Blog: Art

 

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A Rare Pine Needle & Raffia Mat by Marilyne Nicholls

A Rare Pine Needle and Raffia Mat by Marilyne Nicholls

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16 Nov 2018 Rita Metzenrath

In 2016, AIATSIS acquired a tiny woven object only 16cm in diameter for our Art and Object Collection. Its small size belies the complex story behind its creation.

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Reading Room Display: The Kerry Reed-Gilbert collection

Kerry Reed-Gilbert

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29 Jun 2018 Sally Brand

A new display has opened in the AIATSIS Reading Room featuring Aboriginalia from the Kerry Reed-Gilbert collection.

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Photographing large paintings in the Stanner Room

Nathan Dukes and Colin MacDougall

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19 Jun 2018 Colin MacDougall

Now that four of the largest paintings in the AIATSIS Collection have been digitised, we have extremely detailed, colour accurate digital reproductions preserved for the future. 

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Capturing the AIATSIS Possum Skin Cloak

Lee Darroch at her exhibition as part of Wominjeka.

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6 Feb 2017 Andrew Turner

AIATSIS’ story will soon be etched on to its own possum skin cloak by renowned Yorta Yorta artist and cloakmaker, Lee Darroch. AIATSIS multimedia officer, Andrew Turner, went to visit Lee at her home studio to document its creation.

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Aboriginal Art Market success!

People looking at artworks on a table at the market.

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14 Dec 2016 Public Engagement

This year we invited four remote Aboriginal community art centres to take part in our largest Aboriginal Art Market yet.

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