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The Residency

32 Hartley Street
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
(08) 8953 6073 https://www.heritagealicesprings.com.au

Email: heritagealicesprings@telstra.com

One of Alice Springs’ most iconic heritage buildings, The Residency was built in the late 1920’s to house the Government Resident of Central Australia during a brief period of legislative independence.

Today, the building is managed by Heritage Alice Springs in partnership with The Araluen Cultural Precinct and is open to the public weekdays (10am – 3pm) and on Todd Mall Market Sundays (10am – 2pm). At other times, The Residency may be hired for suitable events and functions.

July 2018

Yuendumu Doors | Etching Suite

July 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - August 7, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
The Residency, 32 Hartley Street
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia

To celebrate NAIDOC week, The Residency is pleased to present this exhibition of the Yuendumu Doors Etching Suite in partnership with Warlukurlangu Artists. Dr Philip Jones, Senior Curator, South Australian Museum and author of 'Behind the Doors: An Art History of Yuendumu' will be conducting a presentation at The Residency, 10am Saturday 21st July. Exhibition dates : 9th July – 7th August 2018 The story of the Yuendumu Doors dates back to 1983 when Senior Walpiri artists painted the community…

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Dr Philip Jones | Presentation on The Yuendumu Doors

July 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Residency, 32 Hartley Street
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia

In conjunction with our current exhibition of the Yuendumu Doors | Etching Suite, The Residency is pleased to present Dr Philip Jones, Senior Curator, South Australian Museum and author of ‘Behind the Doors: An Art History of Yuendumu’ Please join us to learn about these significant cultural works at The Residency, 10am Saturday 21st July. Morning tea will be served. The story of the Yuendumu Doors dates back to 1983 when Senior Warlpiri artists painted the community school doors with…

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K A Nelson Book Launch: INLANDIA

July 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Residency, 32 Hartley Street
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia

Celebrating her first Collection: INLANDIA 'In this debut collection, Judith Wright Poetry Prize winner K A Nelson surveys a life lived in inland Australia. She traces the inner self, recording discoveries formed by an understanding of what 'place' means. Her direct poetry makes us think again about what keeps us returning, physically and in memory to the terrain and people who occupy our shared history' Launch & Reading: Wednesday 25th July 6pm At The Residency, corner Hartley and Parsons Streets…

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September 2018

Carol Adams: Theme and Variations | Recent Works

September 15, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Residency is open 10 - 3pm Monday to Friday and 10 - 2pm Market Sundays
The Residency, 32 Hartley Street
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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The Residency presents Theme and Variations an exhibition of recent works from artist Carol Adams. Drawing inspiration from the magnificent Central Australian environment, the exhibition will present a range of botanical, landscape and imaginary themed works. There is also a number of works for children to enjoy, depicting scenes from lesser known fairy tales and a selection of watercolours from a trip to Norfolk Island. Although primarily a water colour specialist, Carol also works in oils, acrylics and pastels. Originally…

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October 2018

EXHIBITION OPENING – ROYALS at the RES: Curtseys, Chaudfroid and the Shigella Shame

October 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Group Exhibition runs until 30 November
The Residency, 32 Hartley Street
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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To commemorate the Royal visits to the Northern Territory, The Residency is honoured to present our last, but by no means least, exhibition for the year. Curated by HRH Pip McManus, with distinguished artists. 'ROYALS at the RES: Curtseys, Chaudfroid and the Shigella Shame' High Tea Opening - 5pm, Sunday 28 October We would be so very delighted if you might frock up, don the family jewels and join us for tea, tipple and a palm court Orchestra Special Appearance…

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March 2019

Verse Novels with Leni Shilton

March 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Residency, 32 Hartley Street
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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The verse novel – a story told in poetry – is a relatively unknown form of poetic writing, and yet it has been around for over a hundred years. How does poetry hold a narrative? What is this genre about? In this workshop we will look at how a verse novel can explore history and tell stories in poetry. This workshop is open to anyone who would like to explore new ways of writing fiction, memoir, or history, using poetic…

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April 2019

Writing Practice with Sue Fielding

April 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until May 25, 2019

The Residency, 32 Hartley Street
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Across four fortnightly sessions, Sue Fielding will guide participants through the 6 ‘rules’ of writing practice developed by US writing teacher and author, Natalie Goldberg (ref. Writing down the Bones and Wild mind- Living the Writers Life). In a supportive and positive environment, participants will practice the ‘rules’ through a series of timed writing exercises. This is a great way to get going, loosen up and explore new territory. There will be ample time for discussion and the sharing of…

