No Boundaries: Sophisticated Visions By Leading Australian Contemporary Artists on the World Stage
Art / Indigenous & Aboriginal / Leaders & People

No Boundaries: Sophisticated Visions By Leading Australian Contemporary Artists on the World Stage

No Boundaries: Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Art, an exhibit of nine leading male contemporary Australian artists, is sophisticated, nuanced, beguiling, and fresh. Continue reading

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Yimardoowarra: Artist of the River
Art / Indigenous & Aboriginal

Yimardoowarra: Artist of the River

A sophisticated artist whispers the secrets of life to those willing to listen, observe and appreciate. With a startling passion, Loongkoonan, from Nyikina on the banks of the Mardoowarra river, “People of the River”,  presents to the world a perspective quickly disappearing. Raising contemporary art to a new level of expression, Loongkoonan invites each person … Continue reading

Paris Notes: Hopi Katsinam Masks and Their Destiny
Art / Indigenous & Aboriginal / Paris

Paris Notes: Hopi Katsinam Masks and Their Destiny

Paris, the city of art, fashion and architecture and it’s relatively modest auction house Neret-Minet Tessier & Sarrou are on the global stage of cultural heritage and who has the right to own another culture’s patrimony and sacred artifacts or relics. Christopher Mazeika, scholar in ritual performance and art director at Paris based Santo Spada fashion house reflects on his visit to view the collection of Hopi masks up for auction. Continue reading

Inuit Artist Speaks of Melting Ice
Art / Indigenous & Aboriginal / International / Leaders & People

Inuit Artist Speaks of Melting Ice

Mattiusi Iyaituk, a gentle small figure steps forward to share a story of a life evaporating as quickly as the snow melts to make way for spring. As much as the South has done everything possible to erradicate the culture of the North, perhaps one of the lasting legacies of the Inuit artists will be to actually help the South. Continue reading

Blanca Santander: Artist Triumphs Over Shining Path
Art / Books / Indigenous & Aboriginal / International / Leaders & People

Blanca Santander: Artist Triumphs Over Shining Path

With a gun held at her stomach and threatened with immediate death, Santander calmly was able to convince them she was an artist. An artist with a passion to paint the wildlife for children. As darkness squeezed out the remaining light, Santander says “miraculously’ she and her friend were released. Minus their motorcycle they began the silent, slow walk home through the jungle. Their walk became a journey through the blackness and certain death to life, freedom. Continue reading