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Charles Jangala Inkamala


Charles Jangala Inkamala

From Mparntwe to my Father’s and Grandmother’s Country

Charles Jangala Inkamala was born 1968 in Ntaria (Hermannsburg). His mother’s Country is Papunya and his father’s Country is Ntaria. Charles lives in Mparntwe (Alice Springs) and began painting with Bindi Mwerre Anthurre Artists in 2017. He paints significant cultural sites such as Rwetyepme (Mount Sonder) and Yapalpe (Glen Helen Gorge) in stylized detail. Charles meditates on his home Country as he paints and imbues his work with strong knowledge of Country and connection to land.

Charles’ intricate line work captures the multitude of directions of the rock layers in this ancient land and conjures strong impressions of the shaping of this Country. Echoes of Albert Namatjira are evident in Charles’ watercolour-esque application of acrylic paints, as well as his use of ultramarine blue. Charles’ playful use of depth sees this vivid hue being brought to the forefront. Charles has also been experimenting with perspective in his works, combining aerial views with ground views.

Charles was shortlisted for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA) in 2021 and 2022. This is Charles first solo exhibition.

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Artwork credits:

Old houses at Hermannsburg 2021
acrylic on canvas 61.5 x 61.5 cm

Heavitree Gap and train track 2022
acrylic on canvas 46 x 61 cm

Hermannsburg Valley. My Country 2022
acrylic on canvas 31 x 122.5 cm


26 November 2022 - 05 March 2023


Exhibition dates
26 November 2022 to 5 March 2023

Official Opening
26 November, 10am by Mervyn Rubuntja




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