Monday, 25 November 2013

MInyma Kutjara recieves $12,000 grant!

We are very excited to announce just we have just received notification that our application to the Department of Culture and the Arts for an Indigenous Arts Grant has been successful! We have been awarded a $12,000 grant for our "Kapi Ungkupayi" Project.

In January 2013 five senior anagnu women from The Minyma Kutjara Arts Project in Irrunytju and Papulankutja Arts in Blackstone went out bush looking for punu (wood for carving) and ran out of petrol. They had no water or food and weren’t found for five days. They survived on five perentie (goanna) and water their dug for along a dry riverbed.

We will be working together with Papulankutja Artists, Ngaanyatjarra Media and The Tjanpi Desert Weavers to create a unique exhibition, a strong visual and sensory experience where people can feel, smell, touch, taste. An exhibition using a wide range of multi-arts including painting, punu, tjanpi, sound recording and film. A very raw and earthy experience that touches all your senses: to feel fear, to smell bush, to touch grass and to see though the eyes  of an anagnu woman.

This is our modern day Minyma Kutjara story.

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