Tag: indigenous art

History & Culture

Between a rock and a hard place

Home to Victoria’s highest concentration of rock-art sites – and to world-class climbing – the Grampians National Park is truly spectacular, but also a site of conflict. In the face of widespread climbing bans, land managers are working to balance the interests of Traditional Owners and climbers.


Going beyond the icon

Sometimes the extent of a journey isn’t measured by distance, but by the new thoughts and feelings it generates. So I discovered when I recently took an Indigenous-guided tour at Uluru.

History & Culture

GALLERY: Jonathan Jones’s barrangal dyara

In 1882, a three-year-old palace at Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden was destroyed by fire – and with it, thousands of Indigenous artefacts. The new barrangal dyara (skin and bones) installation is a reminder of what was lost. Read more about the Garden Palace fire and Jonathan’s artwork here.


Gallery: Alice Springs places and faces

Straddling the ephemeral Todd River, Alice Springs is the second largest town in the Northern Territory and the geographical heart of Australia, or as locals are given to saying, “the town closest to every beach in Oz”. In reality, it’s 1200km as the crow flies to the nearest ocean and about 1500km to the closest major cities, Adelaide and Darwin. It has a population of approximately 28,000, 12 per cent of the NT’s population.