KALTJITI ARTS is a community-based art centre in Fregon in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands of South Australia. It is the heart of the small community and a place of inspiration, dynamism and cultural focus. Through its art, elders and senior artists teach younger generations about important cultural traditions and stories, passing on knowledge learned from their ancestors.
Kaltjiti Arts is known for diversity of aesthetic and depth of talent. Senior male artists Witjiti George and Taylor Cooper and senior women Manyitjanu Lennon, Imitjala Curley, Matjangka (Nyukana) Norris and Kathy Maringka all explore the region’s Tjukurpa (ancestral stories and law), as do emerging artists Ingrid Treacle, Gladys Roberts, Madeline Curley and Pollyanne Smith. This commitment to Tjukurpa and traditional painting technique has allowed Kaltjiti Arts to establish a reputation for artworks of the highest quality that are rich in cultural integrity.
Aileen Adamson, Anyupa Treacle, Anyupa Stevens, Beverley Cameron, Carol Stevens, Celena Tunkin, Delma Forbes, Dennis (Japangardi) Hatches, Gladys Roberts, Imitjala Curley, Ingrid Treacle, Joanne Roberts, Kani (Angela) George, Karen Hatches, Kathy (Maringka) Roberts, Madeline Curley, Mantuwa George, Maria Curley, Meredith Treacle, Matjangka (Nyukana) Norris, Pollyanne (Tjungkaya) Smith, Rachael (Yaritji) Stevens, Rita Rolley, Shane Brown, Taylor (Wanyima) Cooper, Witjiti George.
Commercial Gallery Partners:
NSW: Aboriginal Contemporary, Sydney; Yaama Ganu Gallery, Moree; APY Art Centre Collective, Sydney
SA: APY Art Centre Collective, Adelaide
WA: Short Street, Broome
NT: Paul Johnstone Gallery, Darwin; Talapi, Alice Springs
EUROPE: Aboriginal Signature, Belgium; Galerie Zadra, Luxembourg
Image: Witjiti George and Taylor Cooper with their collaboration, Fregon, 2020. Courtesy: Kaltjiti Arts.