Hayley Coulthard Panangka

Hayley Coulthard Panangka

Skin name:PenangkeLanguage:Western ArrarntaDate of birth:1967-04-02From:HermannsburgCommunity:Ntaria : NT

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Joining the Hermannsburg Potters in 2009, Hayley Coulthard developed her raw natural talent under the mentorship of senior Potters Judith Inkamala, Kwementyaye Ungwanaka and her mother Anita Ratara.

Now a mid-career artist and strong leader of the Hermannsburg Potters, Hayley Coulthard is known for producing work of both a high technical standard and of artistic merit. Hayley has participated in more than 50 group exhibitions in Australia and overseas Hayley’s work is held in many public and private collections.

Hayley Coulthard is also renowned for her delightful AFL footy pots, her work St Kilda versus Collingwood being acquired by the Art Gallery of South Australia in 2011. She has since gone on to be a part of the significant 2016 National Gallery of Victoria exhibition Our Land is Alive – Hermannsburg Potters for Kids, where twenty AFL-themed pots were commissioned to tell the story of the game’s history, particularly as it has unfolded in the footy fanatic community of Hermannsburg.

Hayley is a dedicated Art Worker at Hermannsburg Potters and is the incoming Chair for Hermannsburg Potters, stepping up to the leadership role for 2022. Hayley also currently sits on the Desart Incorporated Board.


2010 Themes of the Central Desert: New Ceramics by the Hermannsburg Potters, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne.

2010 ‘The Hermannsburg Potters: Birds’, Peter Pinson Gallery, Sydney.

2011 Desert Mob 2011, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs.

2011 Stories from Clay: Hermannsburg Potters 2011, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne.

2011 ‘Hermannsburg Potters: Stories of Hermannsburg’, Peter Pinson Gallery, Sydney.

2012 ‘The Hermannsburg Potters: Reflecting on the Past. Interpreting the Present’, Peter Pinson Gallery, Sydney.

2012 ‘The Hermannsburg Potters: Culture in Clay. Ceramics about Hermannsburg Social Life, Country, and Hermannsburg Birds’, (together with 1964 portraits of Hermannsburg Potter Judith Inkamala and [Mrs Albert] Rubina Namatjira by 1949 Archibald Prizewinner Arthur Murch), Peter Pinson Gallery, Sydney.

2012 All Things Clay: Hermannsburg Potters 2012, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne.

2012-2013 Insight: The Hermannsburg Potters Collection of the Moreton Bay Region, Travelling Exhibition, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Queensland.

2013 Hermannsburg Potters 2013, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne.

2013 Hermannsburg Potters: Birds, Landscape, CommunityPeter Pinson Gallery, Sydney.

2014 Colours of CountryMetropolis Gallery, Geelong.

2014 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin, NT.

2014 Desert Mob – Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT.

2014 ‘New Marks’ Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.

2014 ‘Ntaria Hilerre [Hermannsburg Horizons]’ Wooloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD.

July 7 to July 31 2015 – ‘Our Life in the Desert’ virtual exhibition Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.

July 10 to August 2nd 2015 – ‘2 Seasons’ group exhibition by NT based ceramic artists which will be a part of Stepping Up – the 14th Australian Ceramics Triennale in Canberra, Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra, ACT.

September 3rd to November 1st 2015 – ‘Desert Mob 2015’, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT.

September 19 2015 to April 10 2016 – ‘Our Land is Alive: Hermannsburg Potters for Kids’National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC.

April 9 to June 4 2016 – ‘Insight: The Hermannsburg Potters Collection of the Moreton Bay Bay Region’Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore, NSW.

May 5 to May 25 2016 – ‘Pmara – Home, Country, Map’Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, VIC.

June 23 – July 21 2016 – ‘Arrweketye Mob: Women Mob’Tangentyere Artists Gallery, Alice Springs, NT.

September 8 to October 23 2016 – ‘Desert Mob 2016’, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT.

November 29 to December 15 2016- ‘Latharta’, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne. VIC.

2017 Clay Stories, Sabbia Gallery, Paddington, New South Wales, Australia

2017 Time and Tide, Alcaston Gallery, Victoria. Australia

2017 Desert Mob, Alice Springs, Northern Territory. Australia.

2017 Irna :Trees, Alcaston Gallery, Paddington, New South Wales. Australia.

2017  Clay Stories, Seppeltsfield, South Australia. Australia.

2018 Clay Stories, (two year travelling exhibition) Araluen Arts Centre. Northern territory. Australia

2018 ‘Lurpa- Seasons’ Bett Gallery, Hobart Tasmania, Australia

2018 Desert Mob, Araluen Alice Springs , Northern Territory, Australia

2018 ‘Ceramics (Now)’ An exhibition of contemporary Australian Ceramics’. PLC Sydmey, NSW

2018 Tarnanthi, Adelaide, South Australia

2018 Ramaramaka ‘Generation Big Pot Project Alcaston Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia

2019 Pmere Nuka- Our Country’ Turner Galleries, Perth, Western Australia

2019  Hermnannsburg Potters, Bett Gallery, Hobart Tasmania, Australia

2019 Australian Ceramics Triennale, Hobart Tasmania, Australia

2019 Desert Mob, Araluen, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

2019 Vincent Lingari Finalst exhibition, Tangetygere Artists, Alice Springs, Northern Territory

2019 Looking Back Moving Forward’ Alcaston Gallery, Fitzroy, Australia

2019 Clay Stories, Mornington Peninsula Art Gallery, VIC, Australia

2019  Berder. Gaba. Urrknga. Wantja, Group show Remote Ceramics Communities Network, NISHI Gallery, ACT, Australia


Art Gallery of South Australia 

Art Gallery of New South Wales

National Portrait Gallery

National Gallery of Victoria


2017 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin, Northern Territory

2017 Tarnanthi Festival and Art Fair, Adelaide, Australia

2018 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin, Northern Territory

2018 Tarnanthi Aboriginal Art Fair, Adelaide, South Australia

2019 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darin, Northern Territory

2019 Tarnanthi Aboriginal Art Fair, Adelaide, South Australia