HAASTS BLUFF, Northern Territory
Haasts Bluff is a small community, located west of Alice
Springs. It is home to the Luritja people, who have many Western Arrente and Pintupi family connections. The intensity of
desert colours, important sites and stories, and subtle motifs of the bush all find expression in the paintings of the Haasts
Bluff artists. The artists employ traditional symbols or inventive interpretations of their country and Dreamings in lively
an innovative ways. The current art movement at Haasts Bluff began in 1992. Prior to that time, many Haasts Bluff people were
painting for Papunya Tula, where the modern desert art movement began in the early 1970's.