This exhibition signals the public debut of Umoona Arts, an art centre that began this year at Coober Pedy in the far north of South Australia. The work of the Umoona artists spans a variety of mediums – from paintings in acrylic on linen, to punu (woodwork), tjanpi (grass and fibre weaving) and ceramics – created in diverse styles, with vibrant use of colour and energetic mark-making. The artists, from Umoona Community, come from the Coober Pedy region and from peoples across the Central Desert, many with family members who work at art centres on the APY Lands.


Lisa Aitkin, Pearl Austin, Janice Bailes, Janelle Chamberlaine, Christine Lennon, Darlene Lennon, Joanne O’Tool, Hayley O’Toole
Antikirinya / Yankunytjatjara people, South Australia

Marion Nyunmiti Baker, Myra Kumantjara, Charmain Mungkari,
Antikirinya / Yankunytjatjara / Pitjanytjatjara people, South Australia

George Cooley
Antikirinya / Yankunytjatjara / Yanyuwu people, South Australia

Patricia Fatt, Tanya Van Horen
Antikirinya / Yankunytjatjara / Kokatha people, South Australia

Special Events

Opening Event
Thur 30 Sep, 6–8pm


Wheelchair accessibility, accessible toilets

Presenting Partner
  • Umoona Art Centre