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Araluen Arts Centre

61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
08 8951 1122 http://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.

November 2018

Punuku Tjukurpa – touring exhibition of works from Maruku Arts archive

November 9, 2018 - February 17, 2019
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia

Presented by Artback NT Opening Friday 9 November Ka punu nganampa tjuta palya ananyi tjana nyakuntjaku. Wiru nyangatja. Tjana nyakula kulilpai alatji palyalpai munu memory tjuta ngananana Kanyilpai. “It is good that our carvings should go out to the world for all to see. This is a good thing. People can see and understand how things are made and that we have a lot of memories .” Niningka Lewis, Artist Punuku Tjukurpa is an exhibition of Anangu story, Law and…

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Fecund: Fertile Worlds

November 16, 2018 - February 3, 2019
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia

Presented by Artback NT Opening Friday 16 November Announced as the inaugural SPARK NT Curator, Katherine based Clare Armitage presents Fecund: Fertile Worlds. Bringing together works by contemporary artists from across the NT and Australia, Fecund explores life, death and desire in the natural world. Fecund celebrates the intrinsically optimistic nature of growth. It acknowledges the resilience of life, the interconnectedness of living systems and the will to exist. Presenting a diverse array of art forms, Fecund conjures a rich…

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Island of the Hungry Ghosts

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Germany/UK/Australia | Some subtitles Directed by Gabrielle Brady Located off the coast of Indonesia, the Australian territory of Christmas Island is inhabited by migratory crabs travelling in their millions from the jungle towards the ocean, in a movement that has been provoked by the full moon for hundreds of thousands of years. Poh Lin Lee is a “trauma therapist” who lives with her family in this seemingly idyllic paradise. Every day, she talks with the asylum seekers held indefinitely in a high-security…

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The Back Track Boys

November 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Documentary | Australia  Directed by Catherine Scott The Back Track Boys features the rough talking, free-wheeling jackaroo, Bernie Shakeshaft, and the youth program he runs from a shed on the outskirts of Armidale, NSW. When everyone else gives up on troubled kids like Zac, Tyrson and Rusty, they head to Back Track. It’s a place where they can feel safe, continue their education, but most importantly it’s where they learn to support each other and pursue their dreams. This observational documentary follows Zac,…

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Fiona O’Loughlin LIVE

November 30 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Presented by Mark David Management Fiona O’Loughlin – Gap Year Fiona’s been on a bit of a trip… of a lifetime. After finishing a masters in how not to deal with some of life’s misgivings, she’s decided she’s learned a few things. How to talk to nurses after being away for a while (in a coma), how to not sweat the sweat, and getting back to doing what she does best, making us all laugh with her raconteuse glide of effortless…

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