Dear Valued Clients, Customers and Colleagues,

With the sun sweltering in Alice Springs, we’re taking an opportunity to have a short and sweet summer break. We will be closed from the 12th Feb – 24th Feb. Emails will only be checked sporadically, but for any urgent issues please email kate@talapi.com.au

If you have any enquiries, please contact us before the 12th of February, otherwise we will respond as soon as possible after the 24th. Thank you all for your support over the Christmas and New Year holiday season! We look forward to re-opening with a brand new exhibition schedule!


Kate, Karyna and the Talapi Team.

Talapi aims to promote the artists and artworks from Aboriginal owned art centres. Talapi is committed to ethical trade in Indigenous art as a means to support economic development in remote communities and is a member of the Indigenous Art Code.

Director Kate Podger has worked directly with Aboriginal art centres for over 15 years with 4 years experience as curator of Araluen Arts Centre and was curator of 27th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award at MAGNT in 2010. Together with co director and partner Thijl Duvekot, they have created a beautiful art space in Todd Mall dedicated to the promotion of Central desert art sourced directly from Aboriginal owned art centres.

Talapi hosts regular curated exhibitions that allow art collectors to enjoy the work from established artists and learn about new and upcoming names in Aboriginal art.

When choosing a work of art, you want the artist to have concentrated on the traditional sources of knowledge that provide the inspiration for their work. Aboriginal art centres support the artists in many aspects of their daily life and in their custodial duties – allowing artists to remain relatively free from economic pressures that could otherwise restrain their artistic expression. Talapi maintains open and mutually beneficial relationships with the art centres, setting justifiable prices for the artwork and providing the best possible provenance – from documentation systems in which the artists’ career is tracked continually over many years.



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