Pepai Jangala Carroll

Born 1950

Pepai was born in Haasts Bluff, and later moved to Papunya when the new settlement was created there. He went to school in Papunya before moving to Areyonga, where he finished school. He then travelled on horses with his family to Eagle Bore, which is a homeland just north of Ernabella, and he's been living in Ernabella ever since. His first work was building fences around the Ernabella station, and later worked in the Ernabella community cleaning septic tanks and doing other jobs. He also worked in the community office and was the community Chairperson. He became a warden when he was still a 'young fella', and he also became the Director of Nganampa Health, the regional health body. He was then appointed the Community Constable, a position he held until 2006 when illness forced him to retire.

He married Alison (Milyika) Carroll when he was a young man working in the community office. They have five children and five grandchildren. Milyika is the Director of Ananguku Arts. On retiring, Pepai began to paint, commencing work at the art centre in early 2009. In November 2010 Pepai was elected Chair of Ernabella Arts Executive Committee. His distinct style in depicting his father's country has meant his work has already been collected by the National Gallery of Victoria, the Art Gallery of South Australia and ArtBank. In 2012, Pepai resigned as Chair of the Art Centre and is now the Anangu Mayatja.

Media:
Acrylic on Canvas
Ceramics

Group Exhibitions

2015 Autograph - Sabbia Gallery, Paddington NSW
2014 Ngura Kutjupa, Tjukurpa Kutju - ReDot Fine Art Gallery, Singapore
2014 Tjulpirpa wiya - Clay! - raft Artspace, Alice Springs NT
2014 Desert Mob 2014 - Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs NT
2014 Pilanypa - Harvey Art Projects, Idaho USA
2014 Nganana Kulilpai Nganampa Tjukurpa - Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne VIC
2014 2014 Indigenous Ceramic Art Award - Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton VIC
2014 Eastern APY Lands: ArtKelch - Touring Freiburg, Munich, Hamburg and Bodensee, Germany
2014 Tjungu Warkarintja: Fifteen Years - Sabbia Gallery, Paddington NSW
2013 Nyinnga: The Cold Time of the Year - Harvey Art Projects, Idaho USA
2013 Australian Vision: NAIDOC
2013 - Australian High Commission, Singapore
2013 Putitja (From Spinifex Country) - Aboriginal and Pacific Art Gallery, Sydney NSW
2013 Ernabella Ceramics - Raft ArtSpace, Alice Springs. NT
2012 Tjukurpa Mulapa - Redot Fine Art Gallery, Singapore
2012 One Song, Different Tune - Short St Gallery, Broome WA
2012 Kapi Ukalinganyi - Aboriginal and Pacific Art Gallery, Sydney NSW
2012 Desert Mob - Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs NT
2012 Tjamuku Kamiku Tjukurpa - Outstation Gallery, Darwin NT
2011 Ernabella Undiscovered - Tunbridge Gallery, Margaret River WA
2011 Desert Mob - Araluen Arts, Alice Springs NT
2011 Ngura Kutju, Tjukurpa Pulkatjara - Short St Gallery, Broome WA
2011 Tjukurpa nyangatja ngananala unngu ngaranyi - Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney NSW
2011 Tjukurpa Nyangatja Ngananala Unngu Ngaranyi - South Australian Museum, Adelaide SA
2011 Nganana Ngura-ku Ninti, Nganana Ngura Kanyini (We know our land, we keep our Land) - raft Artspace, Alice Springs NT
2011 Shalom Gamarada Ngiyani Yana - Queen St, Woollahra NSW
2011 Tjukurpa Irititja, Walka Kuwaritja - Marshall Arts, Adelaide SA
2011 Continuum (as part of South Australian Living Artists Festival) - Marshall Arts, Adelaide SA
2010 Ngura Nganampa (Our Country) - Outstation Gallery, Darwin NT
2010 Kayili and Ernabella
2010 - Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney NSW
2010 Recent Paintings - Chapman Gallery, Canberra ACT
2010 A Wati-Ku Show - raft Artspace, Alice Springs NT
2010 Ara irititja munu ara kuwaritja Ernabella-la - Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne VIC
2010 Desert Mob - Araluen Center, Alice Springs, NT
2009 Our Mob - Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, SA

Collections

ART GALLERY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, 2011
ARTBANK, 2011
CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY, 2011
HARRIET & RICHARD ENGLAND, 2010, 2014
NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA, 2013, 2015

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