Tangentyere Artists Mural

Tangentyere Artists art centre belongs to the Alice Springs town camp residents, providing respite from the intensity of some town camps; a contemplative place to work and create.
In 2011, sixteen Tangentyere Artists created narratives about Ngurra (home) life, on corrugated metal for the ‘Lighthouse’ at the Darwin Festival. The vibrant and dynamic paintings mix cultural iconography, figurative and textual elements in rich jewel-like colours, and vividly represent the landscape and activities of Central Australian life.

Tangentyere Artists are increasingly becoming known for the figurative paintings with textual references; reflections of everyday life in the Alice Springs Town Camps. Through the creation of recycled metal jewellery and painted found objects, seed jewellery, painted wooden panels and acrylic on canvas, artists create classical as well as quirky and offbeat art objects.

Town Camp residents are some of the most disadvantaged people in Australia, living in the most challenging physical and social conditions. The art centre provides a platform from which artists can express themselves, their lives and cultural values, while enriching their community well being and family livelihoods.

Presented by: Tangentyere Artists and Red Hot Arts Central Australia

Aaron Kingsley
Alison Inkamala
Betty Conway
Carmel Chisholm
Catherine Nangala
Dan Jones
Elizabeth Beasley
Elizabeth Nampitjinpa
Jane Young
Janie Karpa
Louise Daniels
Margaret Boko
Naomi Williams
Narin Tilmouth
Rhonda Napanangka
Sally M Mulda

Event Information

Friday 7 – Sunday 9 Sept

The HUB, Anzac Oval, Wills Tce

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