All the news from Ngurratjuta: Central Craft Exhibition - Hermannsburg pots and watercolours, Desert Mob symposium, open day and much more...
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Exhibition at Central Craft 

The new partnership between the Hermannsburg Potters and Ngurratjua will be inagurated by the upcoming exhibition at Central Craft. Come along to this special event and view artworks by both the potters and the painters of the Hermannsburg region. The event will be catered and some of the artists will be present.

Friday September 6 - 

Until September 22

Central Craft - Araluen Cultural Precinct 

Ngurratjuta Many Hands / Hermannsburg Potters 

Ngurratjuta Iltja Ntjarra Aboriginal Corporation is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Hermannsburg Potters. This partnership will enable greater collaboration between the potters and the painters, including the sharing of resources which will foster high quality art production. 

Both the potters and the painters are looking forward to working together in this new phase of development. 

See below a selection of new works by both the painters and the potters. If you're interested in any of the works, please contact the respective art centres.

Black Cockatoos in Flight by Rienhold Inkamala, acrylic on canvas, 91 x 30 cm. 

West MacDonell Ranges by Kevin Namatjira, watercolour on paper, 12 x 36 cm. 
Mt Conner by Douglas Kwarlpe Abbott, watercolour on paper, 26 x 36 cm.
Yellow Bird by Haley Coulthard, terracotta hand made pot, 16 x 19 x 12 cm.


Sunday 8th September 10am – 3pm

Aboriginal owned and directed, Ngurratjuta presents its Annual Open Day in conjunction with Desert Mob. So come on down to the Desert Park, check out the art works we have on offer and meet & greet some of our artists. 

Watercolour artist Kevin Wirri

Desert Mob Symposium 'Faces, Places, Spaces'

This year's Desert Mob Symposium will feature a special presentation by two of Ngurratjuta's artists: Peter Tjutjatja Taylor and Myra Ah Chee. Brother and sister, Myra and Peter grew up together and have been a great influence on each other's art practice. In their presentation they will share their history, historical photos and discuss their past and recent paintings.  

New Field Officer Position at Ngurratjuta Many Hands

Many Hands welcome a new member to their team, Isabelle Waters, who will be the Field Officer working in the Hermannsburg region. Isabelle's role will include the development of a Youth Mentoring Program, which will foster emerging young artists from the Hermannsburg region. Isabelle will also work closely with the Hermannsburg Potters.

Above: Watercolourist Ivy Pareroultja during a painting trip with Ntaria youth.  

Red Centre Bird Festival Exhibition

Ngurratjuta Many Hands artists are preparing for the upcoming Red Centre Bird Festival Exhibition. The exhibition will showcase local works that depict the birds of the Central Australian region. Come along and view recent works from Many Hands art, as well as a selection of local independent artists.

Sunday September 29 to Sunday October 6

10am - 4pm

Desert Park, Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs. 

Above: Black Cockatoos Flying Over Western MacDonnell Way by Rienold Inkamala 2013, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 60 cm. 

Darwin Art Fair Workshop with Marie Abbott 

Ngurratjuta is pleased to report that the workshop with watercolour artist Marie Abbott held during the Darwin Art Fair was a great success. It was great to catch up with Marie and engage her expertise. In Marie's words, '[art and culture is] where your heart is, where you belong. That's why you gotta teach the art with your grandkids or great grandkids, so they can know too.'

Pictured: Watercolourist Marie Abbott with her grandson Jacob Hayes and participants in the workshop. 

Hermannsburg Artists: 75th Anniversary 

Perth residents are invited to head down to Japingka Gallery for the special exhibition celebrating the 75th anniversary of Albert Namatjira's first watercolour exhibition. The exhibition will celebrate the continuity of the iconic Western Arrernte watercolour tradition. Presented in association with Ngurratjuta. 

Japingka Gallery 
47 High Street West End, Fremantle 

Till October 2nd.

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