Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency
Bringing desert and river artists together, Mangkaja has been the base for people such as Butcher Cherrel, Daisy Andrews, Tommy May, Mervyn Street, Sonia Kurrarra, Cory Surprise, John Prince Siddon, Spider and Dolly Snell, Mona Chuguna, Peter Skipper and many others who are now represented in collections around the world. Well-known for their uninhibited use of colour and experimentation in different mediums, these artists paint and etch on many mediums … paper, canvas, glass, perspex, tin, cardboard and boab nuts, as well as in the digital space, producing art that tells the stories of their country and their lives. They also make large scale collaborative works. Recently collaborating with Gorman, their art is now visible on high-end fashion clothing. The Mankaja Art Centre is a welcoming place for young and old. Committed to transgenerational sharing, the established artists take young people out on country to inspire and teach them, and to create art. As their chairman Mervyn Street says, ‘We do art and tell the story’.