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8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
(08) 8953 3236 https://www.raftartspace.com.au/

July 2018

Community Restorative Yoga

July 4, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 19, 2018

Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia

Pay What You Can ( PWYC) Donations based, Community Yoga Classes. Gentle, Restorative Yoga to calm & restore your nervous system. Suitable for ALL levels, this Yoga is floor based & does not require you to be flexible, it simply asks that you show up. Currently ALL proceeds go to NPY Womens Council. Bookings: https://app.punchpass.com/org/2982/classes

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Peggy Patrick, Phyllis Thomas – works from the Jirrawun Studio

July 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - July 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia

A powerful exhibition of multi panel works by two strong Gija women. Works were produced at the Jirrawun Studio an innovative experiment in shifting preconceived ideas of Indigenous art and attempt at self determination.   RAFT artspace 2/8 Hele Crescent, Alice Springs

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September 2018

Fred & Ned Grant

September 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tuesday - Friday 10 - 5, Sat 11 - 2
Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Fred & Ned Grant exhibition continues until September 29. Fred & Ned are senior law men from Spinifex country and part of the Spinifex arts Project. The strength of the paintings is making the gallery vibrate. The works are statements of great knowledge and a joy of the process of  painting. come and experience the power of these works.

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October 2018

Tjulyata – Martha McDonald Napaltjarri

October 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Opening event for a solo exhibition by Martha McDonald Napaltjarri. Martha continues the tradition of the Western desert painting movement that had its genesis in Papunya. As with her fellow women artists working at the Papunya Tjupi Art Centre, Martha continues to develop her individual style. Martha's recent works are innovative contemporary painting that make reference to the work of her late father Shorty Lungkata Tjungurrayi and his country. These are exciting times for the artists driving Papunya Tjupi, the art…

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Tjulyata: Martha McDonald Napaltjarri

October 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - October 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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A solo exhibition of works by Martha McDonald, presenting the continued tradition of the Western desert painting movement, that had its genesis in Papunya. As with her fellow women artists working at the Papunya Tjupi Art Centre, Martha continues to develop an individual style. Martha's recent works are innovative contemporary painting that make reference to the work of her late father Shorty Lungkata Tjungurrayi and his country. These are exciting times for the artists driving Papunya Tjupi, the art they produce…

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Tjupi Boards: Kulinyi Tjilpi Tjutanya

October 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - October 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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A group exhibition of new acrylic on board works from Papunya Tjupi Art Centre.

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November 2018

Neridah Stockley: Paper and Clay

November 2, 2018 - November 24, 2018
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Tuesday - Friday 10 - 5, Sat 11 - 2
Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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‘Paper and Clay’ presents the latest development in Neridah Stockley’s continuing experimentation into the use of ceramic vessels as a support for her signature minimalist mark making. The paper works in the show are drypoint etchings made by scratching into and inking up sheets of acetate. By subjecting imagery to the elements of ink and mechanical pressure she exposes the work to potential alchemic transformation. As Neridah simply puts it, as though it is no big deal “it’s just like…

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March 2019

Darinytjiku Alatji: Doris Bush Nungarrayi

March 2, 2019 - March 23, 2019
Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Darinytjiku alatji, roughly translates as “the way of Doris” In this vibrant solo exhibition Doris Bush Nungarrayi tells it how it is in paint. Her vibrant works invite the viewer to engage in her  rich and colourful world view. Doris’s approach to her law is a joyous one and this show is a life affirming experience.

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Darinytjiku alatji – Doris Bush Nungarrayi

March 2, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Opening event Darinytjiku alatji, roughly translates as "the way of Doris" In this vibrant solo exhibition Doris Bush Nungarrayi tells it how it is in paint. Her vibrant works invite the viewer to engage in her  rich and colourful world view. Doris's approach to her law is a joyous one and this show is a life affirming experience...come and celebrate with her at the opening.

