Sally Scales

Artist Sally Scales
Date of Birth 1989
Language Pitjantjatjara
Art Centre APY Studio Adelaide


Sally Scales is a Pitjantjatjara woman from Pipalyatjara in the far west of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in remote South Australia. Sally is the daughter of Josephine Mick, a cultural leader and senior artist from Ninuku Arts and the late Ushma Scales, one of the founders of Maruku Arts and the APY cultural archive Ara Irititja.

Sally has worked with the APY Art Centre Collective since 2013 in Cultural Liaison, Elder Support and Spokesperson roles. Sally is a member of the Uluru Statement Dialogue Leadership, having been involved in the Referendum Council's Constitution regional dialogues and national convention in 2017. On top of all of these commitments, Sally is foster mum to Walter.

Sally turned her focus to her artistic practice in 2020 and held her first exhibition at the APY Gallery Adelaide in March 2021. It was a sell out exhibition.




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