Image: Children in Ernabella as part of Carclew’s Tjitji Tjutaku Inma project, 2012. Photo: Lee-Ann Buckskin.

Tjitjiku Tjukurrpa

The Children's Dreaming Project

Language and Arts!

In past years, in the APY and Maralinga Tjarutja Lands, Carclew has played a lead role to facilitate teaching and recording of Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara Inma and language through the Tjitjiku Inma project and the creation of a trilingual learning resource.

The resource includes a book with Creation Stories from across communities, cultural information in relation to Inma, a DVD with animations created from illustrations by young people and a CD of Inma songs sung by Aboriginal Elders and community. The resource has been used by teachers, families and community leaders since its publication.

The Tjitjiku Inma project spanned over three years and although expansive in its reach there are still communities in the APY Lands and West Coast that have not yet been involved, including key locations such as Amata and Mimili.

Expressed interest from Elders and community has led to a second phase of Tjitjiku Inma – Tjitjiku Tjukurrpa - and 2019 will see commencement of the early consultation for this long term project.

Program enquiries:
Bethany Ashley-Ward, Manager – Arts Programs. Email:

If you or your organisation is interested in supporting high quality creative experiences for Aboriginal children and remote communities, we welcome you to get in touch to discuss further.
Lucy Markey, Senior Manager, Marketing & Development
Email, Phone 08 8230 1118 / 0411 106 257


Contact Details

Bethany Ashley-Ward
Manager – Arts Programs
08) 8267 5111