Clara Inkamala

Clara  Inkamala

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

Artworks

Biography

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 mother & father. They all learnt how to paint from their uncle Albert. My grandmother was Albert Namatjira’s sister.

Group exhibitions

  • 2019
    Tjina Nurna-ka, Pmarra Nurn-kanha, Itla Itla Nurn-kanha (Our family, our country, our legacy), Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide SA
  • 2019
    Tjina Nurna-ka, Pmarra Nurn-kanha, Itla Itla Nurn-kanha (Our family, our country, our legacy), Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide SA
  • 2017
    What if this photograph is by Albert Namatjira?, Art Gallery of SA, Adelaide SA
  • 2016
    The Namatjira Story on Stage and on Country, 107 Projects, Sydney
  • 2016
    UNALIENABLE, Sullivan + Strumpf Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 2016
    Abducted!, Alcaston Gallery, VIC

Collections

  • 2019 Art Gallery of NSW (AGNSW), Sydney, NSW
  • 2016 National Gallery Victoria (NGV), Melbourne
  • 2016 National Museum Australia (NMA), Canberra
  • 2018 Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA), Adelaide