Born in 1946, Irene Entata attended the Mission school in Hermannsburg and later became a founding member of The Hermannsburg Potters.
Irene is a dedicated potter, rarely missing a day’s work at the studio though older age is catching up now.
Her works are generally centred around her own interpretation of the history of her people over recent generations. Her works depicting mission day life and activity which she calls “ Mission Days “ are greatly sought after world wide.
Irene Entata’s iconic works are held in collections nationally and internationally.
1992 – One of five artists selected to conduct workshops and demonstrate their pottery techniques and glaze application at the 6th South Pacific Festival of the Arts in Rarotonga, Cook Islands.
1993 – Presented at the Pacific Arts Associations 5th International Symposium.
1993 – Pressented at the 7th Annual Torres Strait Festival of the Arts in Thursday Island, Torres Strait.
2007 – Won Second Prize at the inaugral Indigenous Ceramic Art Award at Shepparton Art Museum, for her work ‘Mission Days: Rubbing Salt Woman.’
National Gallery of Victoria
Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory
Flinders University of South Australia
Power House Museum
Araluen Art Centre
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
Shepparton Art Musuem
University of NSW
Art Gallery of South Australia
Queensland Institute of Technology
Beverley Hills Library, California, USA.
National Gallery of Australia
Helen Read Palya Art
Queensland Art Gallery
National Portrait Gallery