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September 2021

Desart Photography Prize Award 2021

Tue September 14 @ 8:00 am - Tue November 30 @ 5:00 pm

The 2021 Desart Photography Prize Winner Announced Coby Edgar, Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art AGNSW today announced Tanya Singer of Maruku Arts and Crafts, as the winner of the 2021 Desart Photography Prize with her work My Mother’s Favourite Flowers.  “The story caught my attention, the focus on the delicate flower being her late mother’s favourite and the impact climate change is having in trying to source that flower” she said. Speaking to her choices of Highly…

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October 2021

Photography Exhibition – Shez Cairney

Sat October 2 @ 10:00 am - Sat October 30 @ 5:00 pm
The Roastery, 10 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION SHEZ CAIRNEY "...the ancients knew that life began with water and the deity was represented as a flying Feline that went all over the world to teach humans how to cultivate the land, it was the civilizing divinity and it was the energy of water, which speaks with thunder and shines with lightning." Cecilia Wanqura, Elder and Guardian of the ancient memories of the Sacred Medicine from the Andean mountains in Peru. Shez Cairney is an Alice Springs based photographer…

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General Manager

Fri October 8 @ 8:00 am - Fri November 5 @ 5:00 pm
Desart Artspace, 11/54 Reg Harris Lane, Todd Mall
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Organisation Overview Desart is the peak arts industry body for Central Australian Aboriginal art and craft centres operating in the cross-border regions of the Northern Territory, Western Australia and South Australia. The organisation was established as a not-for-profit entity in 1992 and is incorporated under the Northern Territory Incorporations and Associations Act. Desart’s current membership comprises 36 Aboriginal art and craft centres located within five defined regions: the Barkly; the North-West; Central Alice Springs and surrounds; the Ngaanyatjarra Lands of…

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Working with Clay by Claire Freer

Fri October 8 @ 6:00 pm - Sun November 7 @ 2:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Exhibition : Working with Clay 8 October - 7 November 2021 June Marriott Gallery, Central Craft Alice Springs My creative process is experimental, intuitive and driven by the need to use found materials to create objects and installations in response to my local environment. Over the past two years I have been working with various found clays I have sourced with permission from local Elders and artists from the Ngaanyatjarra Lands of Central Australia on the tri-state border of NT,…

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Aboriginal Heritage Collection Researcher Job Advert

Tue October 19 @ 8:00 am - Mon November 15 @ 5:00 pm
Museum of Central Australia, 4 Memorial Avenue
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Job Title:               Aboriginal Heritage Collection Researcher Location:               Museum of Central Australia, Alice Springs Terms:                    Full time or Part time to be negotiated, three year contract Package:                 $80,000pa + 10% super Responsible to:    Central Australia Manager Closing date:         Monday 15 November 2021 Note: Due to the genuine gender requirements…

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NXT Gen ARTS Grants

Tue October 19 @ 8:00 am - Mon November 15 @ 5:00 pm

If you’re a Northern Territory (NT) artist or arts worker, you may be eligible for up to $10,000 to support a three-month placement with an arts organisation or creative industry business. Host organisations can be:  ~ not-for-profit leading arts organisations registered and based in the NT  ~ for-profit creative industry businesses registered and based in the NT. Who can apply To be eligible, you must be aged 18 to 25 at the time of applying.You must also meet other eligibility…

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Desert Mob 30

Sat October 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 24, 2021

Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Carbiene McDonald Tjangala (Papunya Tjupi)

OFFICIAL OPENING: Friday 10 September 5pm MARKETPLACE: Saturday 11 September 10am - 2pm EXHIBITION: 10 September - 24 October This year, Desert Mob celebrates 30 years of bringing together the art and culture of First Nations artists from across desert country. Established by the Araluen Arts Centre in 1991, the first exhibition presented contemporary art and craftwork from 13 art centres and art groups, with the hope that it would become an annual event. Three decades on, 32 art centres…

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Moving Space | Being Space

Sat October 23 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

An invitation to join Amy from Bindu One Yoga, @ Corkwood Collective -  for a half day retreat of yogic and somatic practice facilitated within an accessible, trauma informed container. Together in shared practice we move through fluid motion and embodied experiencing as we explore the wisdom of the body mind. An opportunity to move, sit, rest, reflect and share nourishment in community circle. Mats, cushions and blankets and vegetarian meal provided. Places are limited to twelve participants Contribution of…

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Fanny Paq- A Queer Desert Party

Sat October 23 @ 4:00 pm - Sun October 24 @ 12:00 am
The Gap View Hotel, 123 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Fanny Paq presents a very special Big Queer Party at the Gapview Hotel (Mpwantwe/Alice Springs). More info to come but expect some of the best DJ’s this side of the Tanami, amazing performers (including the winner of Epilogue Lip Sync Battle 2021), Speed “Mate”-ing and pop up stalls. Party for a cause This launch party in Mapwante is also doubling as a fundraiser for Miss Kylie's Gender Confirmation Surgery, with all party profits going towards supporting Kylie to pay for…

