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May 2019

David Hockney: prints

Sat May 4 @ 6:00 pm - Sun June 16 @ 6:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Araluen Arts Centre and the National Gallery of Australia ‘I love new mediums. I think mediums can turn you on, they can excite you; they always let you do something in a different way, even if you take the same subject, if you draw it in a different way, or if you are forced to simplify it, to make it bold because it is too finicky, I like that.’ David Hockney has been a towering figure on the international art scene…

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ARTISTS in MUSEUMS

Wed May 15 - Sun June 16

The ARTISTS in MUSEUMS project partners Alice Springs based artists with local museums and heritage buildings to create a suite of site-specific pop-up exhibitions on display from 11 May – 16 June. Participating venues are Megafauna Central, The Residency, Adelaide House, Old Hartley Street School, Woman's Museum of Australia, Museum of Central Australia.

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Live Alice Mparntwe Arts – Arrernte Artists on Country with Pat Ansell Dodds

Wed May 29 @ 9:30 am - Sat August 3 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Adelaide House, 48 Todd Street
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870 Australia
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Sit with senior Arrernte woman Pat Ansell-Dodds as she shares her culture through art and story. An intimate experience set in the historical setting of Adelaide House, Alice Springs’ first Hospital, learn more about Arrernte history and culture while participating in a free painting workshop. When & Where 9:30am-1pm, every Wednesday through to Saturday from 29 May – 3 August 2019. Adelaide House, Alice Springs. Join in any time, suitable for all ages. To find out what’s on in Alice…

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June 2019

Art Workshop with Linda MacAulay

Thu June 13 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Ooraminna Station Homestead, Maryvale Road
Hale, NT 0872 Australia
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Paint a Galaxy Art Workshop with Linda MacAulay The wonderfully talented Linda MacAulay is returning to Alice Springs! Learn to paint the night sky and enjoy a delicious dinner at the homestead with esteemed Artist Linda MacAulay. Learn to paint a galaxy of stars in watercolour with Australian Artis Linda MacAulay using the unique Daniel Smith Iridescent Watercolours. Explore the joys of painting wet on wet and allowing the medium itself to create fabulous effects With all materials supplied this…

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Still in my mind: Gurindji location, experience and visuality

Fri June 14 @ 6:00 pm - Sun August 11 @ 6:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Artback NT and Araluen Arts Centre Still in my mind: Gurindji location, experience and visuality draws inspiration from Gurindji and Malngin leader Vincent Lingiari’s profound declaration of connection to his Country. Lingiari’s statement “that land ... I still got it on my mind”, forms the exhibition’s touchstone and provides the framework for reflection on the ongoing impact of the Gurindji Walk-Off at Wave Hill, a seminal event in Australia’s history that sparked the national land rights movement and resonates deeply today. Renowned artist…

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Mel Robson: Intersections and Boundaries

Sat June 22 @ 6:00 pm - Sun August 18 @ 6:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Araluen Arts Centre Intersections and Boundaries is the culmination of Alice Springs ceramic artist Mel Robson’s research and experimentation as the Araluen Cultural Precinct Creative in Residence recipient. Responding to both two and three dimensional works from the Araluen Art Collection and engaging with the local community, Robson has created a new body of ceramic works exploring the idea of Place, through the lens of mapping and cartography. Robson uses material, form, surface and mark-making to ask what it is we actually mean when we talk of ‘a Sense of Place’, how we position ourselves…

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Alice Springs Beanie Festival: A Head Full of Tunes

Sat June 29 @ 12:00 pm - Sun July 14 @ 4:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Alice Springs Beanie Festival and Araluen Arts Centre In its 23rd year, the Alice Springs Beanie Festival drops the needles with A Head Full of Tunes. From Mozart to magpies, musos to mandolins, mantras to MP3s, (melody) makers from across Central Australian desert communities, across the country and across the globe will transpose and transform the sounds in their heads, the music in their hearts, and the Araluen Arts Centre, into a polyphonic symphony of knit, felt and crochet. This year’s event opens…

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July 2019

Alice Springs Quilting Club

Fri July 19 @ 6:00 pm - Sat July 27 @ 6:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by the Alice Springs Quilting Club The Alice Springs Quilting Club presents their 2019 exhibition, fusing classic and contemporary approaches to quilt-making and expressing craftsmanship of the highest order. These quilts are mesmeric and kaleidoscopic labours of love, telling stories about life and family in Central Australia and beyond, expressing great creativity in the application of fabric, pattern, colour and embellishment. The Alice Springs Quilting Club members meet regularly to exchange skills and ideas and their annual exhibition is a wider invitation to share in the rich, longstanding and inspiring…

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Advocate Art Award 2019

Sat July 27 @ 6:00 pm - Sun August 11 @ 6:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by The Central Australian Art Society The Advocate Art Award is an inclusive and much-loved annual art award for the Central Australian community, presenting a diverse and dynamic mix of works, across many mediums, by new and established artists alike. Coordinated and presented by the Central Australian Art Society, an important volunteer-run organisation in Alice Springs providing support, resources and opportunities to artists, The Advocate Art Award offers significant prizes and professional development opportunities awarded across a number of categories, with a major nonacquisitive award of $2500.

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September 2019

Desert Mob 2019

Thu September 5 @ 5:30 pm - Tue October 22 @ 4:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by the Araluen Arts Centre and Desart Presented in partnership with Desart, Desert Mob is an event of national significance, representing the most comprehensive survey of contemporary Aboriginal art by artists from across the desert regions and communities of Central Australia. After record-breaking audience attendances and artwork sales in 2018, this 29-year–strong event remains as vital and vibrant as ever. In 2019, the Desert Mob Exhibition, Symposium and MarketPlace continues to document and celebrate the dynamic shifts of one of the world’s most important art movements, with artists from Desart member art centres…

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November 2019

Franca Barraclough: The Visitors

November 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - February 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Araluen Arts Centre Franca Barraclough’s The Visitors is a visual survey of people, paths and stories woven through the sociological landscape of contemporary Central Australian culture, a distillation of poignant local imagery harnessed to give an artistic account of the impacts and influences on desert life. The making of these large–scale photographs involves Barraclough engaging, choreographing and collaborating with a diverse range of local community members in unique, inimitable and immersive experiences. Reproduced with all the gloss of tourism advertising, each image is alluring but also documents the particular…

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Greenbush Art Group: Shake, Rattle and Roll

November 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - March 1, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Greenbush Art Group: Shake, Rattle and Roll A History of Central Australian Transport Presented by Araluen Arts Centre Shake, Rattle and Roll: A History of Central Australian Transport by the Greenbush Art Group at the Alice Springs Correctional Centre, pays tribute to and interprets the history of transport in Central Australia. Early transport created a paradigm shift in desert regions, enabling the expansion of settler colonialism, ‘opening up’ the continent’s interior, creating cultural complexity and irrevocably changing the way people live, travel and engage…

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