June, 2014 - Newsletter
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This month we look at:

  • Ngurratjuta at the Alice Springs Beanie Festival
  • Floor talk on Albert Namatjira and his descendants at Araluen Art Centre
  • Douglas Abbott's upcoming solo exhibition
  • Many Hands nominated for the Telstra Art Award
  • Ivy Pareroultja's upcoming exhibition
  • What happened at the latest artist meeting
  • And new works available at 

Art Bus Hop On Hop Off Tour @ the Beanie Fest

Explore a diverse range of Aboriginal Art on the Art Bus which will be doing a continuous loop of the Aboriginal Art Precinct on Saturday 21 June as part of the Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2014.
Come and join Ngurratjuta Iltja Ntjarra Art Centre, Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Yarrenyty Arltere Artists and Tangentyere Artists as they showcase a variety of local art. This is a fantastic way to support local and 100% Indigenous owned art enterprises. Running a continuous loop from at a cost of only $5 per person (children free), travelers will be able to view four very different art forms! Ngurratjuta's watercolours will be on display at the Tangentyere gallery. 
The Bus will depart from outside Witchetty’s at the Araluen Cultural Precinct from 9.30am with the last run at 2pm. All the art centres will remain open until 3pm for those wanting to peruse a little longer!
For more information on the Beanie Fest click here.

Exciting Talk on the Hermannsburg School of Art - Sat 21st

Another highlight of the Beanie Festival will be the presentation at the “Five generations: The strength of Namatjira’s legacy” Exhibition at the Araluen Art Gallery. The exhibition is showcasing the works of Albert and his descendants such as Kevin Namatjira, Lenie Namatjira, Peter Taylor, Douglas Abbott, Ivy Pareroultja and more.
Presented by Araluen Curator Stephen Williamson, this promises to be an exciting insight into the famous painter, his watercolours and the legacy he has left behind. The talk will be a one off starting at 11am with the chance to see works from Namatjira himself and the subsequent generations who continue his legacy.
Ormiston Gorge - Douglas Kwarlpe Abbott

Douglas Abbott to showcase at Alcaston Gallery in Melbourne

Ngurratjuta is excited to announce that Alcaston Gallery will be showcasing the work of Douglas Abbott next month. A selection of hand-picked watercolours will show at the gallery from July 22 until August 8. The exhibition is called: Karteke Pmare Tywerrtye - My Father's Country, The West MacDonnell Ranges.
For more information, visit Alcaston Gallery.

Ngurratjuta nominated for the Telstra Art Award!

We are excited to announce that Ngurratjuta Many Hands Collective has been nominated for the 2014 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award!
The collective has been nominated for their work Knara Nunaka Tjurretja – Our Big Country: the West MacDonnell Ranges which will be exhibited in Darwin at the Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory from Friday 8 August to Sunday 26 October, 2014.
The Award was established in 1984 as the National Aboriginal Art Award by the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. The aim of the Award is to recognise the important contribution made by Indigenous artists and to promote appreciation and understanding of the quality and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from regional and urban based Indigenous artists throughout Australia, working in traditional and contemporary media. The Award is an important showcase for both established and emerging artists and has come to be regarded as one of the premier national events in the Australian Indigenous art calendar.
For more information, click here.
Finke Gorge, NT - Ivy Pareroultja

Ivy Pareroultja in the Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial

We are very excited to announce that our very own Ivy will feature in this year's Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Continuing the legacy of the Dobell Prize for Drawing (1993–2012), this is the first in a series of curated exhibitions on Australian drawing, supported by the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation.The inaugural exhibition will feature the work of Australian artists for whom drawing is central to their practice and who work in and from the landscape.
The exhibition runs from November 21, 2014 until January 26, 2015.

Gwenda Namatjira at work.

New watercolours available on our website!

Check out the new paintings some of the artists have worked on recently.  If you are interested in any don't hesitate to visit our website!  Or drop in to see us at the Desert Park Gift Shop on Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs.
Next to Mt Sondor - Reinhold Inkamala 
East MacDonnell Ranges, NT - Therese Ryder
West MacDonnell Ranges, NT - Kevin Namatjira 
West MacDonnell Ranges looking from Flynn's Grave, NT - Mervyn Rubuntja
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