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ANANYI NYURAKUTU | GOING HOME AN EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS AND CERAMICS FROM ERNABELLA ART CENTRE IN THE ANANGU PITJANTJATJARA AND YANKUNYTJATJARA LANDS OF THE TRI-BORDER STATES

12 MARCH – 5 APRIL | WED – SAT 10 – 5PM | 330 SOUTH TERRACE, SOUTH FREMANTLE, WA

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Artitja Fine Art Gallery invites you to ANANYI NYURAKUTU | Going Home Opening: Thursday 11th March 2021 | 6 – 8 pm RSVP for opening night to Anna Kanaris 0418 900 954 | info@artitja.com.au Venue: EARLYWORK, 330 South Terrace, South Fremantle Exhibition runs: Friday 12 March to Monday 5 April | Wed – Sun 10am to 4pm View the exhibition online at www.artitja.com.au

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Country connects all aspects of Anangu* life and its continuation of spirituality, culture, language, family, Tjukurpa (law) and identity. In 2019 Artitja Fine Art Gallery was delighted to send a letter of support to assist the Ernabella Art centre in the APY lands in securing funding from the Australia Council to undertake the Ngayuku Mulayangu munu Ilpiltja Project and enable two key Ernabella Arts family members from the Lewis and Lionel families to go back to Country for the first time. This exhibition is the result. For over fifty years, matriarchs Atipalku Intjalki and Yurpiya Lionel have been painting at the art centre and visited their fathers’ Country only once. Atipalku’s father Mulayangu passed on sacred knowledge to her and it is her responsibility to keep this knowledge alive by teaching it to her descendants - three generations of Lionel/Lewis families by going back to Country, to be, to sing, to share Tjukurpa and paint and create artwork. Senior Ernabella artists consistently express their desire to nurture the younger ones and have devised a number of projects over the years that have successfully encouraged, engaged and ensured the transmission of both cultural knowledge and artistic practice to the next generation of artists. For Anangu, the transmission of knowledge, particularly across generations is aural; it is enacted and living. * the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara people of the region

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MICHELLE LEWIS

Michelle Lewis Michelle’s Tjala Dreaming (Honey Ant) 148x88cm ART56420ML

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MICHELLE LEWIS Michelle’s father’s country is a place called Makiri located east of Ernabella near the Fregon community. This country is honey ant dreaming. Michelle and her family still visit this country where she draws special attention to the natural elements on the land which are then represented in her paintings. “I am painting the landscape from above, as you might see it from an airplane or as a bird looking down. It is beautiful country both from on the ground and up above” When Michelle created this painting she was thinking of Makiri and how the tjala - honey ants - tunnel through the sandy soil as well as about the waterholes, the assemblages of trees and shrubs and the country that is ‘quiet’ (empty)

MICHELLE LEWIS biography Michelle Lewis was born in Ernabella in 1983, where she went to school and later worked at the Ernabella Clinic. Michelle is a rising star of the Ernabella painting studio. She is daughter to senior painter Atipalku Intjalki and master punu (wood) maker Adrian Intjalki. Her sisters are Langaliki and Lynette Lewis, both accomplished artists. Michelle began paintng in 2017 and quickly developed an individual style based around her father's country at Makiri, east of Ernabella. Her art has been shown across Australia and internationally. Michelle is mother to three children. Michelle was a participant in the Ngayuku Mulayangu munu Ilpiltja Project

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MICHELLE LEWIS

Michelle Lewis Michelle’s Tjala Dreaming (Honey Ant) 200x120cm ART20620ML

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MICHELLE LEWIS

Left: Michelle Lewis Michelle’s Tjala Dreaming (Honey Ant168x85cm ART20620ML; Above Michelle Lewis, Ngayuku Nguru 60x60cm ART11420ML

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IMITJALA PANTJITI LEWIS

Imitjala Pantjiti Lewis was born in 1963 in the community which was then known as Ernabella Mission and is now known as Pukatja Community. She attended school in Ernabella.

