Women Artists of the Hermannsburg School of Art

Opening on Friday 10th October (6pm) this exhibition presents the work of women artists currently leading the renowned Hermannsburg watercolour movement. Including new and exciting paintings by Therese Ryder who depicts the East MacDonnell Ranges, and Betty Wheeler, granddaughter of Albert Namatjira, who tells the story of the ‘Two Kungas (Women) Travelling’ in a series of works created for this show. Both artists will be exhibiting publicly for the first time in many years.

In addition, well-known artists including Ivy Pareroultja, Lenie Namatjira, Selma Coulthard, Gwenda Namatjira, and Gloria Pannka – decedents and relatives by kinship of Albert Namatjira – will show works themed around ‘Women Travelling from West to East’ and the ‘West and East MacDonnell Ranges’.

The exhibition is being curated and installed by the artists themselves, through a professional development course run by the Batchelor institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education.

Throughout the exhibition, artists will work in a Pop-Up Studio at The Residency, Monday to Wednesday (until 14 Nov).

Copyright Lenie Namatjira, West MacDonnell Ranges (Detail)
10 October23 November 2014
6pm – 2pm
The Residency, next to the Post Office on the corner of Hartley and Parsons Streets