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2023 Revealed Exhibition: New and Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists

Angkaliya Nelson

Art centre


1960, Pukatja

Lives and works

Pipalyatjara, SA

Angkaliya Nelson was born in 1960 at the Ernabella Mission in Pukatja, South Australia. She later grew up in Amata, where she met her husband and had two children. During the late 1970s, at the time of the homeland movement, Angkaliya and her family made the move west to Pipalyatjara to be closer to her traditional homelands. She continues to live in Pipalyatjara today. Angkaliya is a highly skilled craftsswoman and artist. Like many other Anangu women, she has learnt the craft of punu (wood carving and burning) and tjanpi (grass weaving). In all of her crafts, including her modern dot work paintings, Angkaliya draws influence from Mamungara and Kungkarrakalpa Tjukurpa, Seven Sisters Dreamtime stories

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Western Australia