sabbia gallery

Ceramics, Glass + Fibre

Rona Panangka Rubuntja

Rona Panangka Rubuntja was born in 1970 and is the niece of famous watercolourist and elder Wenten Rubuntja. She joined the Hermannsburg Potters in 1998, and has since established herself as one of the most prominent senior artists of the … Continue reading

Alfred Lowe

Alfred Lowe is an Arrernte person from Snake Well in the central desert, north of Alice Springs. Alfred grew up in Alice Springs and completed his schooling there, moving to Adelaide in 2014 to pursue university studies. Alfred still resides … Continue reading

Maricelle Olivier

Embracing the dramatic patterns and vivid colours of South Africa before realising their seamless compatibility with elements of Australian native avifauna and flora, the medium of ceramics provides a space to link Maricelle Olivier’s personal history and geography. The focal … Continue reading

Hermannsburg Potters

The Hermannsburg Potters are a dedicated group of Western Arrarnta artists creating vibrant handmade ceramic pots that encompass collective and individually lived histories in their distinct Country. The Hermannsburg artists continue a 30-year legacy, sculpting and painting their visual histories … Continue reading

Tjunkaya Tapaya OAM

Tjunkaya grew up at the Ernabella Mission. In mission days, the building which is now the art centre was originally used as a food hall by the missionaries. In 1948 it became the Craft Room, where the first work was … Continue reading

Rupert Jack

“Jack’s enigmatic pots use the clay surface as the palimpsest upon which to place his unique take on the traditional stories and legends from his community at Ernabella.” (Glenn Barkley, 2016) Rupert Jack is a senior Pitjantjatjara artist at Ernabella … Continue reading

Thomas Ilytjari Tjilya

Thomas was a founding artist and Chairman of Tjurma Arts, an art centre established on Tjurma homelands nearby to the Amata community. He is son of Katanari Tjilya and nephew to Hector Burton. Thomas is the rising star of the … Continue reading

Elizabeth Dunn

Elizabeth’s work comments on the environmental change that has occurred in on country due to the introduction of non-native flora and fauna such as cattle farming and weeds like buffel grass (officially declared as a weed by South Australia) and … Continue reading

Lynette Lewis

Lynette’s father’s Country is a place called Makiri, located east of Ernabella near the Fregon community. This is Country is tjala tjukurpa (honey ant dreaming).  Tjala or Honey Ants are found about a metre underground beneath Mulga trees. The Honey … Continue reading

Carlene Thompson

Carlene creates innovative, new work that alludes to her Father’s Country, Kanpi, in which the creation being is ‘Kalaya’, or emu. Her pieces encompass the cultural richness that Carlene possesses as a proud Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara woman. The intergenerational transfer of Indigenous … Continue reading