Mimili, APY Lands, South Australia
Mimili Maku Arts is a vibrant contemporary art studio and cultural centre owned and governed by a strong board of Anangu directors. The art centre is located in Mimili community on the APY Lands in the far north-west of South Australia.
Mimili Maku Arts is a place for intergenerational exchange and learning, where Anangu knowledge is celebrated, maintained and lived daily. As a sustainable business for future generations of Anangu living in community, the art centre is a space for artistic excellence as well as a platform to support real social change and advocacy.
Home to some of Australia’s most celebrated artists like Betty Kuntiwa Pumani, Robert Fielding and the late Kunmanara (Mumu Mike) Williams, Mimili artists are renowned for experimental, culturally potent, and distinctive artforms. Mimili artists have been recognised in major art prizes, and their work has been acquired and commissioned by institutions and international art collectors. As founding member of the APY Art Centre Collective, Mimili Maku Arts continues to work alongside families and friends from other APY communities on regional large-scale artistic projects.
Early-career artists from Mimili Maku Arts that have exhibited through APY Gallery include Amy Yilpi, Anita Pumani, Betty Campell, Betty Mula, Desmond Woodforde, Emma Singer, Josina Pumani, Linda Puna, Ngilan Dodd, Patricia Martin, Pauline Wangin, Puna Yanima, Sheena Dodd and Umatji Tjapalyi.