Alison Milyika Carroll
Alison Milyika Carroll was born in 1958 at the Ernabella Mission, now known as Pukatja Community. She has five children, five grandchildren and worked as a health worker for many years.
Alison Milyika's artwork reflects her identity as a contemporary and senior Pitjantjatara Yankunytjatjara woman. She is the current Chair of Ernabella Arts and was also Anangu Mayatja (Manager) at Ernabella Arts 2004 - 2007 and Chairperson of Ernabella Arts from 2007 - 2010.
As well as being a public leader, Alison Milyika is a respected artist working across multiple mediums. Her batik and ceramics are held in public collections, nationally and internationally. In 2011 she was awarded an Australia Council grant to undertake a residency within the Ceramics Department at ANU. The resulting work was exhibited in Canberra and collected by the National Museum of Australia and the Art Gallery of South Australia.
In 2014 she was selected as a finalist in the Indigenous Ceramic Art Awards, and her work was acquired by Shepparton Art Museum. In 2014 she undertook a further ceramic residency at ANU and travelled to Singapore to attend a residency at Jalan Bahar.