Tjala Arts , Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands (APY)
Representing artists from the Amata community and nearby surrounding homelands in the Musgrave Ranges (APY Lands), Tjala Arts is located approximately 115 km south of Uluru and 380 km south-west of Alice Springs. It is an Aboriginal owned and managed corporation.
Taking its name from an important creation story for Amata and popular bush food, tjala (honey ant), the art centre has been supporting artists since 1997. Originally incorporated as Minymaku, a women’s initiative, its current name came into effect in 2006 to be more inclusive of both the female and male artists working at the centre.
Work from Tjala Arts is exhibited regularly showcasing a cross-section of the community, such as the vibrant palette and bold negative spaces of senior law woman, Ruby Williamson, the idiosyncratic linearity from Hector Burton and Ray Ken, and the detailed compartmentalized style of Tjungkara Ken.
Works from this art centre have featured in the following Outstation Exhibitions:
The following works from this art centre are available in the Outstation Stockroom:
- Mitakiki Womens’ Collaborative – ‘Seven Sisters’
- Sammy Lyons – ‘Ngayuku ngura – My Country’
- Wawiriya Burton – ‘Ngayuku ngura – My Country’
- Marissa Munti – Ngayuku ngura – My Country
- Mick Wikilyiri – ‘Tjala tjukurpa – Honey ant story’