'Yubu Napa 2021'
Wednesday 17 February - Saturday 6 March 2021
Initially established as an aboriginal art studio in Alice Springs in 2012, Yubu Napa (‘beautiful’ in the top end Batymul language but also with a second meaning of ‘do the right thing’) began as a place where artists could work in a comfortable environment where their creativity was encouraged and developed.
Quickly gaining a reputation among central Australian artists as well as becoming a tourist destination thanks to the endorsement of Tourism Central Australia, founders Ric Farmer and Karl Bajzik moved, in 2015, to the current, much larger premises. The move increased exponentially the gallery space to exhibit the artists working within the studios and extend the reach to present artists from other communities.
Yubu Napa is now one of the go-to galleries in Alice Springs, showcasing its studio artists and other indigenous artists from across Australia. The gallery is dedicated in providing the best quality art whilst ensuring artists are protected in terms of their working environment, presentation of work and payment in relation to sales. By encouraging artists to explore new styles, techniques and narratives, Yubu Napa has positioned itself in the presentation of some of the most original and contemporary indigenous artwork currently around.
Participating artists: Doreen Dixon Nakamarra, Magaret Lewis Napangardi, Fabrianne Peterson Nampitjinpa, Sandra Robertson Nangala, Denise Johnson Napanangka, Gwenda Turner Nungurrayi, Andrea Adamson Tiger, Carbiene McDonald Tjangala, Clarise Tunkin