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Longest running  Christian Mission in Central Australia
Hermannsburg Mission Historical Precinct Western Arrarnta Aboriginal School
Watercolour Wester Arrarnta Aboriginal Art Parrtjima Festival Namatjira

Painted Desert - Hermannsburg

Keeping culture, drawing and painting stories for 10s of 1000s of years, in 1934 the Western Arrarnta community met with a peculiar representation of Country in water colour paintings at the Hermannsburg Lutheran Mission.

Igniting the imagination of residents, a movement of water colour artists was born. There was money, accolades, citizenship as well as challenge, burden and strife. Explore the legacy of the great Hermannsburg Water Colour movement. Learn about the relentless pursuit of justice by Albert’s family – The Namatjira Project. Tour includes: Hermannsburg Historic Precinct (WC accessible); Namatjira Monument & House; Hermannsburg Precinct Gallery Shop; Hermannsburg Potters (by arrangement) * or IItja Ntjarra Many Hands Arts Centre (by arrangement) *; Yes, we can customise.

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