Artists are at the core of everything we do

“Colour is everywhere and my inspiration comes from the rocks, the sand and earth and the sand dunes.  I see all these colours in nature.”  Janet Bryant, Irrunytju (Wingellina) WA

Tjanpi’s artist base is made up of women from the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yakunytjatjara Lands, an area approximately 350,000 square kilometres in size spanning the tri-state border region of the Northern Territory, Western Australia, and South Australia.

Tjanpi represents over 400 artists from 26 remote communities. These artists range from the women who first started making baskets in 1995 to younger generations who are taking up weaving today. Making baskets and sculptures from tjanpi (grass) is a fundamental part of Central and Western desert culture for these women.

Please note, the below list of featured artists is not a comprehensive and exhaustive list of all Tjanpi artists.