2013 Wanarn: Ngaanyatjarra works on board

Warakurna Artists
23 November - 20 December 2013

Presented in association with Warakurna Artists, WA.

Warakurna Artists is an energetic, creative and happy place, where men and women, young and old, paint and share Tjukurrpa (traditional law and culture) and contemporary stories. Passing on these important stories to young people is a critical means of keeping culture vital and strong. The Art Centre plays an important role in the community, providing cultural and social benefits in addition to economic returns. (copyright Warakurna Artists)

2013 Putitja, From Spinifex Country - Ernabella Arts

Ernabella Arts
19 September - 19 October 2013

Paintings and ceramics presented in association with Ernabella Arts, SA. 

2013 With Our Healing Hands - soft sculptures and prints

Yarrenyty Arltere Artists
21 August - 14 September 2013

New prints and soft sculptures from Yarrenyty Arltere Artists, Alice Town Camp, Alice Springs, NT.

Yarrenyty Arltere Artists is a Western Arrernte community arts enterprise. It is part of the Yarrenyty Arltere Learning Centre, an intergenerational program that began in 2000 as a response to the chronic social distress faced by families. It has helped people to rebuild lives. The art centre has been at the heart of this healing. It is an Indigenous owned and managed organisation.

2013 Tjukurpa nganampa kunpu kanyintjaku: Stories that keep culture strong

Tjala Arts
10 July - 10 August 2013

Aboriginal & Pacific Art, in association with Tjala Arts, Amata, SA, presents an exhibition of new paintings from Tjala.

The works of these strong artists, who paint their traditions and stories in beautiful expressions of their country, continue to enrich our visual and cultural landscapes.

2013 Conrad Tipungwuti - Tiwi Artist

15 June - 6 July 2013

Aboriginal & Pacific Art, in association with Jilamara Arts & Crafts, Melville Island, NT, presents a solo exhibition of works by Tiwi artist Conrad Tipungwuti

Conrad's paintings are about the Kulama ceremony, performed in the late wet season (March-April) when a ring appears around the moon. Kulama is a traditional initiation for young men which coincides with the harvest of a certain wild yam species. Elders sing and dance for three days welcoming the boys into adulthood. The boy is then renamed with his true man's name.
 - Copyright Jilamara Art & Crafts

2013 Titutjara: Always Here

Tjungu Palya
9 May - 1 June 2013

A showcase of recent paintings by Tjungu Palya artists, in association with Tjungu Palya, SA.

2013 Antara

Mimili Maku
9 - 27 April 2013

'Antara' is a special place for Anangu just outside of Mimili. The women artists at Mimili chose to name their exhibition after this important site.

In association with Mimili Maku,SA. Featuring Ngupulya Pumani, Milatjari Pumani, Betty Kuntiwa Pumani, Kathleen Injiki Tapalyi and Tuppy Ngintja Goodwin

2013 The Classic Period: Arnhem Land Barks from the 1960s - 2000s

5 - 30 March 2013

Aboriginal & Pacific Art presents a special exhibition of bark paintings from Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. We hope you can join us to view this beautiful collection of works ranging from the 1960s until now. 

This exhibition is held to coincide with the events of Art Month Sydney 2013.

2013 Martuwarra - River Country - Recent works by Sonia Kurarra

Mangkaja Arts
7 February - 2 March 2013

Aboriginal & Pacific Art, in conjunction with Mangkaja Arts, WA, is pleased to present this solo exhibition of recent paintings by artist Sonia Kurarra

"Martuwarra is my river country; this painting is all about the Fitzroy River which flows down through Nookanbah where I live. All kinds of fish live in the water, we catch big mob of fish here. I like Parlka (barrumundi). We catch catfish and brim here too. Nganku(shark), Wirritunany (sawfish) and Stingray also live here. These fish live in these waters long after the flood has gone.

Also this painting is about barrumundi swimming on the surface of the water, you can also see the Wakiri (pandanustree) and rocks all around. When the barrumundi get tired they go back into the rock holes. These rock holes hold all the Parlka (barrumundi) that live in the river. Kalputu (water snakes) also live in these rock holes and swim all around the Palma (creeks) and all around the Wakiri that grows in the river.” – Sonia Kurarra

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