Dellina Inkamala

Dellina Inkamala

Language: Western Aranda
Date of birth: 1984-04-14
Community: Alice Springs



Dellina Inkamala was born in Mparntwe (Alice Springs), however, grew up in the following Aboriginal communities: Ntaria (Hermannsburg), Wallace Rockhole and Papunya. Delllina is the daughter of Raelene Inkamala, Kathy Inkamala’s older sister, and Hillary Pareroultja, Hubert Pareroultja’s younger brother. Both Kathy and Hubert, award winning artists, have inspired Dellina’s professional development and artist career.

Dellina started drawing when she was in school and enjoyed it. This was the beginning of her painting journey, experimenting with dot paintings on canvas. Dellina has been painting Dreaming stories at Iltja Ntjarra (Many Hands) Art Centre since 2008. Some years later she became interested in watercolour paintings, after watching her aunty and uncle paint at the Art Centre.

From 2016 Dellina has been studying the watercolour painting technique. ‘I like using watercolour as I can see the view of my Country come alive in my paintings. It’s challenging for me, but I’m getting better with the help of my auntie Kathy Inkamala and uncle Hubert Pareroultja’, Dellina Inkamala said.

Group exhibitions

  • 2023
    Arrpmarnintja / Creation from the Beginning, Museum of Economic Botany, Tarnanthi Festival of Contemporary Arts, Adelaide, SA
  • 2023
    Desert Mob, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT
  • 2023
    Belonging / Tjoritjarinja, Ngununggula Regional Gallery Southern Highlands, Bowral, NSW
  • 2023
    Kangkwerrama / Respectfully Take Notice, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 2022
    Kuprilya Kwatja Etatha / Living Water, Tarnanthi Festival of Contemporary Arts, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA
  • 2022
    Clay on Country, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT
  • 2022
    One Too Many, Cross Arts Projects, Sydney, NSW
  • 2022
    Rivus, 23rd Biennale of Sydney, NSW
  • 2020
    Homeless on my Homeland, NIRIN 22nd Biennale of Sydney, NSW


  • 2020 Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), Brisbane, QLD
  • 2022 Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, NT
  • 2018 Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA), Adelaide, SA
  • 2023 Powerhouse Museum Sydney, NSW
  • 2023 University of Melbourne, Medical History Museum
  • 2023 Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), Brisbane, QLD