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Seen & Unseen – paintings by the late Peter Newry

March 29, 2019 - April 20, 2019
Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Peter Newry was a Miriwoong man, his paintings are beautifully understated and deceptively minimalist in their rendering. They evoke a sense of he regarded as the true history, the stories that cannot be told, the stories from the Ngarrangarni. "Newry has cultivated a refined imagery that in a western context could be seen as a minimalist  expression of the subliminal interchange between the seen and the unseen. They are a paintings that present a profound meditation on the history of…

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Carbiene McDonald

March 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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A premiere solo exhibition for Carbiene McDonald Tjangala of Papunya Tjupi Arts. The exhibition is response to Carbiene's new found passion of painting. Carbiene is relatively new to painting, he started last year with a project that provided an opportunity for the men to paint at Papunya Tjupi Art Centre in Papunya. Carbiene has proven to be a very passionate and committed artist and has already produced a strong body of work . After seeing his work quickly develop and…

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April 2019

King of the Roosters: Tennant Creek Men’s Painting Project

April 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - June 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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The Tennant Creek Men’s art program started in 2016 as an Art therapy/outreach program set up by Anyinginyi Aboriginal Health Organisation. This exhibition ‘King of the Roosters’ is an exciting glimpse of a body of work that represents the enthusiasm and dedication of the men’s painting group as they continue to develop a cathartic visual language fuelled by the complexities of life in Tennant. Head over to RAFTs website for more information about the gallery and to view the exhibition…

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June 2019

Murdie & Jeanie

June 7, 2019 @ 12:00 am - June 29, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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In conjunction with Warlukurlangu Artists, RAFT presents an exhibition of paintings by Murdie Nampijinpa Morris and Jeanie Napangardi Lewis of Nyirripi community. This exhibition is not only a celebration of the work of both Murdie and Jeanie but also an acknowledgment of the rich artistic production from one small community in the Tanami region just to the north of Alice Springs.

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Helicopter solo

June 7, 2019 @ 12:00 am - June 29, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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An exhibition of recent works by Helicopter (Joey Tjungarrayi) of Warlayirti Artists, Balgo. Helicopter (Joey Tjungarrayi) born in Nynmi west of Kiwirrkurra has been painting the country where of his birth since the early 90's. Helicopter has been a stalwart supporter of the Warlayirti Artist studio, consistently painting and exhibiting for the past 25 years The exhibition celebrates Helicopter's long career and his very distinctive style.

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July 2019

Rusty Peters & Mabel Juli, ‘Stories of Garnkiny’

July 6, 2019 @ 12:00 am - July 27, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Stories of Garnkiny Rusty Peters and Mabel Juli are brother and sister, both are significant Gija elders and established artists yet they have never have featured in a show together. Rusty shares a skin name with Garnkiny (the Moon) and Mabel is also a custodian of the story of Garnkiny and has made it a focus of her practice. The story of Garnkiny is a major Ngarranggarni (Dreaming) story and is a complex and nuanced story of forbidden and unrequited…

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Rusty Peters & Mabel Juli, ‘Stories of Garnkiny’

July 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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opening event for Stories of Garnkiny Rusty Peters and Mabel Juli are brother and sister, both are significant Gija elders and established artists yet they have never have featured in a show together. Rusty shares a skin name with Garnkiny (the Moon) and Mabel is also a custodian of the story of Garnkiny and has made it a focus of her practice. The story of Garnkiny is a major Ngarranggarni (Dreaming) story and is a complex and nuanced story of…

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August 2019

Tjukupati James Exhibition

August 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - August 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Tjukupati is a senior artist currently working at Kaltukatjara Art Centre, she has been painting, weaving Tjanpi and carving purnu for many years. Tjukupati is distinguished by the freedom and movement of her brush strokes in her vibrant paintings that are full of history and culture. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with Tjarlirli & Kaltukatjara Art, head over to RAFTs website to view the exhibition catalogue online

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Tjukupati James Opening

August 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Come and celebrate with Tjukupati James at the opening of her first solo exhibition this Friday night at RAFT. Tjukupati is a senior artist currently working at Kaltukatjara Art Centre, she has been painting, weaving Tjanpi and carving purnu for many years. Tjukupati is distinguished by the freedom and movement of her brush strokes in her vibrant paintings that are full of history and culture. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with Tjarlirli & Kaltukatjara Art and will be showing…

