Imitjala Curley | Artist Profile

Details of Imitjala Curley


Imitjala was born in 1953 when her parents were at the Ernabella mission but the family moved to Fregon as soon as the cattle station was established in 1961. A senior traditional women, Imitjala holds cultural knowledge relating to the Ngintaka, Perentie lizard, and Ngapari -sugar leaf- tjukurpa at Watarru. Her connection to the Kampurparpa tjukurpa in the Walytjitjata region is through her mother, Puni Puni. It is a small homeland just over the Northern Territory border about 46km north of Kalka on the APY Lands.
Imitjala was married to Kun Curley(dec) and has five children, all girls. She has been working intermittently with Kaltjiti Arts since it began as a craft room in the early sixties.

2018 March : Steadfast - Works from Kaltjiti Short Street Gallery Broome WA
2016 September Desert Mob Show 2016 Araluen Galleries Alice Springs NT
2016 August Salon de Refuse Charles Darwin University Gallery NT
2016 Aboriginal & Pacific Art Sydney NSW
2016 RAFT Art Space Alice Springs NT A Song and a Prayer for our Friend.
2016 Paul Johnstone Gallery KILILPI-TILI PULKA IRNYAN- Bright Shining Stars by the Artists of Kaltjiti
2014 Desert Mob Show Araluen Gallery Alice Springs NT
2014 Desert Country Talapi Gallery Alice Springs NT
2009 Anangu Backyard Exhibition

Artworks of Imitjala Curley