Tjukurpa (Stories) Ninuku Arts

04 March - 28 May 2023

Located in Kalka within the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, Ninuku Arts is a community of First Nations Artists pushing boundaries and experimenting with mediums old and new. Embracing a different mode for storytelling these glass vessels are a contemporary translation of the Swedish Graal technique. Intensely coloured balls of ‘starter bubble’ glass were sent to Ninuku where artists then painted their Tjukurpa (ancestral stories) onto the forms. From here, they were fired in a kiln on site then returned to JamFactory where glass artists completed the process of coating in clear glass and blowing into bold vases of high gloss perfection.