Tjarlirli Art Centre & Kaltukatjara Art
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Tjarlirli Art is located in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands (that straddle the Western Australia and Northern Territory borders), just west of Uluru. The artwork from this centre has strong links with the Papunya Tula movement, as families left Kintore and Kiwirrkurra to return to their homelands in the mid 1980s. They are the wives, children, nieces and nephews who paint with Tjarlirli today.
The Tjarlirli Art Centre also represents Kaltukatjarra Art (Kaltukatjarra being Docker River) in the Pitjantjatjarra Lands of the Northern Territory. There are close ties and family links between these communities.
As well as a number of senior artists that have a long history of painting on canvas, a new generation of artists have emerged to continue the tradition of Western desert Art.
Drawing on that strong painting legacy, theirs is a confident and distinct styles, acknowledged though numerous awards, national and international exhibitions and acquisition into many private and institutional collections. Their painting derives from traditional ceremony that illustrate the journeys and activities of the ancestors of the TIngari (epic travels of the ancestors), as well as the Tjukurrpa (Dreaming) of how landforms such as the sacred rock holes came into existence, in areas as diverse as Lake Mackay and Lake Hopkins, Kiwirrkura, Warakurna and Docker River.Source: Tjarlirli Art & Kaltukatjara Art, Tjukurla &n Docker River, WA
An Indigenous owned organisation, Tjarlirli Arty aims to achieve economic sustainability while fulfilling its role as a cultural and artistic hub within the community.
The Tjarlirli Art often have works at the annual Alice Springs Desert Mob festival and event. You can order works from the art centre via the online shop.