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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.

February 2020

In My Blood It Runs – Premiere Alice Springs Screening

Sat February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Premiere Alice Springs Screening and Q & A with the cast and film makers “A wholly original and impactful look at growing up Indigenous in Australia today” The Gate After premiering at Hot Docs, Canada in April 2019, winning a number of awards and screening at festivals around the world In My Blood It Runs now comes home for our Mparntwe / Alice Springs premiere! The film opens in cinemas nationally from February 20, but this will be a special screening to…

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March 2020

HAPPINESS, SUCCESS & THE LAW OF KARMA

Sat March 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Why are some people naturally happy and successful, while others experience problems and obstacles? Why is it that when we get what we want, we often fail to derive satisfaction from having it? Why is contentment and good fortune elusive, while difficulties arise effortlessly? How can I change this situation? Buddha gave clear answers to all of these questions in his teaching on the law of karma. During this day course, Gen Kelsang Dornying will explain this universal law and…

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April 2020

The Alice Prize

Sat April 18 @ 8:00 am - Mon June 8 @ 5:00 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Contemporary national art award. $30,000 prize for winner. Entries Close: Midnight Friday 7 February 2020 Official opening & announcement of the winner - Friday 17 April 2020 Exhibition: Saturday 18 April to Monday 8 June 2020 Announcement of People’s Choice winner: Wednesday 17 June 2020

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May 2020

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Fri May 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Australia's favourite comedy convoy is locked, loaded and heading to Alice Springs! Join our diverse line-up of the hottest acts direct from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for a very special show that is sure to tickle everyone’s funny bone. Featuring a cast of Aussie stars, talented newcomers and special guest international performers, we're home-delivering Australia's largest comedy festival to you in one jam-packed night. For over 20 years the Roadshow has presented an all killer, no filler night of…

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