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Indigenous Art Market @AIATSIS Canberra December 6-7

Iltja Ntjarra will be at the upcoming AIATSIS market in Canberra with its stunning watercolours and new merchandise line!

Friday, 6 December 2019 to Saturday, 7 December 2019

Friday 10am – 9pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm

AIATSIS, Acton Peninsula
51 Lawson Crescent, Acton.
Australian Capital Territory

The Indigenous Art Market returns this summer for its 6th consecutive year.
With over twenty Indigenous artists and art centres from around Australia, these markets have never been bigger.
Presenting artists’ work, direct from communities, to the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, paired with culturally rich activities, contemporary music, cultural performances and food.
Presented by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, this market is an unparalleled opportunity for our local community to encounter, engage, and be transformed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture from around Australia.
Join us at this year’s Indigenous Art Market, grab some lunch, browse the stalls, enjoy the entertainment and perhaps you’ll find that perfect Christmas gift.

Did you know?
Attending Art Centres keep 100% of their sales from the art market.
All art is sourced ethically and directly from Indigenous Community Art Centres an independent artists and the funds raised go directly into helping their communities.


Reinhold Inkamala, Mt. Sonder, limited edition etching

Christmas Exhibition 2018

Our special Christmas exhibition is now online.

What if this photograph is by Albert Namatjira? – Revisited

This is a project by contemporary Western Aranda artists working within the heritage of Albert Namatjira or ‘Hermannsburg school’ of watercolour painting. This project engages a less well-known aspect of this heritage – photographs. The artists have created a body of paintings in response to photographs from the South Australian Museum’s Battarbee Collection, which includes the rich photographic archive of the Victorian artist Rex Battarbee. These photographs were mostly taken in the mid to late 1930s in and around Ntaria/Hermannsburg, mostly through Tjoritja/the West MacDonnell Ranges.

Tom Nicholson

Untitled by Mervyn Rubuntja