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May 2019

The Second Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition

Tue May 21 - Tue June 25

The competition offers artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, Portugal, the Latin American diaspora and foreign artists living in Latin America the unique opportunity to present their art to an international audience in the famous art district of Chelsea, in New York City.   Prizes (valued at $ 55,000) include participation in an exhibition in New York City, participation in an art fair in the United States, online promotion opportunities and cash prizes. A panel of juries specialized in…

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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

Murdie & Jeanie

Fri June 7 @ 12:00 am - Sat June 29 @ 12:00 am
Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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In conjunction with Warlukurlangu Artists, RAFT presents an exhibition of paintings by Murdie Nampijinpa Morris and Jeanie Napangardi Lewis of Nyirripi community. This exhibition is not only a celebration of the work of both Murdie and Jeanie but also an acknowledgment of the rich artistic production from one small community in the Tanami region just to the north of Alice Springs.

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Helicopter solo

Fri June 7 @ 12:00 am - Sat June 29 @ 12:00 am
Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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An exhibition of recent works by Helicopter (Joey Tjungarrayi) of Warlayirti Artists, Balgo. Helicopter (Joey Tjungarrayi) born in Nynmi west of Kiwirrkurra has been painting the country where of his birth since the early 90's. Helicopter has been a stalwart supporter of the Warlayirti Artist studio, consistently painting and exhibiting for the past 25 years The exhibition celebrates Helicopter's long career and his very distinctive style.

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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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Lost and Found Exhibition

Fri June 14 @ 6:00 pm - Thu July 18 @ 6:00 pm
The Residency, 32 Hartley Street
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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With an eye for ‘treasures’, which others may call ‘junk’, the 10 artists exhibiting in this year’s Lost and Found Exhibition have created unique, eclectic and funky exhibits to stimulate and inspire. Using up-cycled and repurposed objects to create a something of higher quality or value than its original form opens up the mind, as ‘anything goes’. Case in point is the fabulous peacock sculpture on the event poster is created by artist Carmel Ryan.  I love to rescue wildlife,…

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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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