Annual General Meeting: Sunday 20th May 3PM

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Members and friends are cordially invited to join us this Sunday 20th May @3PM to elect the society’s steering committee for the next 12 months. People are needed to run the society, our physical assets  from month to month and to organise and run our major annual exhibition the Advocate Art Award. Please consider joining us Sunday at 3 for a brief meeting and a social get-together. Memberships which fall due July 1 can be renewed at the meeting or online by following the ‘Membership’ TAB .

Hope to see you 3PM at the Art Shed in Crispe St.!

Advocate Art Award 2017

Entries for our major annual exhibition have been open here for several weeks. Use the pull-down menu above, or follow the link here to enter online and familiarise the key dates and Conditions of Entry. This year we welcome back many continuing great sponsors and two new sponsors. We are proud to welcome Yeperenye Shopping Centre  who will sponsor the People’s Choice Award ($1200) and Batchelor Institute, sponsor of the $800 ‘Places’ Prize. Please support our sponsors, whose logos appear below, where-ever possible.

 

A Man and His Hat – Exhibition

A Man and His Hat

The Residency Arts Program is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Alice Springs artist

Betty Davies

Through a series of impressionistic portraits, the significance of the iconic stockman’s hat is presented as a tribute to the bushmen of Central Australia.

‘A hat defines a man in terms of identity and lifestyle, and much careful deliberation goes into the choosing of this treasured item of male attire’

Join us at the Residency for the opening
Sat 1st July at 11 am

The Residency is located on the corner of Parsons and Hartley Streets

‘Summary of Small Things’ – by Carol Adams

Book launch – NT Writers Festival

  • Friday 19th May
  • Olive Pink Botanic Gardens
  • 5:00pm – 5:45pm

You are welcome to come.

  • As we hover over Alice Springs I notice a maze of brown, twisting threads.
  • I bought a sledgehammer to take up some of the concrete path for my stream.
  • This country does that. It empties you of certainties and refills you with questions.

Poetic fragments from the journal of musician and artist, Carol Adams, spanning the closing months of a year in the remote desert town of Alice Springs. Introduced by Dougal Beattie.

Astute observations…. shine through Carol’s diary as she prepares to exhibit her paintings. Her healthy self-doubt is balanced by agile and sure prose that has an inviting, chatty confidentiality. Rod Moss

Published by Ptilotus Press as part of the new Inland Writers Series.
All proceeds to Ptilotus Press which is a small volunteer publishing group, publishing writing from Central Australia.

Artback NT has great pleasure in inviting you to an exhibition event this weekend.

Tobias Richardson our current Artist-in-Residence has been based at the CAAS Art Shed the past month making a new body of work.

Join us for morning tea this Saturday from 10.30am for an artist’s talk and exhibition preview.artback-ntinvite1For those that can’t make it this weekend or would like to engage further, Tobias will host an Open Studio on Tuesday and Wednesday next week between 10am and 4pm. See you there!

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Kind Regards

Jo Foster, Manager Visual Arts Development and Touring

Monday – Thursday

Artback NT | PO Box 4582 | Alice Springs NT 0871 | (08) 8953 5941 | art@artbacknt.com.au