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Hayley Panangka Coulthard was born in Hermannsburg, daughter of fellow Hermannsburg Potter Anita Ratara. Joining the Hermannsburg Potters in 2009, Coulthard has established herself as a prominent member of the group, developing her raw natural talent under the mentorship of Senior Potters Judith Inkamala and Rahel Ungwanaka. Her work is known for its incorporation of ceramic relief methods, which plays on the Hermannsburg Potters’ multidimensional style. Like her mother Anita, Hayley chooses to depict her traditional Country, Palm Valley, in her work, and the associated Wily Wagtail Dreaming.
As an emerging artists of the Hermannsburg Potters, Hayley Coulthard is known for producing work of both a high technical standard and of artistic merit. Having participated in numerous group exhibitions in Australia, she was invited to exhibit in the 2010 collaborative exhibition Meou Art: Exhibition of Australian Indigenous Art in Shanghai, China. This significant international exhibition showcased the work of artists from the Northern Territory’s Hermannsburg Potters, Warlukurlangu Artists and Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Arts Centre.
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 served on the Desart Incorporated Board from 2010 to 2012 and is currently a director on the Hermannsburg Potters Board and Desart 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, Community, Peter Pinson Gallery, Sydney.
2014 Colours of Country, Metropolis 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.
May 2 to May 27 2017- ‘Time and Tide’, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne. VIC
September 5 to September 30 2017- IRNA: Trees,’ Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne. VIC
September 7 to October 22 2017- Desert Mob Show,’ Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs. NT
October 7 to December 10 2017- ‘Clay Stories,’ Jam Factory, Seppeltsfield. SA
March 2 to April 8 2018- ‘Clay Stories,’ Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs. NT
Sept 7- Oct 2018 Desert Mob Show, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, NT
September 17- Sept 2018 27 ‘Ceramics (Now)’ An exhibition of contemporary Australian Ceramics’. PLC Sydmey, NSW
Art Gallery of South Australia
National Portrait Gallery
National Gallery of Victoria