Volunteer and intern stories

Maddy Power – Intern

In October 2019, I had the opportunity to undertake a 4-week internship at Ikuntji Artists. I chose to come to Haasts Bluff after graduating from a Bachelor of Fine Arts/Visual Art in 2018 and wanted to gain some more professional experience and learn more about contemporary Aboriginal Art.  I had a great time working in

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In 2013 I was awarded the amazing opportunity to undertake a 10-week internship at Ikuntji Artists. The internship was provided through The National Art School’s Aboriginal Art Centre Internship program. As a practising artist, the opportunity to explore indigenous culture and art practice in the birthplace of the 1970’s aboriginal art movement was invaluable. It

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I was given the opportunity to volunteer at Ikuntji Artists in Haasts Bluff NT through the University of Western Australia after having done a semester’s work on Contemporary Aboriginal Art in my Art History degree. This experience was incredibly worthwhile and exposed me to the inspirational people and the landscape embedded in so many works.

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Julia North – volunteer

My name is Julia, I have an academic background in Anthropology and Sociology through the University of Sydney. In 2014 I have been lucky enough to visit Ikuntji twice as a volunteer. I was quite unsure what to expect from my time in the community; how I would go in such a different cultural context

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In 2013, I completed an internship for eight weeks at the Ikuntji Artists Aboriginal Corporation in Haasts Bluff funded through the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). Working at the art centre was a great experience and unique opportunity to get to know more about Australia’s indigenous art world and the people who vividly contribute to

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Emma Kirby – intern

In the winter of 2014, I came to Ikuntji Artists for 10 weeks as an intern. I had recently graduated from The National Art School and was lucky enough to receive their Aboriginal Art Centre Internship award. I had studied Aboriginal art however, I was aware that reading stuff in books is one thing and

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