Reinhold Inkamala

Reinhold Inkamala

Language: Western Arrarnta
Date of birth: 1974-03-10
Community: Alice Springs



Reinhold was born in Alice Springs. His mother and father were both from Ntaria (Hermannsburg) and thus Reinhold’s fathers dreaming and his own are Mt. Hermannsburg. 

As a young man Reinhold was an ace AFL football player but an accident resulted in a brain injury that stopped him from playing. Reinhold is married to Cathy (Jennifer) Wirri and has two daughters with her. Watercolour artist Kevin Wirri is his father in law. 

Reinhold taught himself to paint by drawing first. He loves to paint and draw his father’s country. He paints beautiful landscapes with great technique and unusual and interesting uses of colour.

His grandparents the Pareroultja’s taught Reinhold to paint when he was a school child using pencils. Artist Ivy Pareroultja is like a mother to Reinhold.

Special Projects:

  • 2014 Public Art, Mural at the Alice Plaza, Alice Springs, NT
  • 2014 Knara Nunaka Tjurretja – Our Big Country: The West MacDonnell Ranges, Highly commented at the 31st Telstra Arts Awards
  • 2015 Tjukurpa Calendar, IAD Press
  • 2016 Parrtjima, Festival of Light, Alice Springs (Illuminated skirt)
  • 2016 Cicada Press print workshop with Tony Albert, UNSW, Sydney
  • 2019 Lumen Prints Workshop with AGNSW, Alice Springs, NT
  • 2019 Cicada Press etching workshop, Sydney, NSW

Solo exhibitions

  • 2022
    Aboriginal Contemporary Gallery, Sydney, NSW

Group exhibitions

  • 2023
    Arrpmarnintja-Creation from the beginning, Museum of Economic Botany, Tarnanthi Adelaide SA
  • 2023
    Belonging / Tjoritjarinja, Ngununggula Regional Gallery Southern Highlands, Bowral NSW
  • 2023
    Art house Sydney
  • 2022
    Kuprilya Kwatja Etatha, Tarnanthi Festival of Contemporary Arts, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
  • 2022
    One Too Many, Cross Arts Projects
  • 2021
    Before and Now, South Australian Museum, Adelaide SA
  • 2020
    Homeless on my Homeland, NIRIN 22nd Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  • 2019
    Tjina Nurna-ka, Pmarra Nurn-kanha, Itla Itla Nurn-kanha (Our family, our country, our legacy), Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide SA
  • 2019
    The National, AGNSW, Sydney
  • 2019
    Pmarra Nurna-Kananhala untha-lapp-urma (Walking through country), Hazelhurst Art centre, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2017
    What if this photograph is by Albert Namatjira?, Art Gallery of SA, Adelaide SA
  • 2016
    Abducted!, Alcaston Gallery, VIC
  • 2016
    UNALIENABLE, Sullivan + Strumpf Gallery, Sydney, NSW
  • 2015
    Kinship, In the footsteps of Namatjira, Moree, NSW
  • 2015
    A Hermannsburg Christmas, Redot Gallery, Singapore
  • 2015
    TARNANTHI, Works of significance at Tandanya art gallery, Adelaide, SA
  • 2015
    Hermannsburg Horizons, Wooloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
  • 2014
    Talapi Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
  • 2014
    The Men Artists of the Hermannsburg School of Art, Talapi Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
  • 2014
    Five Generations: The Strength of Namatjiras Legacy, Araluen Galleries, NT
  • 2014
    Tali Gallery, Sydney


  • 2017 Queensland Art Gallery Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD
  • 2019 Art Gallery of NSW (AGNSW), Sydney
  • 2016 National Museum of Australia (NMA), Canberra, ACT
  • 2016 National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne, VIC
  • 2016 University of Technology Gallery (UTS), Sydney NSW
  • 2018 Art Gallery of South Austrlia (AGSA), SA
  • 2019 National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne
  • 2019 Flinders University Art Museum (FUMA), Adelaide SA
  • 2016 Artbank, Office for the Arts, Sydney, NSW
  • 2020 Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), Brisbane, QLD
  • 2023 Powerhouse Museum Sydney NSW
  • 2024 Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), Brisbane, QLD