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Papunya Tjupi Arts are recruiting!

Mon November 9 @ 8:00 am - Fri November 27 @ 9:00 am

Papunya Tjupi Arts, artists and board are seeking to fill two positions, Studio Coordinator and Men’s Development Coordinator for their art centre in the remote community of Papunya 250k’s north west of Mparntwe, Alice Springs.

About Papunya Tjupi Arts

Papunya Tjupi Arts is a 100% Aboriginal owned and directed community arts organisation based in Papunya, the birthplace of the Western Desert dot-painting movement. Papunya has remained home to renowned senior artists involved in the beginnings of this art movement. The Art Centre was established as a conduit for their expertise and experience to be passed on to the next generation: “We really want to teach our young people to paint too, and to teach our traditional culture through painting. This is very, very important to us.” Michael Nelson AO, Artist, Founder Papunya Tjupi Art Centre, 2007.

The artists of Papunya Tjupi have established their own unique identity based on the legacy of their forefathers. The Art Centre, located 250km NW of Alice Springs/Mparntwe, supports emerging artists and some of Australia’s leading contemporary painters. It was established in 2007, in response to the vacuum following the homelands movement of the late 1970s, which saw the exodus of many of the famous pioneer painters.

Papunya Tjupi currently consists of more than 100 artists from Papunya and surrounding outstations, with around 40 core artists working on a regular basis on-site. The artists are renowned for their strong line-work and for continuously developing new ways to tell the old stories. Central to Papunya Tjupi is the understanding that painting is an important part of culture and connection to country and that the teaching and passing of knowledge is what keeps the community’s future strong. Papunya Tjupi Artists exhibit fine art paintings nationally and internationally and feature in major public and private collections. The art centre is named after the main Tjukurrpa (Dreaming) of the Tjupi or Honey Ant with the local hill, Warumpi Hill, in the shape of a honey ant.

The Studio Coordinator will work with the Manager to facilitate quality art production and coordinator bodies of work and invidividual works for consignment and exhibition, working  alongside the Men’s Development Facilitator and Senior Art worker, with oversight over art workers,casual staff and volunteers

Studio Coordinator:  Salary $60k plus 9.5% superannuation, Salary Sacrifice (capped)  12 month contract (renewable)

The Men’s Development Coordinator will work alongside the Studio Coordinator and Senior Artworker, with oversight over art workers, casual staff and volunteers.

Men’s Development Coordinator:   Salary $60k pro rata plus 9.5% superannuation, Salary Sacrifice (capped), 3 month contract (renewable)

Go to the Desart website to download the Job Descriptions


Please note both positions have a mid-January 2021 commencement date.


Mon November 9 @ 8:00 am
Fri November 27 @ 9:00 am
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