We are currently open to the public and all are welcome to visit our studio and gallery at 29 Wilkinson St, Mparntwe (Alice Springs). 

To all our valued customer please find details of our upcoming workshop via zoom in the coming months. We are appreciated by your support!!!

Marisa Maher (assistant manager)
Throughout 2020 acclaimed artists from Iltja Ntjarra Art Centre will offer 7 hands on watercolour masterclasses and Q and A for all artists and art lovers. Join painters & descendants of iconic artist Albert Namatjira and experience, absorb and practice their approach. By the end of the masterclass you will have your own work on paper in watercolour. Proudly Aboriginal owned and directed, Iltja Ntjarra Art Centre was established in 2004 as a place for Western Aranda artists to come together, paint and exchange creative ideas.
The centre focuses on supporting landscape artists of the ‘Hermannsburg School’, who continue to paint in the tradition of their grandfather and relative, Albert Namatjira, one of the most renowned artists of the 20th century. The Hermannsburg school artists have followed the watercolour tradition since the 1950s and are now sought after exhibiting watercolour artists. These masterclasses are a rare and coveted opportunity for members of the public to engage and paint with the artists in a virtual space.
The workshop: 2- 3 skilled watercolour painters will demonstrate to participants the watercolour painting technique, talking and offering advice in a 90 minute ‘Zoom’ video session.
This is an immersive workshop process, directive is often gentle, mostly the artists lead by letting participants observe them painting. Participants will receive a sheet of watercolour paper, Inspiration image that the artist will be working from, brushes and a set of watercolour paints. You are encouraged to follow along with the image provided or attempt your own landscape painting.
Workshop #1
Theme: The story of Yeperenye (Caterpillar) Dreaming
*Leading artists: Hubert Pareroultja and Mervyn Rubuntja
When: Tuesday 29/09/2020, 12:45 pm-2:00 pm
Duration: 75 min
Inspiration image: Tjoritja (West MacDonnell Ranges)
*Workshop via: ZOOM
Workshop #2
Theme: Painting desert animals and birds in Tjoritja (West MacDonnell Ranges)
*Leading artist: Clara Inkamala Supporting artists: Noreen Hudson and Kathleen France.
When: Tuesday 13/10/20, 12:45 pm-2:00 pm
Duration: 75 min
Inspiration image: Clara Inkamala's painting of Emus on country
*Workshop via: ZOOM
Workshop #3
Theme: Life in Mparntwe (Alice Springs)
*Leading artist: Kathy Inkamala Supporting artists: Dellina Inkamala, Clara Inkamala
When: Tuesday 27/10/20, 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Duration: 75 min
Inspiration image: Kathy’s 2018 NAATSIA winning entry (Mt. Gillen)
*Workshop via: ZOOM
Workshop #4
Theme: Tree Study
*Leading Artist: Hubert Pareroultja Supporting artists: Vanessa Inkamala, Selma Coulthard
When: Tuesday 10/11/20, 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Duration: 75 min
Inspiration image: White Ghost Gum
*Workshop via: ZOOM
Workshop #5
Theme: Rutjipma (Mt Sonder) dreaming
*Leading artist: Vanessa Inkamala Supporting artists: Ivy Pareroultja, Benita Clements
When: Tuesday 24/11/20, 12:45 pm -2:00 pm
Duration: 75 min
Inspiration image: Rutjipma (Mt Sonder)
*Workshop via: ZOOM
Workshop #6
Theme: The legacy of his father, Wenten Rubuntja
*Leading artist: Mervyn Rubuntja Supporting artists:
When: Tuesday 01/12/20, 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Duration: 75 min
Inspiration image: Hermannsburg School artist, Wenten Rubuntja
*Workshop via: ZOOM
Workshop #7
Theme: My family's history of Tempe Downs
*Leading artist: Selma Coulthard Supporting artists: Benita Clements, Mervyn Rubuntja
When: Tuesday 08/12/20, 12:45 pm -2:00 pm
Duration: 75 min
Inspiration image: Tempe Downs
*Workshop via: ZOOM
Booking Information
Please note that bookings are essential. For more information and bookings please visit:
Once you have purchased your ticket, Iltja Ntjarra will send your 'follow along supply kit', containing art materials you will need to participate and create your own stunning landscape painting!
In addition please prepare: 
  • Paint palette or tray
  • Pencil sharpener 
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Paper towel
  • Container with water
  • You can use an inspirational image provided or you may choose to use an image of your own.
*Participants currently residing in Alice Springs are welcome to attend the workshop in person. (Please advise when making the booking that you will attend in person as seats are limited)
Copyright © 2020 Iltja Ntjarra Aboriginal Corporation, All rights reserved.
Our mailing address is:
Iltja Ntjarra art centre
29 Wilkinson St
Po Box 2308
Alice Springs, NT 0871
Phone: 0879793452


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