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June 2019

Lost and Found Exhibition

June 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - July 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
The Residency, 32 Hartley Street
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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With an eye for ‘treasures’, which others may call ‘junk’, the 10 artists exhibiting in this year’s Lost and Found Exhibition have created unique, eclectic and funky exhibits to stimulate and inspire. Using up-cycled and repurposed objects to create a something of higher quality or value than its original form opens up the mind, as ‘anything goes’. Case in point is the fabulous peacock sculpture on the event poster is created by artist Carmel Ryan.  I love to rescue wildlife,…

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September 2019

2019 Spring Flower Show

September 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until September 22, 2019

The Residency, 32 Hartley Street
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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The Spring Flower Show is Back in Bloom at The Residency! Entry forms available via http://heritagealicesprings.com.au/events/2019-spring-flower-show The Residency, Alice Springs Nursery and Geoff Miers Garden Solutions. Dating from the 1950s, this much loved heritage event celebrates the beauty and diversity of Central Australia in Spring. Local gardeners and plant enthusiasts of all ages are encouraged to share their beautiful blooms, buds and other botanical delights at this iconic Alice Springs annual event. Categories include: roses, bulbs, Australian native flowers, floral art, pot plants…

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Flower Power an exhibition of paintings by Jennifer Taylor

September 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - November 29, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
The Residency, 32 Hartley Street
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Plants grow with the power of the land… all medicinal plants grow with the healing power of the country in them. Margaret Kemarre Turner OAM, Iwenhe Tyerrtye – What it means to be an Aboriginal person. Mrs Turner writes about how people ‘skite’ about their local plants, and praise them up: ‘oh yes, those plants grow out of the Land, ripe with the spirit of their own soil – the spirit of the Land that’s always there, even though the plants themselves come…

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March 2020

Star Flower Power an exhibition of paintings by Peg Adamson

Fri March 13 @ 6:00 pm - Wed March 25 @ 3:00 pm
The Residency, 32 Hartley Street
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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There are important energies here that help to create my sense of fun and exuberance with this vast land and sky. And my appropriation of the dot-painters amazing skills has only added to my sensibility of the Impressionist painters of the 19th Century, notably Georges Seurat. "Star Flower Power" is all about the millions of stars in the Milky Way and the power of nature to inspire and create paintings on recycled materials - of which there are millions to…

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June 2020

Walking with Camels – The Story of Bertha Strehlow Author talk and reading with Leni Shilton

Fri June 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Residency, 32 Hartley Street
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Join us for an evening with Leni Shilton as she reads from her award-winning book. This event will mark the end of the Bertha Strehlow in Images exhibition which is currently hanging at The Residency. Friday 19th June 2020 5 – 7 pm Doors 5pm Talk 5:30pm Followed by a light meal of soup and bread available for $10 Places limited RSVP to heritagealicesprings@telstra.com by 17th June to secure your table. Due to current operating restrictions, tables will be limited…

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Linework an exhibition of paintings by Marina Strocchi

Tue June 23 @ 10:00 am - Fri July 31 @ 3:00 pm
The Residency, 32 Hartley Street
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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The Residency Alice Springs hosts an exhibition of paintings by Marina Strocchi. Presented by Heritage Alice Springs and sponsored by the Northern Territory Government.   Some words about Linework from Marina I have painted for nearly decades, my inspiration has been a combination of landscape, imagination, and objects close at hand. I like to invent a structure using line, which I “take for a walk”, colour, texture, and shapes. I try to create a balanced, overall structure. I start with…

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July 2020

Family Connections artist talk with Marina Strocchi

Thu July 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Residency, 32 Hartley Street
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Family Connections July 16, 2020 The Residency Followers of the Papunya Tula Artists Company would be acutely aware of the high percentage of female artists in the ranks. This was not always the case. PTA started as a men's company, though included around half a dozen women artists over the years until April 1996, when the company took a radical turn and invited a host of Kintore and Kiwirrkurra women to paint for the company full time. Preceding this eventful…

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August 2020

Space Between

Thu August 6 @ 6:00 pm - Fri September 18 @ 6:00 pm
The Residency, 32 Hartley Street
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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An exhibition of new work by Ilse Pickle. You can learn a lot from a camel. Especially about space. Camels can teach you to increase the moments of consciousness you experience per second, so you can see in slow motion. Then you can see the space between here and there, now, and then, closeness and remoteness. The space between you and a large animal, the space between the desert and town, the space between you and your loved ones. The space…

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