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Living Histories with Linda Wells

Sun October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Witchetty’s Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Dr
Araluen, NT 0870 Australia
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The Friends of Araluen present: The Bungalow Alice Springs, 1914 – 1929. A presentation by Linda Wells about her doctoral research into the first Bungalow in Alice Springs and the choices she has made in writing it up as a work of creative non-fiction. The Bungalow was originally a tin shed that was built to house Topsy Smith and her children. The story also features Ida Standley, the town’s first schoolteacher, and Sergeant Stott, as well as the many other…

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The Magnitude of All Things

Mon October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Documentary Directed by Jennifer Abbott “It was grief. I knew it well. And this time it was for the changing world around me.” When Jennifer Abbott lost her sister to cancer, her sorrow opened her up to the profound gravity of climate breakdown. Abbott’s new documentary The Magnitude of All Things draws intimate parallels between the experiences of grief—both personal and planetary. Stories from the frontlines of climate change merge with recollections from the filmmaker’s childhood on Ontario’s Georgian Bay. What do these…

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Latin Nights – Every Wednesday at Jump Inn

Wed October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

The Jump Inn, 4 Traeger Avenue, Alice Springs
Alice Springs, Australia
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Do you like... dancing? talking? making new friends? We've got just the thing for you: Latin Night at Jump Inn, every Wednesday!! 6PM - 7PM: Spanish Speaking Practice No experience required. Come and practice your Spanish speaking in a laid back environment with others keen to have a go... and if you're a native speaker, come and have a laugh at the beginners! 7PM - 7:45PM: Free Dance Lesson (Will focus on Salsa the first month). Every week there will…

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ASWCO journey the african continent

Fri October 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Witchetty’s Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Dr
Araluen, NT 0870 Australia
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Classical Contemporary Music interwoven with traditional afro american songs, orchestrated for chamber orchestra, with King Marong on N'goni harp and Martin Tucker on Kora. Works by Eugene Friesen, Jesus Florido, Bert Ligon, Elena Kats-Chernin...

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Exploring Decorative Techniques in Ceramics with Maria Vanhees

Sat October 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until November 27, 2021

Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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This 5-week course aims to introduce students to simple decorative techniques including making and applying slips, the use of oxides, carving, texturing, sgraffito and resist techniques. Students will also be introduced to slab building and pinching techniques in order to create the forms to be decorated. The effects of the decorative techniques will be explored in firings to earthenware (and where possible mid-fire) temperatures. Suitable both beginners and advanced learners. Prior experience in working with clay is good but not…

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November 2021

Kajillionaire

Mon November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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COMEDY/DRAMA | 2020 | USA Written and directed by Miranda July Con artists Theresa (Debra Winger) and Robert (Richard Jenkins) have spent 26 years training their only daughter, Old Dolio (Evan Rachel Wood), to swindle, scam, and steal at every opportunity. During a desperate, hastily conceived heist, they charm a kind stranger, Melanie (Gina Rodriguez), into joining their next scheme, completely shaking up Old Dolio’s routine. Her unlikely connection with Melanie begins to challenge Old Dolio’s odd and stoic reality—and she…

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Intro to Sand-Casting Workshop with Shaun Leyland

Wed November 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 4 weeks that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 24, 2021

Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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This short course is designed as an introduction to metal casting and aims to demonstrate how it can be achieved at a small scale (or even smaller jewellery scale) very simply with minimal cost using local materials.

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Launch of A Library like Alice

Fri November 5 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Alice Springs Public Library, 28 Gregory Terrace
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Come and celebrate the launch of A Library like Alice: A history of Alice Springs Public Library. The book will be launched by Fran Kilgariff AM, with some historical guest speakers and a free community BBQ in front of the Billy Tjampitjinpa Mural on the library lawns. Free copies of the book will be available at the event. All welcome! No RSVPs necessary.

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Araluen Theatre Stage Frock Up and Play

Sat November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Friend of Araluen Fundraiser for a new grand piano Tickets $120 @ Araluen Box Office Dress: Territory Gorgeous Canapes & Drinks Art Auction & Entertainment  

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Nine Days

Mon November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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STARRING: Winston Duke, Zazie Beetz, Benedict Wong, Tony Hale, Bill Skarsgård, David Rysdahl, Arianna Ortiz Will spends his days in a remote outpost watching the live Point of View on TV's of people going about their lives, until one subject perishes, leaving a vacancy for a new life on earth. Soon, several candidates — unborn souls — arrive at Will's to undergo tests determining their fitness, facing oblivion when they are deemed unsuitable. But Will soon faces his own existential challenge in…

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Alice Springs Town Council Night Markets

Thu November 11 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on May 13, 2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on June 10, 2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on August 26, 2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on September 23, 2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on October 21, 2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on November 11, 2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on December 3, 2021 at 5:00 pm

