Titjikala is a small community of approximately 250 residents, located on the edge of the Simpson Desert, 107km south of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Titjikala means ‘eagle from the clay pan’. The Eagle Dreaming is significant to the Titjikala region and people. The community is also known as Maryvale and Tapatjatjaka. The primary languages spoken are Luritja, Arrernte and Pitjantjatjara.
The countryside surrounding Titjikala is characterised by red sand-hills and desert oaks. Tapatjatjaka artists produce a variety of art forms including paintings, bush toys, wire sculptures, punu (wood carving), weaving, jewellery, tjanpi and raffia sculptures.
Tapatjatjaka Art and Craft Aboriginal Corporation
PO Box 2715,
Alice Springs, 0871
Northern Territory, Australia
Ph: +61 8 89560788
email: [email protected]