Ikuntji Artists

Ikuntji Artists


Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by MOLLY JUGADAI of Ikuntji Artists. The title is Napiltjari’s Walking. [IK04MJ27] (Acrylic on Belgian Linen)

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MOLLY JUGADAI

Napiltjari’s Walking

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by ALICE NAMPITJINPA of Ikuntji Artists. The title is Tali. [IK05AN265] (Acrylic on Belgian Linen)

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ALICE NAMPITJINPA

Tali

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by VALMAY NAMPITJINPA of Ikuntji Artists. The title is Kungkas Camp. [IK04VN32] (Acrylic on Canvas)

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VALMAY NAMPITJINPA

Kungkas Camp

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by MARINKA NANGALA of Ikuntji Artists. The title is Kalin Kalimpa with Bush Onion. [IK03MN271] (Acrylic on Canvas)

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MARINKA NANGALA

Kalin Kalimpa with Bush Onion

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by NARPUTTA NANGALA JUGADAI of Ikuntji Artists. The title is Kaarkurutintya. [IK07NJ73] (Acrylic on Belgian Linen)

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NARPUTTA NANGALA JUGADAI

Kaarkurutintya

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by TILLY NAPALTJARRI of Ikuntji Artists. The title is Dogs in Camp. [IK05TN401] (Acrylic on Canvas)

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TILLY NAPALTJARRI

Dogs in Camp

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by ANMANARI NAPANANGKA of Ikuntji Artists. The title is Walking Lines to Mungada. [IK04ANM30] (Acrylic on Belgian Linen)

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ANMANARI NAPANANGKA

Walking Lines to Mungada

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by KUTUNGKA NAPANANGKA of Ikuntji Artists. The title is Women Hunting Among Tali. [IK05KN275] (Acrylic on Belgian Linen)

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KUTUNGKA NAPANANGKA

Women Hunting Among Tali

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by EUNICE NAPANANGKA JACK of Ikuntji Artists. The title is Tjukurla after the Rains. [IK05EJ332] (Acrylic on Belgian Linen)

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EUNICE NAPANANGKA JACK

Tjukurla after the Rains

Ikuntji Arts began as a women’s centre in 1992.

The women had previously assisted their husbands with their painting throughout the 1970s, but decided to set up the Ikuntji Women’s Centre (as it was known initially) when they realised their desire to paint their own stories.

The husbands and other male artists included Timmy Tjungarrayi Jugadai, Two Bob Tjungarrayi, Barney Raggett Tjupurrula and Arrrente watercolourists Kevin Morris Tjampitjinpa and Skipper Tjakamarra Raggatt.

Kevin and Skipper were to make Haasts Bluff their home.

The artists and later their wives began their painting careers under the guidance of the well-known Papunya Tula Artists Pty, however a number of artists began working for the Ikuntji Women’s Centre once it opened.

Predominantly ‘first contact’ painters, Ikuntji artists still live a fairly traditional indigenous lifestyle with hunting, cultural practices and deep spiritual beliefs at the forefront of daily activities.

This traditional way of life meshes with mainstream society predominantly through arts practice, which offers the artists of Ikuntji a respected and culturally significant role within the community and mainstream society.

Officially opened in August 1992, the centre has become a major focus for the community.

Screen-printed T-shirts gave way to an eclectic and exciting wave of painting.

Collectively, Ikuntji paintings are recognisable through their bold colour and the inclusion of traditional motifs alongside figurative and naturalistic imagery.

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