Sculpture | Papa dog by Karen Hatches | Tjanpi | 53 x 30 x 25cm
This fantastic papa (dog) sculpture has been handmade by Karen Hatches, a First Nations artist from the APY Lands. Weaving with fibre in this way has become a fundamental part of Central and Western desert culture and draws on the traditional practice of making manguri rings - a ring worn on the head made of grasses and cloth. Here we see traditional weaving techniques re-framed using a mix of traditional and contemporary materials - including wool! The result is a strikingly bold and colourful sculptural piece with layers of historical significance.
Tjanpi Desert Weavers is an aboriginal owned social enterprise that works with over 400 Anangu/Yarnangu women artists from 26 remote communities across the remote Central and Western desert regions. Tjanpi artists use native grasses, wool, string, seeds and feathers to make spectacular contemporary fibre art, weaving beautiful baskets and sculptures and displaying endless creativity and inventiveness. While out collecting desert grasses, women visit sacred sights and traditional homelands, hunt and gather food for their families. and teach their children about country.
Please note: measurements are approximate due to the 3D nature of Tjanpi sculptures.
To view all the Tjanpi sculptures and baskets we have available click HERE
Jumper | WAH-WAH x Kaylene Whiskey | Assorted Sizes
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This fabulous limited edition jumper features the artwork of Kaylene Whiskey of Iwantja Arts, located in the remote Indulkana Community on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands of South Australia. Kaylene Whiskey...
T-Shirt Dress | Sally M Nangala Mulda | Tangentyere Artists | Assorted Sizes
This boatneck t-shirt dress features the work of Sally M Nangala Mulda of Tangentyere Artists. Made in a limited edition of 100 and exclusively launched at the MCA Store Sydney...
Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything | MCA Catalogue | Author: Rachel Kent
This beautifully designed MCA Catalogue was a finalist in the 2017 AGDA Good Design Awards. Tatsuo Miyajima is one of Japan’s leading contemporary artists, known for his immersive and technologically-driven...