News from November 2012

Mervyn Meets Feo – Watch the video

A project aiming to bring together Indigenous artists from round the world. Watch Watercolour landscape artists Mervyn Rubuntja from NT and Feodosia Ivanova from Russia.

Courtesy of Jeremy Nicholl, Nick Holdsworth, Helen Womack, Dave Richards and Barry Skipsey

Watercolour landscapes all the way to Sydney!

Ngurratjuta Many Hands Alice Springs in conjunction with Tali Gallery is thrilled to present contemporary watercolour paintings on paper by a new generation of artists from the tradition of Albert Namatjira – The Hermannsburg School of Art.

The impact that Albert Namatjira had on Australian landscape painting made him the most well known Aboriginal Australian of his time leading to his special status as the “first Aboriginal citizen”. Since his death in 1959 the Hermannsburg School artists have remained vibrant and energetic.

The exhibition at Tali Gallery will feature painting by artists including Albert Namatjira Jnr, Hilary Wirri, Lenie Namatjira, Johannes Katakarinja, Ivy Pareroultja, Hubert Pareroultja, Elton Wirri, Kevin Wirri, Gloria Pannka, Peter Taylor, Kevin Namatjira and Douglas Abbott. The contemporary works of the Ngurratjuta Many Hands watercolourists carry on a great tradition that portrays the unique landscape of the West MacDonald Ranges in hues and tones that resonate with Australians in a very special way.

Watercolour Works

  • 16 Nov 12 – 28 Feb 13
  • Tali Gallery
  • 667 Darling Street
    Rozelle, NSW
  • Mon – Sun: 11:00 am – 06:00 pm
West MacDonnell Ranges, NT by Albert Namatjira Jr.
West MacDonnell Ranges, NT by Albert Namatjira Jr.


Ngurratjuta Many Hands is pleased to announce that we are moving to a new location at the stunning Desert Park, Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, NT (only a 15 minute drive from the centre of town), phone number +61 8 89518748 November 12th, 2012.

This is a direct result of the significant opportunity we identified in operating alongside the park, which is of significant cultural importance to the local Arrernte people, and forms the starting point of the iconic West MacDonnell Ranges.

The new venue will represent Ngurratjuta Many Hands artists with a special focus on encouraging the “Hermannsburg School’ style watercolour art. Painting on site will resume in the cooler season of 2013.

For further reading: Alice Springs News

We hope to see you soon at the Ngurratjuta Many Hands / Desert Park venue!

Mt. Gillen at the start of the Western MacDonnell Ranges, by Albert Namatjira Jr.
Mt. Gillen at the start of the Western MacDonnell Ranges, by Albert Namatjira Jr.