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Kungka Kunpu / Strong Women

A landmark exhibition of paintings by women from Iwantja Arts

The Koskela Gallery presents Kunga Kunpu / Strong Women, a landmark exhibition featuring 12 large scale acrylic paintings by 8 female Iwantja Arts artists. These paintings depict the colours and culture of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in far north east South Australia.

Thirteen landscape paintings have travelled 2,366km from Indulkana to Rosebery which coincides with Koskela’s NAIDOC Week 2018 celebrations. The theme this year is “Because of her, we can”, which is pertinent to Koskela, who collaborates almost exclusively with Indigenous women.

The 8 female artists exhibiting are Betty Chimney, Raylene Walatinna, Kerry Anne Robinson, Julie Yatjitja, Maisie King, Rene Sundown, Emily Cullinana and Betty Muffler.

The remote Indulkana community with a population of just 300 people has experienced astounding success. Nominations and awards abound for the 2018 Archibald, Sulman and Wynne prizes.

This exhibition cements the Koskela Gallery’s position as a significant presence in the contemporary Indigenous art scene. There’s a unique emphasis on emerging art for new collectors.

With a new exhibition every month, the Koskela Gallery is a tightly curated space in Koskela’s Rosebery showroom. It’s a spotlight for Australian artists working across a range of media and styles. From sculpture to photography, screen-printing to oil painting, we celebrate the variety and creativity of our homegrown art scene. Koskela is an innovative and inspiring Australian furniture, design & lifestyle brand, committed to exceptional design, manufacturing in Australia and championing social enterprise.



Weekdays, 9am to 5pm
Saturdays, 9am to 4pm
Sundays, 10am to 4pm

Saturday 23 June to Sunday 22 July 2018



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