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Welcome to Iwantja Arts

  • 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...

  • 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 Sheila Imala Bannington
    Meet our artists Sheila Imala Bannington

    “I was born in the hospital at Alice Springs, and grew up at the Indulkana community. My school was here in Indulkana and also in Adelaide where I was boarding with...

  • Photo of Sally Ann Roberts
    Meet our artists Sally Ann Roberts

    “I grew up in my grandmothers country close to Nyapari, my grandmothers name is Wingu Tingima; she was a Ngangkari (traditional healer) and a famous painter. When she...

  • Mary Brumby
    Meet our artists Mary Brumby

    “When we were tji tji’s (children) we were all playing in the water at Iwantja Creek, me and all the other kids. We all grew up in wiltja’s (handmade shelter) down at...

  • Judy Wallatina
    Meet our artists Judy Wallatina

    “When I was young, my dad used to take me and my brothers into the bush for finding tjala (honey ants) and hunting malu (kangaroo,) we would go the traditional way,...