Small Blue Pig Dog by Janet Forbes

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Small Blue Pig Dog by Janet Forbes

140.00

46 x 26 x 8cm

Tjanpi (dry grass), wood and wool.

Janet Forbes is from the remote Western Australian Community of Papulankutja. She is a very skilled weaver creating quirky animal sculptures and often well crafted baskets.

Tjanpi Desert Weavers is a social enterprise of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council created to enable women in remote central deserts to earn their own income from fibre art.

Janet Forbes © Tjanpi Desert Weavers, NPY Women’s Council

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Tjanpi represents more than 400 Aboriginal women artists from 26 remote communities on the NPY lands. The NPY lands cover approximately 350,000 square kms across the tri-state (WA, SA, NT) border region of Central Australia. Tjanpi field officers regularly travel to these communities and purchase artworks from the artists, supply art materials, hold skills development workshops and facilitate grass collecting trips. These trips also allow a number of other cultural maintenance activities to take place.

Tjanpi also runs public weaving workshops, a public gallery in Alice Springs, it regularly exhibits work in national galleries right through to facilitating commissions for public institutions and collectors.

Text © and courtesy of Tjanpi Desert Weavers, NPY Women's Council.