Pic – Cassaria stands in front of her grandfather Stanley Young’s painting at the Ninuku Arts Studio
Ninuku Arts – APY Lands SA
Ninuku Arts is an Indigenous-owned and governed Art Centre supporting Pitjantjatjara and Ngaanyatjarra speaking artists from Pipalyatjara, Kalka, and Irruntyju communites. Located in the Tomkinson ranges on the tri-state border of South Australia, Western Australia, and Northern Territory, the studio is one of the smallest and most remote in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands.
Working inside of the first community-built mudbrick building in Kalka, artists specialise in a range of styles from fine dot to abstract brushwork, painting stories of ancestral Tjukurpa and ngurra (home/Country) as well as those of everyday life in the bush. Ninuku artists are known for their bold and energetic colour palates, bolstering many formative artists to the central desert movement including Harry Tjtutjuna, Sandy Brumby, Nyankula Watson, and Jimmy Donegan over its 15-year history.