Tali Gallery will be launching a new exhibition of watercolours in the style of Albert Namatjira from his descendants who paint in their community art centre, Ngurratjuta Many Hands, in Alice Springs.    Lenie Namatjira and Gloria Pannka will be in attendance (March 29th 1pm).    All welcome.


This is in conjunction with an exhibition of works by the Hermannsburg style watercolourists at the Art Gallery of NSW, entitled ‘The Hills beyond Hermannsburg’ which “explores the extraordinary landscape paintings of central Australia by Aboriginal artists in the Gallery’s collection.  Central to this exhibition are works by the founders of the Hermannsburg movement, Albert Namatjira and Otto Pareroultja. Their realistic representations of valleys, ranges and ubiquitous gum trees show an intimate connection to country that has informed numerous artists, including the late Billy Benn with his gestural paintings of the hills of his home lands and the more recent works of Ivy Pareroutlja with their highly keyed colour, stylised forms and distinctive line-work.”


At Tali Gallery, there will be one two hour workshop only held with these artists (with booked places for 12) on the 29th March at 2pm – please refer to the Events page of this website for details.  The workshop will last for 2 hours with a cost of $80 per person (maximum of 12 participants) including materials.  Bookings essential.


You can see our current collection of watercolours from this talented community here:   http://www.taligallery.com/mediums/Wat137/medium-art-list1.asp

The exhibition will be uploaded onto our website in time for the exhibition opening.

Here is a clip of Lenie’s recent experiences in London with her cousin, Kevin Namatjira, meeting the Queen, and appearing on stage for performances of the play, ‘Namatjira’.  The artists also exhibited and convened workshops at Southbank which were extremely successful.   http://youtu.be/HeoTGOyjwiU
NGUR10MRA10436L 129-12 26x36cm Ivy Pareroultja 336-13 1.81 MB 854-11 54x36cm Elton Wirri 1248-11 26x36cm Gloria Pannka 1409-11 17x54cm Kevin Wirri