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Welcome to Iwantja Arts

  • Whiskey Tjukangku
    Meet our artists Whiskey Tjukangku (1939 – 2015)

    Born in the bush, Whiskey grew up at the Ernabella mission. As a young man he worked as a desert stockman alongside life-long friends and painting colleagues Alec...

  • Priscilla Singer
    Meet our artists Priscilla Singer

    “I know strong tjukurpa (traditional stories) that my mother and my aunties taught me. My mother Sadie Singer started the art centre a long time ago, it’s important...

  • Jeannie Wallatina
    Meet our artists Jeannie Wallatina

    “My name is Jeannie, and I was born in the bush near the Mimili community. I grew up in a little tin house with my sister Judy and my two brothers. I’ve worked at the...

  • Photo of Tilly Yaltangki
    Meet our artists Tilly Yaltangki

    “I was born near Kulgera and moved to Indulkana with my husband when we started our family, we were living by the little creek all together. I have five children,...

  • Kanakiya Tjanyari
    Meet our artists Kanakiya Tjanyari

    “I saw the missionaries at Ernabella; they were my first white people. They were teaching us tji tji’s (children) at the school – we were all naked, and living in the...

  • Jimmy Pompey
    Meet our artists Jimmy Pompey

    “Me and my brother Buddy grew up riding horses, we were stockmen for a long time. I taught myself how to play the country music and gospel music, I like playing just...