2021

‘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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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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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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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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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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2016

Spring/Summer Fashion Parade, Alice Springs

The Forkleaf Project presents the inaugural Spring/Summer Fashion Parade for NT Designers in Alice Springs. In Winter 2016, Ikuntji Artists have been busy with The Batchelor Institute of Tertiary Education and created some wild and wonderful desgins which will be shown at this fashion parade for the first time. Make sure to put the date

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Desert Mob exhibition 2016, Alice Springs

This year’s Desert Mob exhibition at Araluen features an ambitious project by Ikuntji Artists. 21 artists came together over period of many weeks to create the “Story Necklace”. Trips to country in collaboration with Central Land Council and Macdonnell Regional Council Youth Program made this happen. Whilst women collected the seeds and created the necklace,

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