Iltja Ntjarra (Many Hands) Art Centre was established in 2004 and is proudly Aboriginal owned. The art centre’s focus is on supporting the watercolour artists of the Hermannsburg School movement, who through their art continue to share their skills and stories in honour of Albert Namatjira, one of Australia’s most famous 20th century artists. Albert’s long line of Elders have maintained this strong tradition for over 80 years.
By continuing his legacy, the artists actively sustain Indigenous culture for all Australians to appreciate. The artists at Iltja Ntjarra Art Centre depict the stunning beauty of the Tjoritja / West MacDonnell Ranges using diverse techniques and mediums, and are renowned for their scenic interpretations in watercolour. Our directors and senior artists support this internationally acclaimed arts practice by facilitating the transfer of cultural knowledge within their community via watercolour painting. The art centre supports Western Aranda landscape artists to generate income from their art, on their country in Central Australia.
Desert Mob is presented annually in Mparntwe | Alice Springs on Arrernte Country.
On behalf of Desart’s staff and art centre members, the Executive Committee humbly and respectfully acknowledge the Arrernte Apmereke Artweye (Traditional Owners) and Kwertengerle (Traditional Managers) of Mparntwe.
Desart respectfully advises Aboriginal readers that this website may contain names, images and artworks of people who have passed away.