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2022 Revealed Exhibition: New and Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists

Angkaliya Nelson

Art centre



Lives and works


Angkaliya Nelson was born in 1960 and grew up in Amata in the Western Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands where she met her husband and had two children. During the late 1970s and 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 craftswoman and artist. Like many other Anangu women, she has learnt the craft of punu (wood carving and burning) and tjanpi (grass weaving). In all her crafts, including her paintings, Angkaliya draws influence from Minyma Kutjara (Two Women) and Kungkarangkalpa Tjukurpa (Seven Sisters) stories.  

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Western Australia