Ikuntji Artists was the first art centre established by women in the Western Desert Art Movement.
In the 1980s women began painting in the Haasts Bluff aged care facility. Instructed by their husbands and fathers, and often assisting them in completing their paintings. By the early 1990s these women decided to set up their own art centre.
Ikuntji Artists was first established in 1992 as a woman's centre, initially focused on providing services for old people and children in community. After first experiences in printing T-shirts, artists began producing acrylic paintings on linen and handmade paper, gaining the attention of the Australian and international art world as well as earning the centre an impressive reputation for fine art. In 2005 the art centre incorporated as Ikuntji Artists Aboriginal Corporation.
Today Ikuntji Artists are represented in many national and international galleries and institutions. Their art is famous for bold colour choice, decisive brush strokes and a long legacy of internationally renowned artists.
Ikuntji Artists welcomes visitors to the studio and gallery for a unique experience to browse and purchase authentic Aboriginal art ( acrylic painting, seed jewellery, prints, clothing, screen printed textiles, ethical merchandise ) directly from an Aboriginal-run and owned business.
Please contact Ikuntji Artists before making arrangements to visit and attain a free transit permit from Central Land Council.
Closed 20 December 2021–2 January 2022
- Gallery / Museum
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Shop / Gift Shop
- Lawn / Gardens
Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia) Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss. Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss. Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids) Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
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