“Ninunya mulapa minyma Tjukuritja, palupalanguru kurunpa mukuringanyi pulkara” - Our spirits have a deep attachment to the Bilby. The Bilby Woman is our true creation ancestor and this means we have a need for her in our spirit and soul. -  Yaritji Connelly, Senior Artist and Co-Founding Director, Ninuku Arts.

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 – Anangu simply means ‘people’ in Pitjantjatjara.

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 Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. Both Kalka and Pipalyatjara are peaceful places. This is encouraged by strong governance, cultural engagement and pride among local Anangu people. The art centre prides itself on its inclusivity (providing opportunities for all generations) and embracing individuality in artists.

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