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September 2019

A Moment in History – Mick Rictor

September 14, 2019 - September 28, 2019
Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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A solo exhibition by Mick Rictor of the Spinifex Arts Project. After a successful inaugural exhibition in Darwin last year hosted by the Salon Art Projects this is Rictor's second exhibition. Mick's paintings are raw and powerful, they are documents of knowledge essential for life in the Spinifex country he walked in from in 1986. Scott Cane who has worked with the Spinifex people since the 80's is opening the show. Come and experience this moment in history.

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October 2019

Pandanus Noir

October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - October 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
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Tuesday - Friday 10 - 5, Sat 11 - 2
Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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An exhibition of fibre works by Margaret Rarru and Helen Ganalmirriwuy of Milingimbi. Most of the works in the exhibition are dyed black. Margaret Rarru discovered the recipe of making black dye from local plants. Yolgnu weavers respect Rarru as the owner of 'mol' (black) and ask permission to use it, though the completely black works are reserved for Rarru. This exhibition features contemporary objects of woven pandanus informed by ancestral origins.  

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Ngangkari

October 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Opening event for an exhibition of works by three senior women from the APY Lands; Wawiriya Burton, Iluwanti Ken & Betty Muffler. These artists are all Ngangkari (traditional healers) Ngangkari operate in the spiritual realm and with Wawiriya, Iluwanti and Betty, their art practice is informed by their extraordinary insight and experience.

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February 2020

Djorra

Fri February 28 - Sat March 21
Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Launching the RAFT 2020 program with an exhibition of works on paper by artists from Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka, Yirrkala.

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May 2020

EVERYDAY – Sally M Nangala Mulda

Wed May 20 @ 10:00 am - Sat June 13 @ 2:00 pm
Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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EVERYDAY is Sally Mulda's most recent body of work. "Living in Alice Springs/Mparntwe you can relate to Sally’s poignant social commentary. It gives an insight into how life is from the perspective of someone who lives in town camps. Aside from people who work with Aboriginal people, we pretty much live in a divided world, and while there are crossovers like at the supermarket, in the streets, Sally’s work offers more grounding insight. It’s raw, it’s playful, it’s real." Dallas…

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June 2020

Cave Hill – Angkaliya Curtis

Fri June 19 - Sat July 11
Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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RAFT artspace & Tjungu Palya present Cave Hill New works by Angkaliya Curtis 19 June - 11 July View online catalogue here Click to view works   Gallery hours Tues-Fri 10am-4pm Sat 10am-2pm Open by appointment  

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July 2020

NGAMURRU: New works by Katjarra Butler

Fri July 17 - Sat August 8
Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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RAFT artspace & Tjarlirli Art present NGAMURRU New works by Katjarra Butler 17 July - August 8 View catalogue with essay by Katjarra's grandson, Winston Green View exhibition here

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August 2020

‘Texas’ by Charlene Carrington & Hector Jandany

Fri August 14 - Sat September 5
Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Hector Jandany, 163/05 'Thadbelany', 2005 Narural ochre and pigments on canvas, 80 x 60 cm

RAFT artspace and Warmun Art Centre present Texas Charlene Carrington & Hector Jandany 14 August - 5 September Click here to view artworks   Coming soon Solo exhibition of works on paper by Trudy Inkamala See website for more details    

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September 2020

Carbiene McDonald Tjangala: ‘Petermann Ranges’

Sat September 12 - Sat October 3
Raft Art Space, 8 Hele Cres
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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RAFT artspace & Papunya Tjupi present   Carbiene McDonald Tjangala Petermann Ranges Solo exhibition of new work 12 September - 3 October   click to view works This is the next chapter of the Carbiene McDonald Tjangala as artist on fire story. Carbiene has always drawn in the sand but has only recently painted on canvas. Since he discovered a passion for paint in 2018 he has continued to develop his visual language, informed by four significant sites of his…

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