APY Lands Aboriginal Art

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.

 

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Alison Munti Riley

Alison Munti Riley  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 020715  |  acrylic on canvas  |  149 x 96 cm

Piltati Tjukurrpa by Rhoda Tjitayi

Rhoda Tjitayi  |  Piltati Tjukurrpa

Jap 021119  |  acrylic on canvas  |  173 x 120 cm

Seven Sisters – Star Dreaming by Michelle Cooper

Michelle Cooper  |  Seven Sisters – Star Dreaming

Jap 021928  |  acrylic on linen  |  190 x 95 cm

Seven Sisters by Tjungara Ken

Tjungara Ken  |  Seven Sisters

Jap 022281  |  acrylic on linen  |  199 x 122 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Alison Munti Riley

Alison Munti Riley  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 020714  |  acrylic on canvas  |  119 x 91 cm

Kungka Kutjara by Janice Woods

Janice Woods  |  Kungka Kutjara

Jap 021444  |  acrylic on canvas  |  90 x 60 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Alison Munti Riley

Alison Munti Riley  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 020720  |  acrylic on canvas  |  120 x 96 cm

Piltati Tjukurpa by Rhoda Tjitayi

Rhoda Tjitayi  |  Piltati Tjukurpa

Jap 021141  |  acrylic on canvas  |  109 x 77 cm

Minyma Marlilu Tjukurrpa by Teresa Baker

Teresa Baker  |  Minyma Marlilu Tjukurrpa

Jap 022216  |  acrylic on canvas  |  150 x 46 cm

Mamungari Tjukurrpa – Mother’s Country by Pollyanne Smith & Mantuna George

Pollyanne Smith & Mantuna George  |  Mamungari Tjukurrpa – Mother’s Country

Jap 018257  |  acrylic on canvas  |  120 x 120 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Alison Munti Riley

Alison Munti Riley  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 020717  |  acrylic on canvas  |  150 x 96 cm

Piltati Tjukurpa by Rhoda Tjitayi

Rhoda Tjitayi  |  Piltati Tjukurpa

Jap 021138  |  acrylic on canvas  |  88 x 60 cm

Kungka Kutjara by Alison Munti Riley

Alison Munti Riley  |  Kungka Kutjara

Jap 018255  |  acrylic on canvas  |  90 x 64 cm

Pantu Salt Lakes by Janice Stanley

Janice Stanley   |  Pantu Salt Lakes

Jap 021429  |  acrylic on canvas  |  121 x 91 cm

Kungka Kutjara by Alison Munti Riley

Alison Munti Riley  |  Kungka Kutjara

Jap 021449  |  acrylic on canvas  |  121 x 90 cm

Minyma Kutjara by Janice Woods

Janice Woods  |  Minyma Kutjara

Jap 020278  |  acrylic on canvas  |  138 x 97 cm

Piltati Tjukurpa by Rhoda Tjitayi

Rhoda Tjitayi  |  Piltati Tjukurpa

Jap 021959  |  acrylic on canvas  |  176 x 120 cm

Piltati Tjukurpa by Rhoda Tjitayi

Rhoda Tjitayi  |  Piltati Tjukurpa

Jap 022237  |  acrylic on canvas  |  198 x 107

Minyma Malilu by Teresa Baker

Teresa Baker  |  Minyma Malilu

Jap 021463  |  acrylic on canvas  |  150 x 90 cm

Seven Sisters – Star Dreaming by Michelle Cooper

Michelle Cooper  |  Seven Sisters – Star Dreaming

Jap 021773  |  acrylic on linen  |  145 x 98 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Alison Munti Riley

Alison Munti Riley  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 021440  |  acrylic on canvas  |  90 x 60 cm

Piltati Tjukurpa by Rhoda Tjitayi

Rhoda Tjitayi  |  Piltati Tjukurpa

Jap 021137  |  acrylic on canvas  |  87 x 60 cm

Maku Tjukurrpa by Anita Pumani

Anita Pumani  |  Maku Tjukurrpa

Jap 021978  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 121 cm

Minyma Marlilu Tjukurrpa by Patricia Tunkin & Clarise Tunkin

Patricia Tunkin & Clarise Tunkin  |  Minyma Marlilu Tjukurrpa

Jap 018549  |  acrylic on canvas  |  200 x 160 cm

Minyma Marlilu Tjukurrpa by Carolanne Ken

Carolanne Ken  |  Minyma Marlilu Tjukurrpa

Jap 018537  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

My Country by Imitjala Curley

Imitjala Curley  |  My Country

Jap 016743  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 98 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Alison Munti Riley

Alison Munti Riley  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 020718  |  acrylic on canvas  |  150 x 96 cm

Minyma Marlilu Tjukurrpa by Clarise Tunkin

Clarise Tunkin  |  Minyma Marlilu Tjukurrpa

Jap 022217  |  acrylic on canvas  |  151 x 46 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Tanya Brady

Tanya Brady  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 022234  |  acrylic on canvas  |  200 x 87 cm

Minyma Kutjara by Elaine Woods

Elaine Woods  |  Minyma Kutjara

Jap 018243  |  acrylic on canvas  |  120 x 90 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Alison Munti Riley

Alison Munti Riley  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 020721  |  acrylic on canvas  |  146 x 90 cm

Ngintaka by Meredith Curley

Meredith Curley  |  Ngintaka

Jap 021445  |  acrylic on canvas  |  90 x 60 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Madeline Curley

Madeline Curley  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 021456  |  acrylic on canvas  |  119 x 97 cm

Seven Sisters by Tjungara Ken

Tjungara Ken  |  Seven Sisters

Jap 022448  |  acrylic on linen  |  183 x 122 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Meredith Curley

Meredith Curley  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 018547  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 61 cm

Kalaya Tjukurpa – Emu Dreaming by Patricia Baker

Patricia Baker  |  Kalaya Tjukurpa – Emu Dreaming

Jap 007693  |  acrylic on linen  |  122 x 91 cm

Minyma Marlilu Tjukurrpa by Teresa Baker

Teresa Baker  |  Minyma Marlilu Tjukurrpa

Jap 019907  |  acrylic on linen  |  112 x 101 cm

Minyma Malilu by Teresa Baker & Patricia Tunkin

Teresa Baker & Patricia Tunkin  |  Minyma Malilu

Jap 021464  |  acrylic on canvas  |  150 x 90 cm

Seven Sisters Dreaming by Madeline Curley

Madeline Curley  |  Seven Sisters Dreaming

Jap 018545  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

Minyma Marlilu Tjukurrpa by Carolanne Ken

Carolanne Ken  |  Minyma Marlilu Tjukurrpa

Jap 018535  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

Minyma Marlilu Tjukurrpa by Carolanne Ken

Carolanne Ken  |  Minyma Marlilu Tjukurrpa

Jap 018538  |  acrylic on linen  |  121 x 61 cm

Minyma Marlilu Tjukurrpa by Carolanne Ken

Carolanne Ken  |  Minyma Marlilu Tjukurrpa

Jap 018539  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 60 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.

Anangu Artists Exhibition 

Andrea Adamson Exhibition