Cowboys Country and Critters
Chronicles of days gone by
November 15 to January 15 2014
Talapi has its final exhibition for the year leading up to Christmas. Chronicles from days gone by refers works on paper from Maruku artists that document significant historical events and daily life in the APY lands. There are new limited edition prints from Iwantja artists and Mimili from Basil Hall editions. Yarrenyty Arltere artists continue to develop soft sculpture from new artists and Hermannsburg Potters have contributed with small terracotta pots including cowboys chooks and other creatures. Most of these works are of modest size and perfect for Christmas gifts but there are also spectacular paintings from the central desert region to delight.
Recent works from Aboriginal art centres
Alice Springs is warming up for the Alice Desert Festival (11 – 15 September) and the annual Desert Mob events opening Thursday 5 September at the Araluen Arts Centre. Talapi works closely with remote and urban artists from desert community art centres and is presenting an exhibition to lead into this exciting month of events.
Desert Colours presents brilliantly coloured canvases from artists from 9 community art centres drawing inspiration from their traditional lands in the central desert.
From 30 August to 27 September 2013
Watercolours from Western Arrernte Artists from Ngurratjuta Iltja Ntjarra
Landscapes from Artists of Ampilatwatja
Little Creatures – Artetyerre
Mwerre Anthurre Artists – Kumanjayi Perrurle
From 17 May to 28 June 2013
Tales from early days and life out bush
29 March – 3 May 2013
Opening 28 March 6pm
8 December 2012 – 1 March 2013
Showcasing the artists of Irrunytju art centre. Artists from Ninuku have been helping their malpas from Irrunytju to get their art centre back off the ground, and the Minyma Kutjara Arts Project has been running now for 6 months. This is the first group show of the Irrunytju artists since the art centre closed.