Hi All,
Welcome to our October Newsletter. Read on to find out what's been happening in the world of Iltja Ntjarra this month.

-Iltja Ntjarra 
 Above Image: West MacDonnell Ranges by Hubert Pareroultja

Hubert Pareroultja's solo exhibition at Vivien Anderson Galley, VIC, opened Wednesday 3rd October. We were delighted to have art centre's friend Ken McGregor, author of over 30 monographs on Australian Living artists, launch the show!

The brilliantly innovative artist Hubert Pareroultja continues the extraordinary tradition of the Hermannsburg water-colourists with his idiosyncratic orbital landscapes of his fathers country, Pmara Tjoritja, West McDonnell Ranges Country, very sacred to the Aranda people.

Hubert started working on this show 9 months ago. He wanted to travel and paint the country he first visited 50 years ago as a child when he travelled with his father Reuben Pareroultja, his uncle the great Otto Pareroultja and the famous legendary Albert Namatjira on their painting expeditions.

Hubert wanted to see how the land had changed, and were the great Ancestor trees that Albert Namatjira and Otto Pareroultja painted still stand.

A small introduction to Kathy Inkamala's work will also be exhibited alongside Hubert. Kathy Inkamala's Mt Hermannsburg, her critical eye for detail brings the enormity of the landscape into deep focus. Kathy won the works on paper prize this year at the National Aboriginal and Torres Straits Island Art Award. 

If you are in Melbourne, be sure to check this exceptional exhibition at Vivien Anderson Galley from October 3-27th. 

Image above: Glen Helen by Kathy Inkamala
Above image: North West Macs by Gloria Pannka
TARNANTHI is just around the corner, and we will be there with bells on. 

TARNANTHI presents contemporary art of the world’s oldest living culture on an unprecedented scale, in a national event held annually by the Art Gallery of South Australia.

The name, pronounced tar-nan-dee, comes from the language of the Kaurna people, the traditional owners of the Adelaide Plains. It means to come forth or appear – like the sun and the first emergence of light. For many cultures, first light signifies new beginnings.

TARNANTHI is a platform for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across the country to share important stories. Its artistic vision encourages new beginnings by providing artists with opportunities to create significant new work and to extend their practice.

It illuminates the diversity and depth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art by alternately staging an expansive city-wide festival in one year then a focus exhibition the following year. This year’s feature artist is master bark painter John Mawurndjul. TARNANTHI also includes an annual Art Fair, artist talks, performances and events.

Date: 26-28 October


                         TJINA EXHIBITION
Image above: Mervyn Rubuntja opening Tjina Mob exhibition at Iltja Ntjarra 
Iltja Ntjarra held their own in house exhibition during Desert Mob, where Arthur Murch’s donated paintings were exhibited alongside new works from Iltja Ntjarra Artists. Mervyn Rubuntja opened the exhibition.

We had a great turn out and wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who made it down.
Image above: Gloria Pannka working on the collaborative large-scale commissioned work.
EDIT: This newsletter post wrongly stated that Ruth Ellis, a board member of the Namatjira Legacy Trust commissioned an art work from Iltja Ntjarra Artists, when in fact this art work was commissioned by the Namatjira Legacy Trust. 

Ruth Ellis, a board member of the Namatjira Legacy trust and a good friend of Iltja Ntjarra Art Centre has graciously commissioned an art work from Iltja Ntjarra Artists, descendants of Albert Namatjira, to celebrate the victory of the copyright of Albert Namatjira being returned to his family along with the legacy of Kumuntjai L. Namatjira who played an integral part In the success of the copyright’s return.
The commission has now commenced and we are excitedly looking forward to the finished piece. It will be exhibited at the Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, with the prospect of it being loaned to other high-profile galleries for exhibition.
Image above: Ntaria School students workshop.
Iltja Ntjarra and The Namatjira Legacy trust are working together on a new project called: Art Songs and Stories: A Western Aranda Language and Culture Outreach Program.
This year long project is still in its infancy with workshops recently commencing at the Ntaria (Hermannsburg) School.
‘Art Songs and Stories’ aims to strengthen and celebrate Western Aranda Culture and heritage. A language, music and arts program, it connects established watercolour artists from Iltja Ntjarra Art Centre and Ntaria Choir with Ntaria school students to create songs and children’s books and artworks, culminating in a high-profile launch event.
Ntaria school will incorporate the workshops into their school program with national curriculum-based outcomes.
We are very excited to be working alongside a number of committed stakeholders with this special project.  Stay Tuned!

                                New Works
                            SUPPORT US

By donations to Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands art centre it helps support the development of the Namatjira School of Art, and help members to generate income for their families, and preserve their cultural heritage into the future.

Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands art centre is owned and governed by its artists, relatives of Albert Namatjira. It is a charitable organisation with deductible gift recipient status (DGR). All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

All of us at Iltja Ntjarra appreciate your ongoing support. 

Warmest Regards,

Iltja Ntjarra 


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