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Exhibitions

Albert Namatjira Gallery

Central Australia is the epicentre of vibrant and ever-evolving Aboriginal art and culture that emerged in a new form 85 years ago when Western Arrernte man Albert Namatjira commenced painting with watercolours in 1936. Namatjira putting brush to paper was the genesis of modern Aboriginal art, a moment in time that would gain enormous momentum and influence artists for generations to come. 

Albert Namatjira is central to Lineage & Legacy, an exhibition drawn from the Araluen Collection and various local collections. It celebrates three distinct creative movements; Albert Namatjira and the Hermannsburg School; the Western Desert art movement led by Pintupi, Luritja and Anmatjerre men and the Hermannsburg Potters led by Western Arrernte women – each playing a key role in shaping the evolution of contemporary Aboriginal art. This exhibition invites viewers to engage with the rich culture, aesthetic ability and artistic innovation of these multigenerational First Nations’ artists, as revealed through distinct visual languages that confidently assert knowledge and connection to Country, with lineage stretching back through millennia.

Gallery 

Image:Albert Namatjira, Heavitree Gap, c.1949-54, Watercolour on paper, 34 x 51 cm. Ngurratjuta/Pmara Ntjarra Aboriginal Corporation Collection

Dates 

06 November 2020 - 12 September 2021

Times 

Open daily from 10am - 4pm

Genre 

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Location 

Extra information 

Accessibility

wheelchair 

Rating

G

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