Werte! Apmere angkentye-kenhe mpwaretyenhe nhenhe apmere Mparntwe-nge Arrernte mapeke.
Artist mape apurte-irretyenhe tyerrtye Arrernte mapenge angkentye Arrernte rlterrke atnyenetyeke imernemele tyerrtye apmere arrpenhe-arenye mapeke alke.
Apmere angkentye-kenhe is a project valuing Central/Eastern Arrernte as the first language of Mparntwe Alice Springs.
As defined by Arrernte language custodians, Apmere angkentye-kenhe makes different things to vitalise language knowledge transfer within Arrernte families and with a broader public.
Apmere angkentye-kenhe is a social project made through a collaboration between artists and Arrernte people, examining the potential of language knowledge exchange to affect local relationships.
The project initially produced a series of Arrernte language related events, screenings, exhibitions, sound works, learning resources and repurposed a shed in the middle of town as an experimental educational space in June and July 2017 and May and June 2018.
The expanding group making Apmere angkentye-kenhe includes but is not limited to: Margaret Kemarre Turner, Amelia Kngwarreye Turner, Lorrayne Gorey, Beth Sometimes, Michael Gorey, Therese Ryder, Alison Ferber, Veronica Kngwarreye Turner, Joel Liddle, Magdalene Marshall, Felicity Hayes, Leonie Palmer, Margaret Carew, Jessie Giles, Jodie Clarkson, Mary Flynn, Zoya Godoroja-Prieckaerts, Dan Murphy, Stephen Kernan,
Margaret Scobie, Peter Coco Wallace, Penny Drysdale and Caddie Brain.
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The project was initially produced by Watch This Space artist run initiative, in partnership with Akeyulerre Inc, Batchelor Institute and Children’s Ground. The project was funded through the Australian Government's Regional Arts Fund - provided through Regional Arts Australia and managed by Arts NT in the Department of Arts and Museums. The project was also supported by The Alice Springs Uniting Church, Institute for Aboriginal Development, The Alice Springs Language Centre, Elbowrkshp and Rooster Concept Constructions.