Watch traditional weavers work magic to turn desert grasses into quirky, beautiful, contemporary baskets and sculptures to keep their culture strong.

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Tjanpi Desert Weavers is a social enterprise of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council created to enable women in remote central deserts to earn their own income from fibre art.

Tjanpi represents more than 400 Aboriginal women artists from 26 remote communities on the NPY lands. The NPY lands cover approximately 350,000 square kms across the tri-state (WA, SA, NT) border region of Central Australia. Tjanpi field officers regularly travel to these communities and purchase artworks from the artists, supply art materials, hold skills development workshops and facilitate grass collecting trips. These trips also allow a number of other cultural maintenance activities to take place.

Tjanpi also runs public weaving workshops, a public gallery in Alice Springs, it regularly exhibits work in national galleries right through to facilitating commissions for public institutions and collectors.

Opening times:
Open from 1/02/2018 to 21/12/2018:

Open on Mon from 10:00 to 16:00

Open on Tue from 10:00 to 16:00

Open on Wed from 10:00 to 16:00

Open on Thu from 10:00 to 16:00

Open on Fri from 10:00 to 16:00

Open from 11/01/2018 to 31/01/2018:

All: Closed
Entry cost:
Free entry
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