Apmere angkentye-kenhe Launch 2018

Werte! Apmere angkentye-kenhe (A Place for Language) is an artist-led social project valuing Central/Eastern Arrernte as the first language of Mparntwe Alice Springs. As defined by Arrernte language custodians, Apmere angkentye-kenhe makes different things to vitalise language knowledge transfer within Arrernte families and with a broader public.

Apmere angkentye-kenhe mpwaretyenhe nhenhe apmere Mparntwe-nge Arrernte mapeke. Artist mape apurte-irretyenhe tyerrtye Arrernte mapenge angkentye Arrernte rlterrke atnyenetyeke imernemele tyerrtye apmere arrpenhe-arenye mapeke alke.

This year, Apmere Angekntye-kenhe will be BACK! The ‘Yellow Shed’ will open across two months of new happenings and creative content to engage with Central/Eastern Arrernte, with a focus on making activity for Arrernte families. Join us to celebrate the re-opening with a BBQ, dancing and participatory language based activities.

In 2017, we produced a series of Arrernte language related events, screenings, exhibitions, sound works and learning resources and renovated a shed in the middle of town as an experimental educational space. This year we’re expanding the work and we would love you to join us to re-open the space, which has been generously supported through funding from Australia Council for the Arts and Northern Territory Government’s Alice/Mparntwe Live program.

Significant project partners are Akeyulerre Healing Centre, Children’s Ground and Bachelor Institute, significant support comes from the Alice Springs Uniting Church and many individuals.


#liveALICE Mparntwe Arts

Thursday 17 May 2018
6pm – 8pm
Apmere Angekntye-kenhe: The ‘Yellow Shed’, Todd Mall
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