2013 Visual Arts Program

Artback NT toured a number of exhibitions nationally throughout 2013, in addition to hosting their inaugural Artist in Residence in Alice Springs and completing work on the Stories in our Songs project.

N O R T H E R N   I M P R E S S I O N S   –
A   C E L E B R A T I O N   O F   C O N T E M P O R A R Y   P R I N T M A K I N G

Minnie Lumai, Yab-yab-gnerni-gnim (Sugarbag Dreaming), 2008Northern Impressions is a vibrant celebration of Australian contemporary fine art prints, presented by Artback NT: Arts Development and Touring, in conjunction with Northern Editions, Charles Darwin University. Read more...

Minnie Lumai, Yab-yab-gnerni-gnim (Sugarbag Dreaming), detail, 2008.

D J A L K I R I :   W E   A R E   S T A N D I N G   O N   T H E I R   N A M E S   –   B L U E   M U D   B A Y

John Wolseley, Sea Wrack: Tide after Tide – Baniyala, detail, 2010, etching, 50 x 62 cmThis exquisite series of prints is the culmination of a vibrant and intensive cross-cultural exchange between five highly respected Yithuwa Madarrpa artists and four renowned artists from across Australia. Read more...


John Wolseley, Sea Wrack: Tide after Tide – Baniyala, detail, 2010,
etching, 50 x 62 cm

Y U L Y U R U   –   L O R N A   F E N C E R   N A P U R R U R L A

Lorna Fencer Napurrurla, Bush carrot, detailYulyurlu Lorna Fencer Napurrurla is the first major survey exhibition of desert artist Yulyurlu (c1924-2006) that traces her development as a highly original artist during her twenty years of practice. Read more...

Lorna Fencer Napurrurla, Bush carrot, detail.

G O O D   S T R O N G   P O W E R F U L

Lance James, Untitled, 2010In partnership with Arts Access Darwin, this touring exhibition will showcase the extraordinary works that have been produced through Art Centres in the Northern Territory by established and emerging Indigenous artists with disabilities. Read more...

Lance James, Untitled, 2010

C O L O U R S   O F   T H E   C O U N T R Y   I I   –
T H E   A L I C E   S P R I N G S   B E A N I E   F E S T I V A L

Niningka Lewis, Ernabella, Teapot Mukata, circa 2010As iconic Australian headwear, the beanie has been celebrated by the Alice Springs Beanie Festival since 1996. It is a colourful exhibition encapsulating the whimsical essence of the Beanie Festival. Read more...

Niningka Lewis, Ernabella, Teapot Mukata, circa 2010, crochet with tjanpi woven teapot, 20 x20 x22cm.

S T O R I E S   I N  O U R   S O N G S   –
I N D I G E N O U S   M U S I C I A N S   O F  T H E   N O R T H E R N   T E R R I T O R Y

Warumpi Band, 1981. Photo courtesy Neil MurrayStories in our Songs showcases Indigenous musicians from across the Northern Territory through digital imagery, text, animations, historical footage, interviews and audio. Featuring the Warumpi Band, Yothu Yindi, Catherine Satour and Warren H Williams, the work will tour for a period of three years. Read more...

Warumpi Band, 1981. Photo courtesy Neil Murray

A R T I S T   I N   R E S I D E N C E   2 0 1 3   –   R O L A N D E   S O U L I E R E

Rolande Souliere, Wooden Indian from Wagga Wagga series, 13 of 15, collage on Fabriano paper, 2012Visual artist Rolande Souliere was invited to take up the inaugural Artback NT Artist in Residence in 2013. Souliere works across painting, sculpture, installation, photography and, most recently, collage. Read more...

Rolande Souliere, Wooden Indian from Wagga Wagga series, 13 of 15, collage on Fabriano paper, 2012. Image used courtesy of the artist.