Ninuku Arts

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Ninuku Arts is a cooperative in the Western APY Lands which supports artists in Pipalyatjara and Kalka. In the two communities which are surrounded by the Tomkinson Ranges, there live about 100-150 Anangu (indigenous Australians), most of whom speak Pitjantjatjara.

The name of the art centre comes from Ninu (Greater Bilby), the most important spirit ancestor of the region.

A fantastic collaborative work executed by the Ninuku women is part of the Alison and Peter W. Klein collection (KUNSTWERK), which Molly Miller and Yaritji Connelly personally unveiled during their visit to ARTKELCH in Germany.

In Germany, the most popular Ninuku artists are Harry Tjutjuna (ˈThe Spidermanˈ), Jimmy Donegan (Telstra Award 2010), Puntjina Monica Watson and Sandy Brumby.

Photos (f.l.t.r.): Harry Tjtutjuna, The Spiderman © ARTKELCH Matthias Kelch helping the art centre manager to pack the works for Germany © ARTKELCH Jennifer Connelly and Tjulkiwa Atira Atira at work on a collaborative work for ARTKELCH | Collection Alison & Peter W. Klein © Ninuku Arts