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February 2020

For Country, for Nation

Fri February 21 @ 6:00 pm - Sun March 29 @ 6:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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4 cartoon panels showing aboriginal soldiers

An Australian War Memorial Touring Exhibition Presented by Araluen Arts Centre Stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experience during wartime and peace Opening Friday 21 February by Michael Bell, Indigenous Liaison Officer – Military History Section, Australian War Memorial Floor Talk Saturday 22 February, 10.30am by Michael Bell​ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a long standing tradition of fighting for Country, and continue to serve with honour among our military forces. They have also worked in ancillary, industry, and other home-front activities, and…

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March 2020

The Biggest Little Farm

Mon March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Araluen Art House Cinema Documentary | USA Directed by John Chester Featuring John and Molly Chester A testament to the immense complexity of nature, The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land. When the barking of their beloved dog leads to an eviction notice from their tiny LA apartment, John and Molly Chester naively make the choice to move to the country to build a…

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The Leunig Fragments

Mon March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Araluen Art House Cinema Documentary | AUSTRALIA Written and Directed by Kasimir Burgess “There are two conflicting themes in every artist, the desire to communicate and the desire to not be found. I think that’s me.” - Michael Leunig With exclusive and intimate access to one of Australia’s National Living Treasures – Michael Leunig – this feature documentary entertains, engages and enlivens audiences with a revealing portrait of an enigmatic artist who just happens to be a household name. With…

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We Eat We Are

Fri March 13 @ 6:00 pm - Sun April 26 @ 6:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Hand full of water lillies

A Spark NT exhibition curated by Sarah Pirrie Presented by Araluen Arts Centre and Artback NT We Eat We Are celebrates food as a form of social sculpture that unites, nourishes and renews. Artist and curator Sarah Pirrie explores the relational experience of food as a cultural determinant, as a sacred language and as a vital environmental resource at the heart of community. Bringing together new work by leading, mid-career and emerging Northern Territory artists and featuring artworks and collectives influenced by the Territory’s food culture, We Eat We…

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Flickerfest 2020

Fri March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating indefinitely

Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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man standing and woman sitting on car in 50s greaser clothing

Presented by Araluen Arts Centre 29th International Short Film Festival - Electrifying Short Films! Celebrating 29 years, FLiCKERFEST is Australia’s leading Academy® Award accredited and BAFTA-recognised Short Film Festival, and the country’s largest Australian & International short film competition, screening the best of shorts from Australia and around the world, hand-picked from 3,500 entries. FLiCKERFEST screens for 10 days under the summer stars at Bondi Beach in January 2020, with selected highlights touring Australia on a national tour from January through to May. FLiCKERFEST remains…

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April 2020

The Gospel According to Paul

Wed April 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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man sitting in chair in front of brick wall

Araluen Arts Centre presents Soft Tread’s The Gospel According to Paul Written and performed by Jonathan Biggins "★★★★★ A hilariously funny, astute, inspiring show" Limelight One of Australia’s favourite performers, Jonathan Biggins, is Paul Keating – visionary, reformer and rabble-rouser – in the return of the 2019 smash hit comedy, The Gospel According to Paul. Full of intelligence and wit, The Gospel According to Paul is a funny, insightful and occasionally poignant portrait of Paul Keating. the man that - as…

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May 2020

The Ukulele Kid’s Show

Sat May 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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man holding ukulele in front of wall of ukuleles

Presented by Araluen Arts Centre and Woody’s World  Imagine Dr Seuss performing with the Muppets in a duet at Woodstock! Welcome to Woody's World, a fun and heartfelt musical adventure for young people and their parents. Learn to play the ukulele in this fun and heartfelt musical adventure. This joyous show proves to students that with the right guidance and knowhow, the language of music can be accessed by everyone. Up to 100 ukuleles are handed out to the audience who are taken on a…

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My Robot

Wed May 6 @ 6:00 pm - Thu May 7 @ 6:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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girl wearing scientific goggles hugging robot

Araluen Arts Centre presents Barking Gecko Theatre’s My Robot by Finegan Kruckemeyer “This is children’s theatre at its best” – Seesaw Magazine When Ophelia moves with her family to the seaside, she’s not impressed. She doesn’t like the beach, misses her old home and thinks the people in this town are pretty strange. While unpacking her room she discovers a mysterious box full of gadgets, parts and pieces, and a strange note that reads ‘You. Make. Me.’ Her curiosity gets the better of her and she…

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Yarrenyty Arltere Artists

Fri May 8 @ 6:00 pm - Sun June 21 @ 6:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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aboriginal artists in blue tie died shirts standing behind their soft sculptures

Presented by Araluen Arts Centre "The art makes us think of our culture in another way and what we want people to know. It’s good for everyone to have a place like this it helps us be part of both worlds” - Dulcie Sharpe Yarrenyty Arltere Artists is a thriving creative hub that has led the emergence of an entirely new form of artmaking. The artists create contemporary soft sculptures as they explore their experience, place and culture. Yarrenyty Arltere Artists was born out…

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June 2020

Value for Money

Thu June 4 @ 7:00 pm - Sat June 6 @ 6:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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girl pushes trolley with naked bodies in supermarket

Presented by GUTS Dance // Central Australia GUTS Dance // Central Australia presents the world premiere of a new contemporary dance work, Value For Money, the first full-length work from award winning dancer and emerging choreographer Sara Black. Value For Money delves into the polarity of power and vulnerability inherent within us all, exploring the value we place on human lives and bodies and focusing on how relationship, proximity and community change our perception of a life's worth and the worth of…

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Edward the Emu

Sat June 13 @ 6:00 pm - Mon June 15 @ 6:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Araluen Arts Centre presents A Monkey Baa Theatre Company production Edward the Emu Based on the picture books by Sheena Knowles and Rod Clement. Edward is bored with his lot. Being the only emu at the zoo has left him feeling glum and under the impression that the grass is greener in everyone else’s enclosure. Maybe being a seal, or a lion, or a snake might be a better option in life for a lonely bird? Convinced that the other creatures…

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Hermannsburg and Paint – Neridah Stockley

Fri June 19 @ 6:00 pm - Sun August 16 @ 6:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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painting of a grey tent

Presented by Araluen Arts Centre The 2019 recipient of the Arts NT Creative-in-Residence at the Araluen Arts Centre, Neridah Stockley, a nationally recognised multi-disciplinary artist who has been based in Alice Springs for 19 years, presents a unique body of work in response to Hermannsburg. Hermannsburg is a locally and internationally recognised chapter of inland Australia history; site of Lutheran Mission activity coupled with the Hermannsburg School of watercolour painting made famous by Albert Namatjira. It is a unique cross-cultural heritage site characterised by local landscape, early pioneer architecture, working histories,…

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Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2020

Fri June 26 @ 6:00 pm - Sun July 19 @ 6:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Stitching the Seasons Across our vast continent, seasons vary dramatically and are in a new state of change. Some of us see the four seasons: summer, autumn, winter and spring. In the tropics, as many as six seasons are recognised. Here in Central Australia, the Arrernte people have two seasons, Uterna (summer) and Athwerrpe (winter). The 24th Alice Springs Beanie Festival will see hundreds of beanies made in response to these experiences of seasons across Australia and beyond, with 2020’s theme Stitching the Seasons. Endless summer days, cicadas and the smell of rain, autumn leaf and colour,…

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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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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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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

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

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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