Araluen Centre for Arts and Entertainment
Center for the Arts "Araluen" combines four galleries and a theater - is the main place in Alice Springs for exhibitions and performances. It was opened in 1984.
The principal focus of galleries - of Aboriginal artists in Central Australia as well as contemporary art. Here are collected the work, from the 1930s to the present day. An important part of the collection of the artist Albert Namatira who played an important role in the promotion of the local Aboriginal art, intricate works Papuna and contemporary artists living in remote communities. Among the interesting exposition center - collection "Desert Weavers Tyanpi", consisting of 81 item, woven by women from the region's central desert. Here you can see the basket, animal figurines and sculptures made of emu feathers, wool, grass, beads and other materials. Another collection includes 30 articles of clothing of indigenous Australians. Beginning in 1991, "Araluen" is an annual festival of arts «Desert Mob», which presents new works.
Theatre Center for up to 500 seats, provides a stage for drama, dance and music events. It is often held screenings of art-house cinema.
Of particular interest is the center of the building, "Araluen" - it is built next to the 300-year-old cork tree in the sculpture garden. This tree is located near the hill and Big Sisters are considered sacred in Aboriginal tribe "arrernte." In addition, the center "Araluen" is a cultural area of the town of Alice Springs - next to Museum of Central Australia, Research Centre «Strehlow», Aviation Museum of Central Australia, Central and handicraft shops sculpture "Yepereni."