Lenie Namatjira and Gloria Pannka recently travelled to Sydney and Geelong with arts support worker Marisa Maher in order to open exhibitions of work by Ngurratjuta Many Hands artists and to lead workshops on painting watercolours in the Hermannsburg style.
In Geelong, they travelled to Metropolis Gallery and opened an exhibition entitled ‘Colours of Country’, which is on until April 12.
From Geelong, they travelled to Sydney. Tali Gallery is holding an exhibition of work by Many Hands artists, and Lenie and Gloria opened the exhibition and led a watercolour workshop.
They also visited the Art Gallery of New South Wales, where an exhibition of Hermannsburg School watercolours is currently being held, entitled ‘the Hills Beyond Hermannsburg’. Lenie and Gloria led a question and answer session followed by several watercolour workshops, which were very successful.
Picture 1: At the airport in Alice Springs.
Pictures 2-6: At Metropolis Gallery.
Pictures 7-19: From Tali Gallery, by Yaja Hadrys.
Pictures 19- 24: Lenie and Gloria at the Hills Beyond Hermannsburg exhibition at the AGNSW with paintings by them and members of their families.
Pictures 25- 33: Lenie and Gloria leading a Q&A session, speaking to a journalist, and leading a watercolour workshop.