Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre


At Alice Spring’s Iltja Ntjarra (Many Hands) Art Centre you can see landscape watercolour paintings on show in the gallery, meet the Aboriginal artists who created them, and learn about culture and stories directly from the artists.

A visit to the art centre is a chance to learn about Aboriginal art and culture, see the latest exhibition of completed works, and purchase art ethically.

The art centre provides a place for Western Aranda artists to come together to paint, share and learn new techniques and ideas. Many well established contemporary artists, as well as new and emerging artists, are supported by Iltja Ntjarra Art Centre. Their artworks tell different stories and are completed in a variety of techniques.

Iltja Ntjarra Art Centre has a special focus on encouraging the artists of the ‘Hermannsburg School’. These watercolour artists paint in the tradition of Albert Namatjira, who painted in the 20th century and was renowned for his unique style of painting the local landscape in Western-style watercolours.

When you buy art at the centre, the greatest possible percentage of the sale price is given to the artist. Artists paint at the art centre through the week (Monday to Thursday) when between 5 and 10 town-based artists are on site.