Ivy was born at Hermannsburg in 1952, the daughter of well-known watercolour artist Edwin Pareroultja. Ivy’s father and his two brothers Reuben and Otto were part of the original Hermannsburg Watercolour movement and were all skilled watercolour artists. As a young woman, Ivy learnt to paint in this style and developed a gift for watercolour landscapes.
Ivy moved to Alice Springs in 1994 and continues to paint in the tradition of her father and uncles. Her work uses bold colours successfully creating emotive depictions of the Central Desert landscape. Ivy’s work is extremely popular and has been acquired by institutions such as the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.
• 1989 Museum of Victoria
• 2003 Desert Mob, Araluen Galleries, Alice Springs
• 2004 Advocate Central Australian Award NT
• 2006 Hermannsburg School of Art - Watercolour Exhibition, Araluen Galleries, Alice Springs
• 2007 Advocate Art Award, Araluen Galleries, Alice Springs• 2008 Indigenart, Subiaco WA
• 2008 The Namatjira circle-landscapes of Central Australia, Birrung Gallery, Sydney
• 2009 Art Gallery of NSW
• 2009 Telstra Art Awards, Darwin
• 2009 Real to Surreal, Scenes from the Centre: Journey with the new Generation of Hermannsburg Watercolour Artists, Tandanya Adelaide
• 2009 Beyond BaƩerby, Recent Watercolour by Central Australian Artists, Hobart
• 2009 The Watercolourists of Central Australia, Indigenart, Melbourne
• 2010 The Mossenson Gallery, Melbourne
• 2010 World Vision, Sydney
• 2010 Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney