Current and upcoming exhibitions: Paul Johnson Gallery in Darwin and The Customs House Library in Sydney
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Glen Helen Watercolours

Recent works to come out of Ngurratjuta include these stunning depictions of Glen Helen Gorge, a favourite piece of imagery for the watercolour artists to paint. There are new and old works of this famous landmark along the West MacDonnell Ranges including the painting above by Peter Taylor. Watercolours on paper 36 x 54 cm. 
Glen Helen Gorge by Kevin Namatjira. Watercolours on paper 26 x 36 cm.
Glen Helen Gorge by Selma Coulthard Nunay. Watercolours on paper 17 x 12 cm.
Glen Helen Gorge by Albert Namatjira Jr. Watercolours on paper 36 x 54 cm.
Glen Helen Gorge by Lenie Namatjira. Watercolours on paper 26 x 36 cm. 

Elton Wirri’s work added to the NGV collection

This year, Elton Wirri’s “Standley Chasm” will be added to the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria.  Elton also features in the Resale Royalty Campaign and is pictured in their advertisements for the government’s review of the resale royalty system.

Exhibition at the Customs House Library - Sydney

A reminder for Sydney folk to get along to the Customs House Library, Level 1, in Sydney during NAIDOC celebrations. Ngurratjuta artists will be exhibiting their works there for the duration of NAIDOC events 1st – 31st July, and on the 10th of July a special evening with Di Stevens from Tali Gallery as she discusses Ngurratjuta Many Hands, and the watercolour tradition of Albert Namatjira's descendants that continues at Ngurratjuta.
Wed 10th July
Customs House Library
Painting above: West MacDonnell Ranges by Elton Wirri, 36 x 54 cm, watercolours on paper.

Johannes Katakarinja

Ngurratjuta is saddened by the recent passing of the artist Johannes Katakarinja. He  was born at Hermannsburg in 1956 and was the son of Yvonne Williams and Ambrose Katakarinja. From age 13 Johannes learnt to paint like his grandfathers and uncles. His mentor was his grandfather Walter Ebatarinja who he would meet at Palm Valley to paint with. Johannes also painted the Murial at Hermansburg Finke River Mission Store. The Name “Katakarinja” is the aboriginal name for Mt Zeil.  Sadly Johannes passed away four weeks ago and is survived by a partner and family in Ntaria and Alice Springs.  Ngurratjuta, the board, workers, artists and members extend their deepest condolences to Johannes’s family. The painting above is of  Mt Hermannsburg - Johannes Katakarinja 23 x 54 cm,  watercolours on paper.

Paul Johnson Gallery

Darwin people check this out! Paul Johnstone Gallery in Darwin NT is hosting an exhibition of the Hermannsburg School of Watercolours, following in the tradition of the great Albert Namatjira. Featuring prominently in this exhibition will be the late Johannes Katakarinja. Ngurratjuta would like to commemorate this celebrated artist by showcasing his beautiful works alongside other artists as Peter Taylor, Gloria Pannka, Douglas Abbott and Lenie Namatjira. The exhibition also features Albert’s contemporary Claude Pannka as well as his sons Oscar and Ewald Namatjira. The exhibition will run until 6th July. Painting above: Mt. Sonder by Peter Taylor, 54 x 74 cm, watercolours on paper.

Painting trip

Recently Ngurratjuta went bush for a painting trip with the Namatjira watercolour artists and some young men who are beginning to paint landscapes.  We set up camp just 15 mins west of Alice Springs at the Claypans.  With recent rainfall the pans were full and the artists produced some beautiful works of this unique setting.  This workshop is the first in a series of intergenerational workshops between the senior watercolour artists and young Western Arrente people wanting to learn this style of painting. In the picture from left to right: Floyd Namatjira, Poulson.

Shepparton Gallery

From Friday 21st June to Sunday 25th August the Shepparton Art Museum will showcase for the first time the extraordinary Indigenous art collection of Carrillo and Ziyin Gantner, Speaking in Colour.  The exhibition features painting from the central and western deserts, including the work of Albert Namatjira and his family.  Alongside these works will also be master painters from Papunya, Turkey Creek, Utopia and Balgo Hills. Painting above: Women collecting bush food by Gloria Pannka 69 x 85cm, acrylic on canvas.
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