Iltja Ntjarra - Namatjira School of Art

02/08/2017 10:00
10/09/2017 16:00

Now Showing in the Courthouse Gallery

Tjuritja (West MacDonnell ranges, NT) by Mervyn RubuntjaTjuritja (West MacDonnell ranges, NT) by Mervyn Rubuntja

This exhibition from the Iltja Ntjarra Art Centre in Alice Springs showcases an enduring tradition of landscape painting kept alive by descendants and kin of Albert Namatjira (1902–1959).  

Owned and directed by Aboriginal artists, the Iltja Ntjarra Art Centre supports the ‘Hermannsberg School’ of watercolour artists who continue to paint in the style of their grandfather and relative, Albert Namatjira, arguably one of Australia’s most famous artists of the 20th century. 

Established by the Ngurratjuta/Pmara Ntjarra Aboriginal Corporation in 2004, Iltja NtJarra Art Centre provides a place for Arrernte artists to come together to paint, share and learn new techniques and ideas. By preserving Namatjira’s legacy and his familiar style of watercolour painting, these artists are sustaining an important piece of living history that resonates in the Central Desert region.