Watercolour Wester Arrarnta Aboriginal Art Parrtjima Festival Namatjira
Hermannsburg Mission Historical Precinct Western Arrarnta Aboriginal School
Australian red centre desert bush native plants inspiring art

Painted Desert

Keeping culture, drawing and painting stories for 10’s of 1000’s 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 *; Meet with a Proud Local (by arrangement) *; Namatjira Monument & House; Hermannsburg Precinct Gallery Shop; Hermannsburg Potters (by arrangement) *

or IItja Ntjarra Many Hands Arts Centre (by arrangement)*;Yes We Can (customise for Private Tours)

Travel deals & offers



Sign up to receive the latest news, deals and travel information about the Northern Territory. Data privacy