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A giant in Australian art and an Aboriginal icon: Remembering Albert Namatjira

August 8, On This Day  Widely considered one of the greatest and most influential Australian artists, Albert Namatjira was an Arrernte painter from the MacDonnell Ranges in Central Australia. Born on July 28, 1902, he passed away today, 63 years ago, on August 8, 1959. Namatjira is not only hailed as a pioneer of and …

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This exhibition in Australia, curated by Tate, celebrates facets of light

An Australia-exclusive exhibition, celebrating the essence of light captured in art, is now on show at ACMI, reports Bellarine Times. The exhibition, Light: Works from Tate’s Collection, is curated by UK gallery Tate and features more than 70 works harnessing the phenomenon of light across 200 years of art history. The exhibition features paintings, photography, …

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Victorian government spends $500,000 to retrieve rare Aboriginal art to Australia

It was a long-drawn effort to retrieve aboriginal art that culminated in success recently owing to a proactive move by Australia. Two rare artworks by Wurundjeri artist William Barak at auction at Sotheby’s in New York and The Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Corporation had raised $117,627 via a crowdfunding page to buy the artworks …

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