Senior men Willy Kaika, Mick Wikilyiri, Ray Ken, Kunmanara Gordon Ingkatji, Kieth Stevens and Brenton Ken in Amata, 2015.
KULATA TJUTA PROJECT 9 OCTOBER, 2015 GOVERNMENT HOUSE GROUNDS
Led by senior Anangu artist Willy Kaika Burton, the Kulata Tjuta Project started in Amata community and now involves men from the seven art centres from the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands. This ongoing cultural maintenance project shares the skills of spear-making across generations, with the resulting installation incorporating film, sound and live performance.
Senior APY artists including Adrian Intjalki, David Franks, Keith Stevens and Mike Williams, along with young men from the Lands collaborated with Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones in the creation of their vision for this outcome of the Kulata Tjuta Project. Shared during TARNANTHI 2015, this work explored the relationship Anangu have with Country and the senior men dedicated the work to those who have begun the fight to keep their communities open.