Historical information

Nyukana BAKER (1943-2016)
Born Ernabella, South Australia
Country: Kanypi
Language: Pitjantjatjara

A Pitjantjatjara artist from Ernabella who began painting, designing and weaving in 1963 and producing batik in 1971. Founded in 1949 Ernabella Arts is the longest running Aboriginal arts centre in Australia. It was established o create employment opportunities for young women from the local Pitjantjatjara people.

Nyukana Baker died 17 April 2016 at Alice Springs, Northern Territory.

This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 2000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

Physical description

Framed limited edition print.

Inscriptions & markings

Tjitji Kutjara Two Children
Nyukana Baker Feb 1996