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Ceramics, Glass + Fibre


Carlene Thompson, Carlene Thompson in Ernabella Arts ceramic studio, Australia, 2013

Sabbia Gallery would like to congratulate Alison Milyika Carroll on her $10,000 second placing in the prestigious 2014 Indigenous Ceramics Art Award announced 27 May 2014 at Shepparton Art Museum (SAM). Her work, Ngayuku Walka (My Mark) was selected as a finalist from a highly competitive national field.

SAM Director Kirsten Paisley commented:
‘From Ernabella in remote South Australia, Milyika Carroll’s large pot is absolutely divine, the back glaze sparkles at all its edges where she has carved into the surface joyous designs which she refers to in the title as simply Ngayuku Walka, meaning `my mark’. We were moved by the hand working of this traditional, coil-built pot, a strong and voluminous female form which is proudly inscribed with the artists own marks.’

The 2014 Indigenous Ceramic Art Award is now showing at Shepparton Art Museum until 10 August 2014. Visit for more information.
We would also like to congratulate Ernabella artist Carlene Thompson who is a finalist in the NATSIAAs / Telstras, with her ceramic form ‘Tjulpu Putitja, 2014’
The winner will be announced soon and we wish Carlene and the Ernabella Arts community in SA the best of luck. Carlene would be a very deserved winner.
Following on from the sell-out Ernabella exhibition in March ‘Tjungu Warkarintja, Fifteen Years’, Sabbia Gallery continues to hold new work by a select group of these inspiring artists. Please contact the gallery for details of the available work.