2015

Ligne de vie nomade: une créativité Aborigène millènaire – Nomadic lifeline: millennia of Aboriginal creativity

With this wonderful exhibition of artworks from nine different art centres across Australia Bertrand Estrangin opens his gallery Aboriginal Signature – Estrangin Fine Art in Brussels. He presents a fine selection of artworks, each complementing the other. The exhibition will open on 29 January 2015. We are honored to be represented in this wonderful launch

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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

Desert Mob 2014

In 2014 as well as having celebrated 21 Years of Ikuntji Artists, we also celebrate 21 years of Desart. In September Ikuntji Artists and other artists from Central Australia will present stories, images and films about their art, art centres, country and culture. This unique event gives visitors an insight into what is currently happening

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Wills Workshop: Artists in the Black

We are pleased to announce that Arts Law will be visiting Ikuntji Artists to run their legal advice and business support service “Artists in the Black” in September 2014. The three day intensive workshop will include a focus on how artists can prepare wills. This is an important issue for Aboriginal artists, who may continue

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Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2014

Once again we are making our annual trip to the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair where we will be showing and selling works. The 8th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair is held on Larrakia Lands at the Darwin Convention Centre, and showcases contemporary fine art from over forty indigenous Art Centres from across Australia. This year it

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Jewellery Workshop

Ikuntji Artists recently hosted workshops for a contemporary jewellery project curated by Emily McCulloch Childs, of McCulloch & McCulloch and Melanie Katsalidis, of Pieces of Eight. The workshops were run by Kate Rohde, resin artist and Pieces of Eight jeweller, and curator Emily McCulloch Childs, who visited Ikuntji Artists for a week-long intensive workshop on

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Korea: International Artist Exchange Programs

From 21st to 28th August 2013, Ikuntji Artists together with Papunya Tjupi Arts hosted five South Korean artists and a South Korean Cultural Advisor who visited us, and worked with some of the Ikuntji and Papunya Tupi Artists. During their time here at Ikuntji Artists they created a series of collaborative works as part of

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21 Years Ikuntji Artists Community Painting: Kanparrka Tjukurrpa

As part of our 21 Years Ikuntji Artists Festival celebrations, the community artists got together to create an amazing one-off community painting. The work is 182 cm by 244 cm and features the distinctive painting styles of significant Ikuntji artists. Furthermore the painting tells the story of Haasts Bluff: the many countries people come from

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Seoul Open Art Fair

For a second year Ikuntji Artists are going to be represented at the Seoul Open Art Fair. We are very proud to say that Desart will represent Ikuntji Artists at the events, including Alice Nampitjinpa, Daisy Jugadai, Eileen Napaltjarri Anyama and Keturah Nangala Zimran.

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Professional Development for Ikuntji Artsworkers

We are pleased to say that at our workers at Ikuntji Artists have been receiving substantial professional development over the past 12 months. In November 2013 Alison and Christine went to Alice Springs for a one-week artsworker intensive with the Batchelor Institute of Tertiary Education. They specialised in developing curatorial skills and were invited to

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The Bold and the Beautiful

March 2014 We are proud to announce that several Ikuntji Artists are being shown in a new show at Talapi in Alice Springs entitled “The Bold and the Beautiful”. The show features beautiful new works from Aboriginal owned arts centres, with the curatorial emphasis on strong painterly works or bold pictorial statements. Alice Nampitjinpa, Eileen

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Puli Puli – Rocks: Keturah Zimran Solo Show

We are proud to announce that Ikuntji artist Keturah Zimran will be having a solo show at the Suzanne O’Connell Gallery in Brisbane in March 2014. Keturah is the youngest daughter of Molly Napaltjarri Jugadai and the wife of emerging Ikuntji male artist Billy Pareroultja. She has been painting for around 8 years and has

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Working Together Governance Workshop

We were very pleased to host Maggie Cavenaugh on 18th February. Ikuntji Artists is a locally owned and run organisation with a board comprising of local Indigenous people. Maggie workshopped ideas and approached to good governance with the Board of Directors. It was a fantastic day with some really positive outcomes.

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2013

Desert Minatures from Ikuntji Artists

Tali Gallery are showing a wonderful and varied collection of small paintings from Ikuntji Artists. The collection of 30x30s and 40x40s include works by highly collectable artists such as Alice Nampitjinpa and Eileen Napaltjarri; and highly talented artists such as Daphne Marks, Patricia Multa and Susie Lane. The works are a great size for the

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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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Tali Tali – Sandhills show

We are very proud to announce that Ikuntji Artist Alice Nampitjinpa will be having a solo show at Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne from 8th to 25th October 2013. Alice was born in 1943 near Talaalpi, east of Walungurru (Kintore) on the border of Northern Territory and Western Australian border, and her father, the late Uta Uta

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Mbantua Festival: Awakening the Spirit

This October Ikuntji Artists attended the Mbantua Festival in Alice Springs. The Mbantua Festival seeks to give insight into the beauty, significance and power of aboriginal culture, by showcasing the language, traditions and innovations of Central Australian desert living. It aims to help celebrate and maintain Indigenous culture, and explore new forms of artistic expression

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Desert Mob 2013

Desert Mob 2013 In September, Ikuntji Artist Alison Multa will present at the Desert Mob symposium. The Symposium features a number of invited artists and special guests to present stories about their art practice and projects being developed. Alison will present stories and images about her art, art centre, country and culture. Also, several Ikuntji

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Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2013

From 9th to 11th August Darwin once again became the focal point of the nation for visitors with an interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island arts. And of course Ikuntji Artists were there! Held on Larrakia Lands at the Convention Centre in the newly developed Waterfront Precinct, Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair coincides with the

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