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April 2020

Viral Poetry – 14 days of poetry and prose

Wed April 1 - Fri April 10
67 Bath St, 67 Bath St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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We want to hear your voice in these strange times. We are calling for poetry and prose from those of us who are locked in or locked out. We’ll post your work on social media over the coming weeks. March 27th to April 10th

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Flying Colours 2020

Wed April 1 - Sun April 12
Talapi, 45 Todd Mall
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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FLYING COLOURS 2020 Talapi presents beautiful new works from Aboriginal art centres in the desert region featuring new ceramics and paintings from Ernabella Arts, bright and bold artworks from the Artists of Ampilatwatja, Tjungu Palya and Warlukurlangu Artists.

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Youth Recycled Art Prize 2020 – UPDATED

Fri April 3 @ 8:00 am - Fri April 17 @ 5:00 pm

As part of NT Youth Week, the Youth Recy­cled Art Prize offers young peo­ple in Alice Springs the opportunity to develop their creative tal­ents, have their work exhib­it­ed, and win great prizes – all while learn­ing about recy­cling. All exhib­it­ed art­works are made from recy­cled / reused mate­ri­als. Prizes are award­ed for win­ning entries, includ­ing a People’s Choice Award. Two Prize Categories to be Entered! "Climate Change - How will our future look?" Open Prize Category - Whatever you like!…

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Notice of Red Hot Arts 2020 Annual General Meeting

Thu April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
67 Bath St, 67 Bath St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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In response to the current implications of the COVID-19 crisis and to mitigate and manage the risks of the pandemic to ensure the well-being of those attending our AGM, our Board has decided to hold this year’s annual general meeting via ZOOM. Once finalised and prior to the AGM, members will be contacted with the details on how to connect to the meeting. Red Hot Arts, in the spirit of remaining creative and connected during these challenging times of social…

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July 2020

Spaces – Places – Possessions: Freya Tripp

Thu July 2 @ 6:00 pm - Sun August 23 @ 6:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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painting of wildflowers

Presented by Araluen Arts Centre Spaces - Places – Possessions have the power to haunt us, individually and collectively, to haunt the social imaginary and our individual psyche. Spaces – Places – Possessions is a body of work by painter Freya Tripp, informed by her experiences in Central Australia over the past decade. Tripp carries with her many questions about her relationship to this country, about belonging, home, identity, and through painting explores the disturbing encounters with forms of otherness that challenge attempts at categorical meaning or any sense of…

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Steve Sedergreen with Darcy Davis and the Liminal State Quartet

Sat July 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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piano player leans on piano looking at ceiling

Presented by Araluen Arts Centre Following their sell-out concerts at Witchetty’s, talented and charismatic jazz pianist, improviser and educator, Steve Sedergreen returns to Alice Springs. The Araluen stage will come to life with jazz, neo soul, rhythm and blues as Sedergreen is joined by student and friend, Alice Springs born and bred, Darcy Davis and the accomplished Liminal State Quintet. Be swept away by a night of joyous, thrilling and deeply poetic music.

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Advocate Art Award 2020

Fri July 31 @ 6:00 pm - Sun August 16 @ 6:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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portrait of a face

Presented by the Central Australian Art Society The Advocate Art Award 2020 continues the annual tradition of this all-inclusive exhibition held dear by the community. Coordinated and presented by the Central Australian Art Society, a volunteer-run organisation in Alice Springs providing support, resources and opportunities, the Advocate Art Award 2020 is open to all Central Australian artists, new or established, working in any medium. The Advocate Art Award provides a unique platform to artists for professional development and offers significant prizes thanks to the support and sponsorship of local business. The major winner receives the Chapman &…

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August 2020

2020 Sydney International Piano Competition Winner

Sat August 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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man playing piano on stage surround by orchestra

Presented by Araluen Arts Centre One of the World’s Greatest Piano Competitions Held every four years, The Sydney International Piano Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious and most demanding competitions for young pianists. The Sydney has established itself over the last 40 years as one of the ‘must-win’ competitions that can propel a young artist’s career into the spotlight. Held over three weeks in Sydney, 32 pianists vie for the ultimate accolade of First Prize. The newly crowned winner, announced on Saturday 25 July, will then embark on their…

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A Migrant’s Son

Sat August 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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woman singing in front of red curtain

Presented by Araluen Arts Centre and Critical Stages Touring Created & Performed by Michaela Burger “A far-reaching generational story that crosses divides, ignites memories and pulls at your heart-strings…” - Stage Whispers Igniting memories of a story that millions of Australians can relate to, Michaela Burger pays tribute to her Greek migrant family and hard-working, fun loving larrikin father Luke who defied all odds. From early morning deliveries for the family bakery at age seven, down opal mines in Coober Pedy at age…

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2020 August Night Market

Thu August 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Todd St Mall, Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Come prepared to be spoiled with a diversity of stalls that clearly reflects this town's inclusive spirit.

