Celebrations at Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative

“The reason we started Boomalli was no Sydney gallery would exhibit the work of urban Aboriginal artists”, Aunty Euphemia Bostock told us, as she reflected on the passing of time, at last night’s celebration of thirty years of the Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative. “Even now”, Djon Mundine added, “There are only two or three works from Boomalli at the Art Gallery of NSW”.

It was standing room only, and an awesome night to attend. Here a few photographs from the celebration.

Michael Riley & Gadigal Exhibitions

“Tell the story about the bed…”, someone yelled out from the crowd attending the opening night of the Michael Riley retrospective at The Commercial Gallery in Sydney tonight.

As noted by Wikipedia…

Michael Riley (1960–2004) was an Australian Indigenous photographer and film-maker, and co-founder of Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative. A significant figure in Contemporary Indigenous Australian art, Riley’s work is held by many public art institutions including the National Gallery of Australia.

The exhibition at The Commercial Gallery features about twenty very beautiful photographs taken by him during the 80s, 90s, and 2000s.… Read the rest “Michael Riley & Gadigal Exhibitions”