Partnerships and Arts Development Officer, Iltja Ntjarra Art Centre

Painting workshop at Iltja Ntjarra Art Centre, Photo courtesy of the art centre.

About Iltja Ntjarra:

Iltja Ntjarra Art Centre is an Aboriginal owned and governed Art Centre based in Alice Springs, Northern Territory. It was established in 2004 and consists of a painting studio and gallery space.

A small group of vibrant Western Aranda men and women – emerging and established artists – come together to paint, sing and enjoy a creative time together. Members of the centre are passionate about the Hermannsburg School of Art and are determined to keep the Namatjira tradition strong and alive for future generations. The artists of Iltja Ntjarra paint landscapes of the West MacDonnell Ranges using diverse techniques and mediums. They are celebrated for their scenic watercolour paintings on paper as well as their innovative arts projects including the transposing of circular imagery onto 1950’s-style skirts, a permanent mural at the Alice Plaza shopping centre in Alice Springs, and a collaborative collage artwork, highly commended at the 2014 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award.

About the role:

This newly created role involves recruiting new artists for Iltja Ntjarra Art Centre in the context of their Engagement Program. The Partnerships and Arts Development Officer will establish collaborations with town-based organisations interested in offering a creative activity to their Aboriginal clients and develop an activity work plan for the new recruits.

Duties for the role include relationship building with town-based organisations, project planning, arts development, arts and artist support and advice, support with cultural activities, servicing an Aboriginal governing body, and administration and grant management.

Applications are open until position has been filled.

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