Martumili Artists span several communities in the Great Sandy, Little Sandy and Gibson Deserts in the East Pilbara. The art centre, located in Newman, is Martu governed and is hosted by the Shire of East Pilbara with generous support by BHP Billiton.
Art helps to keep the culture of the Martu communities strong. It encourages the telling of stories and the sharing of knowledge across generations.
Through the art centre, Martu people make sure Martu voices are heard and Martu people are visible.
The sale of Martumili art sustains Martu community, the artists and their stories.
"Creating and exhibiting art work provides us the
opportunity to travel within Australia and internationally. Art
makes us happy and is good fun"
- Linda James, Punmu Community, July 2010
Martumili Artists are located at Newman Drive,
22.07.14: VACANT POSITION - Studio Manager, Tjala Arts Centre, Amata community, SAThis is a male identified position. Reporting to the Art Centre Manager, the Studio Manager will work closely with artists on the day-to-day operations of the Art Studio. The Studio Manager will support the artistic and social needs of artists and Arts workers living in a remote Indigenous Community. Read more
04.07.14: ANZAC CENTENARY ARTS AND CULTURE FUND PUBLIC GRANTS PROGRAMApplications are now open for the Australian Government’s $2 million Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund Public Grants Program. Read more