Established in 2005, Tangentyere Artists operates as a not-for-profit enterprise. Tangentyere Artists is a hub for art activities across the Town Camps (the name describing 18 Alice Springs Aboriginal housing associations), including the internationally renowned Yarrenyty Arltere Artists, located at Larapinta Town Camp.
Town Camp artists communicate through their art stories about their families, identity and everyday lives. Their art practice aims to highlight the everyday experience of Aboriginal people in Central Australia and share their stories. Tangentyere is an Arrernte word that means coming together, working together.
Tangentyere Artists operates a studio, gallery space, and outreach program. It supports Indigenous artists visiting town from remote communities and offers artists an open environment to create artworks and share artistic skills. Tangentyere Artists is committed to innovative, sustainable, fine art outcomes for Town Camp Artists.
Ewyenper Atwatye is the Central Arrernte place name for Hidden Valley, and the chosen name for a developing textile enterprise driven by the community of Hidden Valley Town Camp in Alice Springs. It is a satellite project of Tangentyere Artists, a 100% Aboriginal owned, not-for-profit art centre. All of their products are ethically produced on high quality, natural fabrics. All sales directly support Ewyenper Atwatye, with all profit going towards artist fees and future projects.
Yarrenyty Arltere Artists (YAA) is a not-for-profit, Indigenous-owned and managed arts enterprise. It is a small, dynamic Art Centre situated in the Yarrenyty Arltere Town Camp adjacent to the Desert Park in Alice Springs. YAA is a place people come to work, share stories, plan for the future and create extraordinary and innovative art. Through their work in soft sculpture, textiles, etchings and films the artists have created an enterprise that provides both social and economic outcomes for them and their families. YAA is one of the hubs of Tangentyere Artists.