The Araluen Arts Centre is excited to announce the launch of its brand new website which features an online ticket booking system and a digital catalogue of selected works in the Araluen Art Collection.
“We are proud to launch this new online space to provide our visitors with a one-stop-shop for everything they need to know about the Araluen Arts Centre including what’s on in the theatre and galleries,” Araluen Cultural Precinct Director, Dr Mark Crees said.
“A functional website like this has been a long-time coming and it’s great we now have a place where we can direct people to learn more about the centre and explore our significant art collection.”
For the first time in its 32 year history, Alice Springs audiences and visitors to the region can now find out what’s on at the Centre and purchase tickets to events online.
“Our patrons will be able to search for upcoming events and book tickets online, up until one hour before the scheduled performance time and then collect their tickets from our Box Office on the night of the performance or cinema screening,” Dr Crees said.
“We are excited to be able to offer this service so that our patrons can purchase their tickets at a time that suits them and effectively increase access to our box office 24 hours a day.”
The new website also features digital images of works from the Araluen Art Collection, showcasing the broad range of artwork that has been acquired over several decades with several hundred works already online and the Centre’s full collection to be digitised over the next year.
“The inclusion of this digitised artwork will improve the visitor experience while increasing access worldwide for researches and art lovers, which will help encourage more tourists to visit the region and see the artworks for themselves,” Dr Crees said.
“Visitors to our website will be able to see artworks such as early Papunya boards from the 1970s, Hermannsburg watercolours, and our extensive acquisitions from Desert Mob since we launched that event in 1991. They will also be able to see significant works of art from Central Australian artists, including winners of the NT Art Award, Alice Prize and Advocate Art Award as well as nationally significant artists who spent time in Central Australia.”
The new Araluen Arts Centre website follows a growing trend of making art more accessible to the general public with institutions such as the National Gallery of Australia drawing thousands of visitors to their site annually.
To visit the Araluen Arts Centre website and purchase event tickets go to: www.araluenartscentre.nt.gov.au.