Frank Young

Frank Young — 'Manta I', 2024


Manta - meaning Earth in Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara is an exhibition that brings together works by some of the most dynamic artists from the APY Lands as they showcase their material eclecticism. The carved, painted or woven surface communicates each artists Tjukurpa, speaking of their physical and spiritual connecting to Country. These works display the inspiration artists take from the manta and how it is represented not only in the motif but in the medium itself.  

APY Art Centre Collective x Craft

June 20 – July 27

Craft has partnered with APY Art Centre Collective to present the works from 6 artist that represent the many communities and art centres which are at the heart of the APY lands. These include Ninuku Arts, Tjala Arts, Umoona Arts and APYACC's Adelaide studio.

Beverly Burton / Frank Young / George Cooley / Yatitji Heffernan / Alfred Lowe 

Frank Young was born near Artuti on the APY Lands in 1949. He is a senior man and has been a longtime director of Tjala Arts and supported of the APY art centres. As a young man, Frank worked with senior men during the 1970s Land Rights Movement on the APY Lands. He is a former chairperson of Waturru Community and Amata Community and APY Executive Council.

Founded in 2017, the APY Art Centre Collective is an initiative that provides support, resources and opportunities for First Nations artists from the APY Lands and beyond. Through exhibitions, workshops, and cultural exchanges, the collective aims to promote Indigenous voices, foster cross-cultural understanding, and generate economic opportunities for Aboriginal communities.  

Read about the exhibition.

Material: Clay sculptural vessel

Dimensions:  29 x 11cm

Cat. no: 154-24AS

1 piece in stock.

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