Kevin Namatjira

Skin name: Jungarrayi
Language: Western Arrarnta
Date of birth: 1958-12-24
From: Hermannsburg
Community: Alice Springs : NT



Kevin Namatjira is the grandson of Albert Namatjira. His parents Maurice and Epana were also artists who raised Kevin in Hermannsburg along with his five siblings Lorraine, Jennifer, Wilfred, Evelyn, Elaine and Susan.

He is a skilled watercolour artist and was taught to paint by his father Maurice. Kevin and his family live in Alice Springs and have been living at the Namatjira Camp for many years.

Paintings by Kevin Namatjira have been acquired by the Art Gallery of South Australia, MAGNT and the Parliament House Collection in Canberra.


  • 2008 Indigenart, Subiaco WA
  • 2008 The Namatjira circle-landscapes of Central Australia, Birrung Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 2009 Real to Surreal, Scenes from the Centre: Journey with the new Generation of Hermannsburg watercolour artists, Tandanya, Adelaide, SA
  • 2009 Beyond Batterby, Recent Watercolour by Central Australian Artists, Hobart, TAS
  • 2009 The Watercolourists of Central Australia, Indigenart, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2009 Desert Mob Exhibition, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT
  • 2010-2011 Flinders University City Gallery, SA
  • 2011 Napra, Lismore, NSW
  • 2011 Metropolis Gallery, Geelong, VIC
  • 2012 Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 2012 The Lockup, Newcastle, NSW
  • 2012 Regional Art Gallery, Burnie, TAS
  • 2012 Art Mob, Launceston, TAS
  • 2012 Art Mob, Hobart, TAS
  • 2012 Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston, VIC
  • 2012 Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, SA
  • 2012 Talapi Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
  • 2012 Percy Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, NT
  • 2012 The Beyond Billabong Fundraiser, QLD
  • 2013 The Namatjira Legacy, Tali Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 2013 Customs House Library, NAIDOC week 2013 in collaboration with the City of Sydney and Tali Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 2013 Contemporary Aboriginal Art From Australia, Château de l’Etang, Paris
  • 2013 Living Watercolours, Southbank Centre, London
  • 2014 Five Generations: The Strength of Namatjira’s Legacy, Araluen Galleries, NT
  • 2014 RightNow, Boomalli, Sydney, NSW
  • 2014 Regeneration, Metropolis Gallery, Geelong, VIC
  • 2014 The Men Artists of the Hermannsburg School of Art, Talapi Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
  • 2015 Hermannsburg Horizons, Wooloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
  • 2015 The Namatjira Collection, RAFT art space, Alice Springs, NT
  • 2015 The Namatjira Collection, TARNANTHI, Art Gallery of SA (AGSA), Adelaide, SA
  • 2016 2016 sullivan + strumpf Gallery, Sydney

Special Projects

  • 2011 – 2014 The Namatjira Play, Big hArt production
  • 2014 Public Art, Mural at the Alice Plaza, Alice Springs

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


  • 2003 Araluen Art Gallery, Alice Springs
  • 2008 NT Museum and Art Gallery, Darwin
  • 2017 Queensland Art Gallery Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), Brisbane
  • 2016 University of Technology Gallery (UTS), Sydney
  • 2016 National Museum Australia (NMA), Canberra
  • 2012 Parliament House Art Collection Canberra
  • 2019 Art gallery of South Australia (AGSA), Adelaide
  • 2019 National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne