Kathleen Petyarr

c.1940 - Present


'''KATHLEEN PETYARR (c.1940 - )

Region: North Eastern Central Australia

Residence: Atneltyeye, Utopia

Country: Anungra

Language: Anmatyerr

Recognised as one of the premier contemporary painters of the central and western desert art movement, Kathleen's work is executed in the finest detail and depicts the travels of Arngerta, the Mountain Devil Lizards. Since her celebration of the 1997 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards she has found new representations which border between cultural histories and figurative abstractions. Her compositions draw on diagonal tensions; illustrating travels, lakes and sacred sites. Kathleen's abilities as a painter are matched by her seniority in cultural knowledge and matriachal duties of custodianship.