2016

Ikuntji Artists receives Bank SA Grant

Ikuntji Artists is proud to announce that we have received a Bank SA Grant to install solar power systems at the art centre, including solar-powered aircons. This will not only significantly reduce the carbon footprint of the art centre, but also make the art centre more sustainable economically. We would like to express our gratitude

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Desart Photography Prize 2016, Alice Springs

We are proud to announce that Ikuntji Artists’ Albie Jack, Garrard Anderson and Jeffrey Jackson are all finalists at this year’s Desart Photography Prize. Jeffrey Jackson’s photo also received a highly commended by the judges!

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Fashion Parade at Desert Mob Symposium, Alice Springs

This year’s Desert Mob Symposium features a Fashion Parade showcasing Central Australian Indigenous fashion and new talents. Ikuntji Artists is featured with our resin jewellery created during workshops with The Indigenous Jewellery Project. This fashion parade gives an insight into very new developments of art-making in Central Australia and the innovation of this young and

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From Country to Couture – DAAF Fashion Parade

In an internationally and nation-wide first: From Country to Couture presents Indigenous Australian Fashion made in remote art centres across Australia. Ikuntji Artists will be featured with our resin jewellery, created with The Indigneous Jewellery Project, as part of this groundbreaking fashion parade. International top model Magnolia Maymuru will close the show wearing our resin

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The Indigenous Jewellery Project

Ikuntji Artists has been part of the Indigenous Jewellery Project since 2014. It is an innovative way to develop and upskill jewellers from remote Indigenous communities. Are you interested in learning more about the project? Here is an interview with The Indigenous Jewellery Project co-ordinator Emily McCulloch Childs: Garland Article

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Bush Trip

In collaboration with the Land Management Unit from the Central Land Council, the Youth Program from Macdonnell Regional Council and researchers Ikuntji Artists visited and camped at Muruntji west of Ikuntji/Haasts Bluff. This camping trip was a great opportunity for artists and family members to connect to country, tell stories, record these and teach younger

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2015

Exposition Kaléidoscope millénaire – exhibition in Brussels

Join us for the first dedicated exhibition to Ikuntji Artists at Aboriginal Signature – Estrangin Fine Art in Brussels! This exhibition features a selection of the latest works by Ikuntji Artists representing some of the most exciting artistic developments from Haasts Bluff in recent years. Installation shots of the exhibition courtesy of Aboriginal Signature –

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Tarnanthi Festival in Adelaide

TARNANTHI, pronounced tar-nan-dee, is a Kaurna word from the traditional owners of the Adelaide Plains. It means to come forth or appear – like the sun and the first emergence of light, or a seed sprouting. For many cultures, first light signifies new beginnings. TARNANTHI, the inaugural Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

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Our Community Sanctuary

It’s all go at the Ikuntji Art Centre at the moment! Not content with running a festival, creating a men’s area and going to the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, (as well as all the regular painting, jewellery making, tool making and basket weaving) we are also creating a Native Garden! The space will be a

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Environmental Defenders’ Office Fundraiser Art Auction

Environmental Defenders’ Office in Darwin lost their funding from 1 July 2015. They have turned to Indigenous art centres in a bid to help raise funds to remain operating. They are hosting an art auction, during which they are hoping to raise between $30.000-50.000. Ikuntji Artists has donated artworks to support this cause. If you

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Transformations: Aboriginal Art Today – JGM Art

Transformations opening at Lacey Contemporary Gallery this May 13 2015, is an exhibition of contemporary paintings, sculpture and bark from living artists in the remote Aboriginal communities of Central, Western, and Northern Australia. The exhibition explores the transformation of traditional Aboriginal art, a culture that is 60,000 years old and is identified by ceremonial paintings

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Fashion design workshops 2015

In April 2015, Cathy Amouroux came and visited us at the art centre. Our artists worked with her in an intensive workshop on the ideas around art, fashion and design. A number of clothes and accessories were created throughout the workshops and will be on show later on during the year. Even some of our

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Artist-in-residency at Cicada Press/University of New South Wales

Desart Artworker Photography Prize 2013 Winner Christine Multa was chosen to participate in the artist-in-residency ‘We are in Wonderland’ at the University of New South Wales Cicada Press. During their residency the six selected artists from different desert communities will have the opportunity to engage with mixed media and new media approaches and develop and

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in the studio

Over the last few weeks, with the summer being so incredibly hot and the rain pouring down on us, our artists enjoyed coming into the art centre and creating some stunning artworks. Have a look and enjoy at this series of photos during Daphne Marks outburst of creativity!

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2014

2013

Ikuntji Artists’ Christine Multa wins Photography Prize

Desart Art Worker Photography Prize November 2013 We are delighted to announce that Ikuntji Artists arts worker Christine Multa was awarded first prize at the 2013 Desart Art Worker Photography Prize in November. The prize was established in 2012 to encourage artistic use of these skills and Christine’s photograph “My Grandmother Went Hunting” was selected

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