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September 2020

Desert Mob 2020

Thu September 10 @ 5:00 pm - Sun October 25 @ 5:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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people in gallery looking at aboriginal paintings and pots

Celebrating 30 Years Presented by Araluen Arts Centre and Desart In 2020, Desert Mob celebrates 30 years! Over that time, Desert Mob, has fostered and charted the incredible rise of Aboriginal art from the desert to its current eminent position as one of the most important art movements and forms of cultural expression in the world. Since its inception in 1991, Desert Mob has become an event of national significance, representing the most comprehensive survey of contemporary Aboriginal art by artists from Desart-member art centres from the desert regions and communities of…

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The Comedy of Errors

Tue September 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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two women stand in front of pink background being silly

Araluen Arts Centre presents Bell Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors By William Shakespeare Director Peter Evans "And now let’s go hand in hand, not one before another" - Dromio of Ephesus, Act 5 Scene 1 Shipwrecked and separated 25 years earlier, two sets of long-lost twins miraculously find themselves in the same city on the same day. What could possibly go wrong? The Comedy of Errors is a hilarious romp of swapped identities, misguided love, mistaken imprisonment and chaotic mishaps, leading to an…

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Desert Festival 2020

Thu September 24 - Sun October 11

Presented by Red Hot Arts Central Australia, the Festival shares the stories, songs and the unique lifestyle of the Red Centre’s arid region. Featuring a vibrant program born out of the desert landscape, it celebrates the dynamic exchange between cultures in the heart of Australia. More information to come! #desfest

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2020 September Night Market

Thu September 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Todd St Mall, Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Come prepared to be spoiled with a diversity of stalls that clearly reflects this town's inclusive spirit.

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Yuki Saito

Wed September 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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man playing guitar

Melbourne International Guitar Competition Winner Presented by Araluen Arts Centre A prize winner in over 50 major international performance competitions, Yuki Saito’s performances have been described as “faultless… his musical phrasing was mature and expressive. We witnessed a true artist become one with his instrument” (Michael MacManus, Melbourne Guitar Festival Artistic Director). No stranger to the concert stage, in recent years Yuki has toured extensively throughout Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Denmark, Netherlands and Finland.  And in 2019 Yuki was awarded the honor…

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October 2020

Banff Mountain Film Festival 2020

Thu October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Adventure Reels The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is a 3 hour celebration of the mountain and adventure sport world.  Sharing over two and a half hours of the most exhilarating short films from explorers, mountain bikers, skiers, paddlers and climbers from around the globe. The tour is hot on the heels of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada.…

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2020 October Night Market

Thu October 22 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Todd St Mall, Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Come prepared to be spoiled with a diversity of stalls that clearly reflects this town's inclusive spirit.

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Evolve

Sat October 31 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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man staring into camera in front of black and teal background

Presented by Araluen Arts Centre “With his razor-sharp wit and surprisingly blunt nature, Matt had the audience in stitches” - Scenestr Leading Australian magician and mentalist Matt Tarrant is bound for Alice Springs, with his new solo show EVOLVE following his win for best act overall at the 2019 Adelaide Fringe. Brimming with interactive magic and mindblowing mentalism, multi-award winner Tarrant promises to leave audiences happily bewildered, with all-new tricks guaranteed to bamboozle even the biggest sceptics.

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November 2020

2020 November Night Market

Thu November 19 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Todd St Mall, Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Come prepared to be spoiled with a diversity of stalls that clearly reflects this town's inclusive spirit.

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New York New Work: Marina Strocchi

November 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - February 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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painting of new york buildings

Presented by Araluen Arts Centre New York New Work is the outcome of Marina Strocchi’s time in the United States and most notably an extended stay in Brooklyn where she undertook a studio practice for three months through the Arts NT Fellowship program. Renowned for working from surrounding natural environments, her home and still life, in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Strocchi was faced with the built environment on an incredible scale. The sheer mass and density of life and hope, the walls of repetitive windows, which sometimes reflect and sometimes recede, …

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TQ20

Fri November 27 @ 6:00 pm - Sat December 5 @ 6:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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colourful triangle and square patterned quilt

Territory Quilts 2020 Presented by the Alice Springs Quilting Club Territory Quilts 2020 (TQ20) brings together the finest work by both amateur and professional quilters from across the Northern Territory, presented by the long established Alice Springs Quilting Club. Outstanding examples of quilting practice are acknowledged and awarded by a guest judge. Reflecting creativity and craftsmanship, hand and machine approaches, the traditional and experimental, TQ20 also operates as a place for the exchange of ideas and skills between members and those interested in the art of quilting. Mesmerising with…

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Urzila Carlson: Token African

Sun November 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Live Nation As seen on Have You Been Paying Attention?! & Netflix’s Comedians of the World 2019 MICF PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD FOR HIGHEST TICKET-SELLER MELBOURNE, AU (November 14, 2019) – South African-New Zealander Urzila Carlson is a Token African. She’s also a multi award-winning comedian, the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s highest ticket-seller, and a household name across two continents. And she’s not finished yet. Carlson is hitting the road again in 2020 with her brand new stand up…

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December 2020

Alice Springs Town Council Christmas Carnival 2020

Fri December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Todd St Mall, Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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The Alice Springs Town Council’s Christmas Carnival permeates the Red Centre with festive fun and Christmas cheer!

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