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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.

August 2021

Apmere-werne apetye-arlpaye… Amengkwerne Softball by Margaret Palmer and Vicki Crowley

Fri August 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Apmere-werne apetye-arlpaye... Amengkwerne Softball

Presented by Araluen Arts Centre Apmere-werne apetye-arlpaye… Amengkwerne Softball, an exhibition by former team players and artists Margaret Palmer and Vicki Crowley, celebrating the story of the Amengkwerne (Amoonguna) softball teams. The exhibition, comprising quirky and evocative papier mâché figures made by Palmer and Crowley, recreates and conjures up the skill, happiness, humour and power of those legendary softball teams - the women and girls of Amoonguna who have played the game since the 1960s. Margaret and Vicki began making the sculptures together in 2016. Together…

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Rod Moss – All My Fat Country

Fri August 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 22, 2021

Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Rod Moss All My Fat Country

The Araluen Arts Centre presents All My Fat Country, an exhibition of large scale graphite drawings by nationally recognised and renowned artist and award winning author, Rod Moss. Official Opening: Fri July 9, 6pm Artist Floor Talk: Sat July 10, 10:30am Exhibition: July 10 to August 22

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Letters To Paul Morrissey

Mon August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Letters to Paul Morrissey

Screening at Araluen's Arthouse Cinema on 9 August, 7pm. Directed by Armand Rovira Starring Joe Dallesandro (EEUU), Almar G. Sato, Xavi Saez, Maria Fajula, Agnes Llobet, Andrea Carballo, Saida Benzal, Esteve Torres, Joan Carles Suau Drugs, vampirism, existential crises and melodies of another time mark the lives of several characters: a sex symbol of the underground cinema, two cursed lovers, a man seeking his salvation, an unsuccessful actress and a Japanese with a mysterious illness. Five stories, apparently not related…

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Ride The Night Train – Constantina Bush

Wed August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Constantina Bush

Presented by Artback NT and Araluen Arts Centre Jump on this unforgettable ride with Constantina Bush, a woman of the world, whose style is second-to-none. This lady has seen it all! Constantina’s stories are without compare and she tempts you to join her for one night. Supporting this icon is Darwin’s hottest soul band, Eduardo and The Night Train. Experience the newest Top End contemporary funk around and groove along to some old favourites. So get on board with Constantina, one of…

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Impermanence

Sat August 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Araluen Arts Centre and Sydney Dance Company A visceral and thrilling exploration of the juxtaposition of beauty and devastation, Sydney Dance Company’s full-length work, Impermanence is Rafael Bonachela’s newest creation. Contemporary composer, Bryce Dessner has composed a new score full of emotional power. Best known as a founder of American rock band The National and for his film scores for The Revenant and The Two Popes, Dessner was initially inspired by the tragedy of the Australian bush fires and the Notre-Dame fire in…

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Dating Amber

Mon August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Dating Amber

Screening at Araluen Arthouse Cinema on 16 August, 7pm Directed by David Freyne Starring Fionn O'Shea, Lola Petticrew, Sharon Horgan, Barry Ward, Simone Kirby Dating Amber is a poignant, honest and funny look at the highs and lows of teenage life where the only way to fit in is to not be yourself, even if this goes against your very being. Set-in Ireland during the mid-90’s, Eddie and Amber decide to stage a relationship in order to stop everyone speculating about…

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Sound of Metal

Mon August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Sound of Metal

Screening at Araluen Arthouse Cinema on 23 August, 7pm Directed by Darius Marder Starring Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci, Lauren Ridloff WINNER OF THE BEST EDITING AND BEST SOUND AT THE 2021 ACADEMY AWARDS Ruben (Riz Ahmed) and Lou (Olivia Cooke) live together, two nomads traveling gig to gig on an endless American tour. Their music is loud, frenzied and passionate, until one day Ruben is overwhelmed by a severe ringing in his ears, which quickly gives way to…

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BJORN AGAIN Mamma Mia Here We Go Again

Fri August 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by The Music Group ‘If ABBA reformed they wouldn’t be as much fun as Bjorn Again’ Q Magazine UK Dust off those platform shoes, flares and sequinned jumpsuits and get ready to sing, dance and have the time of your life when the World’s Number One ABBA show BJORN AGAIN comes to town on their MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN! 2020 Australian Tour. Internationally acclaimed Bjorn Again will play all of ABBA’s biggest hits and more in an action-packed, highly-entertaining night of ABBA-SOLUTE fun for the whole family. You…

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Cuttings

Sat August 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Cuttings

Written by Jo Dutton with Jody Kropp Directed by Maude Davey Premiering during the NT Writers Festival, Cuttings relates to it's theme anpernirrentye - everything is connected. Relationships are core. But what happens when there is fracture? Flaws. Friction. Cuttings presents us with the everyday traumas that each of us know and carry. Performed by a stellar local cast: Armani Francois, Jody Kopp, Dan Murphy, Bert O'Loughlin, Mary-Agnes O'Loughlin and Sophie Wallace.

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September 2021

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Sat September 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Araluen Arts Centre and Bell Shakespeare By William Shakespeare Director Peter Evans "Bell Shakespeare has mastered the art of presenting Shakespeare in a manner that is accessible to the modern-day audience, while still endearing those who love the tradition." - Australian Stage Shakespeare’s classic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is reawakened in this breathless production brimming with magic, mirth and mayhem. Love is in the air in Athens – and it’s contagious. Besides the royal wedding, which is just…

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The Ultimate Eagles Experience

Sat September 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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50th Anniversary - The Ultimate Eagles Experience is a tribute show that delivers a captivating live concert celebrating the unforgettable country/rock sound of the Eagles. Performing all the classic Eagles hits including ‘Desperado’, ‘Take It Easy’, ‘New Kid In Town’, ‘Take It To The Limits’, ‘Heartache Tonight’ and the legendary ‘Hotel California’, amongst many more with a mix of solo hits from members Don Henley, Joe Walsh and the late Glenn Frey. Get set to be entertained as the signature…

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