After the rain, Exhibition at Talapi gallery opening tomorrow, mural at shopping centre, successful trip to the east coast   
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Upcoming exhibition at Talapi Gallery, successful trip to Geelong and Sydney, and some recent works.

After the rain at Simpson's Gap

After a week of heavy rain in Alice Springs, Ngurratjuta artists visited Simpsons Gap for some cool air, fresh water, and inspiration....
From left to right: Peter Taylor, Rienhold Inkamala and Gwenda Namatjira

Exhibition at Talapi Gallery in Alice Springs opening Friday April 11

Ngurratjuta artists will showcase their work at Talapi Galley in April. Garden of Eden is an exhibition featuring artists from Ngurratjuta, Ampilawatja, Kaltjiti Arts, Mwerre Anthurre Artists, and Papunya Tjupi. The exhibition will open at 6pm on Friday April 11, and several watercolour artists will attend the opening.  

For more information, see here.
Image: Gloria Pannka, West MacDonnell Ranges, NT. 

Mr K. Wirri 

We are deeply saddened by the passing of our artist, friend and family member Mr. Wirri.
Mr. Wirri was born and raised at Haast's Bluff to father Kata Wirri and mother Freda Nangala. He went to school in Papunya and Arreyonga.
As a young adult, he returned to Haast Bluff to work. In 1974 he married his wife, Doris Abbott, and came to live in Alice Springs. He started working with the Tangentyere Council and in 1995 and was elected to the Tangentyere Executive.
Mr. Wirri has been an artist all his life and has worked on several large art projects. He worked mainly in watercolours and depicted the Central Australian landscape and the West MacDonnell Ranges in his own masterly style, which has made him an artist of renown. 
Mr. Wirri passed away on Monday the 31st of March in Alice Springs. His last works will be displayed at Talapi Gallery. 
Image: K. Wirri, Glen Helen

Ngurratjuta Artists paint mural at Alice Springs Shopping Centre

Ngurratjuta artists have been commissioned to paint a mural at Alice Springs Shopping Centre. They are currently working on a design proposal with the Batchelor Institute. 
Image: Ngurratjuta artists working on a design proposal for the mural.

Successful trip to Geelong and Sydney

At the end of March, Lenie Namatjira and Gloria Pannka traveled with arts support worker Marisa Maher, and curator and author Alison French to Geelong and Sydney. In Geelong, they visited the Geelong Gallery, and opened a beautiful exhibition at Metropolis Gallery.

In Sydney the artists opened an exquisite exhibition at Tali Gallery and participated in a series of events relating to the current exhibition "The Hills Beyond Hermannsburg" at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Metropolis Gallery and Tali Gallery are currently holding exhibitions of work by Ngurratjuta Many Hands artists, whilst the Art Gallery of New South Wales is holding an exhibition of Hermannsburg school artists including Lenie and Gloria.

The group enjoyed their trip to the east coast and were flattered by the very warm welcome they received. Below are some pictures of their workshops and talks at the various galleries; from top to bottom: 1. Marisa, Lenie, Gloria and Alison at the Alice Springs Airport. 2. Metropolis Gallery opening 3. Tali Gallery workshop, and 4. the AGNSW workshop. 

Recent Works

Below are some recent works painted by Ngurratjuta artists. 

Ivy Pareroultja, West MacDonnell Ranges, near Ormiston Gorge, 12 x 17 cm, Watercolour on paper.

"When I was a kid I still remember myself going past this place with my parents going back to the settlement and to the mission. We'd go walking around as kids and play in the creeks and river beds and run around the soft white sandy creek in the valley of the gorges. This painting is called: West MacDonnell Ranges near Ormiston Gorge."

Rienhold Inkamala, Next to Mt Sonder, 54 x 36 cm, Watercolour on paper

Peter Tjutjatja Taylor, Mt Sonder, Ljama NT, 54 x 36 cm, Watercolour on paper

Lenie Namatjira, West from Haast's Bluff, NT, 26 x 36 cm, Watercolour on paper


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