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.