Imiyari ( Yilpi) Adamson | Artist Profile

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Imiyari (Yilpi) Adamson was born in Ernabella in 1954. She has worked with batik for many years - with several works in public collections. She is also renowned as an expert mukata (beanie maker). Imiyari has only recently begun to experiment with ceramics, paintings, fibre art and sculpture. Together with four other artists, she attended a workshop at Brisbane foundry Urban Art Projects in June 2008. The sculptural animals and birds she produced during this time have a consistent lively and engaging quality. She has works in the collections of the National Museum of Australia and the National Museum of Scotland. She recently began to develop her own unique style of painting. Her recent paintings have been exhibited at Araluen Art Centre as part of Desert Mob and also in Rising Stars at Outstation Gallery, Darwin.

2017 Spirited-Kurunitja, Short St Gallery, Broome, WA
2017 Inuntjil-Regeneration, Aboriginal Signature, Estrangin Gallery, Bruxelles, Belgium
2017 Rising Stars, Outstation Gallery, Darwin, NT
2016 Inheritance, Slat Contemporary, VIC
2016 Nganampa Kilipil: Our Stars - Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre
2016 Desert Mob, Araluen Arts Centre
2016 Spring Salon & Art Parade McCulloch & McCulloch, Whistlewood, Shoreham, VIC
2015 Our Mob, Adelaide Festival Centre
2014 Tjungu Warkarintja: Fifteen Years, Sabbia Gallery, Paddington, NSW
2010 Recent Works by Warakurna Artists & Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Short St Gallery, Broome, WA
2009 Walka Putitja- artworks from the desert, Short St. Gallery, Broome, WA
2009 Colour & Country, Aratong Gallery at the Australian High Commission, Singapore
2009 Celebrating Country: Kinship & Culture, Seymour College, Adelaide, SA
2009 Our Mob - Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, SA
2008 Gatherings, Depot 11 Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2008 Kiti Art, New Batik from Ernabella - Fabric of Life, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide, SA 2007 Desert Diversity - Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2007 Ernabella, A Collection of New Works - Australia Dreaming Art, Melbourne
2006 Itjanu, Lush like flowers after rain - Australia Dreaming Art, Melbourne
2006 Homeland Heartland - JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, Adelaide
2005 Inuntji, Fresh like flowers after rain - JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, Adelaide
2003 Colours, JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, Adelaide
1999 Hidden Horizons, Desart show for the Fringe Festival, Tandanya, Adelaide
1997 CAAACE, Araluen Centre for Art and Entertainment, Alice Springs
1997 Ernabella Walka/Ernabella design, Mutijulu Cultural Centre, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
1996 CAAACE, Araluen Centre for Art and Entertainment, Alice Springs


National Museum of Australia, Canberra, ACT
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC.


2012 Finalist, Togart Contemporary Award

Artworks of Imiyari ( Yilpi) Adamson

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