Western Arrernte watercolourist Mervyn Rubuntja (work at right) and Central Arrernte/ Mudburra painter Patricia Ansell Dodds are among six First Nations artists whose art work will be projected onto the Sydney Opera House every night for the coming year.
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.
A mural in the Namatjira tradition will soon grace a wall inside the Alice Plaza and is bound to become a drawcard for art lovers and tourists. Work began yesterday with Ngurratjuta Many Hands artists Peter Taylor and Mervyn Rubuntja outlining the scaled-up forms of a landscape painted by Taylor. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
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.