Watercolour Art [Often referred to as the Hermansberg School]
This art movement commenced when Albert Namatjira requested of Rex Batterbee that he be taught the skills of painting with watercolours. Albert became very proficient in this medium, and soon his sons and other relations and acquaintances at Hermansberg also tried their hand. A ready market developed for those art works on paper, which were usually relatively small in size. The art caught the imagination of many Australians and during the 1950’s and 1960’s was very popular. Although in recent years this medium has been over shadowed by the prolific production, by many artists, of ‘traditional’ style paintings in acrylic on canvas, there is still a core of watercolour artists operating in several Central Australian communities.
Tineriba has always maintained an inventory of Central Australian watercolour art, by many of the notable artist:
Oscar Namatjira, Ewald Namatjira, Herbert Namatjira