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Iwantja Paintings

Iwantja Paintings

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.

Iwantja Aboriginal Art

Iwantja Community is located on the eastern side of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, close to the Stuart Highway in the far north of South Australia. The Community is located on a small ridge at the edge of the Indulkana Ranges, approximately 575 km south of Alice Springs. This is a place on Iwantja Creek where Tjurki, the owl, rested on his Dreamtime travels. The community grew up on an exposed ridge overlooking the creek, part of an excision of land from Granite Downs cattle station.

Although Indulkana is regarded as a Pitjantjatjara community, the majority of Aboriginal people at Iwantja refer to themselves as Yankunytjatjara, which is the group having its origins in the eastern section of the APY Lands. The population of Iwantja varies between about 200 and 250 people, and the Iwantja community also owns the adjacent Granite Downs station.

Iwantja Arts and Crafts is a working Aboriginal art centre which began as Indulkana Arts Association in the 1970s. Initially artists were best known for their printmaking, which was first introduced in 1952, and since then have extended their range of etchings, lino prints and colographs, as well as paintings on canvas and linen.

Iwantja Arts and Crafts moved to the Family Centre in 1995, where it has been able to strengthen its cultural identity and artistic output, with an active group of over 40 Aboriginal artists. The quality of work from Iwantja reflects the strong cultural identity of the community, and Iwantja is home to a group of senior artists including Alec Baker, Whiskey Tjukangku, Peter Mungkuri, Maringka Burton, Suzie Prince and Betty Muffler.

Heart Lands – Iwantja Exhibition
Iwantja Artists Exhibition – 2013
Alec Baker

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Anamaruku Piti Tjuta – Caterpillar Dreaming by Maringka Burton

Maringka Burton  |  Anamaruku Piti Tjuta – Caterpillar Dreaming

Jap 010800  |  acrylic on canvas  |  121 x 121 cm

Arrernte Country by Whiskey Tjukangku

Whiskey Tjukangku  |  Arrernte Country

Jap 008923  |  acrylic on canvas  |  101 x 91 cm

Ngura – Country by Alec Baker

Alec Baker  |  Ngura – Country

Jap 010782  |  acrylic on canvas  |  91 x 76 cm

Tali – Sandhills by Jeannie Walatinna

Jeannie Walatinna  |  Tali – Sandhills

Jap 010797  |  acrylic on canvas  |  121 x 121 cm

Punu – Wood by Tiger Yaltangki

Tiger Yaltangki  |  Punu – Wood

Jap 008947  |  acrylic on canvas  |  70 x 40 cm

Ngura – Country by Alec Baker

Alec Baker  |  Ngura – Country

Jap 010781  |  acrylic on canvas  |  101 x 101 cm

Ngura – Country by Peter Mungkuri

Peter Mungkuri  |  Ngura – Country

Jap 010811  |  acrylic on canvas  |  151 x 100 cm

Ngura – Country by Alec Baker

Alec Baker  |  Ngura – Country

Jap 010788  |  acrylic on canvas  |  76 x 101 cm

Rukuringanyi Ngura – Remembering Country by Kanakiya Tjanyari

Kanakiya Tjanyari  |  Rukuringanyi Ngura – Remembering Country

Jap 010799  |  acrylic on canvas  |  121 x 91 cm

Arrernte Country by Whiskey Tjukangku

Whiskey Tjukangku  |  Arrernte Country

Jap 008921  |  acrylic on canvas  |  151 x 101 cm

Tali – Sandhills by Nellie Coulthard

Nellie Coulthard  |  Tali – Sandhills

Jap 010808  |  acrylic on canvas  |  92 x 61 cm

My Country by Tilly Yaltangki

Tilly Yaltangki  |  My Country

Jap 008931  |  acrylic on canvas  |  76 x 51 cm

Punu Trees by Whiskey Tjukangku

Whiskey Tjukangku  |  Punu Trees

Jap 008920  |  acrylic on canvas  |  150 x 101 cm

Tali – Sandhills by Emily Cullinan

Emily Cullinan  |  Tali – Sandhills

Jap 008929  |  acrylic on linen  |  94 x 61 cm

Ngura – Country by Nellie Coulthard

Nellie Coulthard  |  Ngura – Country

Jap 010807  |  acrylic on canvas  |  92 x 61 cm

Rukuringanyi Ngura – Remembering Country by Nellie Coulthard

Nellie Coulthard  |  Rukuringanyi Ngura – Remembering Country

Jap 010809  |  acrylic on canvas  |  152 x 152 cm

Tali – Sandhills by Nellie Coulthard

Nellie Coulthard  |  Tali – Sandhills

Jap 010806  |  acrylic on canvas  |  151 x 100 cm

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