Tjala Arts Collaborative. Courtesy Ananguku Arts Community Collection. Photo: I. Morton.

29 March 2014–22 June 2014

10am-5pm daily
Special Exhibition Gallery, Ground Floor



The South Australian Museum is providing the venue for the Ngintaka exhibition, a songline from the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY Lands), told by Anangu Traditional Owners.

This multi-layered exhibition combines song, story, dance, painting, carving, tjanpi (coiled basketry sculptures), audio and a 360-degree film installation – Anangu and western knowledge complementing each other in the fields of archaeology, rock art and multimedia technology.


Image above: Tjala Arts Collaborative – Paniny Mick, Tingila (Yaritji) Young, Tjungkara Ken, Freda Ken, Marinka Tunkin and Sandra Ken, Ngintaka Tjukurpa – Perentie Man Story, 2012. Synthetic polymer paint on linen, 197 × 198 cm. Courtesy Ananguku Arts Community Collection. Photo Iain Morton.

Exhibition Partners

Arts SA logo

Ananguku Arts logo

Alive with the Dreaming! Songlines of the Western Desert.

Media Partner

891 ABC Adelaide

Exhibition Sponsors


Exhibition Studios 

Songlines Project Partners: 

Australian National University, National Museum of Australia, Department of the Environment, Ananguku Arts and Culture Aboriginal Corporation, Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council Aboriginal Corporation, Palya Fund, Archaeological & Heritage Management Solutions.