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Namatjira family's struggles and triumphs

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Triumphs include today's acknowledgement by Google of the 115th anniversary of Albert Namatjira's birth; struggles include the family's ongoing fight to regain control of his copyright. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Namatjira family: Getting listeners 'through our art'

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The legacy of the acclaimed artist and other issues, such as homelessness and junk food, are the subject of a new series of works by the artists painting in his footsteps. KIERAN FINNANE  reports. 

A geography of ideas

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Ngurratjuta Many Hands Artists are getting ready for Tarnanthi, the Art Gallery of South Australia's inaugural Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, celebrated “on a scale that has never been seen before in South Australia”. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

 

Colours of landscape, of dreams across five generations

The worth of investing in the artistic development of the fifth generation of Namatjira descendants, most of them still school children, is clear. Of the fourth generation only Elton Wirri, born in 1990, has really made a name for himself as an artist. And how did he do it? By starting young,  painting alongside his father Kevin and with application, over and over. This is what the young people are once again doing now, thanks to the commitment of artists of the third generation with the support of Big hART and Ntaria School. KIERAN FINNANE reports. Pictured: Mount Wedge, 2010 by Martha Namatjira.

Ngurratjuta artists are the new owners of the Desert Park gift shop

 

A shot in the arm for the watercolour movement ... and chance for visitors to have contact with Aboriginal people

 

It's an opportunity that will surely be the envy of many: the Ngurratjuta art centre has bought the gift shop at the Alice Springs Desert Park. It will be used to exhibit and promote the work of its artists, and provide an income to their enterprise from its trade in the full line of gifts and souvenirs. The Desert Park is also keen to have the artists painting on site and this looks set to happen from late March next year, as the cooler weather arrives. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

 

Pictured: Coordinator Iris Bendor installing the watercolour display at the Desert Park shop.

 

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