The Papulankutja Aboriginal community is located at the foot of the Blackstone Ranges of Western Australia between the Western and Great Victoria deserts some 70 kilometres west of Irrunytju (Wingellina). The local culture and language is Ngaanyatjarra and the townsite is located amidst light forest with plentiful ground water.
Blackstone was first established as a settlement in the mid 1970s when several family groups who were connected to the region returned and established a small outstation. It was later moved to its current location.
Papulankutja Women's Centre at Blackstone provides many services in addition to art making facilities, including health, aged care, laundry, meals and other social and cultural requirements. Men and women gather at the centre to make art that includes woodwork, jewellery made from nuts and seeds, fibre work such as baskets and figures, spinifex paper making, jigsaw making and synthetic polymer paintings on canvas.
The area is rich in Dreaming tracks associated with rituals and stories that are depicted in paintings include Seven Sisters, Pukara, Ilurrpa and Wati Kutjarra.