Marie Elena Ellis

Marie and her family lived in Katherine, then she and her sister Roseanne lived mainly in Amoonguna,

Her father, Michael Nelson Jakamarra, is a well known Papunya artist.  

She  learned from her father, and from aunties, and other senior women at Santa Theresa Mission.  She made further progress in art and painting at Irrkerlantye Arts.  Then, together with her sister Roseanne they initiated the Art Centre at Amoonguna, and continued their involvement in working there and developing the Centre.  

Marie’s and her sister Roseanne’s  work have been exhibited at Araluen Galleries, Alice Springs, Irrkerlantye Arts and Amoonguna Art Centre gallery.

This information was provided directly by the Artist



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