Todd St Mall, Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Alice Springs Town Council’s Night Markets are held along the Todd Mall from 5pm-9pm and feature a diversity of food vendors, stalls with gifts and goods galore – PLUS free entertainment! For further information, or to participate in Council’s Night Markets, visit https://alicesprings.nt.gov.au/about-alice-springs/council-events/night-markets

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Living Histories with Bloodwood

Sun November 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Witchetty’s Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Dr
Araluen, NT 0870 Australia
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The Friends of Araluen present: Scotty, Dave, Ross and Barry, all from different points on the globe and all with a story to tell. In the confluence, the meeting point that is Alice Springs, they came together through music. Bloodwood was the centrepiece of the folk scene in Central Australia in the 80s and 90s and has expressed stories of life over decades in the true spirit of folk music. November 14th we’ll hear the stories and the music. Tickets…

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About Endlessness

Mon November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Directed by Roy Andersson About Endlessness is a reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendour and banality. We wander, dreamlike, gently guided by our Scheherazade-esque narrator. Inconsequential moments take on the same significance as historical events: a couple floats over a war-torn Cologne; on the way to a birthday party, a father stops to tie his daughter’s shoelaces in the pouring rain; teenage girls dance outside a cafe; a defeated army marches to a prisoner-of-war…

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Skies of Lebanon

Mon November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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A poetic blending of the personal and political, Skies of Lebanon combines live action with animation to create a vivid picture of Lebanon, inspired by the family history of filmmaker Chloé Mazlo. Using stories told to her by her grandmother of life during the Lebanese Civil War, Mazlo crafts a touching and heart-breaking story of love during wartime. Alba Rohrwacher plays Alice, a Swiss woman who moved to Beirut in the 1950s and falls in love with a Lebanese man.…

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Epoxy Resin Art Masterclass

Sat November 27 @ 9:30 am - Sun November 28 @ 4:30 pm
67 Bath St, 67 Bath St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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🎨 Epoxy Resin Art Masterclass 🖌️🖼️ Got a young person who would love a day out? Over 60 and love making art? Would you like to have a go at creating your own art masterpieces to give as a gift to a loved one at Christmas, or would you like to send a loved one to the art workshop to make their own masterpiece? 🎨 Step away from your digital distractions and enter the magical, mindful world of resin. In…

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December 2021

Keeping It Simple Mosaic Pavers with Sandra Braithwaite

Wed December 1 @ 9:30 am - Thu December 2 @ 11:30 am
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Sandra Braithwaite will guide you and entertain you through the basics of mosaics. Learn the necessary skills and techniques to complete mosaic works at home. This project will take two days to complete, using simple tools and supplied materials. All materials included Bookings essential Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 December 9:30am-11:30am

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Keeping It Simple Mosaic Pavers with Sandra Braithwaite

Sat December 11 @ 2:00 pm - Sun December 12 @ 4:00 pm
Central Craft, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870
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Sandra Braithwaite will guide you and entertain you through the basics of mosaics. Learn the necessary skills and techniques to complete mosaic works at home. This project will take two days to complete, using simple tools and supplied materials. All materials included Bookings essential Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 December 2:00pm-4:00pm

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Community Benefit Fund – Minor Community Grants

Fri December 31

Minor community grants aims to improve the capacity of not-for-profit organisations to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities to Territorians. Eligible organisations can apply for amounts up to $15,000. Current Priorities: Priority 1 Applications from grass roots organisations that have limited ability to source funding from other sources. Priority 2 Applications that will provide an ongoing community benefit beyond the period of the grant funding. Application Information: Applications for funding can be lodged all year round. Applications will be assessed…

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May 2022

Arts NT – Creative Communities

May 31, 2022

The Creative Communities grant category provides support for initiatives that increase community participation and access to arts and cultural opportunities, prioritising social inclusion and health and wellbeing of communities with defined arts and cultural outcomes. Grants of up to $5,000 are available per applicant. Applications are open 30th August 2021 and close 31st May 2022. click here for more information

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Arts NT – Quick Response Grants

May 31, 2022

The Quick Response grant category provides support for artists to access arts and cultural opportunities that arise at short notice and are not eligible for a Professional Development grant. This may include for example, marketing and travel costs to participate in workshops, showcasing opportunities, exhibitions, or other arts related activities. Grant of up to $1,000 are available per applicant. Applications open 30th August 2021 and close 31st May 2022. click here for more information

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Arts NT – Professional Development Grants

May 31, 2022

The Professional Development fund prioritises access to development opportunities for professional artists and arts workers. The Professional Development grant category provides support for access to and participation in career development activities. This may include, presentation and participation at specialist workshops, arts industry forums or national markets where there is a clearly defined professional development outcome. Up to $2000 in funding is available. CLICK HERE FORE MORE INFORMATION

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