TJUKURBA ART CENTRE
A: 28 Scotia St, Wiluna, WA
P: +61 8 9981 8080
IN DECEMBER 2005, Tjukurba Art Gallery was officially opened by the Shire of Wiluna as a venue for creative expression, and to celebrate the visual culture of the local Martu people. The gallery has been under intense renovations for the last 12 months. The gallery now combines professional and contemporary exhibition spaces with the beautiful historical features of the original, heritage-listed building. Situated on Scotia Street, the gallery has now grown into an important part of the community and displays a wonderful selection of paintings, all locally produced by the Birriliburu, the clan of Martu people specific to this region.
The gallery is not for profit and provides artists with professional quality materials, a comfortable art room, promotion of their artworks and access to workshops and activities to develop further their artistic skills. The gallery takes a very modest commission which does not meet its operational costs, but it is committed to providing the Birriliburu with a gallery that pays its artist fairly, respects their copyright and treats their work and culture with respect. The Tjukurba Art Centre is a defined work environment where artists are free to explore creative imagination about their lifestyle, the people of Country and their elder’s influence in the upbringing of culture. Visitors are welcome to watch artists work in the studio and visit the gallery.
Image: Adrian Tressider, The Old Shack, 2020. Acrylic on canvas. Courtesy: Tjukurba Art Centre