The ‘Tennant Creek Superstars’ are a selection of key works from the men’s painters of Tenant Creek: This karti kari (men’s) project that we’ve got going.
That all started maybe two or three years ago. I was working at the men’s centre, Anyingini Health. We were doing this kind of group therapy - social and emotional wellbeing. An art program with Rupert Betheras.
That was how it started, they were doing it for their wellbeing, but it turned out to be a big thing – leading to exhibitions, catalogues and all. … good things came out of that therapy.
Karrinyi (people) saw something in them. They came over to the Julalikari Arts Program, and now Nyinkka Nyunyu have supported them in getting these exhibitions together.