Region: Utopia, Alice Springs - Northern Territory
Keeping Culture Alive
Born at Atnagkere on Utopia, in the 1980's Kathleen Petyarre worked in batik, then took up painting on canvas as part of CAAMA's Summer Project in 1988-89. Her art directly refers to her country and her Dreamings, including Women Hunting, Emu, Dingo Dreaming and her signature painting Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming. Her art is minimalist done in a layering technique with very intricate dotting.
Extract: Janusz B. Kreczmanski and Margo Birnberg, Aboriginal Artists Dictionary of biographies, Central Desert Western Desert Kimberley Region, JB Publishing
1996: 3rd National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Commission Art Award (joint second Prize), Canberra, Winner of the 13th Telstra NATSIAA, Darwin
1997: Overall Winner of the Visy Board Art Prize, Barossa Vintage Festival Art Show
1998: Seppelts Contemporary Art Award, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney; Finalist 15th NATSIAA
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