Piriyakutu (Springtime) – New paintings and ceramics from Ernabella Arts

28 September  – 22 October, 2023

Piriya is the Pitjantjatjara name for the warm, steady wind that arrives in the APY Lands of South Australia from the north and the west in September and which heralds the season of regrowth and renewal. Animals start to breed, and many food plants begin to flower, fruit and seed.

In this exhibition, 20 painters and ceramicists from Ernabella Arts – Australia’s longest continuously running Aboriginal art centre, celebrating its 75th anniversary this year – have created a special body of paintings and ceramics to honour the season.

Featuring works by Alison Lionel, Alison Milyika Carroll, Atipalku Intjalki, Carlene Thompson, Derek Jungarrayi Thompson, Freddy Ken, Inawinytji Stanley, Janice Stanley, Langaliki Lewis, Lynette Lewis, Melissa Lewis, Mukayi Baker, Nicole Rupert, Renita Stanley, Rupert Jack, Tjimpuna Williams, Tjunkaya Tapaya OAM, Vivian Pingkayi Thompson, Yaritji Jack, Yurpiya Lionel.

In partnership with Everywhen Artspace

catalogue available by request