Kapi Tjukurpa (Water Story)

march, 2021

fri12marAll Daysun21Kapi Tjukurpa (Water Story) by The Artists / Ernabella Arts(All Day) Cave GardenEvent type:art,family,historyCost:FREE


march 12 (Friday) - 21 (Sunday)


Cave Garden



Event Details

Kapi Tjukurpa (Water Story)
2020, Pukatja (Ernabella), South Australia ©️The artists / Ernabella ArtsProject led by Alison Milyika Carroll and Tjunkaya Tapaya with 39 associated artists.

Synthetic polymer paint, leather on repurposed water tank with audio, wood, ceramic, kangaroo sinew, sand.240.0 x 280.0 x 280.0 cm (overall)

Located in the Cave Garden/Thugi precinct, and open at various times throughout the day.

“Long time ago, in our country there used to be desert flowers and lots of things growing, mai wiru (good food) like kampurarpa (bush tomatoes). That’s why we were thinking about putting it on a tank to show other peoples what the desert looks like.” Alison Milyika Carroll
Artists from Ernabella Arts, located in Pukatja Community, at the Eastern end of the Musgrave Ranges in the far north west of South Australia. As featured in recent AGSA exhibition, Tarnanthi 2020 : Open Hands, paying tribute to senior artists who pass on vital cultural knowledge to younger generations.

“Anangu know everything about the land, how to find water, how to survive. We could find water before there was a bore, tap or tank. This knowledge isn’t just in the past. It’s living knowledge” – Alison Milyika Carroll