If you have information about the art world that you would like us to help you share, send it to us (see “Contact Us” page) and we will try to accommodate you if we believe it is relevant to artists of Central Australia. Be sure to include a return email (& phone?) contact.

The Residency Arts program presents:
Being There…
… an exhibition by Carol Adams to coincide with the
Alice Springs 2015 Spring Flower Show

waterlily…botanical, landscape, fantasy, with watercolour, oil, acrylic, ink, oil pastel.

cats      Opening: 12 September at 1:30pm
      Duration: 12 September – 12 October, 2015
      Times: Mon – Fri, 10am to 3pm
                    Todd Mall Market Sundays: 10am to 2pm

Download an invitation

or just come along.

The Residency is on the corner of Hartley St and Parsons St, next to the Post Office.

‘New Views’ Exhibition opening this Friday!


You are invited to the Opening at Araluen 6pm Friday 4th April 2014  to our President Ron Talbot’s exhibition.

‘New Views’ banner. CLICK image to open Invitation

The ancient terrain around Alice Springs changes very slowly: once an inland sea, it has taken countless millions of years of sedimentary deposit, tectonic upheaval and relentless erosion to form the essence of the landforms we see around us. These constant changes are imperceptible to the human eye because they occur over lifetimes, not years or months. What does change over the course of a lifetime though, is a viewer’s own personal perception based on learning (or unlearning) to comprehend visual stimuli based on a particular point of view.

Ron’s 2010 solo exhibition East to West also at Araluen Arts Centre presented his own unique way of seeing key areas of beauty along the MacDonnell Ranges. Four years later Ron is excited to present an exhibition of paintings that re-visit many of the same scenes. As an emerging artist Ron delights in the opportunity to experiment, change and grow through the practice of painting. His latest body of work realises an emphasis on intuitive, gestural representation of the landscape and the interplay between the observable outside world and the intangible, interior and emotive aspects of relating to a place. New Views then, will provide a colourful, dynamic, expressive counterpoint to Ron’s previous solo exhibition at Araluen and will stand as testament to the fluid nature of his developing art practice.



Introduction to Watercolour Landscape: Feb-Mar. 2014

This workshop is being delivered by our member Carol Adams in conjunction with Central Craft, Alice Springs.

Carol-bush track

The workshops are designed for beginners with no previous experience or those wishing to revisit the basics. You will be introduced to simple colour, perspective and composition theory and learn how to understand and manage the materials and the medium to create your own landscape paintings.

  • Dates: 3 consecutive weeks – February 15, 22, March 1st, 2014
  • Venue: Central Craft, Araluen Complex
  • Time: 9:00am sharp – 12 noon-ish (3 hours)

Numbers are limited so please enrol early to ensure a spot. Please do this directly by referring to Carol’s blog (link here) for further information.

Victor Harbour Art Show – Jan. 2014

Call for Entries: Details at the various links below


The Art Show claims to be Australia’s largest outdoor art exhibition.

Club Website link: RCVH Website

Open the Online Entry Form

We are holding three copies of the entry form if you prefer. Call Mark on 0428 478 143 to arrange a convenient time to collect at the Art Shed.

Tangentyere Artists Mixed Media Exhibition

From: Tim Chatwin, Program Officer Central Craft

Dear members & friends,

Join us for the opening of the Tangentyere Artists Mixed Media exhibition on Friday May 31st, 6PM.


Featuring wonderful new works on board, recycled metal, found objects, seed and tin jewellery.

The exhibition runs until June 16. June Marriott Gallery – Central Craft. All welcome.


Up in the air

You are invited to the Opening at Araluen 6pm Friday 24th May to Deborah Clarke’s exhibition:

Up in the Air-DebClarke

Exhibition Opening: Friday 24 May, 6pm

Opening Speaker: Kate Podger, Director, Talapi

Exhibition Dates: Sat. 25 May to Sun. 30 June 2013

Artist Floor Talk: Sat. 25 May, 11.30am

Araluen Gallery hours: Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm, Sat-Sun 11am – 4pm

Colour Workshop



 The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, The Honourable Jane Aagaard MLA, today announced the dates for the 2012 Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award and Exhibition.

Mrs Aagaard said the exhibition would be on display in Parliament House from Friday 27 July 2012 to Wednesday 15 August 2012 with the Award winners being announced on Wednesday, 1 August 2012..

“I encourage Territory artists to celebrate our senior Territorians by entering a portrait in the Award. Many senior Territorians who have been subjects have told me of the immense pride they have felt at being recognised in this way.”

Mrs Aagaard said that artists entering the Award have the chance of winning the Government House Foundation Acquisition Award of $7,000.

“The Parliament also provides a $2,000 Second Prize and a $500 Third Prize, in addition to the $1,000 People’s Choice Prize for the artwork that receives the highest number of votes from the public during the exhibition.”

Entry forms, including terms and conditions, are available at, or by contacting the Speaker’s Office on (08) 8901 4159 or emailing

Beginners’ Watercolour Workshop

This workshop has commenced and is full.  If you would like to add your name to a waiting list for future workshops, use the link below.  CAAS member, Carol Adams, is leading the workshop.  Click on the link for details.

Want to be Celebrated

Do you have an interesting history or face and want to share this with everyone?

 Are you interested in being painted as part of the Portrait of a Senior Territorian?

 Are you an artist who wants to be involved in recording the history of the Territory?

 If this is you and you want to be involved in the Portrait of a Senior Territorian,

please call Jade Carroll, Office of the Speaker on 8901 4159 or email

and register your interest.

If you are interested, here’s a link to MOMA online courses:

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