Yanda Aboriginal Art

  • May 3, 2019
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  • Author: N&J Maguire

Yanda Art are the Western Desert Art Specialists. Yanda Art, founded in 1997 by director Chris Simon, who has operated his indigenous art gallery, studio and consultancy for over 17 years. The name ‘Yanda’ originates from a sheep station Chris previously owned and operated in Far Western NSW called ‘Yanda Creek Station’. His rural property, located just outside of Alice Springs, has been a peaceful refuge for many of Australia’s most successful and highly respected Desert artists including names such as Mrs Bennett, Tommy Watson, Esther Giles, Walala Tjapaltjarri, Naata Nungarrayi and Turkey Tolson, plus many other leading desert artists.


In April 2004, Chris was duly recognised as an Individual Founder Benefactor under the terms of the Constitution of the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation 2004. In June 2017, Chris hosted. His excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove during a tour of his artist complex in Alice Springs.


Chris is an Honorary Senior Fellow at USC University and most recently received the Medal of the Order of Australia in recognition of his services to the visual arts through support for and promotion of Aboriginal Art.


Contact Details

Address 1974 Ilpara Road, Alice Springs
Phone (08) 8952 6555 
Social Media N/A
Website https://www.yandaaboriginalart.com.au/
Email yandaart@bigpond.com