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Step into ‘A Hermannsburg Christmas’, Redot Fine Art Gallery’s first show by the community art centre of Ngurratjuta Iltja Ntjarra, also known as the Many Hands Art Centre. This centre continues the tradition of Albert Namatjira, the most famous 20th century Australian watercolourist, and the pioneer of modern Indigenous Australian art. Albert was widely known for his iconic watercolour paintings of the Australian outback.

The Many Hands Art has come a long way from when they first started out in 2004 as a non-for-profit making art centre. Today, they have over 300 in-house artists, with roughly 20 practicing the recreation of some of the famous desert works by Albert.


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Image: Redot Fine Arts Museum

‘A Hermannsburg Christmas’ will consist of over 40 intricate watercolours of the outback made by nine of the more senior artists of Many Hands Art, who are all also direct family descendants of Albert himself. With the talented works and creations of these artists, one can look forward to better understanding the works Australia’s finest community-based art projects. If you’re someone who is interested in the recent developments of Indigenous art, then this collection is one not to be missed.

The exhibition is open now till the 31st of December, at the Redot Fine Art Gallery, #01-08, Old Hill Street Police Station, 140 Hill Street, tel: 6222-1039.