Araluen Cultural PrecinctPublic Art / Araluen Art Collection Sacred Sites and the Corkwood Tree

The Araluen Cultural Precinct is a wonderful cultural precinct area that also encompasses the Araluen Arts Centre that includes the Art Galleries and Theatre. It is the hub for many festival and exhibitions throughout the year including the iconic Alice Springs Beanie Festival and Desert Mob.

Alice Springs Desert Mob Festival 2019
Alice Springs Desert Mob Festival 2019
"Puppy Love" by Marilyn Hunter - The Love of your Best Friend - 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival
“Puppy Love” by Marilyn Hunter – The Love of your Best Friend – 2022 Alice Springs Beanie Festival

The theatre has seen many local and visiting acts over the years and cinematic movie sessions.

The precinct includes the Central Australian Aviation Museum, Museum of Central Australia, Strehlow Research Centre and Central Craft (that sells local craft and products, as well as being an active craft centre for a variety of activities.

I've Seen The Moon by Dan Murphy - Corrugated Iron and scrap metal, 1995 Araluen Collection
I’ve Seen The Moon by Dan Murphy – Corrugated Iron and scrap metal, 1995 Araluen Collection

The garden and grounds have some great external artwork and sculptures by local artists including the collaborative Yeperenye Sculpture by Dan Murphy and students from the Centre for Appropriate Technology’s ATWork program. There are large grassy areas and children’s playground, as well as a popular local café in the precinct grounds.

There is also the Alice Springs General Cemetery (Memorial) located on Memorial Avenue, adjacent to the Aviation Museum and behind the Araluen Arts Centre.

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    A number of fascinating attractions in one unique location, including the Araluen Arts Centre (incorporating the Albert Namatjira Gallery), Museum of Central Australia and Aviation Museum — Araluen Cultural Precinct | Araluen Arts Centre | More information on the government Alice Springs: Araluen Cultural Precinct
The Yeperenye Sculpture, Araluen Arts Centre
The Yeperenye Sculpture, Araluen Arts Centre, Collaborative public artwork by Dan Murphy
and students from the Centre for Appropriate Technology’s ATWork program.

The Araluen Cultural Precinct is a “keeping place of stories”, offering a rich experience that is set amongst important Arrernte sites significant to the local Arltyerre (Dreaming) including yaye (big sister hill), yaye akweke (little sister hill) and a sacred 300-year-old corkwood tree.

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