ARTNews Advice Email List - ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES: EARLY PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
04 Sep 2015
ARTNews Advice Email List - NEWS & PLANNING

EARLY PROJECT DEVELOPMENT: as it happened

3rd September 2015 at 15:11

Came up with an idea to make Abbott less likely to be able to close communities. I'll just see if it's viable.

3rd September 2015 at 15:44

Came up with an idea to make Abbott less likely to be able to close communities. I just see if it's viable. For me it seems to be a question about being visible. He can't get rid of people's homes if people know they are there. Personally I can contribute to in increase in visibility if anyone in these remote communities would like to publish art online in a collective identity. The only way I know how to do this is to canvas door to door by phone and find out where the art is.

3rd September 2015

What defines remote?

 4th September 2015 at 17:45

 ... for ARTNews' purposes remote is defined by need.
 
3rd September 2015

Came up with an idea to make Abbott less likely to be able to close communities. For me it seems to be a question about being visible. Abbott can't get rid of people's homes if people know they are there.

Personally, I can utilise the awesome power of ARTNews to in increase the visibility of remote communities if anyone in these communities would like to publish art online in a collective identity? The only way I know how to do this is to canvas door to door by phone and find out where the art is, making direct offers via local Land Councils.

I will call it Aboriginal Communities with I'll start with the Metro Land Office in Sydney tomorrow morning, ask for referrals to community head offices in remote areas and then make contact and propose publishing.

"Aboriginal Communities" that will be published on http://ARTNews.com.au (which is in a midst of a relaunch and looks much simpler in the near future btw) will feature people with names in places with locations. There will be some quintessential photograph of the place being featured as well as the art and artist and each artist will have a whole page, permanently, on http://ARTNews.com.au , under ARTNews Publisher, "Aboriginal Communities *Region*" or "Aboriginal Communities *Country*"

I anticipate a lot of joy to be had in this endeavour and I'm looking forward to it very much.

4th September 2015 at 09:21

Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council's Nathan Moran is in our sites.

4th September 2015 at 11:12

What am awesome result. Mr. Moran asked me to pass on his support for what ARTNews is doing to the Central Land Council, the Northern Land Council and the Kimberley Council.

4th September 2015 at 13:19

147 Indigenous Corporations later... (ORIC)

4th September 2015 at 17:39

At this point I'm imagining school kids and amateurs. I'm wondering how tto distinguish the Aboriginal Community pages from other ARTNews. I'm the same piece of design on each page and on the sentence that clicks through. I'm also wondering if, "unrivaled and principled support," is code but time will tell.

4th September 2015 at 19:35

So what does everyone think? Another effort at colonisation or an effort to raise the profile of remote communities to above critical mass in an industrialised continent? Hmmm?

 8th November 2015

 Decided colonisation is not our issue.

8th September at 18:18

MacDonnell Region and Central Desert Land Council WELCOME!!!

8th September 2015

OPERATING PRINCIPLES

* Be careful in the way the project is managed, especially on the point of how it makes people feel as I go along.

* Keep the shape of things flexible so input from the communities & individual participants can be effective.

Also, consider changing the name of the project from Aboriginal Communities to Remote Communities. Let me know your thoughts :)

ARTNews is also running a competition for a design element to be displayed on all Aboriginal Community art pages to unify them. The winner will win a $100 cash award along with the attendant information about the win on the page featuring their artwork.

5th November at 22:10

ARTNews understands the personal and special nature of information about a person's place of origin and so we will be suggesting the option of contributing community artworks (made by a group) to our Aboriginal Remote Community project. Individuals are still welcome to contribute and have a permanent page in a forum visited by dealers on a site that can track and promote your career.





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