2017 Dreaming of Ngurra

Warakurna Artists
2 - 23 September 2017

Aboriginal & Pacific Art in association with Warakurna Artists, Western Australia presents an exhibition of new paintings exploring stories of Ngurra (home). 

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 strong 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. 

2017 Nganampa Tjukurpa Kunpu (Our Strong Stories)

Tjala Arts, Tjanpi Desert Weavers
5 - 26 August 2017

Aboriginal & Pacific Art, in association with Tjala Arts, Amata, South Australia, presents new paintings from the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands that explores the strong stories of Kunkarangkanypa or Seven Sisters Tjukurpa. Also in conjuction with Tjanpi Desert Weavers, showcasing Swallow Nest baskets by Ilawanti Ungkutjuru Ken.


2017 Tjukurla Tjukurrpa: Artists from the Ngaanyatjarra lands

Tjarlirli Art
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.