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April 2020

The Alice Prize 2020

Fri April 17 @ 8:00 am - Mon August 3 @ 4:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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A $30,000 national acquisitive contemporary art prize Presented by the Alice Springs Art Foundation View the exhibition online here The Alice Prize brings artworks by some of the most exciting and renowned contemporary artists in Australia to the Araluen Arts Centre. A prestigious biennial award, the Alice Prize is one of Australia’s longest running and most significant regional art prizes. Finalists are selected from hundreds of nationwide entries by an expert panel and the Alice Prize winner will be selected by judge Rhana Devenport ONZM, Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia. The winning…

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June 2020

Unbroken Land 2020 Free ‘Light The Water’ Bamboo Lantern Tutorial & Materials

Fri June 5 @ 9:00 am - Mon July 20 @ 11:30 pm

As part of Incite Arts’ Unbroken Land 2020 program you are invited to join the fun in making your very own bamboo lantern. Materials and tutorial provided to you – for free! To order your materials, please contact admin@inciteya.org.au. Project running until July 17th 2020. Click the link below to the Light The Water tutorial…

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Unbroken Land 2020 Virtual Delivery

Wed June 10 @ 12:00 pm - Thu December 31 @ 6:00 pm

Incite Arts Announces: Unbroken Land 2020 - Virtual Launch in June Stories about water. Water is life! Incite Arts are very excited to announce the re-visioning of Unbroken Land 2020. We will now see the event and community participation program presented virtually. The first of the water themed productions is scheduled to be released online on the 10th of June via our website and Facebook. Further productions will be presented episodically until December. Virtual presentation offers us unique opportunities to…

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Linework an exhibition of paintings by Marina Strocchi

Tue June 23 @ 10:00 am - Fri July 31 @ 3:00 pm
The Residency, 32 Hartley Street
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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The Residency Alice Springs hosts an exhibition of paintings by Marina Strocchi. Presented by Heritage Alice Springs and sponsored by the Northern Territory Government.   Some words about Linework from Marina I have painted for nearly decades, my inspiration has been a combination of landscape, imagination, and objects close at hand. I like to invent a structure using line, which I “take for a walk”, colour, texture, and shapes. I try to create a balanced, overall structure. I start with…

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July 2020

11.2.one

Thu July 9 @ 11:00 am - Sat August 1 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 1, 2020

Todd St Mall, Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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11.2. one is back for 2020! Join us for free live music in the mall Thursdays, Friday’s and Saturdays, 11am – 1pm starting 9 July until 1 August. Support local, grab some lunch and enjoy in the sun while listening to an array of Alice Springs talent.

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Tangentyere Artists Gallery – Open by Appointment

Mon July 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, repeating until July 27, 2020

Tangentyere Artists, 16 Fogarty Street
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Tangentyere Artists Gallery is open by appointment, Monday to Friday 9 am-5 pm Please call 8951 4232. The Gallery is open on Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm We have adopted these measures to maintain appropriate visitor numbers as recommended under social distancing guidelines and appreciate your cooperation You can purchase online 24/7 at: https://www.towncampdesigns.org.au/ We also recommend visiting the 41st Alice Prize Exhibition, which has been extended until 3rd August at the Araluen Art Centre. Tangentyere Artists’ Doris Thomas, Sally…

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Eagle V Shark – Araluen Arts Centre

Mon July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Comedy | New Zealand Directed by Taika Waititi Starring Jemaine Clement, Loren Taylor, Taika Waititi "Romantic comedy about two lonely people who find each other while orbiting on the outer fringes of society reminded me of Napoleon Dynamite." Laramie Movie Scope A wry comedy that chronicles the quirky romance of two awkward misfits, Lily a shy fast-food restaurant cashier, and her crush, Jarrod, an electronic store clerk. On the day Lily gets fired from her job at Meaty Boy, she musters up the courage…

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Babe – Araluen Arts Centre

Tue July 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Australia | USA Directed by Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland Starring James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski Voice talents of Miriam Margolyes, Hugo Weaving  " a comedy of animal manners that is much funnier and much cannier than any recent movie about human relationships: a lovely, stubbornly idiosyncratic fable of aspiration and survival." - The New Yorker A young pig fights convention to become a sheep dog -- or, rather, sheep pig -- in this charming Australian family film, which became an unexpected international success…

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YAG Phoney Film Festival 2020

