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Ngayuku Ngura

acrylic on Belgian linen
183 x 110 cm
Courtesy Ninuku Arts

Samuel Miller's mesmerising paintings depict the traditional iconography of his land, which lies to the east of Pipalyatjara – rockholes, creeks and hills feature in his work, all immersed in Tjukurpa (Dreaming stories). His composition is minimalist and he makes extensive use of radiating colours, which are largely drawn from the varying colours in the landscape surrounding his country. He is fastidious in his approach and works with a large number of paint colours, which he spreads out around him as he paints.


Samuel Miller

Born: 1966 Pukatja (Ernabella) SA
Pitjantjatjara language group

Art Centre: Ninuku Arts, Kalka SA

Samuel Miller was born in 1966 at Ernabella Mission. When his mother passed away, his father’s second wife Molly Nampitjin Miller cared for him. When growing up Samuel moved between Amata and Pipalyatjara, but he now resides in Kalka with Molly and the rest of her family.

A committed member of Ninuku Arts, Samuel usually paints every day.