Papunya Tjupi Arts

A: Corner of Abbott Rd and Possum Cres, Papunya, NT

P: +61 8 8956 2984



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Instagram: @tjupiarts

Papunya Tjupi Arts is a 100 per cent Aboriginal owned and directed community arts organisation based in Papunya, the birthplace of the Western Desert dot-painting movement. The artists of Papunya Tjupi have established their own unique identity based on the legacy of their forefathers. The Art Centre, located 250 kilometres North West of Alice Springs, supports emerging artists and some of Australia’s leading contemporary painters.

The Art Centre services around 100 artists from Papunya and surrounding outstations. The artists have become renowned for their strong linework and for continuously developing new ways to tell the old stories.

Papunya Tjupi Arts exhibits fine art paintings and prints both nationally and internationally. Visitors are welcome to the Art Centre’s on-site gallery where you can purchase artworks, experience local culture and learn more about the artists’ practices and the history of art in Papunya. For big groups, please email to make an appointment. Permits are not required for day visits.

Current artists:

Beyula Puntungka Napanangka

Candy Nelson Nakamarra

Carbiene McDonald Tjangala

Charlotte Phillipus Napurrula

Dennis Nelson Tjakamarra

Doris Bush Nungarrayi

Emily Andy Napaltjarri

Isobel Gorey Nambajimba

Isobel Major Nampitjinpa

Martha McDonald Napaltjarri

Mary Roberts Nakamarra

Maureen Poulson Napangardi

Mona Nangala

Narlie Nelson Nakamarra

Nellie Nangala

Tilau Nangala

Watson Corby

Image: Doris Bush on Country with her work Bush Mangarri Tjuta


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