Tjala Arts is an Aboriginal owned and managed corporation. It was started by the women of Amata in 1997 and was originally called Minymaku Arts, meaning "belonging to women". It was renamed in 2006 to reflect the involvement of Anangu men in the art centre.
"Tjala" is the Pitjantjatjara word for Honey Ant - a favourite traditional bush food. Tjala is the Tjukurpa or Creation Story for Amata where Tjala Arts is located, in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara/Yankunyjatjara Lands (APY), in the far Northwest of South Australia. Text copyright Tjala Arts
Artists represented by Aboriginal & Pacific Art include Kunmanara (Tiger) Palpatja, Kunmanara (Tjampawa Katie) Kawiny, Wawirya Burton, Kunmanara (Hector) Burton, Kunmanara (Ray) Ken, Tjungkara Ken, Sylvia Ken, Nyunmiti Burton, Barabara Moore, Yaritji Young, Mick Wikilyiri, Mona Mitakiki Shepherd, Naomi Kantjuriny & Tjimpayi Presley.