GROUND SWELL: Araluen at 40

GROUND SWELL: Araluen at 40 reflects on the four decades of the Araluen Arts Centre and its role as the key exhibiting, collecting and lending gallery on Arrernte Country in Mparntwe/Alice Springs. Curated around five guiding currents: catalyst, immersion, collision, divergence, surprise, the exhibition presents artworks from Araluen’s extensive permanent Collection and artworks it holds on long-term loan. Across these currents it brings into dialogue 200 artworks by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, created across more than ninety years, that embody, engage, explore, challenge and pay homage to this ancient place; the country, its stories and peoples.

Jennifer Taylor (b.1953; arrived Alice Springs 1994), Lost landscapes, 2013, oil on board, 40 x 180cm (triptych). Araluen Art Collection. Acquired in 2014. Courtesy the artist and Araluen Arts Centre

Featuring artists of national significance from Central Australia and beyond, GROUND SWELL: Araluen at 40 illuminates the importance of this region in shaping not only arts practice but also how we, as a nation, see ourselves and understand this country. Located in the centre of the continent where diverse stories emerge, converge, disperse and move through country, the Araluen Arts Centre is unique in holding space for First Nations and non-Indigenous artists at this cultural interface, showcasing inspiring, provocative and transformative art in our nationally recognised art centre. This exciting exhibition is a celebration of the richness and depth that the Araluen Art Collection and the important role the Araluen Arts Centre has played and continues to play in collecting and exhibiting art of this place in this place.

Araluen Arts Centre
1 June to 11 August 2024
Northern Territory

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