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Parrtjima – A Festival in Light 2024

left — at Alice Springs Desert Park — Exhibitions

Parrtjima – A Festival in Light will return to Alice Springs (Mparntwe) in 2024 from 12-21 April. Join us under the Red Centre’s starry skies and watch the desert come alive with a celebration and exploration of art and culture on Arrernte Country. Our very own Kelly Dixon and her work will be highlighted throughout

2024 Australian Small Business Champion Awards: Indigenous Business Finalists

left — at The Star, Sydney — News

Ikuntji Artists is a Finalist in the Indigenous Business Category in the 2024 Australian Small Business Champion Awards! Amidst an overwhelming response of over 5,500 quality entries from small businesses across Australia, Ikuntji Artists have emerged as a Finalist. The 2024 Champions winners will be announced at two sold-out events at The Star Sydney, presented

International Art Textile Biennale 2023

left — at East Gippsland Art Gallery — Exhibitions

Our very own Walter Jugadai has been selected to have his latest fabric design included in the International Art Textile Biennale 2023. Fibre Arts Australia is highlighting the contemporary practice within Art Textiles as an art form. Walter’s textile has been shortlisted!! out of 270 entries from 25 countries. Exhibition now showing at at East

Galerie IDAIA Paris: Mother/Daughter

left — at Galerie IDAIA Paris — Exhibitions

MOTHER/DAUGHTER – Artistes Femmes des Premières Nations Australiennes explores the mother/daughter relationship experienced by Australian First Nations women artists, showcasing the work of more than 28 artists living in remote territories as well as in major cities, from south-east Australia to Arnhem Land, via the Central Desert and the Kimberley. The exhibition explores the mother/daughter

2023 AWAPA’s – Highly Commended for Best Artist-Led Publication

left — News

The Art Association of Australia and New Zealand’s 2023 Arts Writing and Publishing Awards were announced today, with Ikuntji Textiles being highly commended for ‘Best Artist-Led Publication’; A wonderful accolade. The judges had the following to say: “While this publication may not strictly tick all the boxes of the judging criteria, we felt it deserved

Pine Rivers Art Gallery: Art Collection Up Close

left — at Pine Rivers Art Gallery — Exhibitions

Eunice Napanangka Jack’s artwork Kuruyultu (2017) has been selected from the City of Moreton Bay Art Collection for their exhibition Art Collection Up Close at Pine Rivers Art Gallery. Art Collection Up Close is an exhibition for families at Pine Rivers Art Gallery (QLD) that explores different artforms and the ways in which art allows

MAKE Award; Innovation in Australian Craft and Design

left — at Australian Design Centre — Exhibitions

MAKE AWARD: Presented by the Australian Design Centre, this major new national award celebrates innovation in contemporary craft and design. This year the MAKE Award has nominated Ikuntji artist Kumuntjai Napanangka Jack for her contributions to the design world.  The show features 30 pre selected finalists and is a comprehensive and exciting exhibition showing until

Ikuntji Artists collaborate with ZHIVAGO for BARKAA’s custom-designed red carpet suit

left — News, Projects

Stepping onto the red carpet wearing one of Australia’s most successful First Nations art centres, last night celebrated Australian rapper BARKAA attended the 2023 ARIA Awards wearing a custom suit designed by Ikuntji Artists, in collaboration with renowned fashion house ZHIVAGO. Partnering with ZHIVAGO saw Ikuntji Artist Hayley Dodd have her exquisite Dalhousie Hot Springs

Kluge-Ruhe: Shifting Grounds

left — at Kluge-Ruhe — Exhibitions

Shifting Ground explores the dynamic terrain of Australian Indigenous printmaking, showcasing works by twenty-two artists who have produced prints with Basil Hall Editions. This exhibition is curated by Jessyca Hutchens, a Palyku woman and art historian, who is currently a Lecturer in Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia. Hutchens is the inaugural First

Three Echoes: Western Desert Art – Travelling Show

left — Exhibitions

“Three Echoes – Western Desert Art showcases Australian Aboriginal art spanning the first 30 years of the Western Desert art movement”. Ikuntji artists involved in this exciting showcase are: Kumuntjai Napanangka Jack, Coral Napurrula, Marlee Napurrula, Katungka Napanangka, Narputta Nangala Jugadai, Daisy Napaltjarri Jugadai, Mitjili Napurrula, Kumuntjai Nampitjinpa Dixon, and Long Tom Tjapanangka. These artists

New Exuberance: Contemporary Australian Textile Design – Travelling Show

left — at JamFactory Adelaide — Exhibitions

New Exuberance: contemporary Australian textile design is a major touring exhibition project reflecting on current directions in textile practice through art, design and fashion. Curated by Meryl Ryan in consultation with the JamFactory team, the exhibition presents the work of more than thirty diverse multidisciplinary creatives and includes ten commissioned furniture pieces produced by designers associated with JamFactory. Ikuntji

June 2024

National Indigenous Art Fair

to start — at Overseas Passenger Terminal

The National Indigenous Art Fair will return to Gadigal Land at The Rocks, Sydney in 2024 to showcase creations from First Nations artists, designers and makers for its fourth annual art market. For two days, the Overseas Passenger Terminal will be bursting with art, performances, panel discussions, bushfood and a communal weaving circle. At the

August 2024

Country To Couture 2024

to start — at Darwin Convention Centre — Exhibitions, News

Exciting news! Ikuntji Artists will be part of Country to Couture 2024! Join us this August 6 on Larrakia Country. We’ll be part of the annual celebration, where First Nations textiles and fashion collide in a colourful showcase of wearable art. Brought to you by @indigenousfashionprojects, and supported by @NTGovernment and @CountryRoad, the iconic runway

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2024

to start — at Darwin Convention Centre — Exhibitions

Experience the rich diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, design and culture at the 18th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF). Mark your calendars from the 6-11th August 2024 for an action packed week in the Top End! Come together with hundreds of art centres from some of the most remote parts of the

September 2024

IOTA24: Codes in Parallel

to start — at Holmes à Court Gallery — Exhibitions

In 2024, the Indian Ocean Craft Triennial (IOTA) will be presented across multiple venues where visitors can experience significant installations from all over the world. Exhibition partners Fremantle Arts Centre and John Curtin Gallery will again stage the international exhibition at the heart of the Triennial, and in 2024 are joined by Holmes à Court

October 2024

ABLE Golden Book Awards

to start — at Park Royal — News

Ikuntji Artists have been submitted for the 2024 ABLE Golden Book Award. The award honours both authors and publishers, providing prestige, exposure, and recognition for those involved. The winners will be announced at the ABLE Gala Dinner & Awards Night in October 2024. It will be a night of nights as the winners and the

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