Congratulations to Pepai Jangala Carroll for his inclusion in the 2016 Adelaide Biennal of Australian Art, Magic Object

27 February – 15 May 2016 | Art Gallery of South Australia and venues across Adelaide

An exciting body of new ceramic work by Pepai has been created for the Biennal. 

Titled Magic Object, the 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australia Art takes inspiration from the Wunderkammer, delving into a world of wonder and enchantment through the eyes of Australian contemporary artists. 

Congratulations also go to Pepai on the acquisition of his ceramic work, Walangurru, from Desert Mob 2015 by the Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs.

 Pepai Jangala Carroll

Pepai Jangala Carroll


Congratulations to Yurpiya Lionel and Gordon Ingkatji, finalists in the 2015 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA)

7 August - 1 November 2015 | Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Accomplished painter and fibre sculptor and weaver Yurpiya was selected for her painting Anumarra, depicting a place near Irrunytju (Wingellina) in WA. This is Yurpiya's family's country. Anumara is also the name for a kind of caterpillar and Anumara is the tjukurpa (dreaming) place for this caterpillar. 

Yurpiya was born at the homeland Donald’s Well, near Kenmore Park, about 45 kms east of Ernabella. She is the daughter of Pantjiti Lionel, a very senior Pitjantjatjara woman and artist.

 Anumarra by Yurpiya Lionel

Anumarra by Yurpiya Lionel


Senior artist, Gordon Ingkatji was selected for his work Wanampi mankur mankurpa kutjara kutjara. Acquired by the Museum and the Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. 

Gordon says of the work, "These ten places are for Anangu drinking, Wanampi separate. Wanampi not walking like Anangu, move like a whip. That wanampi mother and father they staying separate, not going anywhere but tjitji tjuta coming and playing around them. They making friends. Mulpa tjutunga."

Gordon was born at Titu, c. 1930. His family was sitting at Puta-Puta when they first saw outsiders/whitefellas - Gordon was about 8 years old. He arrived at Ernabella Mission in 1937. He lives at his homeland, David's Well, near Ernabella, and has been painting at Ernabella Arts since 2008. In June 2016 he will have his first solo exhibition at Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne

  Wanampi mankur mankurpa kutjara kutjara  by Gordon Ingkatji

Wanampi mankur mankurpa kutjara kutjara by Gordon Ingkatji