Kaltjiti Arts - Art Collector

Tjilpi Kunmanara Kankapankatja Punuku, Trees, arcylic on Arches paper, 23 x 53cm. Courtesy: the artist and Kaltjiti Arts, APY Lands, South Australia.
Tribute to Tjilpi Kankapankatja. Exhibition view at Paul Johnstone Gallery, Darwin, September 2013

Kaltjiti Arts is a community based aboriginal art centre located at Fregon (Kaltjiti Community) in the remote north-west of South Australia on the freehold Anangu Pitjantjatjara / Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. The main focus of the centre is the provision of resources and development of opportunities for its artist members. Artistic integrity, cultural maintenance and promotion of sustainable economic development through the arts reflect the core values of the centre.

The artists of Kaltjiti Arts produce paintings as the primary art form. Limited edition prints are an additional medium. Wood carving and fibre weaving are individual artist activities supported through the centre. The artistic styles at Kaltjiti Arts are varied and explore many different expressions of mark making that translate and are inspired by the surrounding arid landscape that is rich with colour, form, and embedded with ancient stories of the region.

Some of the art centre’s senior artists are represented in national collections, including Artbank, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of South Australia, the Berndt Collection WA, Flinders University Art Museum; along with various private collections.

Current artists

Kaltjiti Arts has both senior and emerging artists. Among them are:
  • Antjala Robin
  • Delma Forbes
  • Gladys Roberts
  • Iwana Ken
  • Kanytjupai Robin
  • Kathy Maringka
  • Nyukana (Matjangka) Norris
  • Taylor Cooper
  • Tjungurra (Mantuwa) George

Commercial gallery partners

  • Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne
  • Marshall Arts, Adelaide
  • Maruku Arts, Uluru
  • Paul Johnstone Gallery, Darwin
  • Talapi Gallery, Alice Springs
  • Tali Gallery, Sydney
  • The Gallery Shop, Sydney
  • Tunbridge Gallery, Margaret River

Access information

Visitors are welcome to Kaltjiti Arts by arrangement. Permits are required when visiting Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands and information regarding these permits can be obtained via the art centre or the APY website>
Visitors will need to contact the art centre prior to visiting.

Kaltjiti Arts
PMB Fregon
Via Alice Springs NT 0872

08 8956 7720
08 8956 7862