Lucy Stewart

Arrernte Keynote | Apmere Mparntwe - People, Place, Story
Date/Time: 10:05AM-10:40AM Wednesday 20 July 2022
Venue: Araluen Theatre

Lucy moved to Alice Springs in 1996 to work as the Visual Arts Coordinator at the Araluen Arts Centre, since then she has held arts coordination / management roles in the NT and in Tas (Arts NT, Tas Regional Arts and RedHot Arts). In 2009, Lucy gave up her full time day job driving an arts desk and went back to school and has taught art, media and flexible programs at the town’s only public senior college. For 20 plus years Lucy has coordinated arts projects that support increased awareness of Mparntwe sacred sites. Most significantly the Yeperenye Sculpture and the Alice to Mparntwe Sacred Sites Tours for Artists that have been running since 2007, coordinated with senior custodian Doris Stuart Kngwarreye and fellow artist Dan Murphy. Two major group exhibitions have been curated from these tours, at Araluen (2010) & Watch This Space (2017). In 2020, Lucy embarked on her next journey, a PhD focused on custodian storytelling as a tool for arts based social action; her project seeks to extend the creative impact of the Alice to Mparntwe tours. Majoring in Ceramics at Lismore Uni it is only recently that she has switched her arts practice back to include working more with clay.