Iwantja Arts is an Aboriginal owned and governed art centre, located in the rocky desert country of Indulkana Community on the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands (APY Lands) in the remote north-west of South Australia. Iwantja Arts is named after the Iwantja Creek where Indulkana Community was founded, which is near the site of the Tjurki (Owl) Tjukurpa. The art centre was established in the early 1980s by founding artists and directors Alec Baker and Sadie Singer, and Iwantja Arts now supports the artistic careers of more than 40 predominantly Yankunytjatjara artist members, providing access to artistic and professional development. Iwantja Arts is renowned for its innovative and culturally rich projects with prestigious outcomes that celebrate Aṉangu cultural strength and artistic excellence.
Desert Mob is presented annually in Mparntwe | Alice Springs on Arrernte Country.
On behalf of Desart’s staff and art centre members, the Executive Committee humbly and respectfully acknowledge the Arrernte Apmereke Artweye (Traditional Owners) and Kwertengerle (Traditional Managers) of Mparntwe.
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