As an act of solidarity, the matriarchs and patriarchs of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands came together in 2016 to create monumental collaborative paintings.

Kulata Tjuta- a work for Kunmanara (Gordon) Ingkatji was created by twenty-three men, both senior and emerging artists from the APY Lands. This installation includes a large painting and seven kulata (spears) and miru (spear throwers) laid out on the ground as a memorial. The names of senior men who have passed away are marked onto the miru, including Kunmanara (Gordon) Ingkatji, who spent his life teaching people about Anangu language, law and culture.

Kungkarangkalpa: Seven Sisters, celebrates the shared ancestral Tjukurpa of twenty-four women artists, both established and emerging. This immense and vibrant canvas radiates with stories of custodianship, collaboration and Country.

MayatjaPulka: The Elders, is a series of portraits created by Robert Punnagka Fielding who has photographed some of the artists involved in the major collaborative projects. Fielding has captured this important moment in time and together the portraits illustrate the strength and diversity of Ananguculture.

detail: Freda Brady, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1961, Pukatja (Ernabella), South Australia, Wawiriya Burton, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1928, Pipalyatjara, South Australia, Angkaliya Eadie Curtis, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1928, Miti, South Australia, Tjangili Tjapukula George, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1950, Pukatja (Ernabella), South Australia, Sandra Goodwin, Yankunytjatjara people, South Australia, born 1969, near Mimili, South Australia, Beryl Jimmy, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1970, Pukatja (Ernabella), South Australia. Nyurpaya Kaika Burton, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1940, Pukatja (Ernabella), South Australia, Iluwanti Ungkutjuru Ken, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1944, Watarru, South Australia, Sylvia Ken, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1965, Amata, South Australia, Tjungkara Ken, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1969, Rocket Bore, Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands, South Australia, Manyitjanu Lennon, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1940, outbush – north of Watarru, South Australia, Betty Muffler, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1944, near Watarru on the Emu country side (Yilaku), South Australia, Matjangka Nyukana Norris, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1956, Victory Downs Station, Northern Territory, Mary Katatjuku Pan, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born c.1944, Rocket Bore, South Australia, Betty Kuntiwa Pumani, Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara people, South Australia, born 1963, Perentie Bore, South Australia, Antjala Tjayangka Robin, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1941, Apu Ininti (south of Ernabella near Balfours Well), South Australia, Alison Munti Riley, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1966, Pukatja (Ernabella), South Australia, Tjariya Nungalka Stanley, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1939, South Australia, Carlene Thompson, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1950, Pukatja (Ernabella), South Australia, Maringka Tunkin, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1969, Pukatja (Ernabella), South Australia, Jeannie Wallatina, Yankunytjatjara people, South Australia, born 1976, Indulkana, South Australia, Judy Wallatina,Yankunytjatjara people, South Australia, born 1981, Indulkana, South Australia, Puna Yanima, Yankunytjatjara people, South Australia, born 1955, De Rose Hill Station, South Australia, Yaritji Young, Pitjantjatjara people, South Australia, born 1956, out bush near the creek Ernabella, South Australia, Kungkarangkalpa – Seven Sisters, 2016, Fregon, South Australia, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 300.0 x 500.0 cm; Acquisition through TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art supported by BHP 2017, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. © the artists, courtesy of Ernabella Arts, Iwantja Arts, Kaltjiti Arts, Mimili Maku Arts, Tjala Arts, Tjungu Palya, photo: Saul Steed

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Freda Brady, Wawiriya Burton,Angkaliya Eadie Curtis, Tjangili Tjapukula George, Sandra Goodwin,Nyurpaya Kaika Burton, Iluwanti Ungkutjuru Ken, Sylvia Ken, Tjungkara Ken, Manyitjanu Lennon, Betty Muffler, Matjangka Nyukana Norris, Mary Katatjuku Pan, Antjala Tjayangka Robin, Tjariya Nungalka Stanley,Carlene Thompson, Maringka Tunkin, Jeannie Wallatina, Judy Wallatina, Puna Yanima, Beryl Jimmy, Yaritji Young, Betty Kuntiwa Pumani