Iwantja Arts - Art Collector
|Tiger Yaltangki, Mamutjara (Ghost Story), 2015. Acrylic on canvas, 167 x 240cm. Courtesy: Tiger Yaltangki and Iwantja Arts, South Australia|
|Situated at the base of the Indulkana Ranges, Iwantja Arts is located at the Indulkana Community and marks the most eastern gateway to the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. |
Established in 1980, Iwantja Arts takes its name from the Iwantja Creek where the community was first established. A large native gum growing in the creek bed marks the resting place and dreaming site of the tjurki (owl) and tells the story of his journey through country.
Celebrating a rich history of printmaking and painting, the studio accommodates up to forty artists by providing specialised printmaking facilities alongside several painting workspaces.
Iwantja Arts is recognised as a dynamic, remote Indigenous art centre that actively engages emerging, mid-career, and established artists. Renowned for the production of both culturally rich and contemporary art making, innovative studio artists work across a variety of mediums, fostering a culture of exploration and diversity.
Current major highlights for artists at Iwantja arts include: Tiger Yaltangki’s short listing for the prestigious National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards for a third consecutive year; Vincent Namatjira’s short listing for the Western Australian Indigenous Art Award and the John Fries Award, as well as acquisitions by the QAGOMA and British Museum; Tiger Yaltangki and Peter Mungkuri’s upcoming dual exhibition at West Space; and David Frank presenting his first solo exhibition with Alcaston Gallery.
With the support of private and public gallery partners, Iwantja Arts annually showcases an exciting exhibition program. Artworks from Iwantja Arts are held in many public institutions such as the British Museum, the National Gallery of Australia, the Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria.
Iwantja Arts is a not-for-profit Aboriginal corporation managed by a self-elected board of directors. The art centre promotes artistic excellence and cultural development within the community, providing project opportunity, economic independence, training and career development for artists.
Access informationIwantja Arts is located within close proximity to the Stuart Highway, please contact the art centre for visiting details.
PMB 8 via Alice Springs
|Phone:08 8670 7722|