Hermannsburg Potters: ‘Lurpa’ Seasons - Art Collector

Rona Rubuntja Panangka, Good old days at the River, 2017, Terracotta and underglazes, 37 x 25 x 25 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Bett Gallery, TAS.  Bett Gallery is thrilled to present the exhibition, ‘Lurpa’ Seasons showcasing new works from five artists from Hermannsburg a small town 130 km West of Alice Springs. Of the exhibition the artists say: “There are two main seasons in Ntaria, Karnta time and Wumpia time. Karnta time (winter time), is the time we go looking for Yalka (bush Onions) that’s a good time for it. September is Spring time, Kwatja Pitjima (rain is coming), Nhanha Pluma, Turka Turka, thepa ntjaarra. It is green, Flowers bloom everywhere and there are many birds. Kwatja kngarranga ingkarna urlpaiya nhanha eterala marna kngarra mangkama: marna yalka mangkama, marna rraatninga, marna arrpunha turta. (After rain, near the river, various bush tucker grows, wild onion and wild passionfruit, to name a few).

Exhibition Opens:
6pm-8pm, Friday 4 May 2018.
Exhibition Closes:
25 May 2018
Bett Gallery, 369 Elizabeth St, North Hobart
03 6231 5511
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