|When:||Until 26 June 2012
10am – 5pm Daily
|Where:||Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery
Temporary Exhibition Space
Celebrate the life of Albert Namatjira, one of Australia's best known but often least understood Aboriginal artists.
The Namatjira Project Exhibition is part of a multi-faceted nationwide project by Big hART, consisting of a performance piece that recently played in Adelaide and this exhibition, together celebrating Namatjira's living legacy.
The exhibition features large scale portraits created during the theatre performances and watercolours from Ngurratjuta Many Hands Art Centre.
The portraits are by three of Australia's leading portrait artists, Robert Hannaford, Michael Peck and Evert Ploeg, and depict actor Trevor Jamieson as Albert Namatjira.
The watercolours are Central Desert landscapes created by Albert Namatjira's descendents. They show the artists' country and the country that Namatjira used to paint.
Artworks are for sale. Sales of the watercolours go to the artists, and sales of the portraits support Big hART to continue their valuable, capacity building work, with Western Aranda communities in Alice Springs, Hermannsburg and surrounds.