Papulankutja was established in 2009 after the Ngaayatjarra people walked out of Warburton mission in the1970s to return to their land. Papulankutja Artists was established in 2001 and incorporated in 2004, growing out of Blackstone’s women’s centre. After several years of working through the women’s centre and then the community hall, Papulankutja Artists opened their own Art Studio in 2009.