Drawn from AGSA’s collection, Kungka Kuṉpu (Strong Women) showcases major contemporary works by celebrated women artists from the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands – cultural custodians of an oral tradition that epitomises the art of storytelling. Working individually and collaboratively, these women leaders share an irrepressible desire to create ground-breaking works, deeply embedded with cultural knowledge and rich in ceremonial song and performance. Presented as part of AGSA’s acclaimed Tarnanthi program, this regional touring exhibition reflects the adaptive genius, energy and dynamism of Aṉangu culture and the inspiring tale of women supporting each other across generations.
Key artists include Angkuna Baker, Kunmanara (Wawiriya) Burton, Nyunmiti Burton, Sylvia Ken, Kunmanara (Militjari) Pumani, Rhoda Tjitayi, Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Kaylene Whiskey and Yaritji Young – to name a few.
‘The Seven Sisters story has always been important for Aṉangu women and it is more important today than ever before… This is the power of women leaders. We can make all the women coming behind us fly.’ - Nyunmiti Burton 2021
IMAGE: Nyunmiti Burton with Kungkarangkalpa – Seven Sisters, 2020, Adelaide
22 October – 11 December 2022