Imitjala Pantjiti Lewis 120x88cm Kipara and Kalaya – Bush Turkey and Emu ART0621IPL

She is a full-time health worker at Ernabella clinic. She began work with the health service on graduating in high school in 1983. She married shortly after this. She is sister to leading Ernabella ceramic artist, Alison Milyika Carroll. Imitjala Pantjiti's works often depict the minyma kutjarra tjukurpa (two women/sisters story), the Malilanya tjukurpa, the kipara munu kalaya tjukurpa (bush turkey and emu story) and the Kungkarangakalpa tjukurpa (Seven Sisters story). Imitjala Pantji is deeply involved in women's law and ceremony and has a leading role in the Nintintjaku Project (an Ernabella Arts cultural teaching project).

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ATIPALKU INTJALKI

“Tjurkurpa Mulayangu is a men’s law place. They made this place and campsite. Mulayangu made this place. Over in the west is the other side of Amata which is my father’s country. This is a sacred place called Tankalanya. This is all I can say.”

ATIPALKU INTJALKI biography “I was born in Ernabella, I started working in the Ernabella Arts when they were doing batik, wool rugs and weaving over 50 years ago. Now I paint and I have for a long time. In my painting I am passing on my Mother’s story. I have contributed to many exhibitions both national and international”. Atipalku was a participant in the Ngayuku Mulayangu munu Ilpiltja Project

Atipalku Intjalki, Tjukurpa Mulayangu 118x88cm ART20620AI

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ATIPALKU INTJALKI

Atipalku Intjalki, Tjukurpa Mulayangu 120x100cm ART2441AI (left) Atipalku Intjalki, Tjukurpa Mulayangu 100x76cm ART31020AI(right)

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LANGALIKI LEWIS

Langaliki is the daughter of senior artist Atipalku Intjalki (painter) and Adrian Intjalki (timber artist) and mother to three daughters. Her sister is the highly-skilled potter Lynette Lewis. Langaliki went to school in Ernabella and then Adelaide. On returning from Adelaide she began working at the Ernabella TAFE and later the community office and then store. She is an up and coming artist who is showing great promise in her sensitive depictions of her country on canvas. Her ceramics were first exhibited at Sabbia Gallery in Sydney in 2014 and recent paintings depicting a powerful storm cloud story have been widely exhibited. Her work has been shown in galleries around Australia including Sydney, Darwin, Alice Springs, Broome, Perth, Mittagong, York (WA) and overseas including Brussels and the USA. Langaliki was a participant in the Ngayuku Mulayangu munu Ilpiltja Project

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LANGALIKI LEWIS

Langaliki Lewis, Ngayuku Ngura 147x66cm ART53120LL; right Langaliki Lewis 14x13cm Ngayuku Ngura ART26C21

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LANGALIKI LEWIS

Langaliki Lewis, Ngayuku Ngura 100x88cm ART0121LL

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LANGALIKI LEWIS

Langaliki Lewis, Ngayuku Ngura 100x80cm ART1421LL

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NGAYUKU MULAYANGU MUNI ILPILTJA PROJECT – PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY © ERNABELLA ARTS

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NGAYUKU MULAYANGU MUNI ILPILTJA PROJECT – PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY © ERNABELLA ARTS

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LYNETTE LEWIS Lynette has fast become one of Ernabella's leading artists. She began as an Aboriginal Arts Worker at Ernabella Arts at the start of 2015 when her school age children were in their final years of school. Prior to this, Lynette had made tjanpi (weaving) at home and years earlier had created a suite of prints at the art centre. In mid-2015 Lynette participated in two workshops leading up to the exhibition at Sabbia Gallery - Yangupala Tjuta Waakarinyi (Many Young People Working). She then attended the Australian Ceramics Triennale in Canberra with three other artists and demonstrated at the Sabbia Gallery exhibition that toured to the Australian National Botanical Gardens Gallery. In late 2015 Lynette participated in a contemporary jewellery workshop with jeweller Mel Young at Ernabella as part of the Indigenous Jewellery Project. She created exceptional resin and traditional seed necklaces during the workshop, which were exhibited at Whistlewood, Victoria in March 2016. In 2016 Lynette was also selected as a finalist in the National Contemporary Jewellery Award at Griffith Regional Gallery. In mid-2016 Lynette worked alongside seven other Ernabella women potters to create a collaborative ceramics installation for the Indigenous Ceramics Art Award at the Shepparton Art Museum, Victoria in August 2016. n 2016, Lynette's work was acquired for the National Museum of Australia's collection. In 2017 her work was presented in 'Clay Stories: Contemporary Indigenous ceramics from remote Australia' at Sabbia Gallery, Sydney. The exhibition began its national tour at Jam Factory Seppelttfield for the Tarnanthi: Festval of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art. Her first solo exhibition was titled Mara ninti: Clever handsI - Liritja (necklaces) by Lynettee Lewis and was presented at Craft ACT in November 2017.

