Artists / Artists of Anangu Ptijantjatjara Yangkunyjatjara (APY) Lands

Jive is proud to work with several art centres in the Anangu Ptijantjatjara Yangkunyjatjara Lands (APY Lands) in the far north of South Australia.  Since their return to County the Pitjantatjara Yankunytjatjara people have established decentralised communities close to available artesian water supplies and some have established thriving art co-operatives. 

Ernabella Arts is Australia’s oldest Indigenous art centre and has been operating continuously since 1948, and Ernabella or Pukatja, its Yankunytjatjara name, is also the oldest permanent settlement on the APY Lands.  Ernabella is at the eastern end of the Musgrave Ranges in the far north west of South Australia. The people speak Yankunytjatjara, Pitjantjatjara and Ngaanyatjara from the Western Desert language groups of central Australia. Painting begun at the outset, chiefly on art paper with gouache colours, and these distinctive jewel-like cards are now collectors’ pieces. Painting styles went through radical developments from 2002 and Ernabella painting now encompasses subjects drawn from Tjukurpa (the eternal Creation stories); mai putitja (bush food stories) and elements of the early and unique anapalyaku walka (Ernabella style).

Mimili Maku: The community of Mimili is in the far north west of South Australia, at the base of the Everard Ranges, in the APY Lands. Mimili is home to 350 Anangu people who speak a mix of Yankunytjatjara, Pitjantjatjara, Ngaanyatjarra and Luritja.  Works by the many collectible artists of Mimili Maku attract attention with their traditional imagery, symbols and narrative combined with untainted abstract and distinctive application of colour. The strong abstract variations and complex depictions of country, tjukurpa and contemporary stories by artists at Mimili Maku generate unmatched interest from collectors nationally and overseas.

Iwantja Arts and Crafts is a working Aboriginal art and craft centre at the community of Indulkana which began in the 1980's. Several collectible artists are represented by Iwantja Arts such as Mary Brown, Maringka Burton, Sadie Singer, Yaritji Wendy Tingku, Peter Mungkuri, Alec Baker and Diane Robinson.  Many sought after emerging artists such as Vicki Cullinan, Tiger Yaltangki, Molly Cullinan, Mary Brumby and Julie Yatjitja are also encouraged, supported and represented by Iwantja.

Tjala Arts was started by the women of Amata in 1997 and was originally called Minymaku Arts (Ladies Arts), it was renamed in 2006 to reflect the involvement of Anangu men in the art centre.  Amata is an Aboriginal community situated in the APY Lands.  Approximately 2500 people live in the region, which covers more than 103,000 square kilometres of arid land in the far Northwest of South Australia.  Amata is situated amongst the picturesque Musgrave Ranges, approximately 120km south of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Aboriginal art and craft has been produced in Amata since the 1970’s but it was usually sold through the occasional exhibition or to the very few passing tourists or government employees.   Today Tjala is a successful Aboriginal community owned art centre which provides a living to it’s artists and reinvests in community infrastructure.

Ninuku Arts is a wholly-Indigenous owned and governed Art Centre which supports artists from two communities - Pipalyatjara and Kalka. Each have populations of around 100-150 Anangu and the majority are Pitjantjatjara speakers –Both communities are located in the far north-western corner of South Australia, near the tri-state border of South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory. The two communities, fourteen kilometres apart, are surrounded by the rolling, rocky hills of the Tomkinson Ranges and are part of the APY Lands. Both Kalka and Pipalyatjara are peaceful places. This is a result of strong governance, cultural engagement and community. The Art Centre itself is located in Kalka and despite being the most remote art centre on the APY Lands, having limited working space and access to services, Ninuku Arts has continued to grow in success with each year.

Jive is a proud support partner to the many talented artists of these community run and managed Aboriginal art centres.

Works

Wampataku Hunting by Peter Mungkuri 2013 by Artists of Anangu Ptijantjatjara Yangkunyjatjara (APY) Lands

Wampataku Hunting by Peter Mungkuri

Acrylic on Canvas

152 x 152 cm

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Ngura (County) by Molly Cullinan 2013 by Artists of Anangu Ptijantjatjara Yangkunyjatjara (APY) Lands

Ngura (County) by Molly Cullinan

Acrylic on Linen

150 x 150 cm

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SALE: My Country by Sharon Ken - $600. 2013 by Artists of Anangu Ptijantjatjara Yangkunyjatjara (APY) Lands

SALE: My Country by Sharon Ken - $600.

Acrylic on Linen

100 x 76 cm

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SALE: Kalaya Tjukurpa by Inawinytji Stanley - $490. 2013 by Artists of Anangu Ptijantjatjara Yangkunyjatjara (APY) Lands

SALE: Kalaya Tjukurpa by Inawinytji Stanley - $490.

Acrylic on Belgian Linen

92 x 61 cm

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Piltati Tjukurpa 2013 by Artists of Anangu Ptijantjatjara Yangkunyjatjara (APY) Lands

Piltati Tjukurpa

Acrylic on Canvas

90 x 120 cm

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Piltati by Mukayi Baker 2013 by Artists of Anangu Ptijantjatjara Yangkunyjatjara (APY) Lands

Piltati by Mukayi Baker

Acrylic on Canvas

100 x 100 cm

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Minyma Kutjara by Amanda Kulyuru 2013 by Artists of Anangu Ptijantjatjara Yangkunyjatjara (APY) Lands

Minyma Kutjara by Amanda Kulyuru

Acrylic on Canvas

100 x 100 cm

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Tjukurpa Mulayangu by Atipalku Intjalki 2013 by Artists of Anangu Ptijantjatjara Yangkunyjatjara (APY) Lands

Tjukurpa Mulayangu by Atipalku Intjalki

Acrylic on Linen

82 cm x 82 cm

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Minyma Mamu by Joanne Tjili Wintjin 2013 by Artists of Anangu Ptijantjatjara Yangkunyjatjara (APY) Lands

Minyma Mamu by Joanne Tjili Wintjin

Acrylic on Belgian Linen

91 x 61 cm

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Ngayuku Ngura by Joanne Tjili Wintjin 2013 by Artists of Anangu Ptijantjatjara Yangkunyjatjara (APY) Lands

Ngayuku Ngura by Joanne Tjili Wintjin

Acrylic on Linen

122 x 60 cm

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Ngura (Country) by Vicki Cullinan 2013 by Artists of Anangu Ptijantjatjara Yangkunyjatjara (APY) Lands

Ngura (Country) by Vicki Cullinan

Acrylic on Canvas

101 x 91 cm

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Kungkarangkalpa by Nita Walyampari Connelly 2013 by Artists of Anangu Ptijantjatjara Yangkunyjatjara (APY) Lands

Kungkarangkalpa by Nita Walyampari Connelly

Acrylic on Linen

61 x 55 cm

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Apu Hills by Tiger Yaltangki 2013 by Artists of Anangu Ptijantjatjara Yangkunyjatjara (APY) Lands

Apu Hills by Tiger Yaltangki

Acrylic on Linen

76 x 101 cm

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Karu Creek by Julie Yatjitja 2013 by Artists of Anangu Ptijantjatjara Yangkunyjatjara (APY) Lands

Karu Creek by Julie Yatjitja

Acrylic on Canvas

91 x 61 cm

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Tjukula (Rockhole) 2013 by Artists of Anangu Ptijantjatjara Yangkunyjatjara (APY) Lands

Tjukula (Rockhole)

Acylic on canvas.

101 x 61 cm

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