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2021

Artists in Residency Program – Gallery of Central Australia

In September 2021 Ikuntji Artists Alison Multa and Pam Brown travelled to the Gallery of Central Australia (GOCA) in Yulara for an artist residency program. Thank you to everyone at GOCA for hosting us! Here are some action shots from their time

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IOTA21 CONFERENCE AND FASHION EVENT – ‘Curiosity and the Cloth’

As part of this years Indian Ocean Craft Triennial, we are exited to be part of the fashion event ‘ Curiosity and the Cloth’, with a selection of garments made through our project Frock On 2021. CURIOSITY AND THE CLOTH SUNDAY 19 SEPTEMBER; 6.30PM BOOLA BARDIP, WA MUSEUM, PERTH CULTURAL CENTRE A fashion event like

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Frock On 2021! Exhibition and Awards Night

We invite you to come and celebrate handprinted fabrics + creativity! Join Ikuntji Artists & FFF at the Frock On 2021 exhibition + Awards Event Details: Date and time Sat., 7 August 2021 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm ACST Add to calendar Location Songlines                       

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Frock on 2021

Announcing a partnership between Ikuntji Artists and Flying Fox Fabrics to bring to you ‘Frock on 2021’ – spotlight on hand-printed indigenous designes fabric! This is a celebratory event that brings together Aboriginal fabric design and and people who like to sew. This event will see makers creating garments from our Ikuntji Textiles Collection. the

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‘Story Necklace’ Exhibition – South Australian Museum

Ikuntji Artists are excited to invite you to ‘Story Necklace’ exhibition, to be held at the South Australian Museum. The exhibition will showcase the deep cultural tradition of  jewellery, featuring our collaborative ‘story necklace’ and other beautiful works by Ikuntji Artists.  You will also be able to purchase jewellery from the SAM Store. About the

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International Women’s Day – Choose to Challenge Online Event

This event has been postponed and will now take place on March 31st, 4pm NT Time. Let’s celebrate this Year International Women’s Day On March 22, Moral Fairground in partnership with Flying Fox Fabric, Ikuntji Artists and Women for Women Cambodia will host an unrepeatable International Women’s Day Online Event featuring Aboriginal Artist Keturah Zimran

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2020

Keturah Zimran’s ‘Puli Puli’ Mural – Darwin

We are thrilled to share with you Keturah Zimran’s ‘Puli Puli’ mural, which now graces the Darwin city scape. In 2020 Zimran’s artwork was chosen to be painted as a mural on the new Litchfield Car Park in Darwin CBD.

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Desert Mob Symposium 2020 Online Screening

In July Desart came out to Ikuntji/Haasts Bluff to film for the 2020 Desert Mob Symposium. Walter Jugadai and Keturah Zimran talked about their trip to Germany and Switzerland earlier this year. The film will be screened as part of this years Desert Mob Symposium online. The Desert Mob Symposium The 2020 Desert Mob Symposium

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Ikuntji + Publisher Collection

Ikuntji Artists are proud to present our fashion collaboration with Publisher Textiles! The collection features designs by Eunice Napanangka Jack, Keturah Zimran, Mavis Marks, Lisa Multa and Leonie Kamutu. Each piece has been crafted by Publisher and the fabric screen-printed by hand. Shop the collection

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Art Centres Supporting our Elders: A good news story (NARI)

This story invites the audience to listen to Elders, artists and staff from three Aboriginal community controlled art centres as they share the vital role they play in keeping their Elders strong and connected. Elders are the backbone of these centres and play a critical role in maintaining intergenerational connection. Watch the videos here: Art

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Alice Nampitjinpa Dixon wins Gorman Collaboration!

We are thrilled to announce that Alice Nampitjinpa Dixon’s artwork, ‘Tjilkamala – Porcupine rockhole’, has been selected as a winner for the 2020 Gorman Colab Competition. This will mean a capsule collection in 2021! Congratulations to the other winners, Melanie Macilwain, Luke Arnold and Etta Vee.

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Artists trip to Germany and Switzerland, Australia Council for the Arts

In February, 2020, Ikuntji Artists travelled to Germany and Switzerland to visit collections in the Linden Museum, Stuttgart, The Museum der Kulturen, Basel and The Bernisches Historisches Museum, Bern, funded by the Australian Council for the Arts. Check out photos, videos and stories from our trip on our Facebook and Instagram.

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Ikuntji X Magpie Goose Collection launch

Ikuntji Artists and Magpie goose are excited to launch their collaborative clothing collection! This limited edition collection of hand screen printed, Australian made clothing, features designs from Ikuntji Artists; Eunice Napanangka Jack, Alice Nampitjinpa Dixon, Keturah Zimran, Mavis Marks and Mitjili Napurrula. About Magpie Goose Magpie Goose is a fashion social enterprise showcasing the bright,

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2019

NARI (National Ageing Research Institute) Art Centre Research Project

Ikuntji Artists have been working with NARI’s research team involved in researching the role of art centres in remote Australia in supporting older Aboriginal people, and those living with dementia. Read more from NARI here In September this year, CAAMA (Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association) came out to Haasts Bluff to film Artists and staff

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Artists in the Black at Ikuntji

“In June, Arts Law solicitors Donna Robinson and Roxanne Lorenz, together with Carmel Young, Acting Program Manager at Desart, travelled to the Ikuntji Art Centre at Haasts Bluff, 250km west of Alice Springs. While they were there they developed wills for many of the artists and advised on estate issues. The Artists in the Black

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2018

Artist-in-residency at IES, Brisbane

Ikuntji Artists’ Roseranna Larry and Virgillia Multa will be artists-in-residency at the International Education Services in Brisbane. This ongoing partnership with IES brings Indigenous artists to the Foundation Year Students in Brisbane. It gives them an opportunity to learn about Indigenous arts and culture first hand. Through a series of workshops on site students and

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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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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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