Posted on February 24, 2017 - by Yolande
National Museum of Australia, Canberra.
The culmination of the Namatjira Project, working since 2009 to restore justice to the Namatjira Project, the time has come to launch the Namatjira Legacy Trust!
The Namatjira Legacy Trust will work to secure positive futures for this iconic community and family.
The watercolour movement is their strongest asset – internationally recognised, and an avenue to generate income at the same time as connecting to country, heritage and culture.
The Trust will work alongside Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre to resource activities to support this watercolour movement and community – to assist livelihoods and wellbeing to thrive.
It is a charitable trust with deductible gift recipient status (DGR). All donations over $2 are tax deductible.
The Namatjira Legacy Trust is governed by a board of Trustees, and controlled by its members the Namatjira family.
ACT NOW TO SUPPORT THE NAMATJIRAS – find out more – www.namatjiratrust.org
Sophia Marinos, Chair
Posted on November 2, 2014 - by Yolande
Weâ€™ve got an exciting announcement to make â€“ five watercolour artists and three students will be traveling from Ntaria (Hermannsburg) to the nationâ€™s capital for a very special exhibition at Parliament House.
Namatjira to Now â€“ Five Generations of Watercolours in the Central Desert, will showcase a selection of the incredible works that have been generated from the Hermannsburg School of Watercolours in the five generations since Albert Namatjira.
This time last year Lenie and Kevin Namatjira were in London where they premiered the Namatjira theatre show, sold out an exhibition and were invited to meet the Queen. This Canberra trip is a response to the extraordinary level of recognition the Namatjira family received in London. Exactly one year later, it is time for all Australians and the Australian government to acknowledge this part of our national heritage, and recognise the basic need for housing and support of their art centre to ensure its survival.
Presented in partnership with our friends at Ngurratjuta Many Hands Art Centre and Ntaria School and curated by Alison French,Namatjira to Now will be unveiled on November 26th at Parliament House, with works from Albert Namatjira, the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th generations, and including a new watercolour animation created by Ntaria School artists.
As well as the exhibition at Parliament House, AIATSIS (Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies) have invited Ngurratjuta to present a selling exhibition (25 NovemberÂ – 12 December) and market day â€“ showcasing even more of their incredible artwork, and giving Canberrans a chance to meet with the artists and support their work by taking home a small piece of this beautiful, iconic tradition.
During their stay in Canberra, there will be a lot of professional development activities and opportunities for the artists and students, we will keep you posted with how it all goes.
We are very excited about this unique opportunity to harness support for Namatjiraâ€™s legacy. Stay tuned over the coming weeks as we share more news about the exhibition, and announce further events associated around this important occasion and unmissable art event.