hermannsburg potters

pmara nuka - our country

8 february - 9 march 2019
Artist talk:
3pm Saturday 9 february

The Hermannsburg Lutheran Mission and Aboriginal settlement [the Western Arrernte community of Ntaria], is located some 130km west of Alice Springs, and was made famous in the late 1930s by being the home of artist Albert Namatjira, and the Hermannsburg School of Painting.

In more recent years a school of pottery has sprung up, the Hermannsburg Potters. In the early 1970s clay sculpture was taught to the Arrernte men, who made figures that were painted and sold to tourists. The work of these men would go on to influence the artistic development of current generation of women potters, who now lead the pottery group.

The strong visual history of the Hermannsburg School of Painting is also drawn upon, and the pots are decorated with realistic landscapes, birds, animals and stories from culture and history. The Arrernte people call their Central Australian land Ntaria, and a deep connection to land can be seen in these iconic terracotta pots that are still made using a traditional hand-coil technique. Many pots feature a sculptural lid that echoes the theme of the pots painted exterior. This distinctive combination is becoming famous, and the work of the Hermannsburg Potters can be found in art collections all around Australia including The National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of SA, Powerhouse Museum, Art Gallery of NSW, Queensland Art Gallery, and many more.

This exciting exhibition features new work by emerging and senior Hermannsburg artists, including June Campbell, Andrea Rontji Pungkarta, Beth Inkamala Mbitjana, Anita Ratara Mbitjana, Hayley Coulthard Panangka, Judith Inkamala Pungkarta, Rahel Ungwanaka Kngwarria and Dawn Wheeler Ngala. We are very pleased that Judith and Beth will be travelling to Perth to attend the opening on 8 February and the artist talk the following day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hermannsburg potters artwork
hayley panangka coulthard
lyerrtjina [budgie]
terracotta, underglazes
18 x 14cm
2014
$1,000
hermannsburg potters artwork
rahel kngwarria ungwanaka
family times
terracotta, underglazes
24 x 14cm
2017
$1,035
hermannsburg potters artwork
judith pungkarta inkamala
bush medicine
terracotta, underglazes
36 x 24cm
2018
$3,335
hermannsburg potters artwork
dawn ngala wheeler
old days
terracotta, underglazes
38 x 37cm
2018
$4,000
hermannsburg potters artwork
hayley panangka coulthard
palm valley
terracotta, underglazes
32 x 11cm
2018
$1,000
hermannsburg potters artwork
judith pungkarta inkamala
urrpara [magpie]
terracotta, underglazes
17 x 12cm
2018
$700 SOLD
hermannsburg potters artwork
rahel kngwarria ungwanaka
arra [red kangaroo]
terracotta, underglazes
20 x 15cm
2018
$1,200 SOLD
hermannsburg potters artwork
judith pungkarta inkamala
tuakitja [honey eater]
terracotta, underglazes
20 x 10cm
2018
$700 SOLD
hermannsburg potters artwork
rahel kngwarria ungwanaka
rraarrtja [bush rat]
terracotta, underglazes
15 x 9cm
2018
$535
hermannsburg potters artwork
dawn ngala wheeler
tjonpa [perentie]
terracotta, underglazes
17 x 9cm
2018
$300 SOLD
hermannsburg potters artwork
june campbell
nanda [horse]
terracotta, underglazes
16 x 10cm
2018
$275 SOLD
hermannsburg potters artwork
andrea pungkarta rontji
untjwaara [water bird]
terracotta, underglazes
13 x 11cm
2018
$300 SOLD
hermannsburg potters artwork
judith pungkarta inkamala
juakitja [honey eater]
terracotta, underglazes
31 x 22cm
2018
$1,500 sold
hermannsburg potters artwork
hayley panangka coulthard
untitled
terracotta, underglazes
21 x 15cm
2018
$535
hermannsburg potters artwork
hayley panangka coulthard
ntaria
terracotta, underglazes
27 x 16cm
2018
$700 sold
hermannsburg potters artwork
anita mbitjana ratara
country
terracotta, underglazes
16 x 12cm
2018
$500 SOLD
hermannsburg potters artwork
anita mbitjana ratara
bird
terracotta, underglazes
12 x 10cm
2018
$200 SOLD
hermannsburg potters artwork
anita mbitjana ratara
parta parta [bird]
terracotta, underglazes
12 x 11cm
2018
$300
hermannsburg potters artwork
anita mbitjana ratara
country
terracotta, underglazes
17 x 16cm
2018
$600 SOLD
hermannsburg potters artwork
rahel kngwarria ungwanaka
my country
terracotta, underglazes
27 x 10cm
2018
$1,400 SOLD
hermannsburg potters artwork
rahel kngwarria ungwanaka
my country
terracotta, underglazes
27 x 14cm
2018
$1,200 SOLD
hermannsburg potters artwork
anita mbitjana ratara
ihumpa ihumpa
terracotta, underglazes
19 x 13cm
2018
$600
hermannsburg potters artwork
beth mbitjana inkamala
my country
terracotta, underglazes
22 x 20cm
2018
$900 SOLD
hermannsburg potters artwork
dawn ngala wheeler
central australian birds [ntaria]
terracotta, underglazes
16 x 10cm
2018
$300 SOLD
hermannsburg potters artwork
dawn ngala wheeler
central australian birds [ntaria]
terracotta, underglazes
16 x 10cm
2018
$300 SOLD