A: 16 Fogarty Street, Ciccone, Alice Springs, NT
P: +61 8 8951 4232
ESTABLISHED IN 2005, Tangentyere Artists operates as a not-for-profit enterprise. Tangentyere Artists is a hub for art activities across the Town Camps (the name describing 18 Alice Springs Aboriginal housing associations), including the internationally renowned Yarrenyty Arltere Artists, located at Larapinta Town Camp. Through their art, Town Camp artists communicate stories about their families, identity and everyday lives. Their art practices aim to highlight the everyday experience of Aboriginal people in Central Australia. The painters are known for brightly coloured figurative work. These painted stories lend themselves to animation, which has become a part of the annual program.
Tangentyere Artists operates a studio, gallery space, and outreach program. It also supports Indigenous artists visiting town from remote communities and offers artists an open environment to create artworks and share artistic skills. Tangentyere is an Arrernte word that means coming together, working together. Tangentyere Artists is committed to innovative, sustainable, fine arts outcomes for the community.
Tangentyere Artists Gallery is open Monday to Friday, 4pm to 6pm and Saturdays 10am to 2pm.
Artists include: Audrey Inkamala, Betty Conway, Doris Thomas, Grace Kemarre Robinya, Joanne Wheeler, Lizzie Jako, Maggie Nakamarra Corby, Marjorie Williams, Maryanne Raggett, Nora Abbott, Nyinta Donald, Rhonda Napanangka, Sally M. Mulda.
Image: Doris Thomas, Old Days and News Days, Titjikala, 2020. Acrylic on linen, 66 x 152.5cm. Courtesy: Tangentyere Artists.