Tjimpuna Williams: Tjulpun-tjulpunpa (Wild or desert flower)
Tjulpun-tjulpunpa (Wild or desert flower) (823C-22) by Tjimpuna Williams of Ernabella Arts.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Tjimpuna has worked across several mediums including painting, linocut prints and batik, but her chosen medium is ceramics.
In 2012 she was a finalist in the Indigenous Ceramic Art Awards at Shepparton Art Museum. Tjimpuna uses traditional patterns that relate to rockhole (tjukula) or sand dune (tali), and also paints the Tjukurpa of her mother's country - Piltati, near Kanpi in the APY Lands. Other pieces are her personal walka (design). These designs are drawn from batik patterns and from her own interpretation of images from country and ceremony.
Tjimpuna's work has been acquired for Museum and Art Gallery collections both nationally and internationally.
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: 185 x 230 x 230mm
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.