Jack's Latest Articles
Calls for a major First Nations arts body
There must be serious efforts to convene a major First Nations arts body so that we are all held to…
The state of Indigenous art organisations in Gimuy/Cairns
The Indigenous art sector is facing a number of challenges, especially when skills development and skilled Indigenous personnel are at…
On nature painting and colonial narratives
The opportunities for cross-cultural responses to Country are still awkward spaces for artists and galleries to venture into.
Are you an imposter?
Mob are allowed to ask respectful questions about where you come from and who your people are. This is so…
Exhibition review: Melanie Hava: Bugan Mungan, Cairns Art Gallery
A must-see nine-metre long painting by one of Tropical North Queensland’s celebrated artists.
Exhibition review: Heather Wunjarra Koowootha, Cairns Art Gallery
Moving away from her hallmark lithographs to the flora of her Peoples and Country, Koowootha's new series is a must-see.
Exhibition review: Pantini Kalijarrala Ngatiki, Wapami Kalijarra Wirliyala, Suzanne O’Connell Gallery
Warlpiri sisters Julie Nangala Robertson and Sabrina Nangala Robertson celebrate Country, Culture and heritage with transportive works.
The "helping" hand of allyship: Indigenous art, authenticity and politics
A look at the fraught disparity between non-Indigenous arts workers and the Cultural obligations of their Indigenous counterparts, as well…
Indigenous art centres at the precipice of outdated approaches to funding
We love Indigenous art centres but are we really supporting them the best we can as a sector?