Tjanpi Desert Weavers artists, Tjungkaya Tapaya, Ilawanti Ken and Mary Pan have traveled to Sydney to present weaving workshops at the Blak Markets for NAIDOC Week, as part of the APY Arts Collective of which Tjanpi is a member.
Blak Markets is a social enterprise aimed at solving issues faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
The women have also featured in a Sydney Morning Herald article, “From remote desert to Harbour City: Blak Markets at Barangaroo for NAIDOC week”. In the article Ilawanti Ken states: “We work to pass our traditions to the young people…..The community is heavily involved and that way we show ourselves to the world outside.” Read the full article here.
Artists (from left) Tjungkaya Tapaya, Iluwanti Ken and Mary Pan from the APY Art Centre Collective in Amata, South Australia. Photo: Wolter Peeters