Johannes KATAKARINJA - Western MacDonnell Ranges

Johannes KATAKARINJA - Western MacDonnell Ranges

c.2002, 19 x 26cm ADG:4516

ADG: 4516


MacDonnell Ranges, 1996

19 x 26cm, Watercolour on paper (archival artists board)


Johannes KATAKARINJA - Biography

Born 1956

Language Western Arrernte

Community Hermannsburg

Subjects Central desert landscapes, MacDonnell Ranges, Palm Valley, Ghost Gum Trees, Witchetty trees

Johannes Katakarinja was born in 1956 and is the youngest of seven children. Johannes learnt to paint as a boy from his grandfather, the famous artist Walter Ebatarinja (1915-1968). Together they journeyed out on country to paint landscapes at picturesque valleys, gorges and sites including Palm Valley. Like his grandfather, Johannes paints in a traditional regional style referred to as the Hermannsburg School. Johannes currently lives in Alice Springs and travels to his homeland of Hermannsburg regularly.


2012 Damian Minton Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2012 The Lockup, Newcastle, NSW

2012 Regional Art Gallery, Burnie, TAS

2012 Art Mob, Launceston, TAS

2012 Art Mob, Hobart, TAS

2012 Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston, VIC

2012 Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, SA

2012 Talapi Gallery, Alice Springs, NT

2012 Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, NT


Johannas was commissioned to paint the mural at Hermannsburg Finke River Mission Store.

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