APY Lands

A selection of paintings showing the styles from this Aboriginal art region - some paintings may still be available for sale, while some may have been sold.

 

Minma Marlilu Tjukurrpa by Clarise Tunkin

Clarise Tunkin  |  Minma Marlilu Tjukurrpa

Jap 016597  |  acrylic on canvas  |  71 x 56 cm

Untitled by Kerry-Anne Robinson

Kerry-Anne Robinson  |  Untitled

Jap 016646  |  acrylic on linen  |  91 x 67 cm

Ngura – Country by Mary Brumby

Mary Brumby  |  Ngura – Country

Jap 014111  |  acrylic on linen  |  153 x 101 cm

Irunytju by Nellie Stewart

Nellie Stewart  |  Irunytju

Jap 016545  |  acrylic on canvas  |  200 x 120 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Michelle Butler Nakamarra

Michelle Butler Nakamarra  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 016547  |  acrylic on canvas  |  153 x 91 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Madeline Curley & Carolanne Ken

Madeline Curley & Carolanne Ken  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 016697  |  acrylic on linen  |  200 x 110 cm

Minima Marlilu Tjukurrpa by Teresa Baker

Teresa Baker  |  Minima Marlilu Tjukurrpa

Jap 016840  |  acrylic on canvas  |  185 x 98 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Madeline Curley & Carolanne Ken

Madeline Curley & Carolanne Ken  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 016696  |  acrylic on linen  |  207 x 133 cm

Minima Marlilu Tjukurrpa by Teresa Baker & Patricia Baker

Teresa Baker & Patricia Baker  |  Minima Marlilu Tjukurrpa

Jap 016623  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 120 cm

Minma Marlilu Tjukurrpa by Clarise Tunkin

Clarise Tunkin  |  Minma Marlilu Tjukurrpa

Jap 015953  |  acrylic on linen  |  149 x 97 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Madeline Curley & Carolanne Ken

Madeline Curley & Carolanne Ken  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 016698  |  acrylic on linen  |  200 x 110 cm

Minma Marlilu Tjukurrpa by Clarise Tunkin

Clarise Tunkin  |  Minma Marlilu Tjukurrpa

Jap 015958  |  acrylic on canvas  |  117 x 96 cm

My Country by Imitjala Curley

Imitjala Curley  |  My Country

Jap 016743  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 98 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Madeline Curley

Madeline Curley  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 016700  |  acrylic on canvas   |  180 x 120 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Alison Munti Riley

Alison Munti Riley  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 016728  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 60 cm

My Country by Imitjala Curley

Imitjala Curley  |  My Country

Jap 016061  |  acrylic on canvas  |  198 x 120 cm

Minma Marlilu Tjukurrpa by Clarise Tunkin

Clarise Tunkin  |  Minma Marlilu Tjukurrpa

Jap 016048  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 90 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Alison Munti Riley

Alison Munti Riley  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 016733  |  acrylic on canvas  |  90 x 60 cm

Womens Ceremony by Maureen Baker

Maureen Baker  |  Womens Ceremony

Jap 016739  |  acrylic on canvas  |  145 x 95 cm

Minima Marlilu Tjukurrpa by Teresa Baker

Teresa Baker  |  Minima Marlilu Tjukurrpa

Jap 016730  |  acrylic on canvas  |  60 x 60 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Carolanne Ken

Carolanne Ken  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 016841  |  acrylic on canvas  |  120 x 90 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Alison Munti Riley

Alison Munti Riley  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 016727  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 60 cm

My Country – Seven Sisters Dreaming by Andrea Adamson

Andrea Adamson  |  My Country – Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 016731  |  acrylic on canvas  |  90 x 60 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Alison Munti Riley

Alison Munti Riley  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 016734  |  acrylic on linen  |  121 x 98 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Alison Munti Riley

Alison Munti Riley  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 015962  |  acrylic on canvas  |  116 x 95 cm

Minma Marlilu Tjukurrpa by Clarise Tunkin

Clarise Tunkin  |  Minma Marlilu Tjukurrpa

Jap 015961  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 70 cm

Minma Marlilu Tjukurrpa by Clarise Tunkin

Clarise Tunkin  |  Minma Marlilu Tjukurrpa

Jap 015957  |  acrylic on linen  |  105 x 55 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Alison Munti Riley

Alison Munti Riley  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 015965  |  acrylic on linen  |  135 x 91 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Alison Munti Riley

Alison Munti Riley  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 016732  |  acrylic on canvas  |  90 x 60 cm

Minma Marlilu Tjukurrpa by Clarise Tunkin

Clarise Tunkin  |  Minma Marlilu Tjukurrpa

Jap 016042  |  acrylic on canvas  |  150 x 60 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Patricia Tunkin and Carolanne Ken

Patricia Tunkin and Carolanne Ken  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 016969  |  acrylic on linen  |  185 x 98 cm

Minma Marlilu Tjukurrpa by Clarise Tunkin and Teresa Baker

Clarise Tunkin and Teresa Baker  |  Minma Marlilu Tjukurrpa

Jap 016970  |  acrylic on linen  |  204 x 110 cm

Minma Marlilu Tjukurrpa by Clarise Tunkin and Kay Baker

Clarise Tunkin and Kay Baker  |  Minma Marlilu Tjukurrpa

Jap 016971  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 97 cm

The APY (Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara) Lands is a major Aboriginal local government zone in the inland of South Australia. It was established in 1981 and covers an area over 100,000 square kilometres of arid country in the northwest corner of South Australia. The indigenous people are Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara language speakers, with about 2,500 people living on APY Lands. There are twenty communities and Homelands centres with the administration centre located at Umuwa.

Some of the main communities on APY Lands include Amata, Indulkana, Kaltjiti (Fregon), Mimili, Pukatja (Ernabella), Pipalyatjara and Watarru. The homelands include Kanpi, Nyapari, Kalka and Yunyarinyi.

Historically the APY Lands had largely been an Aboriginal Reserve since 1921. Ernabella Mission was created in 1937 by the Presbyterian Church at Pukatja and then settlements at Amata and Kaltjiti were set up in the early 1960s. Indulkana was built in 1968 as a centre for government services.

Ernabella is home to the longest running Aboriginal art centre in Australia as it has operated since 1948. It has produced fabrics and woven rugs as well as paintings, ceramics and prints. Today there are over 400 artists working at art centres at Tjala Arts, Mimili Maku, Iwantja, Tjungu Palya and Kaltjiti. The APY Lands have created distinctive and colour-filled artworks that express Anangu connections to culture and Country.