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where does the art come from?

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Where does the work come from in Kiri Kiri Gallery?

The gallery owner Helen Johnson worked for almost 9 years on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in far north South Australia as an Art Centre Manager at both Mimili Arts and Iwantja Arts.

These are some of the most respected contemporary art centres in Australia. They are Aboriginal owned and governed as well as not-for-profit Corporations. The work she sources therefore logically has a focal point of the APY Lands. Kiri Kiri Gallery stocks work from the seven art centres across these remote communities; Mimili, Indulkana (Iwantja), Ernabella (Pukatja), Fregon (Kaltjiti), Amata (Tjala), Nyapari (Tjungu Palya) and Ninuku (Kalka/Pipalyatjara).

Kiri Kiri Gallery has now been open for more than 2 years and has an extensive range of Aboriginal paintings and crafts from all around Australia. More than 100 artists are represented including famous names like Tjapaltjari, Kngwarreye, Bird, Napanangka, Napangardi, Pumani, Burton and Puruntatameri.

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