APY TOWN STUDIO

 Maringka Tunkin, Freda Brady and Yaritji Young at 2017 APY Town Studio, Tangentyere Artists 

Maringka Tunkin, Freda Brady and Yaritji Young at 2017 APY Town Studio, Tangentyere Artists 

APY Town Studio

The APY Town studio has operated for five years. In conjunction with peak body Desart and Tangentyere Art Centre in Alice Springs, the APY Art Centre Collective will continue its commitment to provide artists vulnerable to the pressure and harassment of private dealers based in Alice Springs with a safe studio environment when they are required to be ‘in town’. This initiative is an enormous source of pride for APY Art Centres, and key to the region’s commitment to supporting the highest level of Industry ethics. Town Studio activities operate in December and January and with flexibility, according to artists and community needs.

“Our Stories live inside Anangu. Inside us!!! Our young people learn our culture in Art Centres in community, they work hard and the old people like me hold and protect the Art Centres so that the future for our young people will be better. So they can continue to have jobs and continue to stay strong in our culture.”

Witjiti George, Kaltjiti Arts