Ezariah Kelly

Ezariah Kelly

Skin name: Nabangardi
Language: Rembarrnga
Dreaming: Duwa
Clan: Mirradja
Date of birth: 1982-06-09
Community: Oenpelli : NT



Ezariah Kelly is one of Injalak’s most exciting emerging artists. His work has featured in group exhibitions in Darwin, Melbourne and Perth. His style characterised by bold lines, a strong sense of design and high visual impact. He is a keen hunter and fisherman with an eye for environmental phenomena, and his work often features inventive themes from the natural world and vignettes of everyday traditional life. Recently he has begun working exclusively in natural ochres, and his compositions and colours have taken on a more delicate aesthetic with fine figures and lighter colours.  

Group exhibitions

  • 2016 Salon Des Refuses, Charles Darwin University,Darwin
  • 2016 Rising Stars, Outstation Gallery,Darwin
  • 2015 Wearables, Tactile Arts Gallery, Darwin
  • 2015 Dolobbo: Contemporary Bark Paintings from Injalak Arts, Aboriginal & Pacific Art, Sydney
  • 2013 Wurrkabal, Netanya Resort, Noosa QLD
  • 2011 30 Under 30 A new Generation of Indigenous Art, Mossenson Gallery Perth
  • 2009 Thirty Under Thirty, Mossenson Galleries, Melbourne VIC
  • 2008 National Aboriginal & Torre Strait Islander Art Awards, MAGNT, Darwin, NT
  • 2007 Ngaddirriwilkne; To Make A Mark, Port Jackson Press Melbourne VIC
  • 2005 Art of the Stone Country, Dec,, Darwin, NT