Nyarapayi Giles – Senior Artist and respected Elder of the Tjukurla Community.
Tjarlirli Art Centre represents the artists of Tjukurla in the Ngannyatjarra lands of Western Australia and Kaltukatjara in the Northern Territory. The artwork has strong links with the Papunya Tula movement as families left Kintore and Kiwirrkurra to return to their homelands in the mid 1980s.
As the primary business venture in Tjukurla focusing on Indigenous people, Tjarlirli Art is providing much needed income and employment in this remote town of approximately 40 people. As a member of Desart and Western Desert Mob Art
the art centre has a strong mandate to provide training and skills development for its members and opportunities for Indigenous artists to travel and participate in Industry events of all kinds.
Tjarlirli Art’s core business is the preservation, maintenance and promotion of the art work of the Ngaanyatjarra people by nurturing the development of traditional and contemporary artistic practice, exploring new mediums and innovative opportunities for creative expression.
Work from Tjarlirli Art is commanding the attention of discerning buyers and has been acquired by a number of major collections in Australia and abroad.