Papunya artists join our donors and supporters

Supporters of Flinders were treated to an exclusive pre-launch event, joined by artists from the spectacular showcase of work from the famed Western Desert community of Papunya. Papunya

The intimate occasion recognised the critical role of donors in supporting learning and teaching, their contribution to preserving and building upon cultural collections, and their vision in fast-tracking important research.

Flinders University Art Museum (FUAM) houses more than 6,500 original works of art, including nationally significant holdings of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander work.  Our Flinders community of donors ensures the development of this collection as an academic resource, a platform for teaching and learning, and source of inspiration for the wider world.

Drawing from the Flinders University Art Museum collection and significant other loans, the Streets of Papunya: the reinvention of Papunya painting celebrates the renaissance of painting in one of the best-known locations of art production in Central Australia with the establishment of Papunya Tjupi Arts in 2007, and reveals the role of women at the forefront of this revival. These rising art stars are the daughters of the men who founded the desert art movement at Papunya in the 1970s.

The Flinders City Gallery is located within the State Library of South Australia on North Terrace. You can find out more about the public programs here.

(Pictured left: Ms Narlie Nelson Nakamarra, Associate Professor Linnett Sanchez, Ms June Miller and Ms Candy Nelson Nakamarra)


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