The Ngurratjuta Artists are showcasing some new work on the walls of Alice Plaza!
In partnership with Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education and Alice Plaza, the wall of the lift shaft in the centre will be transformed into The Gap by Peter Taylor. The initial design was created through workshops held at Batchelor with teacher Brigida Stewart.
Painting on the mural will happen Mondays through to Thursdays for the next three weeks. Check out some of the action that started this morning.
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.
Five Generations: the strength of Albert Namatjira’s legacy opened on Saturday the 1st of March, with great success. The exhibition was opened by Member for Namatjira Alison Anderson MLA, with speeches by artist Gloria Pannka, Ntaria School students and scholar Alison French. The opening also marked the donation of Albert Namatjira’s last ever painting to Araluen Art Centre by owner Judith King, who presented the painting to Albert’s granddaughter Lenie Namatjira.
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