Ada Pula Beasley
DOB: 22 January 1959
BORN: Ampilatwatja, NT
LANGUAGE GROUP: Alyawarre
COMMUNITY: Ampilatwatja, NT
Ada Pula Beasley is an Alyawarr lady born at Ampilatwatja in 1959. She currently resides in the remote community of Epenara, 250 km South-East of Tennant Creek in Central Australia. Ada first put paint to canvas in 2012 and is well known for using lines, dots and daubing to capture the beautiful, layered landscape of her Alyawarr country. The landscapes encompass all Dreaming associated with her traditional country. Ada is interested in preserving her culture and teaching the younger artists about country. Keeping alive the knowledge of the elders, knowing when and where to go hunting and gathering, bush medicines, locations of ‘soakage’s’ (water), travelling with family for ceremonies, and maintaining a connection with the land.
Ada is sister to Ampilatwatja Artist Michelle Holmes and daughter to Artist Jilly Holmes.
elected Group Exhibitions
2021 We Choose to Challenge, Coo-ee Fine Art Gallery, Sydney
2020 A Vision of Country: Australian Aboriginal Landscapes, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2020 Painters from Ampilatwatja – Living in the Natural World, Japingka Gallery, Perth
2019 Bush Garden – Artists of Ampilatwatja, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle, WA
2018 Artists of Ampilatwatja – Welcome to Paradise, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle, WA