Two Girls From Amoonguna

Event

Two Girls From Amoonguna is an exhibition featuring new work by Arrernte and Southern Luritja artist Sally M Nangala Mulda and Western Arrarnta artist Marlene Rubuntja. Encompassing video, bush-dyed, hand-sewn soft sculptures and observationalist paintings, it recounts their intertwining stories of friendship and resilience.

The centerpiece is an animated work titled Arrkutja Tharra, Kungka Kutjara, Two Girls. It delves into the reality of First Peoples’ experiences in Central Australia, chronicling the artists’ successes and struggles. Both renowned Town Camp artists, the two friends grew up at the Amoonguna Settlement in Northern Territory but wouldn’t reconnect until later in life, after both had witnessed a number of hardships. Now having achieved so much, they are immensely proud of one another. Sally and Marlene’s practice is representative of where they live, Mparntwe (Alice Springs). Playful, self-referential, and humorous, it embodies the history and rich culture of Mparntwe and its surrounding town camps.

The exhibition is beautiful, poignant, and honest in its portrayal of community life and government control. Arrkutja Tharra, Kungka Kutjara, Two Girls was made in collaboration with Ludo Studio, the Emmy-award winning production company behind Bluey, Robbie Hood, and The Strange Chores, and is an Artbank and ACMI co-commission.

An ACMI touring exhibition.

February 2024

  • Saturday 24th
  • Sunday 25th
  • Wednesday 28th
  • Thursday 29th

March 2024

  • Friday 1st
  • Saturday 2nd
  • Sunday 3rd
  • Wednesday 6th
  • Thursday 7th
  • Friday 8th
  • Saturday 9th
  • Sunday 10th
  • Wednesday 13th
  • Thursday 14th
  • Friday 15th
  • Saturday 16th
  • Sunday 17th
  • Wednesday 20th
  • Thursday 21st
  • Friday 22nd
  • Saturday 23rd
  • Sunday 24th
  • Wednesday 27th
  • Thursday 28th

Facilities

  • Family Friendly
  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Cafe

Other

  • Aboriginal Culture
  • Art & Culture

Accessibility

  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss.
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.