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Araluen Cultural Precinct

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The Araluen Cultural Precinct, formerly the Araluen Centre for Arts & Entertainment, in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia, is a cultural centre incorporating museums and a theatre.

The Araluen Arts Centre features four art galleries. The Albert Namatjira Gallery features a large collection of works by Aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira, his family and contemporaries, and current works by Aboriginal watercolour artists. International and independent movies are shown in the theater, which seats about five hundred. The theatre also hosts live performances of drama, dance and music.

The Museum of Central Australia, located on site in another building with the Strehlow Research Centre for Aboriginal Culture, displays many locally found minerals, describes geologic formations of the area.

Nearby is the Central Australian Aviation Museum, with planes and radio equipment, which is also home to the local ham radio group.

Central Craft is a crafts centre with a contemporary crafts shop and gallery, complete with ceramics, stained glass, painting and fabric-working workshops on site. Travelling art displays are a frequent attraction and celebrations, such as the annual Beanie Festival, are also held there.

The front window to the arts portion of the centre is a massive, locally-made, stained glass work of art.


Artists whose work has regularly been exhibited at the Araluen Centre include Daisy Jugadai Napaltjarri.[1]


  1. ^ Birnberg, Margo; Janusz Kreczmanski (2004). Aboriginal Artist Dictionary of Biographies: Australian Western, Central Desert and Kimberley Region. Marleston, South Australia: J.B. Publishing. pp. 213–214. ISBN 1-876622-47-4.

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Coordinates: 23°42′06″S 133°51′45″E / 23.701550°S 133.862571°E / -23.701550; 133.862571