Last week we celebrated 20 years of Sarah Brown as CEO of Purple House! Sarah has worked alongside the all-Indigenous Board of Directors since the inception of the organisation. She is an amazing asset to Purple House and has been a strong voice advocating for high quality, community-led health care for Indigenous Australians.
Purple House Dialysis is reopening in Kiwirrkurra! As one of Australia’s most remote communities that remains without safe drinking water after two years, this was no small feat.
Pana (Pintupi-Luritja for ‘sand’ or ‘earth’), Tjulpirpa (Pitjantjatjara for ‘soft sand’), Pilki (Kukaja/Pintupi for ‘sloppy’ or ‘wet mud’) is an exhibition of ceramics by Purple House patients.
There’s some new stock in town at the Bush Balm shop. We are very pleased to introduce our new range of t-shirts, tote bags and tea towels featuring artwork designs from Purple House patients just in time for Christmas.
Art is, and always has been, central to everything we do at the Purple House. From the extraordinary collaborative paintings that raised over a million dollars to start Western Desert Dialysis, to the beautiful patient works that cover our walls. It shouldn’t be surprising then that we had a busy time at the Desert Mob 2022 art festival earlier this month.
It has been an exciting couple of weeks at our social enterprise event space, the Purple Shed. Things have been in full swing as we recently hosted two special visits.
The Renal Society of Australasia (RSA) Conference was held in Darwin this year for the first time ever. Purple House left a mark on the event with our superstar Megan Neil winning best paper in two categories for her powerful presentation ‘Wiyarrinyi Ngurrangka/dying on country: working together for a good, safe death’.
Coles supermarkets across the Northern Territory and regional Western Australia have again partnered with Purple House to celebrate NAIDOC week 2022. From Sunday 3rd July to Sunday 10th July, Coles will donate $1 for every customer wearing the colour purple during their shop.
Yolngu elder, Malawa Dhamarrandji, was one of the patients brought home for this special day. It was the first time he had been home in about six years, and he told everyone “Here in my home town, I reckon it’s paradise. There’s all the family, it’s all family – all my grandsons, granddaughters, everyone.”
When COVID-19 hit the Purple House knew its patients would be some of the most vulnerable and that getting the right information out to community was critical. So we worked with Brendan Kavanagh from Highway Learning and an animation in Pintupi-Luritja (Western Desert...
Today Purple House launched 'Wangka Kutju' - the first software to provide real-time, sentence level translation between English and Pintupi-Luritja, with text to speech capabilities. It uses sophisticated functions to translate full sentences in real time, rather...
More than 400 people joined us for the launch of the new APY Art Centre Collective Gallery and Studio in Adelaide in May 2019. It's also the home of Purple House's new social support service. The APY Art Centre Collective is a group of ten Aboriginal...