Samuel Miller

Samuel Miller was born at Ernabella Mission. When Samuel’s mother passed away, his father’s second wife, Molly Nampitjin Miller, cared for him. Molly is a founding director of Ninuku Arts. Growing up, Samuel moved between Amata and Pipalyatjara, but he now resides in Kalka with Molly and family. A core member of Ninuku Arts, Samuel has painted daily for over a decade. His canvasses depict the traditional iconography of his land, which lies to the east of Pipalyatjara – camps, rockholes, creeks and hills, all immersed in Tjukurpa (dreaming stories). Samuel uses a minimalist composition and radiating colours. These colours are largely drawn from the flowers in the landscape surrounding his Country before the buffel grass came.