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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: short town tour; Hermannsburg Historical Precinct; Namatjira House; meet with a Western Arrarnta person (when available); attend Many Hands Art Centre or Araluen Art Gallery; swim at Ormiston Gorge (8hr tour only - warmer months)

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