Established in 2006, Tjungu Palya is a community-based Art Centre renowned for artistic excellence, cultural integrity and strong local governance. Based in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands 100 kilometres south of Uluru, the Art Centre covers the Kanpi and Nyapari communities. The main language spoken in community is Pitjantjatjara.
The name Tjungu Palya means good together, and alludes to the long culture of sharing between families in each community. The works of Tjungu Palya artists are sought after by collectors and institutions internationally. Tjungu Palya provides a pathway through which artists living in the isolated west of the APY Lands can make a living doing what they love. Tjungu Palya takes visits by appointment only, subject to successful permit applications.
Image: Ginger Wikilyiri and Keith Stevens, Watiku Tjukurpa, 2018. Synthetic polymer on linen, 152 x 300cm.