ernabella arts is a place where senior women and men and young women and men practice and develop art, in order to sustain, support and promote their cultural heritage, and to improve the lifestyle of the community’s members.
established in 1948, ernabella arts is australia’s oldest, continuously running indigenous art centre.
the first craft products were hand-loomed woven fabrics and hand-pulled and knotted floor rugs
the centre’s inimitable reputation lies in the adaptability and innovation of the artists who have been introduced to many different mediums since the craft room began.
today its varied group of artists is a mix of young and old, men and women.
ruth mcmillan has had a long established relationship with both planet and ernabella arts. as a highly celebrated ceramicst, planet has shown her work and ruth has for many years been a loved part of the planet team. subsequently, ruth and her partner julian have lived as a part of the ernabella community for many years, as employees of ernabella arts.
ernabella arts operates painting and ceramics studios for over 100 artists from pukatja community and surrounding homelands. exhibited and collected widely nationally and internationally, ernabella artists passionately uphold their cultural obligation to teach and pass down knowledge, whilst creating contemporary artworks of the highest calibre
come along and enjoy this amazing collection of paintings first hand at planet commonwealth.