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The space between the boxes: how white Australia ‘remembers’ Aboriginal Australia

The space between the boxes: how white Australia ‘remembers’ Aboriginal Australia

Every now and then, the real experiences of indigenous Australians disrupts our idea of things, but not nearly often enough, writes NT artist Therese Ritchie.

Aboriginal art a casualty of new super rules

Aboriginal art a casualty of new super rules

Superannuation rules were changed in 2011 to ensure investments were really used in retirement. But journalist at The Citizen Sally Stewart says the rules had an unintended victim.

The legal row to protect 30,000-year-old rock art in WA

The legal row to protect 30,000-year-old rock art in WA

Divisions have emerged in Western Australia over the protection of ancient Aboriginal rock art in the Dampier Archipelago. Locals are at war with miners and have taken the fight to Canberra.

An artistic map with routes to another country

An artistic map with routes to another country

Fremantle Arts Centre's current exhibition We Don't Need A Map is an artistic journey into a unique part of Australia, giving local desert people the chance to tell their stories.

Art, fashion and copyright: from Papunya to US catwalks

Art, fashion and copyright: from Papunya to US catwalks

A spat has flared over small US-based fashion house Rodarte unveiling its autumn collection that featured, in some small part, several images and motifs drawn from Australian Aboriginal art.

The great Aboriginal art heist

The great Aboriginal art heist

An informant at the National Gallery of Australia tells me that there has been a great art heist from the Prime Ministerial Lodge in Canberra.

Council bans Aboriginal street artists — racist or just dumb?

Council bans Aboriginal street artists — racist or just dumb?

The Alice Springs Town Council is enforcing a local by-law banning Aboriginal street artists from selling their art in downtown Alice. Is it racist or just a stupid move?

Where to buy fake ‘authentic’ Aboriginal art

Where to buy fake ‘authentic’ Aboriginal art

How much of what is sold as Aboriginal art in Australia is authentic and genuine and how much is fake? asks Bob Gosford from Alice Springs.

Some of the finest Australian Indigenous art in existence

Some of the finest Australian Indigenous art in existence

Art historian Henry F. Skerritt reviews for Crikey Ancestral Power and the Aesthetic: the first ever exhibition of barks paintings from the Donald Thomson Collection.

Brandis indulges in some last minute arts porking

Brandis indulges in some last minute arts porking

The Federal Government went into caretaker mode around midday yesterday but not before some last minute micro-pork barreling, writes Glenn Dyer.