2020

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 2018

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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Artist-in-residency at IES, Brisbane 2017

Ikuntji Artists’ Susie Lane and Keturah Zimran 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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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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Fashion Parade at Desert Mob Symposium, Alice Springs

This year’s Desert Mob Symposium features a Fashion Parade showcasing Central Australian Indigenous fashion and new talents. Ikuntji Artists is featured with our resin jewellery created during workshops with The Indigenous Jewellery Project. This fashion parade gives an insight into very new developments of art-making in Central Australia and the innovation of this young and

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From Country to Couture – DAAF Fashion Parade

In an internationally and nation-wide first: From Country to Couture presents Indigenous Australian Fashion made in remote art centres across Australia. Ikuntji Artists will be featured with our resin jewellery, created with The Indigneous Jewellery Project, as part of this groundbreaking fashion parade. International top model Magnolia Maymuru will close the show wearing our resin

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Bush Trip

In collaboration with the Land Management Unit from the Central Land Council, the Youth Program from Macdonnell Regional Council and researchers Ikuntji Artists visited and camped at Muruntji west of Ikuntji/Haasts Bluff. This camping trip was a great opportunity for artists and family members to connect to country, tell stories, record these and teach younger

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2015

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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