Papunya Tula Artists

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Wander through the Papunya Tula Artists gallery to see distinctive and powerful artworks that capture the artist’s knowledge of traditional body and sand paintings. Purchase a piece and you are supporting the promotion and preservation of Western Desert culture.

There are more than 100 artists contributing to Papunya Tula Artists. Some are internationally renowned and have been exhibited in major galleries and museums, both within Australia and overseas as well as many large private collections. The Papunya Tula Artists gallery is located in Todd Mall, Alice Springs.

The Papunya Tula Art Movement started in 1971. Papunya Tula Artists is entirely owned and directed by traditional Aboriginal people from the Western Desert, predominantly of the Luritja/Pintupi language groups. The aim of the company is to promote individual artists, to provide economic development for their communities, and to help to maintain a rich cultural heritage.

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