light show, says petition to Gunner

 

‘First authentic Indigenous light festival of its kind in the world’

 

‘My future is in my hands’: winning work

 

Ground-breaking Territory play on the local stage

 

Boardwalk now a permanent blight on the landscape

 

All that jazz

 

Poetry festival for a poetic town

 

Coming eye to eye with the meaning of home and country

 

NAIDOC celebrates the Wild Dog Story of Alice Springs

 

Namatjira family: Getting listeners ‘through our art’

 

‘Making beanie dreams come true’

 

Couture on the wildside

 

Serious Whitefella Stuff: have we got a program for you!

 

Something is film, Somewhere is Alice

 

Getting the full theatrical package fit for national tour

 

Humble objects of women’s work used to ask big questions

 

Bush Bands Bash: women’s band in main line-up for first time

 

Jazz talent scores Darcy a place in top US music school

 

The sorrows of war

 

Plan for jobs, income and cultural understanding

 

‘TROUBLE mirrors our ugly parts: we can learn from this.’

 

Seeing his name in the credits drives Josh

 

Writing the stories of trouble

 

2.5km of the MacDonnell Ranges to be lit up

 

A re-visioned landscape

 

Hard and soft lessons of remote community school teacher

 

Mostly hilarious, sometimes poignant, never downbeat

 

2001 Yeperenye Federation Festival remains the benchmark

 

Alice Festival of Light coming out of the dark

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