Beth Ebatarinja was born in 1968 in Ntaria (Hermannsburg) west of Alice Springs. This is her father’s country and she lived there until she moved as a young adult to Yarrenyty Arltere Town Camp. Beth’s mother was from Papunya and was a Luritja speaker. Beth speaks both the language of her father, Western Arrarnta, and her mother’s language, Luritja. Beth says her great grandmother Linda and her Aunty Emily raised her in Ntaria. Taking her everywhere out bush, teaching her everything about the country. Beth spent many happy days at Palm Valley, walking everywhere, learning stories, and collecting bush foods. These same stories Beth likes to teach her children and grandchildren. When she can get a car Beth says she always goes out bush. Then she says she feels happy, out bush with her family.

Beth remembers her father doing a lot of painting when she was young. He was the watercolour artist, Arnulf Ebatarinja and these memories, she says, give her ideas for her own work. Beth says sewing now makes her happy and teaches her a new way to feel strong and proud for herself and her family.


Born 1984

Language Walpari

Region Mparntwe (Alice Springs)



  • 'Yarrenyty Arltere Artists', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane
  • 'Town Camp, Bush Camp', Short Street Gallery, Broome


  • 'Desert Mob', Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs
  • 'Big Mob Thepa Thepa (Birds)', Salon Arts Projects, Darwin
  • 'Crossing Country - Artitja Fine Art Gallery, South Fremantle
  • 'Portrait23', National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
  • Short Street Gallery, Broome


  • 'Tangentyere Artists Gallery, Northern Territory


  • 'Trudy Said Mwerre!', Outstation Gallery, Darwin


  • 'Nwenthe Pmere Mparntwe Renye Mape Lheme Kwatye Laye Werne: We are from
  • the centre, travelling to the ocean', Short St Gallery, Broome
  • 'We Are Always Making Something From What We Have Salon', Arts Projects, Darwin


  • 'Tjina Mob', Tangentyere Artists Gallery, Alice SpringS
  • Yarrenyty Arltere Artists Group Exhibition, EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane
  • 'Knowing Country, The Power of Aboriginal Women in Art', Artitja Fine Art Gallery, South Fremantle


  • 'Figuratively Speaking: Stories from Town Camp artists', Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney
  • 'We just keep on travelling further', Red Dot Gallery, Singapore
  • Selfies Exhibition - Tangentyere Artists Gallery, Alice Springs


Artbank, Sydney

Queensland University of Technology Art Museum