The Araluen Centre

The Araluen Centre

The Araluen Centre for Arts and Entertainment, a modern complex built in 1984 is the focal point of Alice Springs performing and visual arts.There are four major art galleries in the Araluen Centre. The program of exhibitions includes contemporary Aboriginal art (particularly from the Central Desert Region) and contemporary art by Northern Territory and other Australian artists.

Address: 
The Alice Springs Cultural Precinct, Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, NT
Tel: 
0889511120
Hours: 
10am-5pm every day.
Admission: 
Adults $8, Children $8, Family $20 (GST included)
Facilities: 
Wheelchair access, guided tours, theatre, brochure available, 3 galleries, sculpture garden.
Collection: 
Contemporary Australian art collected since 1971 in Central Australia. A large portion of the collection comprises of Aboriginal art produced in Central Australia including works from the Hermannsberg school of watercolourists and early acrylic paintings from Papunya. Araluen also houses an extensive collection of artworks on behalf of the Alice Springs Town Council, Alice Springs Art Foundation, the Central Australian Art Society and Territory Craft.
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Items

Painting

Blue Haze Over James Range

Creator:
Albert Namatjira
Description:
watercolour on paper
Item Id Number:
TC:1988 002

Painting

The Corroboree at Waru

Creator:
Kaapa Mbitjana Tjampitjinpa
Description:
Gouache on wood
Item Id Number:
AS1971:004

Sculpture

The Prayer for the Man with the Fire Inside

Creator:
Dan Murphy
Description:
Wire and galvanised iron, approx 2000x1200mm

Painting

Seven Sisters Dreaming

Creator:
Bessie Liddle
Description:
Acrylic on canvas, 600x900mm
Date:
1971
Item Id Number:
AC1992:042

Painting

She Walks These Hills

Creator:
Anne Flynn
Description:
Synthetic polymer on board, 940x1350mm
Item Id Number:
AC1994: 001