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LYNETTE LEWIS

Since then, Lynette's work has appeared in exhibitions across Australia and internationally, including the Hold our connectoon to country strong for malatja-malatja (future generations) exhibition at Aboriginal Signature gallery in Brussels in 2018 and then again in Nganampa ngura-nguru nyurampa ngurakutu (From our place to your place.) In 2019 Lynette's ceramic artwork was inspired by milpatjunanyi, drawing stories in the sand, was a finalist for the Ravenswood Women's Prize. She was also a finalist in the 2019 NATSIAA Telstra Awards. Lynette's mother Atipalku is a senior artist, her sister Langaliki also works as a painter and her father Adrian Intjalki was an established punu (timber) artist. Lynette was a participant in the Ngayuku Mulayangu munu Ilpiltja Project

Lynette Lewis, 15x12cm Nyinantu (honey ant tunnels) ART32C21LL

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LYNETTE LEWIS

Lynette Lewis, 100x74cm Wamikata Walka Tali/Sand ART24020LL

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YURPIYA LIONEL Yurpiya was born at the homeland Donald’s Well, near Kenmore Park, about 45 kms east of Ernabella. She is the daughter of Pantjiti Lionel, a very senior Pitjantjatjara woman and artist. Her family lived in Ernabella where she attended school. In 2004 Yurpiya started painting at Ernabella Arts and is now a leader of the women's painting studio. She has three children and several grandchildren - her daughters Rachael and Alison Lionel are rising stars of the painting and ceramic studios. Yurpiya is also a very accomplished fibre sculptor and weaver. In 2011 her work was acquired by the University of Newcastle. In 2015 Yurpiya was a finalist in the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards, and in 2018 she was a finalist in the Wynne Prize. In 2017 she exhibited alongside her two daughters and her mother in The Lionel family - Tjukurpa titutjura kunpu ngaranytjaku (Keeping our tjukurpa strong forever.) In 2018 Sabbia Gallery featured her work at Sydney Contemporary. In the same year, her paintings were exhibited in APY LANDS LA: Central Desert Painters of Australia in Los Angeles. In 2020 she participated in Nganampa ngura-nguru nyurampa ngurakutu (From our place to your place) at Aboriginal Signature in Brussels. Yurpiya continues to exhibit both nationally and internationally. Yurpiya was a participant in the Ngayuku Mulayangu munu Ilpiltja Project

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YURPIYA LIONEL

Yurpiya Lionel 150X90cm Anumara ART33920YL

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YURPIYA LIONEL

Yurpiya Lionel 170x100cm Anumara ART51820YL

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ERNABELLA CERAMICS PUKATJA POTTERY CERAMICS STUDIO ON SITE AT ERNABELLA ENABLES ANANGU EXPRESSION THROUGH THE MEDIUM OF CLAY. ALL POTS ARE HAND-BUILT AND CAN TAKE UP TO THREE WEEKS PER POT TO COMPLETE.

L-R: Lynette Lewis 11x10cm Nyinantu (honey ant holes) ART9C21; Lynette Lewis 20x10cm Nyinantu (honey ant holes) ART19C21; Lynette Lewis 13x8cm Tjukula/Waterholes ART12C21

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ERNABELLA CERAMICS

L- Marissa Thompson Throwing a pot on the wheel; Top: Ceramic pot by Marissa Angapiya Thompson 11x10cm Nyinantu (honey ant holes) ART13C21 © Photographs courtesy Ernabella Arts

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ERNABELLA CERAMICS

L-R: Derek Jungarrayi Thompson Maku (Witchetty Grub) 21x12cm ART30C21; Jayanna Andy Tjukula/Waterholes 18x11cm ART29C21; Janice Stanley Ngayuku Walka 22x9cm ART31C21; Jayanna Andy Tjukula/Waterholes 17x12cm ART15C21

Select excerpts from a paper written by Janet DeBoos 2019 from The Remote Communities Ceramics Network (RCCN) We went out on a ‘womens’ trip’ into the desert, where I had noticed when we were driving in what looked like promising  clay for making a terra sigillata (an ultra fine clay slip used for decorative purposes by many clay cultures). It was perfect,  so we harvested a couple of buckets to make a slip that is used to this day.    What was so pleasing was the gentle harmony in the studio. It was highly productive, and strong relationships‐ particularly  amongst the men‐ were formed. We were all learning. Even those of us who were there in facilitator roles could not help  but get caught up in the high productivity. After the Ernabella/Pukatja workshop, eight of the artists travelled to Canberra  (two from Tiwi, two from Hermannsburg/Ntaria, and four from Ernabella/Pukatja.   

