Artists of the APY Lands - Art Collector

Betty Kuntiwa Pumani, Antara, 2016, Synthetic polymer paint on linen, 197 x 197cm. Courtesy: The artist and Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne

Alcaston Gallery presents a significant survey exhibition of paintings, works on paper and masterly ceramics, by artists from across the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands of South Australia to launch our 2017 exhibition schedule. This exhibition highlights the diversity of individual emerging and senior artists currently working at APY Lands art centres, and provides a platform for artists new to the Alcaston Gallery exhibiting stable. Subtlety and power ebb and flow in this collection of major artworks, showcasing the knowledge and creative vision of the artists; their lives and stories deeply imbedded in country and culture.

Artists include: Alec Baker, Sandy Brumby, Pepai Jangala Carroll, Taylor Cooper, Nellie Coulthard, Jimmy Donegan, Elizabeth Dunn, Witjiti George, Rupert Jack, Carolanne Ken, Iluwanti Ken, Ray Ken, Sylvia Ken, Tjungkara Ken, Rachael Lionel, Barbara Moore, Betty Muffler, Peter Mungkuri, Mary Pan, David Pearson, Betty Pumani, Carlene Thompson, Thomas Tjilyia, Harry Tjutjuna, Mick Wikilyiri, Mumu Mike Williams, Tiger Yaltangki, Yaritji Young.

Many APY Lands artists were featured in the acclaimed public exhibition Nganampa Kililpil: Our Stars, Art from the Anangu Ptijantjatjara Yankunyjatjara (APY) Lands held at the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre in New South Wales 15 October – 11 December 2016.

Representing artists from the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, South Australia for over a decade Alcaston Gallery is excited to continue showcasing the art from the region, and support the development of their exciting creative practices and exhibiting careers. Thank you to the artists and staff of the participating art centres for their support and assistance in the preparation of this exhibition: Ernabella Arts, Iwantja Arts, Kaltjiti Arts, Mimili Maku Arts, Ninuku Arts, and Tjala Arts.

Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Wednesday 1 February 2017
Exhibition closes: 25 February 2016
Location: Alcaston Gallery, 11 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Contact: 03 9418 6444

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