Last chance to see Ngintaka

13 June 2014

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

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.

Visitors to the South Australian Museum have less than two weeks to experience Ngintaka, an exhibition presented by the Ananguku Arts and Culture Aboriginal Corporation.

This multi-layered exhibition combines Anangu and western knowledge through the fields of archaeology, rock art and multimedia technology, to tell the story of the Ngintaka songline.

Since the exhibition opened to the public on Saturday 28 March 2014, more than 28,000 people have enjoyed song, story, dance, painting, carving, tjanpi (coiled basketry sculptures), audio and a 360-degree film installation inside the South Australian Museum’s Special Exhibitions Space.

Visitors from round Australia and overseas have had extremely positive reactions after their visit to the Ngintaka show.

“So informative, beautiful and spectacular – excellent!” Astrid Salmon, Kent, UK
“Fabulous presentation. My six-year-old son also enjoyed it.” Elizabeth Flachs, SA
“Wow! Felt it in my core. Incredible.” Wilma Been, Still Bay, South Africa
“Every section makes us respect the 40,000-year-old culture even more.” Julianne Sweeney, QLD
“Fantastic! Also great that it’s free and everyone can access it.” James Bodin, Ernabella, SA.

Visitors have until Sunday 22 June to see this free exhibition.


For media enquiries to Ananguku Arts and Culture Aboriginal Corporation, contact Publicist Amanda Warner: 0412 007 273 or email