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Official catalogue for exhibition « Tjuritja Nana Mara To Paris – From the good Tjuritja (West MacDonnell Ranges) to Paris » at Galerie IDAIA Paris, 6 November 2017 – 6 January 2018.

An unprecedented exhibition in France, devoted to the Central Desert watercolour movement established in the 1930s by one of Australia’s most prominent artists, Albert Namatjira (1902-1959). From the colourful hills of West MacDonell Ranges in Arrernte country in Central Australia to Paris, the exhibition Tjuritja Nana Mara to Paris brings together an outstanding selection of artworks by Namatjira’s artists descendants.

Richly illustrated and including texts by renown curators and writers Hetti Perkins and Georges Petitjean, the catalogue presents the artworks, artists and history of the movement as well as Namatjira family’s long-term campaign to regain the copyright on their grandfathers’ artworks.

Publication details:

Published by IDAIA (2017)
ISBN: 978-0-6482080-0-6
Edited by IDAIA in consultation with the with the Iltja Ntjarra artists
Texts by IDAIA and guest writers (Hetti Perkins and Georges Petitjean)
Bilingual French – English
Full colour – A4 format
40 pages


  • Foreword – Hetti Perkins
  • Namatjira and beyond – Georges Petitjean
  • Tjuritja Nana Mara to Paris: Introduction
  • Interview with artists Ivy Pareroultja and Mervyn Rubuntja
  • Iltja Ntjarra Art Centre
  • The artists and their works:
    • Gloria Pannka
    • Gwenda Namatjira Nungarayi
    • Hubert Pareroultja
    • Ivy Pareroultja
    • Johannes Katakarinja
    • Kevin Wirri
    • Lenie Namatjira Lankin
    • Lewina Namatjira
    • Marcus Wheeler
    • Marie Abbott-Ramjohn
    • Mervyn Rubuntja
    • Peter Tjutjatja Taylor
    • Selma Nunay Coulthard
    • Stanley Ebataringa
    • Steven Walbungara
    • Therese Ryder
  • The Namatjira Collection of Wearable Art
  • The Namatjira Project and the Namatjira Legacy Trust
  • Acknowledgements

Price and availability:

Europe: 20 Euros
Australia: AUD 30
Available at Galerie IDAIA Paris or (France) – (Australia)