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CARLENE THOMPSON

Carlene Thompson 150x100cm Kalaya Ngura ART4120CT

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CARLENE THOMPSON Carlene is a senior artist and senior woman in the Ernabella community. At various times she has sat on the board of the Ernabella Art Centre and was the Chair for several years. Carlene was born Carlene De Rose, in Finke in 1950. She met her husband, Kunmanara (Kawaki) Thompson OAM, at De Rose Hill, and they were married there. Her late husband was a highly regarded senior Pitjantjatjara man who was a major figure in the Land Rights Movement. Carlene and her husband had one son, and five daughters, three of whom also work at the art centre. Carlene started painting at the art centre in 2007 and quickly developed a very individual style. In 2009 Carlene began to concentrate on ceramics. Her work is contemporary while being based on Country and the creatioon being of her family's country, the kalaya (emu). Carlene is a very hard worker and often continues to paint at the art centre long after other artists have left. Carlene's art has been shown in many exhibitions both nationally and internationally. It has also been acquired for the Goulburn Regional Art Gallery collection and the Queensland Art Gallery Collection. Carlene has thrice been a finalist in the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award. She is a strong participant in women's ceremony and is passing this knowledge down to her daughters.

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CARLENE THOMPSON

Carlene Thompson 121x100cm Kalaya Ngura ART55219CT

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CARLENE THOMPSON

Carlene Thompson 121x100cm Kalaya Ngura ART46820CT

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JANICE STANLEY Janice Stanley is the third generation of Stanley women to create artwork at Ernabella Arts. She is an early career painter and ceramic artist showing great promise. Her grandmother is a founding artist and traditional healer Tjariya Stanley and her aunts are senior artists, Alison Milyika Carroll and Renita Stanley. Janice has two children. Janice's paintings depict pantu, or salt lakes near Atilla (Mt Conoor). This is a significant location for the seven sisters creation story. This story tells of seven sisters running across the country creating landforms in their wake. Although Janice has never seen them from this perspective herself, she imagines viewing the salt lakes from above. In 2020 she exhibited in Nganampa ngura-nguru nyurampa ngurakutu (From our place to your place) at Aboriginal Signature in Brussels, as well as several national exhibitions. She has been exhibited around Australia and internationally, in Adelaide, Alice Springs, Broome, Sydney and Brussels. The Australian Embassy in Zagreb has Janice’s work in their collection.

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JANICE STANLEY

Janice Stanley L-R 84x84cm Pantu (Salt Lake) ART51420JS; Janice Stanley 98x98cm Pantu (Salt Lake) ART0921JS

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RENITA STANLEY

Renita Stanley 150x100cm Malilanya ART43720RS

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RENITA STANLEY Renita was born at Ernabella Mission in 1962. She has lived there all her life, attending the mission school and following her mother, Tjariya, into the ‘craft room’ upon leaving school. The oldest of five children, Renita and her siblings spent much of their time growing up out at their parents’ homeland, Tjalyritja, in times when the homeland (outstation) movement was stronger. Renita has one son, Ngunytjima, who works in the ceramics studio. Renita has travelled overseas and participated in batik workshops in Indonesia in Yogjakarta. She has exhibited widely around Australia, in the mediums of batik, painting and ceramics. Renita’s distinctive artwork draws from traditional mark making while being her own visual interpretation of her stories. Renita is a distinguished artist whose work has been acquired by galleries across Australia and overseas, including National Gallery of Australia, National Museum of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, National Museum of Scotland and Dreamtime Gallery, Florida. As well as her full-time arts career, Renita is strongly involved with the church and Ernabella Choir, in particular the singing of hymns in Pitjantjatjara at regular gatherings at Ernabella. She has written and recorded her own songs, and is a keyboardist. Renita was amongst the new and younger choir members who travelled to Adelaide to perform as part of the 2004 Festival. Renita sings in the 2011 ABC TV documentaries, 'No Ordinary Mission' and 'Nothing Rhymes with Ngapartji'. In 2012 she was in the stage show of 'Ngapartji Ngaprtji' at Canberra Playhouse Theatre. Renita was Chairperson of Ernabella Arts in 2006 and 2007 and has been Anangu Mayatja since 2009. Renita is also on the Governing Council of Ernabella Anangu School and is a widely respected woman. Artitja Fine Art Gallery South Fremantle, WA | t Anna 0418 900 954 | e info@artitja.com.au | w www.artitja.com.au

