Iwantja Arts, SA
Cooee Art, NSW
In Pitjantjatjara language, the word Ngura is a definition for the physical geography of land and country. However Ngura also has a more richly embedded meaning as a place to which someone belongs; defining where an individual comes from, their family connections, skin groups, and language.
Paintings of Ngura often portray personal stories and memories of country that is significant to the artist. Iconography of georgaphic elements within the desert landscape; such as rock holes, underground springs, mountain and rock formations, and sacred sites are meticulously recorded from memory and depicted from an aerial perspective.
Iwantja Arts is an arst studio located within the remote Indigenous community of Indulkana, on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. Iwantja Arts is an Aboriginal corporaon owned and governed by a board of directors. The art centre aims to encourage and support arsc excellence and cultural development within the community by
providing opportunies, career development, and economic independence for praccing arsts.