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APY Lands Arts Centre, SA, 2011

In the Anangu Pitjatjantjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, community life often revolves around the social and creative activities of the arts centres. These centres have evolved on shoe-string budgets in response to the cultural and economic aspirations of Anangu. Since 2009 Troppo have worked with Ananguku Arts, the co-ordinating agency and individual centres to master-plan opportunities for development at these centres. At Tjungu Palya Arts at Nyapari and Ninuku Arts at Kalka, with limited funding through 2010- 11, the first steps of 2 of these master plans have been implemented in new painting areas. Development of the arts centres is linked with a strategy to expand staff housing and tourism accommodation opportunities. ...There is a long way to go in infrastructure development to adequately support the potential that is Anangu Art.

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