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Art Collections

Peruse the Araluen Art Collection and its 1,100 artworks that reflect the vitality and variety of works of art from the region.

About the Collections

The Araluen Arts Centre aims to develop a collection of artworks that reflect a permanent record of arts practice in Central Australia for the benefit, enjoyment and education of the Central Australian community and visitors to Alice Springs. The Araluen Collection contains over 1,000 works of art and is currently in the process of being digitised. We are constantly improving and adding to the information on this website through research and scholarship, with updates being made to records on a regular basis and images added when they become available.

The focus for collection development is: 

  • Acquisition of artworks by artists living in Central Australia and artworks by artists who have a strong connection to the region
  • Artworks by artists that exhibit a dialogue of cultural relevance to the region
  • The acquisition of artworks by Central Australian artists is seen as an investment in artistic excellence and also an acknowledgement of professional achievement

The Araluen Art Collection also includes artworks by national artists that characterise contemporary arts practice.

Message on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content

Araluen Arts Centre respectfully advises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that this site includes images, works and names of deceased Indigenous people and may include images of artistic, cultural or intellectual property that may be of a sensitive nature. We have made efforts to ensure that restricted works are not reproduced. This website may contain terms that reflect the period in which the item was created and may be considered inappropriate today. These are a reflection of past practices only and do not reflect the attitudes of the Araluen Arts Centre.

Copyright Statement

The Araluen Arts Centre seeks to maximise public access to its collection and exhibitions.

Where known, all works of art displayed on the site are accurately described and attributed with the creator’s name and where possible, approved by the copyright owner or their agents. If there is any inaccuracy, please contact us directly.

Unless permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), (e.g. for the purposes of research and study) images and text on this website may not be reproduced, downloaded, copied, published, used on other websites or emailed without permission. Queries or requests for publication of Araluen Art Collection works should be made in writing to the Director, Araluen Cultural Precinct.