Welcome to the website of Indigenous community-based artists in South Australia.
We acknowledge the traditional owners of this country, many Aboriginal nations who are the custodians of the land, river and seas
Ananguku Arts and Culture Aboriginal Corporation ICN 3834 is an Aboriginal-owned and governed peak body for the arts. Our members are the artists of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in the far northwest of South Australia. The organisation is governed by a 12 member Board elected by the artists.
Arts kunpu, tjukurpa kunpu, munu waltja tjuta kunpu
Strong arts, strong culture, strong families
Anangu-ngku kanyini Ananguku Arts and Culture Aboriginal Corporation.
Aboriginal people hold (keep) this organisation
Our purpose is to keep our culture strong for our children and support Aboriginal wellbeing across the APY Lands and Regional South Australia, by supporting arts practice of the highest calibre. In this way we celebrate Indigenous culture.
Now, almost forty years after its genesis, the epicentre and dynamic thrust of the Western Desert art movement has dramatically shifted ..to Ngaanyatjarra and Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) art centresthat lie in close proximity to the tri-state border of NT, WA and SA…. The untrammelled paintings of senior Ngaanyatjarra and Pitjantjatjara men and women who are new to acrylic on canvas, but who share the same cryptic and powerful iconography, cultural law, song-lines of Tjukurpa and towering compassion for country as their Western Desert relatives, are now taking the art world by storm.
Judith Ryan Senior Curator Indigenous Art National Gallery of Victoria Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara and Ngaanyatjarra art of a new millenniumin Tjukurpa Pulkatjara, the Power of the Law ed. Elizabeth Tregenza Wakefield Press Adelaide 2010
SICAD, the Statewide Indigenous Community Artists’ Development project works to assist artists in regional and remote Australia, from the West Coast to Mount Gambier, from the Riverland to Point Pearce, up to the northern desert regions. The project is directed by a steering committee of eight Indigenous artists.
Ananguku Arts delivers artists’ professional development workshops, recruitment, human resource management, training and employment in the arts, a statewide artists’ forum, advocacy and marketing services. We support the rights of artists, the importance of provenance, and ethical acquisition of art.
Ananguku Arts and Culture Aboriginal Corporation ICN 3834 is listed on the Minister’s Register of Cultural Organisations. The organisation has Deductible Gift Recipient Status.