DOB: 22 January 1959
Born: Ampilatwatja, NT
Language Group: Alyawarre
Community: Ampilatwatja, NT
Ada is the sister of well-known Ampilatwatja artist Michelle Pula Holmes. Whilst only painting since 2012, she has produced exquisite artworks about country and bush medicine. Ada's paintings capture those magical weeks in spring, when the desert becomes a blanket of wildflowers and everything is green and lush. The intricacies of Ada's artwork reveals her intimate knowledge of country; however like most artists from Ampilatwatja, Ada has decided not to depict the Dreaming stories themselves. Rather, she depicts the Country in which these Dreaming stories sit.
Ada is passionate about keeping culture strong and teaching younger artists about country and bush medicines.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2021 We Choose to Challenge, Coo-ee Fine Art Gallery, Sydney
2020 A Vision of Country: Australian Aboriginal Landscapes, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2020 Painters from Ampilatwatja - Living in the Natural World, Japingka Gallery, Perth
2019 Bush Garden - Artists of Ampilatwatja, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle, WA
2018 Artists of Ampilatwatja - Welcome to Paradise, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle, WA