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Title

Outside Haast Bluff, near Mt Liebig, NT

2015

Artist

Kevin Namatjira

Australia

24 Dec 1958 - 03 Nov 2018

Language group

Arrernte, Central Desert region

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Alice Springs Northern Territory Australia
    Cultural origin
    Arrernte/Central Desert region
    Date
    2015
    Media category
    Watercolour
    Materials used
    watercolour on paper
    Dimensions
    17.0 x 54.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed "Kevin Namatjira". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors' Group 2015
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    257.2015
    Copyright
    © Kevin Namatjira, courtesy Ngurratjuta Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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  • About

    Kevin Namatjira continues the legacy of the Hermannsburg School of watercolour painters. Namatjira, learnt his painting techniques from his father Maurice Namatjira, the son of famed watercolourist, Albert Namatjira. Kevin Namatjira was raised on his country at Ntaria (Hermannsburg), but now lives in Mparntwe (Alice Springs). He works through Ngurratjuta Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands art centre, which supports many of the descendants of the founders of the Hermannsburg School of painting.

    Living away from country, Namatjira paints from memory, from what he has seen and from images he has stored in his mind. 'Outside Haasts Bluff, near Mt Liebig' 2015 depicts the western edge of the ubiquitous MacDonnell Ranges and provides a clear view of these majestic ranges in stylised detail and brilliant colour. Interestingly the gum tree in the foreground and distant mountain range are painted in a style more synonymous with classic Hermannsburg painting, creating an interesting juxtaposition.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Alice Springs