Embrace the rare opportunity to meet artists at work creating superb dot paintings and expressive watercolours in the tradition of Albert Namatjira.

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At Alice Spring's Ngurratjuta Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre you can see dot paintings and watercolours on show in the gallery, meet the Aboriginal artists who created them, hear them talk about their paintings, and watch them work.

A visit to the centre is a chance to learn about Aboriginal art and culture, see the latest exhibition of completed works, and purchase art.

The art centre provides a place for Aranda artists to come together to paint, share and learn new techniques and ideas. Many well established contemporary artists, as well as new and emerging artists, are supported by Ngurratjuta. Their artworks tell many different stories and are completed in a variety of techniques.

Ngurratjuta has a special focus on encouraging the artists of the 'Hermannsburg School'. These watercolour artists paint in the tradition of Albert Namatjira, who painted in the 20th century and was renowned for his unique style of painting the local landscape in Western-style watercolours.

When you buy art at the centre, the greatest possible percentage of the sale price is given to the artist. Artists paint at the art centre through the week when between 5 and 20 town-based artists are on site.

Opening times:
Open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm. Closed weekends, Christmas Day, Good Friday and public holidays.
Entry cost:
Free entry
Activities:
  • Shopping
Facilities:
  • Car park
  • Coach Parking