1940's First contact period.
Ernabella Arts founded.
Many Anangu move back to the west to their traditional homelands.
Pitjantjatjara Council formed to campaign for Land Rights in the tri-state region.
Pitjantjatjara Homelands Health Service started.
Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunyatjara Women's Council, established by women at a meeting at Kanpi in 1980.
Anangu Pitjantjatjara (the statutory landholding body) is set up.
Pitjantjatjara Land Rights Act gives inalienable freehold title for North West Reserve of South Australia to Anangu.
Nganampa Health Council formed.
Kaltjiti Arts and Crafts started at Fregon, art and craft centre set up at Amata.
Indulkana Arts Association (now Iwantja Arts and Crafts) started at Indulkana.
Minymaku Arts (now Tjala Arts) started at Amata.
Irrunytju Arts started by Amanda Dent and women at Irrunytju (Wingellina).
Ananguku Arts and Culture Aboriginal Corporation founded (inc. 2002).
Rope Story Sculptural and Storytelling project at WOMAdelaide.
Amanda Dent engaged by Ananguku Arts as a roving coordinator to work with artists in five western communities. Over 120 people participated ranging in age from 15 to 95. 30% of artists were male.
Tjala Arts established at Amata incorporating Minymaku Arts.
Mimili Maku set up at Mimili, auspiced by Ananguku Arts.
Tjungu Palya established at Nyapari.
Ninuku Arts established at Kalka, auspiced by Ananguku Arts.
The Statewide (SICAD) project starts to take the learnings from APY Lands models to regional SA. APY Lands regional exhibition at Spoleto and Milan, Italy. Jimmy Baker and Maringka Baker represented in Culture Warriors survey of Indigenous Art curated by Brenda Croft.
Ananguku Arts' Artswroker training and employment program starts with the employment of three Indigenous Arts Workers in regional SA plus employment of five Anangu trainee art centre assistant managers.
New Tjala Arts Centre built at Amata.
Training and employment program grows to employ 29 Indigenous Artsworkers on APY Lands.
Ananguku Arts, along with the South Australian Museum, mount a ‘best of the best' exhibition – ‘Tjukurpa Pulkatjara: The Power of the Law' - at the South Australian Museum.
Ananguku Arts members vote to become a statewide organisation, electing Joy Haynes, a Kokatha artist from Ceduna, and Ngarrindjeri cultural leader Major Sumner to the Board.
APY Art Centres infrastructure project commences. Ananguku Arts receives $4 million funding from Arts SA, Office for The Arts (OFTA), and the Department of Regional Australia.