Adelaide, South Australia
APY Studio Adelaide was part of the longstanding vision of APY Elders and opened alongside the APY Gallery Adelaide in May 2019. APY Studio Adelaide operates under the APYACC banner and while based in metropolitan Adelaide, the art centre is referred to as the eighth studio of the APY Lands by Anangu.
APY Studio Adelaide supports Anangu artists visiting Adelaide for health and family reasons and supports Anangu who are permanently based in Adelaide; required to live ‘off-Country’ to receive long-term medical or social support. For artists, living or spending time away from home means a loss of social, cultural, and economic opportunities usually provided by their local art centre. Working to curb these challenges, APY Studio Adelaide provides essential support to artists, enabling them to maintain vital cultural and community connections and income stability, alongside culturally appropriate support to access healthcare and other services.
Since its establishment, APY Studio Adelaide has grown to support over 30 artists daily, with Anangu artists now sharing their studio space with artists from other First Nations language groups. Working across painting on linen, ceramics, works on paper and tjanpi, the APY Studio artists have become known for their large-scale artworks, bold forms and energetic mark-making, and are some of the most sought after Indigenous artists working today.
Early-career artists from APY Studio Adelaide that have exhibited through APY Gallery include Alfred Lowe, Daisybell Kulyuru, Inawintji Williamson, Jennifer Ingkatji, Josephine Mick, Katie Curley, Kukika Adamson, Leah Brady, Lisa Khan, Margaret Richards, Nami Kulyuru, Nyunmiti Burton, Paul Andy, Paula Willy, Rhoda Tjitayi, Sally Scales, Tjimpuna Williams, Tjinkuma Wells, Yaritji Heffernan and Zaachariaha Fielding.