Ricky Connick Jakamara

Ricky Connick Jakamara

Skin name: Jakamarra
Language: Pitjantjatjara, Western Arrarnta
Date of birth: 1971-04-13

Artworks

Biography

Ricky’s skin name is Jakamara. His mother’s country is Ntaria and he grew up in Areyonga (His father’s country). Thus, he speaks Western Arrarnta and Pitjanjara. Ricky is Benita Clement’s husband, and son in law of G Namatjira. He is the grandson of famous artist Peter Kanari  Benita inspired Ricky and motivated him to start painting landscapes of his country. The two paint together at the Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands art centre. Ricky has a precise drawing technique and is interested in painting hunting men from previous generations.  

Collections

  • National Museum of Australia (NMA), Canberra, ACT