Artist | EILEEN YARITJA STEVENS

Artist | EILEEN YARITJA STEVENS


Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by EILEEN YARITJA STEVENS of Tjungu Palya Artists. The title is Piltati. [07499] (Acrylic on Canvas)

EILEEN YARITJA STEVENS

Piltati

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by EILEEN YARITJA STEVENS of Tjungu Palya Artists. The title is Wanampi Tjukurpa. [07002] (Acrylic on Canvas)

EILEEN YARITJA STEVENS

Wanampi Tjukurpa

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by EILEEN YARITJA STEVENS of Tjungu Palya Artists. The title is Wati Kutjara. [07457] (Acrylic on Canvas)

EILEEN YARITJA STEVENS

Wati Kutjara

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by EILEEN YARITJA STEVENS of Tjungu Palya Artists. The title is Minyma Kutjara Tjawanyi. [07269] (Acrylic on Canvas)

EILEEN YARITJA STEVENS

Minyma Kutjara Tjawanyi

Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) artwork by EILEEN YARITJA STEVENS of Tjungu Palya Artists. The title is Piltati Tjukurpa. [08315] (Acrylic on Canvas)

EILEEN YARITJA STEVENS

Piltati Tjukurpa

Eileen Yaritja Stevens was born in the bush at Makiri Tjala Minyma Tjukurpa (Honey Ant Women's sacred place) circa 1919.

Her father was a Yangkunytjatjara man and her mother a Pitjantjatjara woman.

When Eileen was a young woman she worked at Ernabella mission milking goats.

"I was a hard worker at the mission, but it was good." Her husband also worked at Ernabella chopping trees for building projects.

Later they came to Nyapari, Eileen's husbands country.

Eileen passed away in February 2008, she was 89 and still singing and painting with a passion and energy. Her works are very high in demand and can be found in important public and private collection such as The National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne; The Art Gallery of South Australia in Adelaide; The Art Gallery of Western Australia in Perth; The National Gallery of Australia in Canberra; Araluen Gallery in Alice Springs; Ian Berndt Collection (Perth); The Merenda Collection; The Marshall Colllection (Adelaide) and Kaplan-Levi Collection in Seattle, USA. Located about 100kms south of Uluru, Nyapari is set at the base of the majestic Mann Ranges in the heart of country traditionally owned by the Pitjantjatjara people.

These ranges known to Anangu as Murputja, likening the mountain to the bony ridge of a personโ€™s spine, are the source of many water holes and traditional camping places.

The homelands of Kanpi, Nyapari, Angatja, Umpukulu and Tjankanu have grown from these seasonal camping places into permanent settlements.

Over fifty artists from Murputja joined together with family members living in traditional country 180kms to the south at Watarru and created Tjungu Palya (Good Together). Tjungu Palya is 100% owned and managed by Aboriginal people ensuring the wealth of talent and economic returns are retained in the community..



Eileen Yaritja Stevens was born in the bush at Makiri Tjala Minyma Tjukurpa (Honey Ant Women's sacred place) circa 1919.

Her father was a Yangkunytjatjara man and her mother a Pitjantjatjara woman.

When Eileen was a young woman she worked at Ernabella mission milking goats.

"I was a hard worker at the mission, but it was good." Her husband also worked at Ernabella chopping trees for building projects.

Later they came to Nyapari, Eileen's husbands country.

Eileen passed away in February 2008, she was 89 and still singing and painting with a passion and energy. Her works are very high in demand and can be found in important public and private collection such as The National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne; The Art Gallery of South Australia in Adelaide; The Art Gallery of Western Australia in Perth; The National Gallery of Australia in Canberra; Araluen Gallery in Alice Springs; Ian Berndt Collection (Perth); The Merenda Collection; The Marshall Colllection (Adelaide) and Kaplan-Levi Collection in Seattle, USA. Located about 100kms south of Uluru, Nyapari is set at the base of the majestic Mann Ranges in the heart of country traditionally owned by the Pitjantjatjara people.

These ranges known to Anangu as Murputja, likening the mountain to the bony ridge of a personโ€™s spine, are the source of many water holes and traditional camping places.

The homelands of Kanpi, Nyapari, Angatja, Umpukulu and Tjankanu have grown from these seasonal camping places into permanent settlements.

Over fifty artists from Murputja joined together with family members living in traditional country 180kms to the south at Watarru and created Tjungu Palya (Good Together). Tjungu Palya is 100% owned and managed by Aboriginal people ensuring the wealth of talent and economic returns are retained in the community..



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