Painted Desert

Hermannsburg & Arts Centre

Details & Highlights

Keeping culture, drawing and painting stories for 10’s of 1000’s of years, in 1934 the Western Arrarnta community met with a peculiar representation of Country in water colour paintings at the Hermannsburg Lutheran Mission.  Igniting the imagination of residents, a movement of water colour artists was born.   There was money, accolades, citizenship as well as challenge, burden and strife.  Explore the legacy of the great Hermannsburg Water Colour movement.  Learn about the relentless pursuit of justice by Albert’s family – The Namatjira Project. 

* Please note, visitation to Indigenous communities or meeting with Indigenous Peoples is dependent on the local community, organisation, business, family group or individuals.  Arrangements with Indigenous Peoples are not guaranteed should cultural and family obligations arise.  Should an arrangement become unavailable, surrounding landscape, natural beauty and adventure remains a fulfilling and special experience.  Thank you in advance for your understanding and flexibility.

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