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Arthouse Gallery Digital Catalogue


We’re thrilled to announce the upcoming exhibition at Arthouse Gallery, “Kangkwerrama – Respectfully Take Notice,”
Exhibition Dates: 15 June – 1 July 2023
Location: Arthouse Gallery

Painting on repurposed road signs this unique and innovative body of work speaks to the way country is named and boundaries are drawn since colonisation. Whether used to direct traffic or to communicate specific rules, signs like these are crucial in governing our relationship to the land. In bright and arresting colours, they are used to convey laws and regulations across the continent. In the hands of the Iltja Ntjarra artists, their function is subverted to communicate important information relating to Country, its beauty, cultural practices and customary lore on traditional lands. Each sign has been painted with images of Country in the Hermannsburg style.

Featuring Vanessa Inkamala, Dellina Inkamala, Dianne Inkamala, Delray Inkamala, Reinhold Inkamala, Kathy Inkamala, Selma Coulthard Nunay, Mervyn Rubuntja, Betty Namatjira Wheeler Naparula, Benita Clements, Mandy Malbunka, Kathleen France & Ada Lechleitner, the exhibition invites us to respectfully take notice of the beauty that surrounds us. Artists use their artwork as a powerful voice to speak volumes about culture, protection of country, and their profound connection to the land, expressing their respect and reverence for their country.

31st Desert Mob in Mparntwe – On NOW

Experience the rich diversity of desert art and culture at the 31st Desert Mob in Mparntwe Alice Springs.

Now managed entirely by Aboriginal-led organisation Desart, the Desert Mob Exhibition presents hundreds of new artworks from emerging and established artists. If you’ve been looking for a beautiful piece to add to your collection, the works are available to purchase in-person at Araluen Arts Centre, and online HERE.

The trademark exhibition was curated by two Aboriginal women for the first time in the event’s history. Senior curator-at-large at the National Gallery in Canberra, Hetti Kemerre Perkins, and assistant manager of Iltja Ntjarra Art Centre Marisa Maher.

Pictured: Mervyn Rubuntja, Selma Coulthard, Dellina Inkamala and Vanessa Inkamala with the Iltja Ntjarra display at Desert Mob 2022.