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Tjanpi Desert Weavers

When

Every day, all day Wednesday 20 July to Wednesday 3 August

Cost

Free

A collection of baskets created by the artists from Tjanpi Desert Weavers are on display at Object Space, highlighting artist Tjunkaya Tapaya story and practice.

Tjanpi artists use tjanpi (grass) to make spectacular contemporary fibre art, weaving beautiful baskets and sculptures and displaying endless creativity and inventiveness. Working with fibre has become a fundamental part of Central and Western Desert culture. Tjanpi Desert Weavers is a social enterprise of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council and represents over 400 artists from 26 remote communities. 

Tjunkaya Tapaya OAM holds senior positions in her community and is a keeper of culture and stories. It is these stories and experiences that she weaves into her work, an important element being to pass on culture and skills to new generations of makers.

Exhibition dates: 14 July – 3 August, 2022

Object Space is our window gallery located at the Australian Design Centre HQ on William Street, Darlinghurst, on view 24 hours a day.

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