2017 Tjukurla Tjukurrpa: Artists from the Ngaanyatjarra lands

17 June - 15 July 2017

Celebrating the opening exhibition and launch of Aboriginal & Pacific Art's new location in Wellington Street, Waterloo, held in association with Tjarlirli Art, Tjukurla, Ngaanyatjarra Lands, WA.

This inaugural exhibition of vibrant paintings from the artists of Tjarlirli Art has brought the new Aboriginal & Pacific Art gallery space to life. Tjukurla Tjukurrpa features work by senior Ngaanyatjarra artists Nyarapayi Giles, Katjarra Butler and Esther Giles, and younger artists Bob Gibson and Eileen Giles.

Tjarlirli Art is based in Tjukurla, a small community in the Ngaayatjarra Lands, north of Kaltukatjara (Docker River), WA. The art centre was established in 2006 as a formal Aboriginal corporation to represent artists in the area, based on a longer history of creative arts and crafts in the community, focused around the women’s centre.

Thank you to the artists for creating such beautiful works for this exhibition, and to Hayley Birchley, the art centre coordinator, for her assistance in marking this special moment in the history of our gallery.