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TJUNKAYA TAPAYA OAM Tjunkaya grew up at the Ernabella Mission. In mission days, the building which is now the art centre was originally used as a food hall by the missionaries. In 1948 it became the Craft Room, where the first work was by women, spinning wool and rug making. Most of the senior artists painting on the APY Lands today have passed through this building across more than one of its incarnations. Tjunkaya began work in the Craft Room making weavings, later excelling in the medium of batik, and became one of the outstanding artists with work in several public collections. Her work was featured on the cover of Judith Ryan's 'Across the Desert: Aboriginal Batik from Central Australia.' Tjunkaya also works in ceramics, tjanpi, punu, print making, spinning and mukata making and her work in these mediums has been seen in numerous exhibitions in Australia and internationally since 1971, in public and private galleries. Her works are held in many national and international collections, including the National Museum of Scotland, National Museum of Australia, National Gallery of Australia and the Museum of Ethnology, Osaka. Since 2015, Tjunkaya has chosen to concentrate on painting and tjanpi sculpture. This focus has seen her become one of the most in demand female artists on the APY Lands and increasingly recognised in these two mediums. In 2010 and 2011 she was collected by Artbank, and in 2011 and 2012 selected as a finalist in the Togart Contemporary Art Award. In 2012 her tjulpu (bird) tjanpi sculptures were selected for exhibition in the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (the Telstras). 2011 marked the commencement of Tjunkaya's 5th decade of working at Ernabella Arts. Her first solo show was in 2012 at Alcaston Gallery in Melbourne, where Tjunkaya exhibited a mix of paintings and tjanpi sculpture. She was the Deputy Chair of the art centre and the leader of the Nintintjaku Project, an inter-generational teaching project working with Ernabella Anangu School and the Ernabella NPY youth team. She has also recently recommenced work in the ceramics studio, exhibiting ceramics again for the first time in a number of years. Tjunkaya is also a prolific writer in Pitjantjatjara. She is currently developing a bi-lingual children's book. She also has essays published in a number of exhibition catalogues, including the Desert Mob 2017 catalogue and the catalogue for the 2017 Tarnanthi: Festival of Artitja Fine Art Gallery South Fremantle, WA | t Anna 0418 900 954 | e info@artitja.com.au | w www.artitja.com.au

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TJUNKAYA TAPAYA OAM Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art. In 2016 Tjunkaya took part in a collaborative project, a tjanpi (woven) sculpture called Minyma Tjirilyanya Ngaltujara Pikatjara(Echidna Woman Hurt and Sick). This tells an ancient story of the Echidna Woman. This work was listed as a finalist in the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award. In 2018 Tjunkaya’s life’s work as a representative for her people, an artist and a writer was recognised and she received the Gladys Elphick Award for Lifetime Achievement. In 2020 Tjunkaya was awarded an Order of Australia, General Division in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

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TJUNKAYA TAPAYA OAM

Tjunkaya Tapaya OAM 190x120cm Kungkarangkalpa / Seven Sisters ART45720TT

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TJUNKAYA TAPAYA OAM

Tjunkaya Tapaya OAM 146X98cm Kungkarangkalpa / Seven Sisters ART454920TT

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TJUNKAYA TAPAYA OAM

Tjunkaya Tapaya OAM 167x100cm Kungkarangkalpa / Seven Sisters ART0721TT

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TJUNKAYA TAPAYA OAM

Tjunkaya Tapaya OAM 148X146cm Kungkarangkalpa / Seven Sisters ART52820TT

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KATRINA TJITAYI Katrina was born and went to school in Ernabella. Her mother was one of the first Anangu teachers at Ernabella Anangu School in the 1940s. On leaving school Katrina studied at UniSA through the AnTEP program, obtaining a Bachelor of Education. She has worked in Anangu education for more than 20 years including as the Anangu School Improvement Coordinator. She first began painting at the art centre in late 2016, working initially in painting and then trying her hand at ceramic art too. Her work has been exhibited around Australia and overseas, including Sydney, Alice Springs, Darwin, Broome, Mittagong and Brussels, Belgium. Katrina is a mother to two children and a strong advocate for children’s rights. She is a published author including as co-presenter and writer of 'Red Dirt Curriculum: Re-imagining Remote Education', presented as part of the Sidney Myer Rural Lecture series in 2013.

