Check out these reflections from Adelaide Festival Centre, about the watercolour workshops they did with Albert Jnr., Gwenda, and Lenie Namatjira, as part of this project’s time there last year.
WELCOME TO THE NAMATJIRA PROJECT
We would like to acknowledge Western Aranda people of the Central Australian Desert and their stunning country on which the project is based.
The Namatjira project is many things to many people: it is multilayered and includes a creative community development project, an original theatrical work, and an accompanying watercolour exhibition. It is also a celebration of the acclaimed watercolour artist Albert Namatjira’s life and legacy.
The theatre show and exhibition are soon to be touring internationally – keep an eye out for more info here.
You can also read the latest media articles and reviews, check out the work we’re doing surrounding social policy, check out our merchandise, and read about the upcoming Namatjira documentary.
Posted on May 31, 2012 - by clare
Taking Albert’s story back to his home community in Ntaria was a huge occasion and made a splash in the news! 7.30 report on ABC1 – Namatjira still proves a big artistic hit, 5 June 2012 – SBS News – Play Visits Namatjira’s Home Community, SBS News, 17 May 2012 – ABC News, profiling the [...]
Posted on April 22, 2012 - by Dan
The 2012 Namatjira Tour has finished for now, but we’re hoping to take the show to international venues in 2013- 2014…stay tuned for more info! PAST PERFORMANCES 2012 Riverside Theatres Parramatta, Sydney – 22 – 25 February (Exhibition: The Damien Minton Gallery, 29 Feb – 10 March) Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW – 28 February Orange [...]
The Watercolours of Namatjira iPad/ iPhone App allows you to paint just like Albert! Recently we launched the App in Canberra – check out this awesome video invitation featuring the young people of Ntaria… and make sure you go to the App store and download Watercolours of Namatjira NOW!
Congratulations to everyone involved with the Namatjira project – on 24 September 2012 the Namatjira theatre show was awarded the 2012 Helpmann award for Best Regional Touring Production! Producers Sophia Marinos and Cecily Hardy were proud to accept the award on behalf of the Namatjira family and Big hART. At the handover ceremony in Alice Springs on [...]