Our country in paint and clay

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Directed by descendants and kin relatives of Albert Namatjira, Iltja Ntjarra (Many Hands) Art Centre is proud to keep the watercolour tradition of the Hermannsburg art movement strong for future generations.

 

Exhibiting artists have learnt the watercolour painting technique directly from Namatjira, his sons, nephews, kin brothers or grandchildren. Their country ‘Tjoritja’ is the West MacDonnell Ranges, beginning at the site of the Twin Gums near Simpsons Gap, and stretches past Gosse Bluff in the West. Encompassing the epic sites of Rutjimpa (Mt Sonder), Kwartatuma (Orminston Gorge), Yapalpa (Glen Helen) and Marlanginja (Palm Valley) to the South, these features continue to provide the inspiration for the artists today.

 

This exhibition will showcases the group’s innovative spirit as they have used diverse techniques and mediums for their artworks. Recent works on paper and ceramics created by emerging and established artists from the centre will be on display at the gallery.

 

Venue: Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Gallery

Dates: 15 July - 29 July, 2021

Time: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, artists on-site Mondays- Thursdays 10am-3pm