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Welcome to Iwantja Arts

  • 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...

  • Vincent Namatjira
    Meet our artists Vincent Namatjira

    “When I’m painting I just think about how to make the story work, what I want to show, and I hope that it’s a good one. I enjoy painting; it occupies me, it keeps me...

  • Peter Mungkuri
    Meet our artists Peter Mungkuri

    “I was born in the bush near Mimili, me and my mum and father had no clothes, and were living traditional way. One time some fella came with cattle for branding; that...

  • Ngila Mungkuri
    Meet our artists Ngila Mungkuri

    “My dad is Peter Mungkuri and my mother is Maisie King, all of us are painters at Iwantja Arts. When I was young dad would take us to stay in country and he taught me...

  • Jennifer Whiskey
    Meet our artists Jennifer Whiskey

    “My dad’s name is Whiskey, he was painting at Iwantja Arts for a long time, and he knows this country really well. When we were kids, dad used to take all of us into...

  • 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...