sabbia gallery

Ceramics, Glass + Fibre

We are extremely pleased to welcome Ninuku Arts to Sabbia Gallery. We have worked with Ninuku Arts quite closely over the past year, most recently with their very successful exhibition ‘Yaltji Ngurru Ngana munu Yaljti kutu ngana ananyi: Where we come from and Where we are going’ in October 2020.

Ninuku was founded in 2006 by a small group of Pitjantjatjara and Ngaanyatjarra artists in a small mud-brick building in Kalka, located in the far northwest corner of South Australia. Currently, the art centre supports a rotating roster of close to forty artists and makers living in both Kalka and Pipalyatjara, which are the most remote communities of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands.

Over the course of the last decade the art centre has exhibited work nationally and internationally, becoming known for its powerful colour palettes as well as the diversity of styles, techniques, and mediums of each artist. Whilst the origins of Ninuku’s creative output lay in the traditions of Western Desert dot painting, artists have grown over time to incorporate loose brush techniques as well as tjanpi (grass) and punu (wood) sculpture into their practices, as well as most recently enamelling for hot blown glass.