NT – News & Events

     Araluen Arts Centre and Desart present DESERT MOB 2019. The official opening is Thursday 5 September, 5.30pm. The exhibition continues until 20 October. Symposium: Friday 6 September, 10.00am. MarketPlace
Saturday 7 September,
10.00am. Representing the most comprehensive survey of contemporary Aboriginal art by artists from across the desert regions and communities of Central Australia, Desert Mob is an event of national significance. After record-breaking audience attendances and artwork sales in 2018, this 29-year–strong event remains as vital and vibrant as ever.

  The 36th TESLTRA NATSIAA (Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards) bThe 36th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards aims to showcase the very best Australian Indigenous art from around the country, from emerging and established artists.  The venue will again be MAGNT (Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory). https://www.magnt.net.au/natsiaa

     Darwin Convention Centre | 9 – 11 August: attend the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair which offers a great opportunity to buy directly from art centres. Tjanpi Desert Weavers will have a stall set up from Friday 9 August to Sunday 11 August, along with over seventy other Indigenous owned community art centres. There’s also a great program of dance, workshops, film, fashion and music. Get it in your diary now! Find out more here.

     CURTIN SPRINGS  is a very special place, located 100km east of Ayers Rock (Uluru) and 360km from Alice Springs. Ask about their 3-day (residential) Papermaking Workshops during 2019. This is an ‘opportunity to be involved in paper making at every stage: cutting grass, preparing pulp, all aspects of the actual making of paper, and then how to use your paper to express your own art or to explore YOUR interpretation of our amazing landscape…. Nature is literally transformed in this remote and special part of Central Australia, where native grasses are harvested, pulped and pressed to create a distinctive and beautiful souvenir of Central Australia… The three night stay workshop is fully inclusive of 3 nights (twin share) accommodation in an ensuite room, 2 course dinner each night and a cooked breakfast each morning, privileged access to private land including a visit to the Salt Lakes and Mt Conner, all workshop materials, a paper pack and workshops by our experienced paper makers and our permanent artist-in-residence. The full information pack is available from https://www.curtinsprings.com/curtin-springs-paper/  The contact is Amee Porter P +61 8 8956 2906   I   F +61 8 8956 2934  E enquiries@curtinsprings.com