• One too many

    12 March to 30 April 2022

One too many

One too many
12 March to 30 April 2022

Artists from Itlja Ntjarra: Benita Clements, Selma Coulthard, Dellina Inkamala, Delray Inkamala, Dianne Inkamala, Vanessa Inkamala, Reinhold Inkamala, Mervyn Rubuntja, Betty Wheeler, Marcus Wheeler with special guest Chips Mackinolty.


Saturday 12 March, 3pm: Opening Conversation

Patricia AdjeiArts Practice Director First Nations Arts and Culture, Australia Council introduces Ken McGregor, author of A life and times of Albert Namatjira (2021), speaking with Iris Bendor, Itlja Ntjarra, manager. Profits from the sale of this book go to Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre.

Saturday 19 March, 2 pm: Michael Kempson of Cicada Press at UNSW, on prints made by the artists in 2016 and 2019.

Note: the artists and co-curators of One Too Many will attend the exhibition and the Biennale of Sydney installation, when the Covid crisis in Mparntwe (Alice Springs) stabilises.

One too many is one in a series of de-colonising exhibitions and projects presented by the powerhouse Itlja Ntjarra / Many Hands Art Centre in Mparntwe (Alice Springs). Albert Namatjira’s watercolour heritage and Central Australia’s blindingly glorious landscapes are celebrated or are carefully overlaid with images of modernity or juxtaposed with subtle manifestos. One too many opens a window onto the rivers of grog that blight lives and litter landscapes.