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Tjanpi Desert Weavers runners up in Ethical Enterprise Award

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 in NPYWC News, Tjanpi News | Comments Off on Tjanpi Desert Weavers runners up in Ethical Enterprise Award

Tjanpi Desert Weavers runners up in Ethical Enterprise Award

Tjanpi Desert Weavers have won second prize in the Moral Fairground Ethical Enterprise Award 2016, announced in Melbourne at the end of last week. The Ethical Enterprise Award 2016 recognises the most inspirational ethical enterprise in Australia – a business or organisation that has achieved the most positive social and economic impact in a local or overseas community through their innovative and ethical trade practices. Tjanpi Desert Weavers were one of 9 finalists in the national award, with the winners being Pollinate Energy, an...

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Tjanpi at the 2015 Venice Biennale

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015 in Tjanpi News | Comments Off on Tjanpi at the 2015 Venice Biennale

Tjanpi Desert Weavers is delighted to announce that Kuka Irititja (Animals from Another Time), a collaborative work between Fiona Hall and Tjanpi Desert Weavers has been included in Fiona Hall’s exhibition, ‘Wrong Way Time’ at the 56th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2015. ‘Wrong Way Time’ incorporates a group of works made by Fiona Hall and twelve women from the Central and Western Desert region of Australia—Roma Butler, Stacia Lewis, Rene Nelson, Takiriya Tjawina Roberts, Angkaliya Nelson, Sandra Peterman, Yangi Yangi...

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Sheena Dodd

Posted by on Nov 23, 2012 in Tjanpi News | Comments Off on Sheena Dodd

SHEENA DODD BIO Sheena Dodd is a Pitjantjatjara speaker who lives at Mimili Community on the APY Lands in South Australia. Her mother’s country is at Ted’s Bore, about 20 kilometres from the Mimili Community, and her father’s country is near Kenmore. Sheena is married and has five sons and one daughter. Sheena commenced making work for Tjanpi Desert Weavers in 2010, then, following a workshop held at Mimili in mid-2011, she commenced making woven sculptures. Sheena has an exceptional eye for form, shape and colour, and captures the...

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Tjanpi Desert Weavers wins a Deadly Award

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in Deadly Awards, NPYWC News, Tjanpi News | Comments Off on Tjanpi Desert Weavers wins a Deadly Award

Tjanpi Desert Weavers wins a Deadly Award

Tjanpi Desert Weavers, NPY Women’s Council social enterprise supporting more than 400 women of the Central and Western Desert region, was awarded a Deadly for Outstanding Achievement in Cultural Advancement. The award was presented on Tuesday 25th September 2012 at the Sydney Opera House before a welcoming crowd. Andrea Mason, the Coordinator of Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council accepted the award on behalf of all Tjanpi artists. Tjanpi (meaning ‘grass’) began as a series of basket-weaving workshops NPY...

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