Werte! Apmere angkentye-kenhe mpwaretyeke nhenhe apmere Mparntwe-nge Arrernte mapeke.
Artist mape apurte-irretyeke tyerrtye Arrernte mapenge angkentye Arrernte rlterrke atnyenetyeke imernemele tyerrtye apmere arrpenhe-arenye mapeke alke.
Apmere angkentye-kenhe was a project valuing Central/Eastern Arrernte as the first language of Mparntwe Alice Springs. As defined by Arrernte language custodians, Apmere angkentye-kenhe created different things to vitalise language knowledge transfer within Arrernte families and with a broader public.
Apmere angkentye-kenhe 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, May and June 2018 and for a period in 2019.
The people who made Apmere angkentye-kenhe included but is not limited to: Margaret Kemarre Turner, Amelia Kngwarraye Turner, Lorrayne Gorey, Beth Sometimes, Michael Gorey, Therese Ryder, Alison Ferber, Veronica Kngwarraye Turner, Joel Liddle, Magdalene Marshall, Felicity Hayes, Leonie Palmer, Margaret Carew, Jessie Giles, Jodie Clarkson, Shirley Kngwarraye Turner, Mary Flynn, Zoya Godoroja-Prieckaerts, Dan Murphy, Stephen Kernan, Margaret Scobie, Peter Coco Wallace, Penny Drysdale and Caddie Brain.
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.