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2021

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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2019

Jewellery workshop at DAAF

Join Ikuntji artists to learn one of Indigenous Australia’s oldest forms of art making. Ininti seeds, which naturally occur in various colours including red, yellow, orange, dark red and brown, are paired with gum nuts to produce striking jewellery. Artists will teach participants how to individually prepare and decorate gum nuts for this process, before

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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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2019 Beanie Festival workshop

In collaboration with the Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2019, Ikuntji Artists will hold for the forth time the beanie workshops at the Art Centre. In previous years Ikuntji Artists have won at the Festival! Artists, arts workers and community members are invited to participate and create some weird and wonderful beanies! The topic for this

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2018

Photography workshops with Tobias Titz

In a series of workshops arts workers and artists from Ikuntji Artists will experiment with the medium of photography. Renowned photographer Tobias Titz will be guiding the artists and arts workers through the process and focus in particular on portraits of the artists. As part of the workshops artists will also create etchings about their

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Beanie Festival, Alice Springs

  This year’s Alice Springs Beanie Festival topic is ‘Reach for the Stars’. The biggest festival of its kind is held annually in Alice Springs and our artists created beanies in a workshop in preparation for the festival. This was the third time Ikuntji Artists contributed through workshops and our artists are excited to see

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Beanie Workshops

In collaboration with the Alice Springs Beanie Festival Ikuntji Artists will hold for the third time the beanie workshops. In previous years Ikuntji Artists won at the Festival! Artists, arts workers and community members are invited to participate and create some weird and wonderful beanies! The topic for this year’s Beanie Festival is ‘Under the

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Photography workshops with Tobias Titz

In a series of workshops arts workers and artists from Ikuntji Artists will experiment with the medium photography. Renowned photographer Tobias Titz will be guiding the artists and arts workers through the process and focus in particular on portraits of the artists. As part of the workshops artists will also create etchings about their country.

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Lantern making workshop at Ikuntji Artists

In a workshop with consultant Nathalie Bastier artists from Ikuntji Artists created a range of lanterns. The lanterns are all based on the idea of everyday life in a remote Indigenous community. They are made of paper, wire and glue – creating an ephemeral yet glowing object.

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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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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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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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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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Screen printing workshop at Ikuntji Artists

After 25 years Ikuntji Artists is returning to its roots: screenprinting on T-shirts! This workshop will remind founders of Ikuntji Artists of the first years of screenprinting and working on paper, and it will teach the young artists about the exciting techniques. Each artist will have the opportunity to create a set of designs, which

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2016

Beanie Workshop

Ikuntji Artists is excited to be part of this year’s Alice Springs Beanie Festival: In 2016 we are celebrating two decades of warm and woolly friendship and creativity at the festival. We want to celebrate our diverse country and cultures in our work. Out do your self for this very special anniversary exhibition. Beanie Festival

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2015

Fashion design workshops 2015

In April 2015, Cathy Amouroux came and visited us at the art centre. Our artists worked with her in an intensive workshop on the ideas around art, fashion and design. A number of clothes and accessories were created throughout the workshops and will be on show later on during the year. Even some of our

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Beanies Workshop

For the first time Ikuntji Artists will host a workshop for making beanies, hats in all weird and wonderful shapes! Watch this space for updates on the workshop!

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2014

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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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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