Tangitja etlarintja ekarlta – Working together with strong thoughts

Landscapes of Central Australia in the tradition of Namatjira

This exhibition presents work from current and deceased artists of Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre in Mparntwe (Alice Springs). The Aboriginal-owned art centre supports watercolour artists of the Hermannsburg School, who continue to express their connection to land in the tradition of their grandfather and relative, Albert Namatjira.

By continuing his legacy, the exhibiting artists sustain an important piece of living history, but also reimagine their art practice by integrating new influences. Two works in the show are the outcome of a recent collaboration between Western Aranda artists Vanessa Inkamala and 2020 Wynne Prize winner Hubert Pareroultja, and Shannon Alexander Murphy, an Australian artist currently based in Germany.

All artworks for sale.

Image: Ivy Pareroultja, Going into Palm Valley, NT, watercolour, 53 x 23cm, Courtesy of Iltja Ntjarra Art Centre