Wanangaranytja Malangka | After Lightning is an exhibition co-presented with Agency, by key artists from Tjungu Palya (meaning ‘good together’), an Indigenous owned and governed art centre based on the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in South Australia. The exhibition and intergenerational project features the work of artists from the three communities that Tjungu Palya represents: Keith Stevens, Bernard Tjalkuri, Teresa Baker, Beryl Jimmy and Aaron Ken from the communities Nyapari, Kanpi and Watarru
Wanangaranytja Malangka | After Lightning is a site-specific land-art project; an artist directed and featured video, documentary sound works, paintings and ink drawings on paper. This exhibition traverses many interconnected Tjukulpa (stories) and sites of prime cultural importance, a culmination of the diverse and exploratory ways in which Tjungu Palya artists engage in cultural preservation and intergenerational exchange through artistic creation.
Senior artists and lore men Keith Stevens and Bernard Tjalkuri lead the exhibition with selected works from the project Painting on Country. Painting on Country saw the return of senior artists to their respective Country to create large rock drawings in tjutu (natural pigment), in their signature, contemporary painting styles.
These land paintings and the ensuing photographic documentation encapsulates the monumentality of Country and an act of both political and creative significance, whilst touching on a poetic ephemerality, the capturing of a fleeting moment in time – artworks that washed away in the first summer rains. These photographs are an act of generosity, letting viewers in to a space that usually goes unseen by most Australians.
White fellas are seeing all our work on canvas but we want people to see the places that really are this dreaming. Then you will see how much we love our country and why we always want to stay here. — Keith Stevens.
Johnston Street Building
35 Johnston Street
The Johnston Street Lift, located immediately inside 35B Johnston Street (LG) provides access to levels UG, 1 and 2. 35A Johnston Street provides a footpath and ramp to the Automatic door entrance to level UG. From 35C Johnston Street, there is a footpath and ramp leading to the Johnston Street lift and external staircase.
The only at level access paths to Johnston Street UG are via Entrance 35A Johnston Street or 30A Perry Street. The at level access paths to Johnston Street Building LG are via 35B and 35C Johnston Street. The access path to Johnston Street Building L1 and L2 requires use of the Johnston Street Lift.
Accessible toilets are located within the Johnston Street Building on Level UG and Level 1, toward the western end of the building near entrance 35A Johnston Street. Accessible toilets are also located at the eastern end of the Johnston Street Building on Level LG, near the Music Market co-working space. These toilets are open throughout office and event hours. All accessible toilets are equipped with manual locks, exit buttons and grab rails.