Martumili Artists was established by Martu people living in the communities of Parnpajinya (Newman), Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu, Kunawarritji, Irrungadji and Warralong. An activity of the Shire of East Pilbara, Martumili Artists is based in the East Pilbara Arts Centre in Newman, with artists also working across the six other remote East Pilbara communities. The artists and their families are the traditional custodians of vast stretches of the Great Sandy, Little Sandy and Gibson Deserts as well as the Karlamilyi (Rudall River) area.