APY Studio Adelaide, SA
Cooee Art, NSW
Watiti Tjakura, an edible skink lizard, is a creation story that took place at Aralya. The Wal Mala, army, of Watiti Wanambi from Malara came and threw spears at Watiti Tjakura. He tried to escape but they killed him. His family came down to bury him.
The APY Art Centre Collective is a social enterprise made up of 11 Aboriginal owned and governed arts and culture organisations from the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. As a collective, these organisations work to increase income for Aboriginal artists and support the important work of art centres in APY communities. This artwork was made at the APY Art Centre Collective operated APY Studio in Adelaide, which provides APY artists with a satellite art centre for artists off ‘Country’. The APY Studio affords APY artists with income stability alongside culturally appropriate support to access healthcare and the opportunity to maintain vital cultural and community connections when in Adelaide.