Clara Inkamala

Clara  Inkamala

Skin name: Nungala
Language: Western Arrarnta
Date of birth: 1954-11-25
From: Hermannsburg
Community: Alice Springs : NT
Outstation: Hermannsburg



Clara Inkamala is a Western Arrarnta women. She grew up at Ntaria (Hermannsburg) Community. She now lives in Alice Springs with her sisters Noreen Hudson and Kathleen France. 

Clara has been an acclaimed potter at the Hermannsburg Potters for many year. She is currently painting at Many Hands art centre where she is learning to paint watercolour landscapes, inspired by Albert Namatjira. 

Clara’s description of the artists in her family: 

Our Uncle is Adolf Inkamala, he was a watercolour artist. Our dad was Gerhard Inkamala. Vanessa’s fathers was Edmund Inkamala. Our young uncle was Russell Inkamala, Sophia’s father was Clifford Inkamala. They all were watercolour artists from the same mom & dad. They all learnt how to paint from their uncle Albert. My grandmother was Albert Namatjira’s sister.

Collections: National Museum Australia (NMA)


2016 The Namatjira Story on Stage and on Country, 107 Projects, Sydney

2016 UNALIENABLE, Sullivans + Trumpf, Sydney 

2016 Abducted! Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne

2017 What if this photograph is by Albert Namatjira?, AGSA, SA


2016 National Gallery Victoria (NGV), Melbourne

2016 National Museum Australia (NMA), Canberra

2018 Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA), Adelaide


2017 Clara travels to Canberra to officially launch the Hermannsburg exhibition and the Namatjira trust at the NMA