Iltja Ntjarra Art Centre’s landscape masterclasses

Online classes continue the legacy of Albert Namatjira.

Words: Erin Irwin

From September this year, Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre is offering virtual classes, where participants will learn how to paint watercolour landscapes in its artist’s signature style.

The Art Centre, located in Alice Springs, supports and encourages local Arrernte artists who are part of the Hermannsburg School of Art. Originally conceived by acclaimed contemporary artist Albert Namatjira, the Hermannsburg School style has since been passed down to his descendants, who continue to produce distinctive and highly collectable images of the surrounding region.

Each class will be taught by two to three artists who are part of this renowned tradition, and who will instruct attendees about their art practice in a virtual space. Participants will receive watercolour paper, brushes and a set of watercolour paints ahead of the lesson, which will be an immersive but gentle workshop for all skill levels.

Don’t miss out on a rare opportunity to learn from renowned artists and experience the unique practice of the descendants of Albert Namatjira.

For more info and to book your place, please visit the Eventbrite website.

Image: Courtesy of Iltja Ntjarra Art Centre. Photo: Rhett Hammerton

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