Katrina Tjitayi 100x75cm Piltati ART46220KT

In 2018 she won the 2018 Aunty Josie Agius Award for her work as the Wellbeing Coordinator, her current position at Ernabella Anangu School.

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ELIZABETH DUNN

Elizabeth Dunn 180x120cm Piltati – Elizabeth Dunn’s story ART58920ED

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ELIZABETH DUNN Elizabeth was born in Ernabella in 1973. She went to high school in Adelaide before returning home. She spent her childhood watching her elders paint and now depicts her grandmother's country, a place named Piltati near Nyapari, on canvas. She also depicts stories relating to Kampurara - Bush Tomatoes. She is also a talented tjanpi weaver and jeweller. She first began painting at Papunya Tjupi Arts in Papunya community. In August 2016 Elizabeth's ceramic work was exhibited alongside six other Ernabella women in a collaborative ceramics installation as part of the Indigenous Ceramics Art Award at the Shepparton Art Museum and subsequently acquired by the National Museum of Australia. In 2017 Elizabeth had her ceramics exhibited in major exhibitions at Talapi Gallery, Sturt Gallery, Alcaston Gallery, Harvey Arts (USA) and Araluen Art Centre as part of Desert Mob. She is a rising star of the Ernabella ceramics studio. Her work also featured in Clay Stories: Contemporary Indigenous ceramics from remote Australia

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TJULYATA KULYURU

Tjulyata Kulyuru 100x50cm Tjukula/Waterholes ART48020TK

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RHODA TJITAYI

Rhoda was born in Ernabella in 1969 and raised between Fregon and Ernabella. She went to primary school in Ernabella and high school in Adelaide. She has two grown-up sons, a school-aged daughter and one newborn grandson. She first started painting at Kaltjiti Arts in Fregon and later began as an Ernabella Arts painter and then ceramicist. Rhoda also works on the Women's Project for APY land management. Her artwork depicts both her mother's and father's country.

Rhoda Tjitayi 100x100cm Ngayuku Ngura ART66914RT

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Artitja Fine Art Gallery has worked with Ernabella Arts situated in the Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in the remote north west of South Australia since 2014 and is proud to be a representing gallery. The art centre is an Aboriginal owned and run corporation which promotes and supports ethical practice in the creation and sale of Indigenous art established in 1948, making it the oldest, continuously running art centre. To facilitate the Lewis and Lionel Ernabella families journey back to country which took place in October 2020, the art centre, with a supporting letter from our gallery was successful in receiving funding from the Australia Council for the Arts, and the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support agencies, to enable this exhibition to occur.

© All rights reserved. The information and images on this catalogue are the copyright of the artists and Ernabella Arts and Artitja Fine Art Gallery. There is strictly no reproduction of any of the material herein without written permission.

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ARTITJA FINE ART GALLERY – ABOUT US

Artitja Fine Art Gallery is a private art gallery based in South Fremantle and is open by appointment outside our exhibition program. In its 17th year, Artitja Fine Art Gallery holds up to six exhibitions a year in gallery exhibition spaces, details of which can be found on our website. At all other times we are open for viewing by appointment. Specialising in Australian Indigenous art, Artitja Fine Art Gallery partners with remote art centre communities from Western Australia, Northern Territory and South Australia’s APY Lands in bringing the art to the city. This unique business model allows for a personalised and informative approach to viewing and collecting art in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Making the gallery visit comfortable and accessible is a priority for Directors. Anna Kanaris and Arthur Clarke whose dictum is “Making Cultural Connections through Art”. If you would like prices and/or high resolution images of particular works you may be interested in, please contact us. All enquiries are welcome to Anna at anna@artitja.com.au or call 0418 900 954. The exhibition can also be viewed online Please visit our website www.artitja.com.au

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