Vincent Lingiari Art Award 2021
Congratulations to Mervyn Rubuntja and Selma Coulthard on being two of the 26 artists shortlisted for the 2021 Vincent Lingiari Art Award. If you're in Mparntwe (Alice Springs) drop into Tangentyere Artists Gallery to view the Vincent Lingiari Art Award. The exhibition runs until October 13 .

If you aren't in town you can take a digital walkthrough of the exhibition HERE

If you would like to acquire Mervyn or Selma's works, please contact Tangentere Artists on 08 8951 4232 or 

Thank you to Tangentyere Artists, Desart and Central Land Council for hosting an incredible and important arts event in Mparntwe.

Image above: Mervyn Rubuntja with his work, Rock Wallaby Dreaming, installed at the 2021 Vincent Lingiari Art Award. Acrylic on Steel, 110x 224 cm.


The annual Desert Mob Exhibition celebrated a milestone in 2021; 30 years of bringing together the art and culture of Aboriginal artists. It was a great opportunity for everyone to view the best of the latest contemporary Aboriginal artworks from art centres from across the Desert. We’re still reminiscing about our wonderful weekend at Araluen Arts Centre, enjoying the exhibition opening, marketplace, and meeting old and new friends. 

If you're in Mparntwe drop into the Araluen Arts Centre to view the exhibition, it runs until October 24. If you aren't in town you can view the exhibition online HERE
Image above: Selma CoulthardWindow of Time, 2021 Desert Mob. 
watercolour on embossed Khadi handmade 1000gsm cotton rag, 
58 x 77 cm (framed size 68 x 86.5 cm).

Kuprilya Kwatja Etatha - Iltja Ntjarra @Tarnanthi 2021

Tarnanthi exhibition dates: 15 October 2021 to 30 January 2022, Art Gallery of South Australia.

Iltja Ntjarra Art Centre is working with the 
Tarnanthi Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, and with artist Tom Nicholson, on a major project that tells the story of the Kuprilya pipeline. Last week Marisa Maher from Iltja Ntjarra Art Centre travelled to Adelaide (yes it was possible!) to co-curate our display at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Albert Namatjira, in the early days of his painting life, before he met Rex Battarbee, made handmade Boomerangs and painted on them and did pokerwork on them. The boomerangs that Albert painted on told an important story of life at Hermannsburg. One of the most important of these boomerangs tells the story of the building of the pipeline from Kuprilya. This offered inspiration for our Tarnanthi 2021 project. Participating artists:

Visual arts: Dellina Inkamala, Benita Clements, Selma Coulthard, Kathy Inkamala, Reinhold Inkamala, Vanessa Inkamala, Hubert Pareroultja, Ivy Pareroultja, Mervyn Rubuntja, Betty Wheeler and Marcus Wheeler
Video work: Gloria Moketarinja

Image above:  Reinhold Inkamala, Kuprilya springs pipeline 1936, 32 x 51cm
Painting of Albert Namatjira artwork on Boomerang
The Tarnanthi Art Fair is almost here!
The 2021 Tarnanthi Art Fair has moved to an online event this year in order to prioritise the safety of participating individuals and communities against the recent Covid-19 outbreaks across Australia. You will find Iltja Ntjarra Art Centre at the Online Tarnanthi Art Fair from October 15 to 18. 

To register your interest in the 2021 Tarnanthi Aboriginal Art Fair go to:

We're loading new works this week! You will find some of the fabulous artworks below on the Tarnanthi art fair, be quick!
Betty Namatjira Wheeler - Tjoritja (West MacDonnell Ranges NT
16 x 25 cm watercolour on paper
Selma Coulthard - Petermann Ranges, NT
14 x 23 cm watercolour on paper
Vanessa Inkamala - Tjoritja (West MacDonnell Ranges, NT
24 x 51 cm watercolour on paper
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