Tjanpi Desert Weavers

Exhibition and Shows

21 Jul 2022 to 3 Aug 2022 Once Only Event

A collection of baskets created by the artists from Tjanpi Desert Weavers are on display at Object Space, highlighting artist Tjunkaya Tapaya story and practice.

Tjanpi artists use tjanpi (grass) to make spectacular contemporary fibre art, weaving beautiful baskets and sculptures and displaying endless creativity and inventiveness. Working with fibre has become a fundamental part of Central and Western Desert culture. Tjanpi Desert Weavers is a social enterprise of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council and represents over 400 artists from 26 remote communities.

Tjunkaya Tapaya OAM holds senior positions in her community and is a keeper of culture and stories. It is these stories and experiences that she weaves into her work, an important element being to pass on culture and skills to new generations of makers.

Object Space is our window gallery located at the Australian Design Centre HQ on William Street, Darlinghurst, on view 24 hours a day.


Free Entry

Event Dates

Once Only Event

21 Jul 2022 to 3 Aug 2022

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