Watercolour Landscapes – Central Australia
The Japingka Gallery in WA will showcase a curated display of paintings by Iltja Ntjarra’s artists, as well as landscape watercolours by previous generation masters. The exhibition will launch on February 14th and will highlight works by acclaimed watercolourists Ivy Pareroultja. The display will also include two unique silk paintings by community leaders Mervyn Rubuntja and Hubert Pareroultja.
David Wroth from Japingka Gallery takes us on a tour of a watercolour exhibition from Central Australia that explores how the different generations approach painting their homelands.
The watercolour painters of Central Australia are amongst the most recognisable of Aboriginal artist groups. Albert Namatjira began painting the West MacDonnell landscapes in his ancestral country in the 1930s.
We now have an exhibition of works from contemporary artists, some of whom are grandchildren of Albert Namatjira. The paintings are extraordinary things. They are all about exceptional structures found in the West MacDonnell Ranges – ragged hilltop ridges and rocky knolls and dramatic horizons. The colours are quite extraordinary. Many of the works feature the blues and purples of the distant ranges placed against the pinks and oranges of the rocky structures in the foreground.
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