The Namatjira Story
On country and on stage.
Lenie and Gwenda Namatjira (sisters and granddaughters of Namatjira), Benita Clements (Gwenda’s daughter) Gloria Pannka (granddaughter of Namatjira), and Clara Inkamala have created an exquisite collection of watercolour paintings, inspired by the a collaborative project between their art centre, Ngurratjuta Iltja Ntjarra, Many Hands and arts company Big hART. The project’s latest output is a new documentary, of which a preview will be screened at the opening of the exhibition. This collection, curated by academic Alison French, tells the Namatjira family story through sceneries from Western Arrarnta country and the theatre’s stage. The body of works in the exhibition was created in Alice Springs, in response to scenes and stills from the film.
Image Credit: Gloria Pannka, 36 x 54 Watercolour on paper, The Namatjira Play, Actors and Artists on stage
Opening Wednesday 8th June | 6.30–8pm.
Exhibition continues until Sunday 19th June.
Gallery open Tuesday–Saturday 11am–6pm | Sunday 11am–4pm
Gallery: 107 Projects, 107 Redfern St. Redfern
Lenie Namatjira, Mostyn Peniltja in his homeland. Kuala Outstation and his dogs.