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Papunya Tula Artists


Established at Papunya in the early 1970s, Papunya Tula Artists is often credited with initiating the contemporary Aboriginal art movement. Owned by Aboriginal stakeholders, the company now extends its operations far to the west of Alice Springs, into the communities of Kintore and Kiwirrkurra. The Papunya Tula painting style derives directly from the artists’ knowledge of the traditional body and sand paintings associated with ceremonies. This unmistakable style has led to Papunya Tula artists being represented in leading public galleries, institutions and private collections, both nationally and internationally. The aim of the company is to promote individual artists, provide economic development for their communities and assist in the maintenance of their rich cultural heritage.

Papunya Tula Artists group members

Travis Kelleher
Rhianna Pezzaniti
Monique La Fontaine
Delwyn Everard
Mollie Hewitt
Ruth Leigh
Jenni Harrison
Jay Hollywood
Terra Thomas