Sparkke to celebrate female Indigenous artists with stellar SALA exhibition

Sparkke is celebrating female Indigenous artists from the APY Lands of South Australia as part of this year’s SALA Festival.

Images courtesy of Meg Hansen Photography

For the month of August, the multi-award-winning, female-owned and led brewpub, Sparkke at the Whitmore, are housing the Minyma Mayatia (Boss Ladies) exhibition for SALA.

The exhibition, which will be in the brewpub’s Queens Room, recognises and highlights the outstanding work of Indigenous female Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands artists.

The event is held in partnership with the APY Gallery, an Aboriginal owned and run, not-for-profit, social enterprise that has a focus on meaningful employment and independent income for Anangu, Aboriginal people from the remote region of the APY Lands.

On Friday 31 July from 4:30 pm, Sparkke will be hosting a fundraising launch night. Tickets are available for purchase at $30 with $10 going straight to the APY Gallery. Click here to buy your tickets.

The night will include a complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival and some delicious Indigenous ingredient canapes served over the course of the evening.

The exhibition will have paintings, sculptures, jewellery, bush balm and ceramics for sale, with 100% of the proceeds going to the APY Gallery.

The APY Gallery has done some incredible work supporting APY Lands artists with over $1.5 million going back into their local communities in the past year.

The exhibition features artists including:

  • Raylene Walatinna
  • Emily Cullinan
  • Julie Yatjitja
  • Tjinkuma Wells
  • Ingrid Treacle
  • Rebecca Parker
  • Meredith Treacle
  • Mary Brumby
  • Rosalind Tjanyari
  • Linda Puna
  • Emma Singer
  • Anita Pumani
  • Josina Pumani

“Art is such a beautiful way to bring people together, celebrate local culture and remember what’s important,” says Sparkke’s Co-Founder Kari Allan.

“With everything that’s happened this year, we feel that it’s extremely important to use our venue as a platform to celebrate female Indigenous artists and share their stories through their art. 

“As a female-owned and led company, it was only natural to facilitate this exhibition series to showcase female artist,” says Sparkke’s Co-Founder Kari Allan.

This impressive exhibition is definitely one to add to your SALA event calendar.

Minyma Mayatia (Boss Ladies) Exhibition:
When: 1 – 31 August (Wednesday – Sunday 1 2pm – late)
Where: The Queens Room, Sparkke at the Whitmore (317 Morphett St, Adelaide)

For tickets to the opening night click here.

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