Martupura Tjukurrpa – Important Business

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Celebrating 50 years of Western Desert painting

9th September – 23rd September 2021

Papunya Tula Artists are excited to announce this September will see the return of our Annual Pintupi Show!

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Western Desert Art Movement, and on the eve of the Company’s 50th birthday in 2022, the Papunya Tula Artists Board of Directors, Shareholders and Artists are delighted to welcome everyone back for our favourite night of the year.

After an interrupted 2020 that many of us would rather forget, we can finally get back to what we do best, showing our valued customers, supporters and collectors the best recent works from the artists of Kintore and Kiwirrkura. The show will not only feature new works from the last two years (and some surprise collaboratives), but also a selection of older works from our reserved stock by former greats.

‘Martupura Tjukurrpa’ acknowledges the significance and vital importance of Papunya Tula Artists and its fifty year history working with the Western Desert Communities. The Company has been instrumental in the creation and ongoing support of major projects and infrastructure, including the Purple House and the Kintore Swimming Pool.

Papunya Tula Artists continues to be a major funding source and support base for ceremonies, funerals, music equipment and festivals.

It’s important business!

We are also thrilled to announce that Curator and Writer from the Arrernte and Kalkadoon Peoples, Ms Hetti Kemerre Perkins, will be joining us on Mparntwe land to open Martupura Tjukurrpa. Ms Perkins is also an important part of the Company’s history, curating the landmark exhibition Genesis & Genius in 2000, as well as being the main driver behind the initial funds raised to establish the Purple House and Kintore Swimming Pool.

Please join us for the opening of Martupura Tjukurrpa at 6pm.

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