Some weeks ago, our Tennant Creek Stars had the opportunity to visit some local women artists at RISE-Ngurratjuta.
The women have been meeting each week to work together on making quilts and creating beautiful paintings.
RISE-Ngurratjuta is a partnership between RISE Ventures and local company, Ngurratjuta/Pmara Ntjarra Aboriginal Corporation, and provides participants with opportunities for training, skills development and employment.
One of the artists, Paula, was proud to show the girls her latest work, depicting Karlu Karlu (the Devil’s Marbles), which will be entered into the 2020 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards.
Although most of the women were aunties, grandmas, and extended family of our young women, our Stars were still amazed to see them at work and walked away full of pride at their artistic talents.
The girls were gifted with some beautiful hand-made hair accessories before they said their farewells.