2017

Printing Workshop at Batchelor Institute, Alice Springs

In the latest series of workshops at Batchelor Institute in Alice Springs our artists have worked and experimented with shibori dyeing techniques, textile crayons and drawing onto fabric to create mastercloths. The artist have created a series of innovative designs, which they will develop into fabrics and then garments in the upcoming workshops. An overview

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Ikuntji Artists at Blak Markets, Barangaroo Sydney

Blak Markets are holding the Christmas Markets at Barangaroo! Ikuntji Artists will be there for the first time. Meet our staff, look at our artworks and maybe choose some for Christmas presents! We are bringing a wide variety of works and something for everyone!

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Museum Research by Ikuntji Artists – Chosen, Australia Council

In November 2017, a group of six artists travelled to Alice Springs, Sydney and Canberra to access museum collections. During this trip the artists found material objects created by their family members. They saw photographs of their homelands and their family members as well as of themselves. Douglas Multa, Surparkra Jugadai, Alison Multa, Gordon Butcher,

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Ikuntji Artists at Beads, Beading, Beaded Conference, ANU Canberra

Beads, Beading, Beaded: Developing Australian Indigenous Bead Research Join us this November for an exciting conference focused solely on Indigenous beading and research in Australia! REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!! 16-17 November is just around the corner! Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander beadworkers from across Australia are still strongly encouraged to submit proposals to demonstrate and/or discuss

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Ikuntji Artists seed workshop at Beads, Beading, Beaded Conference, Australian National University ACT

Beads, Beading, Beaded: Developing Australian Indigenous Bead Research Join us this November for an exciting conference focused solely on Indigenous beading and research in Australia! Registration opens 1 September! Register for the conference via this link: https://anu.onestopsecure.com/ConferencingWeb/CreateBooking.aspx?E=BEADCONF Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander beadworkers from across Australia are still strongly encouraged to submit proposals to demonstrate

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Continuing Culture exhibition at Artitja Fine Art, Fremantle WA

Continuing Culture exhibition at Artitja Fine Art in Fremantle focuses on the 65 000 years of Indigenous history in Australia expressed through artworks from Indigenous artists across the desert. The focus of this exhibition is on remote Indigenous communities and their connections to country. Ikuntji Artists’ Keturah Zimran is featured with her bold works of

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Desert Mob, Alice Springs

Ikuntji Artists will participate this year again in all aspects Desert Mob! Exhibition opening on Thursday night at 5.30pm Symposium on Friday from 10am – 4pm Market on Saturday from 10 am -2pm Desert Mob is Australia’s premier event featuring new artworks from Aboriginal owned art centres throughout Central Australia. This event brings together Desart member

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Parrtjima – a festival in light

In September 2017, the West Macdonnell Ranges in Alice Springs are turned every night for ten nights into a festival in light. Parrtjima is showcasing the oldest continuous culture on earth through the newest technology on a 300-million-year-old natural canvas. Gordon Butcher’s and Eunice Napanangka Jack’s artworks will be featured as part of ‘Grounded’ at

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DAAFF at Fashfest, Canberra ACT

FASHFEST, a stunning three-day fashion experience, cultivates modern, emerging fashion, design and creative talent on Australia’s capital stage for the world to see. Held 28 to 30 September, FASHFEST is the most glamorous, red-carpet fashion event on Canberra’s annual social calendar. Three nights. Six distinct shows (two per night). One total fashion experience. Ikuntji Artists is proud

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Advocate Art Award Finalists, Alice Springs

Ikuntji Artists is proud to announce that two of their artists, Eunice Napanangka Jack and Keturah Zimran, have been short listed as finalists for the 2017 Advocate Art Award! The annual event organised by the Central Australian Art Society will be held at Araluen Arts Centre from July 28th. Over 40 years of continous support

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Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin

Ikuntji Artists is proud to participate in the 11th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair! Come and find us at the Darwin Convention Centre this August! The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair offers a rich exchange of art, culture, and ideas with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across Australia. The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) is

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From Country to Couture at DAAF, Darwin NT

‘From Country to Couture’ is an Indigenous Fashion Parade held before the opening of the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair in Darwin. In 2017, it showcases the collections of eight art centres and designers they have worked with in the previous year. The fashion parade was curated by Grace Lilian Lee, an Indigenous artist who has

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Kuruyultu – Eunice Napanangka Jack at Outstation Gallery, Darwin

Eunice Napanangka Jack is represented at Outstation Gallery in Darwin with her first ever and much anticipated solo show. The body of works in this exhibition was created over a period of 18 months and showcases a deep reflection on her connection to country. The works in this exhibition speak of her father’s country Kuruyultu

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Kapi Palya (Good Water) project

Here at Ikuntji/Haasts Bluff, 230kms from Alice Springs, the community is serviced with bore water. This groundwater can get polluted or be of poor quality. It also has a distinctive, unpalatable taste. However, it’s the only option for most people as bottled water has to be shipped in and is often too expensive. Consequently, it’s

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Digital Media Workshop at Ikuntji Artists

Over the period of two weeks arts workers and artists from Ikuntji Artists had the opportunity to learn how to interview, film and take photos of artists, models and the landscape. This is part of our Australia Council Chosen Funding, which aims at transferring knowledge from older to younger generations. Every day new skills around

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Arts worker photography workshop in collaboration with Desart

In June 2017, arts workers of Ikuntji Artists, Albie Jack and Jeffrey Jackson were supported through a photography workshop on site organised and funded by Desart with Steve Pearce. Arts workers learned how to take photos of objects and models. It enabled the arts workers to think beyond taking photos of artworks. They thought about

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#ART4EDONT, Darwin

In its third year the Annual Aboriginal Art Auction held by the Environmental Defenders Office of the Northern Territory in Darwin includes works by Ikuntji Artists’ Alice Nampitjinpa, Eunice Napanangka Jack and Molly Napaltjarri. The Auction raises funds to support the services of the EDONT and continue their important role for the NT. Please support

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Calleen Art Award at Cowra Regional Art Gallery, Cowra

Ikuntji Artists is proud to announce that Eunice Napanangka Jack has been selected finalist for the Calleen Art Award at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery. The Calleen Art Award encourages originality, creativity and artistic excellence. The Calleen Art Award is an acquisitive national painting prize in any subject and style established in 1977 by Patricia

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