Imitjala Pantjiti Lewis

Imitjala Pantjiti Lewis

Birth Year 1963

Language Group Pitjantjatjara

Region Pukatja Community, APY Land

Imitjala Pantjiti Lewis was born in the community which was then known as Ernabella Mission and is now known as Pukatja Community. She attended school in Ernabella.

She is a full-time health worker at Ernabella clinic. She began work with the health service on graduating in high school in 1983. She married shortly after this. She is sister to leading Ernabella ceramic artist, Alison Milyika Carroll. Imitjala Pantjiti's works often depict the minyma kutjarra tjukurpa (two women/sisters story), the Malilanya tjukurpa, the kipara munu kalaya tjukurpa (bush turkey and emu story) and the Kungkarangakalpa tjukurpa (Seven Sisters story).

Imitjala Pantjiti is deeply involved in women's law and ceremony and has a leading role in the Nintintjaku Project (an Ernabella Arts cultural teaching project).

Group Exhibitions

2021 Artitja Fine Art Gallery, South Fremantle, WA - Ananyi Nyurakutu – Going Home

2020 Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA – Tarnarthi Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art: Open Hands

2020 Short Street Gallery, Broome, WA – Nganampa Tjukurpa Ananyi Wilurara (Our Stories Going West)

2020 Ernabella Arts: About place – Artitja Fine Art, South Fremantle

2019 Before Time Began: Contemporary Aboriginal Art – Collaborative artwork. Fondation Opale, Lens, Switzerland

2019 The Art of Healing: Australian Indigenous Bush Medicine. King’s College, London

Artworks

Ernabella Vase - 2020
Imitjala Pantjiti Lewis
  • $129.78