A push to get the NT Government to declare all Territory public drinking water areas as no go zones for fracking was unanimously supported by the Town Council last night. Another, to get them and the Australian Government to declare a climate emergency, did not fare so well. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
The annual award of the Lofty, to Elliat Rich for high endeavour in the arts, capped off a big year for Watch This Space as it heads towards its 25th anniversary in 2018. 25 years is long enough for a new generation to emerge and so it is at the Space. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
The Anerle-aneme chair – a collaboration by Alice Springs based designer Elliat Rich and the Aboriginal owned Centre for Appropriate Technology – was launched at the preview of Australia’s 2016 Venice Architectural Biennale exhibition, held recently at Icebergs, Bondi Beach.
Joining forces, two Alice Springs workshops have achieved an outstanding result – producing a set of stylish chairs that will feature in the Australian exhibit at this year's Venice Architecture Biennale. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
The brilliant white bark of the ghost gum, its apparent smoothness, and the grace of its limbs are what immediately catch our eye as we move through the bush, but in Ghost Gums, an exhibition by Mel Robson and Elliat Rich at Araluen, the trees are not approached in the singular. We enter the gallery space as if entering a grove. KIERAN FINNANE reviews.
The first thing you notice on entering the studio-come-workshop is the wall display of shoemaker lasts. These are among the tools of trade for the first bespoke shoemaker in Alice Springs in 50 years, James B. Young, who with his partner, designer Elliat Rich, will launch their Elbowrkshp next week. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
The path leading to the Town Library had its baptism on Harmony Day, last Friday. The dousing with water of this latest piece of public art had more than a ritual significance, for the path is intended to come to life with rain. As we can wait a long time for a desert downpour, the process was hastened with a few sloshes of water.