Bold, painterly and conceptually rich, Vincent's work has been shortlisted in significant awards including the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards (finalist: 2013, 2014), the John Fries Memorial Award (finalist: 2013) and the Outback Art Award, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery. His work is held in collections including the British Museum, Artbank, and Flinders University Art Museum and Queensland Art Gallery.
Text courtesy This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein.
Vincent Namatjira relishes painting famous people who are humorously redeployed across vivid canvases and depicted in his community in remote Indulkana in South Australia. His powerful paintings are part portraiture and part caricature, in which politicians are placed side by side in wryly preposterous juxtapositions, such as Donald Trump and...
Held at the Southbank Arts Precinct, Melbourne Art Week returns with fanfare and slight trepidation between 30 July and 5 August 2018.
Bold, painterly and conceptually rich, Vincent Namatjira's work has gained significant recognition in Australia and abroad. In 2015, his work was curated into the 10 th Mildura Palimpsest Biennale, and Tarnanthi Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia, where he exhibited a series of...
It came as a serious shock to me when I rounded a corner at Art Basel Miami Beach, the world's largest contemporary art fair, and came face-to-face with Donald J. Trump.
On New Year's Eve 1915, 31-year-old William Joseph Punch from North Queensland joined up and went to war. Sent to northern France he was wounded twice, finally ending up in a military hospital in Britain. There on August 29, 1917, he died from pneumonia.
Vincent Namatjira and Kamurin Young are two of the "youngfellas" who belong to one of the most remote artistic collectives on earth, spanning a vast proportion of central Australia, larger than many European countries.
A remarkable thing happened at this year's 35th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT): the stand-out work actually won the major prize. The annual circus of the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman may have given me a jaundiced view of art prizes, but it was...
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