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Araluen Arts Centre

61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
08 8951 1122 https://www.araluenartscentre.nt.gov.au/

Araluen Arts Centre is the focal point of Alice Springs’ performing and visual arts scene, incorporating four galleries and a 487-seat theatre.
The annual theatre program includes performances by national touring companies and many high quality local productions. The theatre is also available for the presentation of corporate functions and conferences, in association with the function room and the galleries where suitable.

The galleries feature a program of exhibitions with a focus on Aboriginal art from Central Australia, and contemporary art by local and Australian artists.

The Albert Namatjira Gallery displays a rotating selection of paintings by this famous Aboriginal artist, his descendants and contemporaries. The gallery also features early works from Papunya and the “Hermannsburg School”.

Araluen Arts Centre was designed and built around the 300 year old Corkwood Tree in the Sculpture Garden. This tree, another at the front of the building and Big Sister Hill are also considered sacred by the Arrernte people.

Araluen’s Arthouse Cinema Program brings both national and international arthouse films and film festivals to the people of Alice Springs.

Many of the films screened during the year are associated with Oscar Award winning actors and directors, while many will have won various international film festival awards. Some of the films also go on to achieve a cult following amongst arthouse cinema goers.

September 2020

They Shall Not Grow Old

Mon September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Documentary | New Zealand, UK | 2019 Directed by Peter Jackson Rated MA15+ "This is as close as we can get to a full immersion into one of the most horrifying and ultimately pointless wars in modern history." Chicago Reader Peter Jackson directs this homage to the British troops of the First World War with never-before-seen-footage of soldiers as they faced the fear and uncertainty of frontline battle in Belgium. Digitally remastered and now in color, the footage has been…

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I Spy…

Fri September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on September 26, 2020 at 2:30 pm

One event on September 26, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Duprada Dance Company & the Australian Dance Academy's annual Jazz Collective Performance of 'I Spy...' An adventurous tale of pirates following the SS Duprada and its sailors who have found a bottle drifting on the ocean. Inside the bottle they have discovered a mysterious treasure map. Follow the journey of the sailors as they sail the seas in search of the missing treasure. They will encounter many things such as sea creatures, islanders and maybe even pirates! But will they get the treasure in the end?…

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Come to Daddy

Mon September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Canada, Ireland, New Zealand | 2019 Directed by Ant Timpson Starring  Elijah Wood, Stephen McHattie, Garfield Wilson Rated MA15+ "Darkly funny and enjoyably unpredictable. And sometimes plain old weird." Thrillist Norval Greenwood, a privileged man-child arrives at the beautiful and remote coastal cabin of his estranged father, who he hasn't seen in 30 years. He quickly discovers that not only is dad a disapproving jerk, he also has a shady past that is rushing to catch up with him. Now,…

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October 2020

Flickerfest 2020

Fri October 2 @ 7:00 pm - Sat October 3 @ 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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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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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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Alice Springs Quilting Club 2020 Exhibition

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

Presented by the Alice Springs Quilting Club The Alice Springs Quilting Club 2020 Exhibition brings together the outstanding examples of quilting practice by both amateur and professional quilters from across Alice Springs. Reflecting creativity and craftsmanship, hand and machine approaches, the traditional and experimental, the Alice Springs Quilting Club Exhibition is also a space for the exchange of ideas and skills between Quilting Club members and those interested in the art of quilting. Mesmerising with its colour, pattern, abstraction, story telling and social commentary,…

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March 2021

Urzila Carlson: Token African

March 9, 2021 @ 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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