Established in 1999, Tjala Arts (formerly Minymaku Arts) is located in Amaṯa Community, in far north-west South Australia on the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands (APY Lands). An Aboriginal owned and managed corporation, Tjala Arts boasts an exciting exhibition program supporting established, mid-career and emerging artists. The art centre also plays a significant role in the wellbeing of the community and maintaining culture and law.
Tjala artists embrace a variety of mediums, including acrylic paint on linen, puṉu (woodwork) and tjanpi (fibre weaving) and new media arts, and is renowned for its reputation of artistic excellence and innovative projects. The Kuḻaṯa Tjuṯa (Many Spears) project, with its origins at Tjala Arts, has since spread across the APY Lands as a powerful cultural rejuvenation project focused on sharing the skills of spear making across generations.
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.
Desart respectfully advises Aboriginal readers that this website may contain names, images and artworks of people who have passed away.