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Welcome to Iwantja Arts

  • Photo of Sally Cullinan
    Meet our artists Sally Cullinan

    “When I was little we lived at Oodnadatta in a wiltja (handmade shelter,) it was a good time with my friends and mum and dad there. We used to go walking around to...

  • 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...

  • Rosie Baker
    Meet our artists Rosie Baker

    “I was born near Oodnadatta, and I came to Iwantja when I was little. I was living in a wiltja (handmade shelter) with my mum and dad. The creek had water then and we...

  • Julie Yatjitja
    Meet our artists Julie Yatjitja

    “I was born in the creek at Iwantja, and grew up there in a wiltja (handmade shelter.) Some missionaries came and were living near the ridge. We would visit them at...

  • Dianne Robinson
    Meet our artists Dianne Robinson

    “I grew up at Iwantja with the Tjanyari family, and went to school in Adelaide; when I graduated I worked with the young children at the Indulkana family centre, and...

  • 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...