Carolanne Ken

Fregon APY Lands South Australia


Community: Fregon Language group(s): Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara

Carolanne Ken is from Fregon on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands, 350m south east of Uluru. Her father’s country is Mulya Ulpa, near Pilkinga, on the road from Makari to Iltur and her mother’s country is Walytjitjata, west of Kanypi. Carolanne paints Minyma Maluli, which was passed down from her maternal grandmother.

Born in 1971, Carolanne went to school in Fregon and Woodville High in Adelaide, graduating in 1986. She has worked at Fregon Anangu School, ANTEP and Kaltjiti Arts. Carolanne began painting at Kaltjiti Arts in 2004. She assists with the studio management at Kaltjiti Arts, and is now painting fulltime. She has begun exhibiting her paintings again. Carolannne has one son Clive Ken, who is married to Molly Frank and one granddaughter, Carlena. Her mother was a long time artist at the Kaltjiti Art centre.

Carolanne Ken
“Pitati – Watersnake Dreaming”
size 50 x 35cm

Group Exhibitions

2017 ‘Constellations’, Paul Johnsotne Gallery, Darwin NT

2017 APY Artists Survery Show, Alcaston Gallery, Fitzroy Vic

2016 Our Mob exhibition, Adelaide SA
2007 Tjulpuntjulpunpa: Vistas of wildflowers by Kaltjiti Artists, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide SA