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Tjanpi Desert Weavers

Alice Springs Darwin Katherine Ulu r u Kings Canyon

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

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.

  • Information

    Activities

    • Galleries Museums and Collections

    Opening times

    Open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm. Closed for the month of January, all public holidays and weekends.

    Entry cost

    Free entry

    Facilities

    • Carpark
    • Coach Parking

    Accessibilité

    Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.

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