Neighbouring art centres, Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands, Tangentyere Artists and Yarrenyty Arltere Artists will open exhibitions of new works on Saturday 9 September.
The public is invited to our art centre on 29 Wilkinson Street to view exquisite ceramics and watercolours painted by the Namatjira School of Art. It is the first time that Many Hands will present a collection of landscapes painted with underglaze colours on ceramics. Acclaimed Hermannsburg Potters Clara Inkamala, Noreen Hudson and Kathleen France as well as senior watercolour artists worked on the project with CDU’s ceramics lecturer Suzi Lyon, and Desart’s guest’s artists from China who visited the art centre and shared their art practice.
This exhibition celebrates the beloved West MacDonnell Ranges and was especially curated for the event, with featuring artists including: Hubert Pareroultja, Mervyn Rubuntja, Kevin and Lenie Namatjira, Gloria Pannka, Stanley Ebatarinja, and Dellina and Kathy Inkamala.
Around the corner at 16 Fogarty Street, Tangentyere Artists are exhibiting Town Camp Stories, a beautiful range of paintings from the Tangentyere Artists studio accompanied by a range of richly embroidered soft sculptures by the Yarrenyty Arltere Artists that depict diverse aspects of their lives in Yarrenyty Arltere Town Camp, from gardening, to riding the bus.
There will also be a small special exhibition, Minyma Kutjarangku Tjunanyi Mamaku Ngura, Two Women Painting their Father’s Country. This will feature works by sisters Wentja Morgan Napaltjarri #2 and Linda Syddick Tjunkiya Napaltjarri, who have joined their extended Napaltjarri family in the Tangentyere Artists Studio this year.