The name Walkatjara comes from the local Pitjantjatjara language. Walka meaning 'designs, drawings or meaning marks' and Tjara meaning 'having'.
Walkatjara Art is the Aboriginal owned and directed not-for-profit art centre belonging to Mutitjulu community, located in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta national parks' Culture Centre in the Northern Territory. To date over 130 artists have produced work in the art centre.
Walkatjara artists create vibrant paintings that depict powerful Tjukurpa (Law and Culture stories). Within the traditions of Tjukurpa are coded life survival skills, which are passed on through the generations through inma (ceremony), for Anangu (Pitjantjatjara people) to learn where they fit within both the environmental and social systems. There is inma associated with each Tjukurpa story depicted in Walkatjara artists’ paintings.
Anangu feel strongly about continuing to teach and learn Tjukurpa, and their art is important and vital work. It sustains them economically, physically and culturally. It keeps the stories and traditions alive.
Come visit the studio to learn more, experience the art and meet the artists.
Uluru-kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Northern Territory, Australia