Chapman & Bailey Gallery is pleased to present a series of multi-plate etchings and watercolours produced by Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre artists.
The works are viewable from 20th February – 11th March 2018.
The exhibition showcases the work by a group of vibrant Western Aranda men and women, emerging and established artists, who regularly meet to paint, sing and enjoy a creative time together.
Directed by descendants and kin relatives of Albert Namatjira, the recently incorporated Iltja Ntjarra (Many Hands) Art Centre is proud to keep the watercolour tradition of the Hermannsburg art movement strong for future generations.
The Hermannsburg watercolour art movement has grown steadily over the last 80 years, and members of Iltja Ntjarra Art Centre currently support the 6th generation of Western Aranda artists. The Art Centre consists of a gallery space and a painting studio on 29 Wilkinson St. in Alice Springs, which visitors are welcome to attend.
Artists work on national and international exhibitions together. They paint landscapes of the West MacDonnell Ranges using diverse techniques and mediums. The centre is renowned for its scenic watercolour paintings on paper as well as its innovative projects including, the recent 1950’s landscape circle skirts installation, and the permanent mural in Alice Springs.
Included in the exhibition are four watercolour paintings by Mervyn Rubuntja and a selection of 12 etchings by Vanessa Inkamala, Reinhold Inkamala, Benita Clements, Mervyn Rubuntja and Ricky Connick, printed by Cicada Press, Sydney. The etchings are available in editions of 20.
Image: Before and after – McDonalds, Vanessa Inkamala, etching, 2016.