Anne Nginyangka Thompson

Anne grew up at Black Hill #2, her family's homeland. Anne attended Kenmore Park Anangu School and boarded at Woodville High School. On completing

school, Anne worked for PY Media, recording, editing and broadcasting, and on coverage for arts projects such as Seven Sister's Songlines performance

in Canberra in 2013.

Anne began making ceramics in high school, and has continued working in the Ernabella Arts ceramic studio, between media projects. In 2014 she

received the 'Indigenous Ceramic Art Award' from the Shepparton Art Museum and her work was acquired for their collection.

Anne’s father was an integral part of the APY Land Rights Movement, and her mother Carlene Thompson, is a senior Ernabella artist.

Anne is a qualified interpreter as well as an artist, and like her father, she is also a talented speaker. Anne delivered an address at the Australian Ceramics

Triennale conference in July 2015 in Canberra on the role of young people at Ernabella Arts and the importance of art centres in remote communities.

Anne is also a talented jeweller. She has worked with contemporary resin jeweller Kate Rhode, developing her skills with resin. Her work was exhibited in

'Jewellery has always been there' at the Jam Factory in October 2015 as part of the Tarnanthi Festival. Jewellery work by Anne and Ernabella jewellers

was exhibited at Whistlewood on the Mornington Pennisula in 2016.

Anne continues to make ceramic work and to act as a strong advocate for the APY community.