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Papulankutja Artists and Gallery – Blackstone Community

Western Australia
Papulankutja Artists Aboriginal Corporation


Papulankutja Artists Aboriginal Corporation is a small community-based enterprise focusing on providing a means for the Ngaanyatjarra people of Papulankutja (Blackstone) to earn an income.

The art centre facilitates visual art production in various mediums, soap making and employment for arts workers.

The organisation is managed by a member-elected board of directors who are responsible for ensuring good governance and business practices are adhered to.

In return for a commission on sales, the art centre is responsible for marketing, generating sales, applying for grants to support additional activities and developing alternative means to earn income for our members and investing in growth.

Our return to the community includes financial benefits, community wellbeing and divergence activities away from harmful abuse.

If you are in the neighbourhood, please come by, say hi and meet our wonderful artists.


Located in the foothills of the Blackstone Ranges within the Ngaanyatjarra Lands, Papulandkutja is a remote Aboriginal community located approximately 900kms west of Alice Springs and 205kms west of Warburton.

Papulankutja comes from the Ngaanyatjarra word for ‘stare without recognising each other’ and is drawn from the Tjukurrpa story of two magical ancestral goanna men who didn’t recognise each other when they reached the eastern end of the Blackstone Range (Wirtapi Wara – Long Black).


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Sara Twigg-Patterson
Western Australia
08 8954 9074
0477 567 537


Papulankutja Artists and Gallery – Blackstone Community

Western Australia

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