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We've been busy with our newly incorporated business, a display at the NMA, planning for the light festival, and new artworks and exhibitions. Read more below
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New Incorporation

We are proud to announce our newly incorporated organisation, Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands art centre. Our Chairman is Mervyn Rubuntja and our Deputy chairperson is Clara Inkamala. Our vision for the Art Centre is to create a place where Western Arrarnta people come together and create artworks on diverse mediums using different techniques. Our art is inspired by the landscape painting tradition of the Hermannsburg School of Art.

Display at The National Museum

The National Museum in Canberra is working with members of the art centre and the Ntaria (Hermannsburg) community to stage a new exhibition about Ntaria, and Namatjira's legacy in the Museum's Landmarks gallery. The exhibition will open to the public next week. The display will feature artworks by Albert Namatjira, Oscar Namatjira, Lenie NamatjiraBenita Clements and Clara Inkamala. Image below: Lenie Namatjira, Early days in Hermannsburg.

Parrtyeme Festival of Light

These beautiful circle skirts will be part of a spectacular installation at the Alice Springs Desert Park from September 23 to October 2nd. Each skirt will be 2.1m high and 3m wide, and be filled with lights to showcase the beautiful watercolour work of the Many Hands Artists. In the picture: Marisa Maher (art centre assistant) accompanied by artist Lenie Namatjira at the Desert Park media call. The original watercolour paintings and skirts were produced during a collaborative project with The Batchelor Institute.

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS
 
Mervyn Rubuntja - Always Use The Right Colour, Suzanne O'Connell Gallery, Brisbane. Exhibition ends July 23rd. 
Image: Mervyn Rubuntja, Mount Undoolya, NT. 
Impressions and Colours of Australia, IDAIA and Galerie Karin Carton, Versailles, France. Exhbition ends August 28.
Image: Douglas Abbott, West MacDonnell Ranges, NT
NEW WORKS
 
Kevin Namatjira, Mt. Sonder, NT
Ricky Connick, Docker River way
Marcus Wheeler, Atila (Mt Connor)
 
Noreen Hudson, Gosse Bluff – Tnorala, NT
Go to our website for more artworks

 
Supported through the Australian Government’s Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support program.
Copyright © 2016 Iltja Ntjarra art centre, All rights reserved.


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