2015

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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Ancestral Presence – recent works by Ikuntji Artists

Since its beginnings in 1992 Ikuntji Artists have striven to capture in manifold ways their Tjukurrpa (Dreaming) stories. Three different generations of artists are working alongside each other at the art centre, creating works that evoke ancestral presences in ngurra (country). In this exhibition Ikuntji Artists showcases the innovative and new directions artists from Ikuntji/Haasts

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Desert Mob Market Place 2015

Every year in September all art centres from the Desart region come together to celebrate Desert Mob. This year Desert Mob turns 25 years and many additional events are on: all exhibitions for Alice Springs The Desert Mob Market Place opens at 10 am on the Saturday morning and runs for four hours. All artworks

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Radiance – Artwork from Desert Country at FORM, Perth

ABOUT RADIANCE- ARTWORK FROM DESERT COUNTRY Radiance is a showcase of recent artwork by Indigenous artists from the desert art centres of Mimili Maku, Warnayaka, Tjungu Palya, Ernabella Arts, Papulankutja, Warlukurlangu and Ikuntji. The artwork in Radiance represents the desert in canvases which display melodic patterning and bold gesture that resonate with the sensuality of

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We are in Wonder LAND: New Experimental Art from Central Australia – Exhibition

Contemporary desert Aboriginal art is breaking new aesthetic and political ground as never before. New media and messages, new local and international collaborations, and new artists are energetically renewing and reshaping desert art and cultural traditions. The central and western deserts are lively, contested, thriving places, where urgent cultural and political claims are taking flight

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Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2015

Ikuntji Artists is proud to participate again this year in the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair in August. Come and visit our stall showcasing the most recent works from Ikuntji Artists. The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair showcases the contemporary fine art of over fifty Australia Indigenous Art Centres at its annual event. The fair is held

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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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Men’s Area

Ikuntji Artists originally started as a Women’s Centre, but from 2005 when the focus shifted to Fine Art, we have been welcoming men into the place. As part of this, a dedicated men’s area with a separate entry point, is being built. Men from around the community are working hard to create the area and

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Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2015: Opposites Attract

Ikuntji Artists participates for the first time in the Alice Springs Beanie Festival! The 19th Alice Springs Beanie Festival will be held across Friday 19 – Monday 22 June 2015. We’re very pleased to announce the theme for 2015 will be Opposites Attract. We hope this will inspire Beanie Makers and visitors to our iconic

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Wonder LAND Prints

In March 2015 six artists from across Central Australia participated in an artist-in-residency at Cicada Press, University of New South Wales. The prints created during their time are shown in this wonderful exhibition. Christine Multa’s works created during this time are on show and for sale during this exhibition. Please also see these great reviews:

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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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Power of Place exhibition at PUBLIC/FORM

PUBLIC 2015 will once again bring together compelling creative practitioners to engage and interact with the broader Western Australian community Local, interstate and international artists will gather in Perth from 10-19 April 2015 to transform a cluster of distinctive urban neighbourhoods, before heading into some of Western Australia’s most evocative regional landscapes. Victoria Park, Leederville,

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OFF FAIR 2015 at Tour & Taxis, Brussels

Ikuntji Artists will be presented by Aboriginal Signature – Estrangin Fine Art at the OFF Fair 2015 at Tour & Taxis in Brussels. If you happen to be there in Brussels or Belgium have a look at the stall. The iconic Tour & Taxis site hosts OFF COURSE featuring more than 200 artists from Friday

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Beanies Workshop

For the first time Ikuntji Artists will host a workshop for making beanies, hats in all weird and wonderful shapes! Watch this space for updates on the workshop!

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Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Precinct Open Day and Market

Ikuntji Artists will participate in this wonderful opportunity organised by the Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory. For a day the Telegraph Station is turned into a hub of activity, including art markets, learning about the heritage of Alice Springs and Central Australia, and the possibility to send a morse telegraph for a

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Art Parade at Whistlewood

Featuring a dynamic Art Parade launch. Part art lecture, part theatre, our Art Parades are a unique concept that enable a lively and informative way of viewing a wide range of Aboriginal art in around an hour. Last year’s Autumn Parade presented a regional survey from around Australia. The level of interest filled the room

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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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Art Parade in Perth/Fremantle

We are thrilled to be part of this return of the Art Parade in Perth! Over 80 artworks from 20 different communities and also works from us. If you have time and are close by take up this opportunity to enjoy Indigenous Australian art in a very different kind of way.

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