Anne Nginyangka Thompson: Strong Family Connection
Strong Family Connection (448C-23) by Anne Nginyangka Thompson of Ernabella Arts.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Anne grew up at Black Hill #2, her family's homeland. Anne attended Kenmore Park Anangu School and boarded at Woodville High School. On completing school, Anne worked for PY Media, recording, editing and broadcasting, and on coverage for arts projects such as Seven Sister's Songlines performance in Canberra in 2013.
Anne began making ceramics in high school, and has continued working in the Ernabella Arts ceramic studio, between media projects. In 2014 she received the 'Indigenous Ceramic Art Award' from the Shepparton Art Museum and her work was acquired for their collection.
Anne’s father was an integral part of the APY Land Rights Movement, and her mother Carlene Thompson, is a senior Ernabella artist.
Anne is a qualified interpreter as well as an artist, and like her father, is also a talented speaker. Anne delivered an address at the Australian Ceramics Triennale conference in July 2015 in Canberra on the role of young people at Ernabella Arts and the importance of art centres in remote communities.
THIS PIECE IS ON DISPLAY AS PART OF THE TARNANTHI 2023 EXHIBITION ERNABELLA ARTS: CERAMIC WARKA WIRU 20 YEARS-KUTU (20 YEARS OF CREATING CERAMICS).
THE EXHIBITION RUNS UNTIL DECEMBER 3rd, 2023. ANY SOLD WORK WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION OR DELIVERY IN THE WEEKS FOLLOWING THIS DATE.
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Dimensions: 410 x 180 x 180mm
ABOUT THE ART CENTRE:
Established in 1948, Ernabella Arts is Australia’s oldest, continuously running Indigenous Art Centre. Ernabella Arts is in Pukatja Community, at the eastern end of the Musgrave Ranges in the far north west of South Australia. Pukatja was the first permanent settlement on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands (APY Lands).
In recent years, long after commencing working as artists, senior women decided to leave behind the walka (design) of the early days and to depict their Tjukurpa (sacred stories of country and law). Today the centre is a varied group of artists, and a mix of young and old, men and women, working in several different mediums. The members of Ernabella Arts are always reinvigorating their centre, seeing it through its evolution from the first incarnation as a craft room, into a culturally strong contemporary art centre.
Ernabella Arts is an Aboriginal owned and run corporation which promotes and supports ethical practice in the creation and sale of Indigenous art.
Due to the handmade nature of the products dimensions may vary on individual pieces.
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Handmade in Australia.