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Tjulkiwa Atira Atira

Maruku Arts and Crafts

Tjulkiwa was born at Watarru which lies south of Pipalyatjara on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara lands of northern South Australia. Tjulkiwa is an accomplished artist. She also is well educated in Anangu herbal medicine. She lived for many years in Ernabella where she was an arts worker and batik artist at Ernabella Arts. After spending time in Fregon she moved to Pipalyatjara Community. She painted for many years with Ninuku Arts and has also been its chairperson. As well as being an experienced carver with Maruku Arts, Tjulkiwa is a talented grass fibre artist with Tjanpi Desert Weavers. Sh lived for a few years in Ernabella Aged Care and has been moved to Alice Springs Aged Care recently (2020).