Shirley is a young artist who paints for Tjala Arts. This is an art centre located in the Amata Community of far north west in South Australia. Tjala Arts is an Aboriginal owned and managed corporation that sells artworks on behalf of its members. Since its foundation in 1999, Tjala Arts has concentrated on adapting the traditioanl aboriginal symbols and designs to create contemporary abstract imagery. Tjala Arts plays a significant role in the well-being of the community and maintaing culture and law.