• Artist: Alison Walbungara
  • Art Centre: Yarrenyty-Arltere
  • Region: Central Australia

Artwork Story

Alison Walbungara (nee Inkamala), sister to landscape artist Steven Walbungara was born in Hermannsburg Community (Ntaria), west of Alice Springs and moved to Alice Springs in her twenties. A prolific artist, Alison was taught landscape painting along with her siblings by Arnold Ebatarinja.

Alison’s landscapes, both in painting and print making often depict powerful stories from her families country around Central Mount Wedge and Ntaria. She also frequently portrays the famous Finke River as well as important sites in Alice Springs. Alison was selected as a finalist for the Telstra NATSIA Award in 2008 and 2010.

Alison is an artist from Yarrenyty Arltere Artists, a Western Arrernte community arts enterprise. It is part of the Yarrenyty Arltere Learning Centre; an intergenerational program that began in 2000 as a response to the chronic social distress faced by families. It has helped people to rebuild lives. The art centre has been at the heart of this healing. It is an Indigenous owned and managed organisation. Profits from sales go to the artists and towards the purchase of materials.