Carlene Thompson

Carlene Thompson creates innovative work that alludes to her father’s Country, Kanpi, and the creation being kalaya (emu). Her works encompass the cultural richness that Carlene possesses as a proud Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara woman. The intergenerational transfer of cultural knowledge is a priority for Carlene, particularly the passing of knowledge down to her daughters, and her artwork often features families. While her stoneware ceramics have gained her widespread recognition, more recently, Carlene has expanded her art practice to include paintings that reflect her Country and culture.