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Western Arrernte people

Australia 1922 – 1991

not titled landscape c.1955 Description: (#10)
Place made: Hermannsburg, Northern Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, watercolours, graphite; paper; watercolour painting in watercolour, over drawing in black pencil Support: paper

Dimensions: image 28.6 h x 39.2 w cm sheet 28.6 h x 39.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Thomas William and Pamela Joyce (Joy) Falconer, Canberra 1987
Accession No: NGA 87.325
Image rights: © Albert Namatjira. Licensed by Viscopy

The intangible heritage of Namatjira-his creative legacy, and his commitment to country-continues in Central Australia through his grandchildren and the descendants of the other Western Aranda artists whom he inspired. Albert Namatjira had been painting for seven years before any of the newer Aranda artists started to gain recognition.

(1) Rex Battarbee, Foreword, Aranda artists: exhibition of paintings, David Jones Art Gallery, Sydney, 1958[?].

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra