Ngurratjuta Iltja Ntjarra / Many Hands Art Centre is proudly Aboriginal owned and operated. The not for-profit organisation started operating in 2004, as an art centre established to provide a place for Arrernte Artists to come together to paint, share and learn new techniques and ideas. The art centre is strongly committed to improving economic participation of Aboriginal people and maintaining cultural heritage.
Ngurratjuta Many Hands has a special focus on encouraging the â€˜Hermannsburg Schoolâ€™ style watercolour artists, who continue to paint in the tradition of their grandfather and relative, Albert Namatjira, arguably one of Australiaâ€™s most famous artists of the 20th century. Albert Namatjira taught his children to follow in his unique style, who have since passed this knowledge on to their children, which has resonated in a legacy of watercolour artists in the Central Desert region. By continuing his legacy, these artists sustain an important piece of living history.
Ngurratjuta Many Hands is proud of its ethical work practices, and aims to return the greatest possible percentage of sales to the artist.