Thu July 16 @ 5:00 pm
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One event on July 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Are you a cre­ative young film-mak­er, or know some­one who is? Phoney Film Fes­ti­val is back for its 6th year! YAG’s Phoney Film Fes­ti­val is a fes­ti­val of short films shot on smart­phones and tablets, by young peo­ple aged 12 to 25. Films must be less than five min­utes dura­tion, and can be across any cat­e­go­ry / genre includ­ing: action, dra­ma, hor­ror, com­e­dy, real life …get brainstorming! $1500 of cash and prizes to be won. ENTRIES NOW OPEN. Entries close…

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Family Connections artist talk with Marina Strocchi

Thu July 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Residency, 32 Hartley Street
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Family Connections July 16, 2020 The Residency Followers of the Papunya Tula Artists Company would be acutely aware of the high percentage of female artists in the ranks. This was not always the case. PTA started as a men's company, though included around half a dozen women artists over the years until April 1996, when the company took a radical turn and invited a host of Kintore and Kiwirrkurra women to paint for the company full time. Preceding this eventful…

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Swan Lake

Sat July 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until August 8, 2020

Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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On a lake filled with tears, the princess of white swans weeps. For she and her maidens have been cursed. Only at night does the curse weaken, revealing their original human forms. The Sorcerer, Baron Von Rothbart always lurks near, for he knows that the curse will break with the vow of true love. When a handsome prince enters the forest, avoiding the prospect of an arranged marriage, he is surprised when the beautiful white swan transforms before him. As…

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Wasting Days

Sat July 18 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monte’s Lounge, 95 Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Wasting Days are finally hitting the Alice music scene. Come down and spend an evening with Simo, Matt & Donald, as they deliver a mix of solo, duo and trio tunes with a blend of vocal harmonies and acoustic vibes. Wasting Days will be delivering a great mix of covers from  female icons such of Pink, Lady Gaga and Shania Twain, through to a couple of country favourites and unique versions of some absolute classics.

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It Must Be Heaven

Mon July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Comedy | Palestine | Arabic & French with English subtitles Directed by Elia Suleiman Starring Elia Suleiman, Tarik Kopty, Kareem Ghneim "A profound burlesque comedy" Vanity Fair Elia Suleiman (as himself) escapes from Palestine seeking an alternative homeland, only to find that Palestine is trailing behind him. The promise of a new life turns into a comedy of errors: however far he travels, from Paris to New York, something always reminds him of home. From award-winning director Elia Suleiman, a comic saga exploring identity, nationality and belonging, in…

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Vinyl Sock Hop and 8CCC benefit with Mike

Sun July 26 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until July 26, 2020

Monte’s Lounge, 95 Todd St
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Mike brings musical platters back to Monte's with tasty morsels of music played from that warm sound of vinyl. 8CCC will be around to sign up new and renewing members. Come down for the whole evening and have a tasty dinner, or just for a short stay for a beverage. Lots of cold choices

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Extra Ordinary

Mon July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Comedy | Horror Ireland | Belgium | Finland | UK Directed by Mike Ahern, Enda Loughman Starring Maeve Higgins, Barry Ward, Will Forte "An unfalteringly funny, ectoplasm-drenched horror-comedy that deserves the cult status it's destined for." Empire Magazine Rose, a sweet, small town driving instructor, is gifted with supernatural abilities, "The Talents", which mean she can talk to the spirit world. Rose has a love hate relationship with her abilities, after seeing what they did to her Dad, Vincent, and tries…

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August 2020

WTS Mini Market

Sat August 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Watch This Space, 8 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Welcome to the WTS 2020 Mini Market. Every year WTS holds a Mini Market, but this year we’re preferencing those of you in town who are MAKERS. AKA ceramicists, jewellers, illustrators, sewers, bakers, home-cooks, musicians wanting to sell their records or merch, zine-makers, craft fanatics, artists and makers of all kinds. This market is for you! We will still have a number of stalls for second-hand things, but these will be limited so get in quick. 8CCC Radio broadcasting live.…

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Travels on a Distant Star by Suzi Lyon

Fri August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Watch This Space, 8 Gap Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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OPENING 6pm, Friday 7 August EXHIBITION 5—23 August We are 'survivors of immeasurable events', 'small wet miracles'. So writes poet and astronomer, Rebecca Elson. And so we travel, immeasurably distant, immeasurably mysterious. But there is a sensation that holds like iron, that we are the stars. So in this I am, my own brief minuscule miracle of magical gritty self, this is how I can be, of the stars, of this distant star. This work is made within this sensation,…

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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

Fri September 11 @ 5:00 pm - Mon October 26 @ 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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Desert Festival 2020

Thu September 24 - Sun October 4

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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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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