Esther Haywood is the granddaughter of the late Gloria Petyarre. When Gloria would come to our studio, Esther would always join her here and both women would paint their beautiful colourful works. Esther has grown up watching her famous Nanna painting and recalls being enthralled by the women of Utopia when they were creating their […]
Ruby has featured in many group exhibitions since beginning her artistic career in 1977. The oldest daughter of fellow Utopian artist Mary Morton Kemarre, Ruby participated in batik workshops that were held in Utopia from 1977 to 1987 with her mother and younger siblings. Her work is represented in the Holmes á Court Collection which […]
Elizabeth Kunoth Kngwarreye is the daughter of Nancy Petyarre, one of the celebrated Petyarre sisters widely recognised as important painters of the Utopia region. Elizabeth lives at Mosquito Bore with her husband Cowboy Loy Pwerle, who is also a famous artist. She has only been painting in this style since 2005. Elizabeth paints the Leaf, […]
Bush Medicine Leaf is a well known style of artwork from Central Australia which has been painted in many different ways by a range of different artists. Bernadine Johnson has a knack for selecting stunning colours to use in her brush work when telling this story and finishing the canvas with tiny little white dots, […]
Lucky Morton Kngwarreye is a delightful artist to have in our studio. Her smile and laugh are infectious and visitors to the gallery delight in meeting her when she is here. Her bold and colourful works mostly depict bush flowers from her homelands in Utopia, to the North East of Alice Springs.
Barbara Weir has had an amazing introduction to Indigenous Art, being family to Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Gloria Petyarre and of course, her mother Minnie Pwerle to name just a few. Barbara is one of the pioneers of the modern indigenous art movement, with her works becoming highly sought after by collectors of modern fine art. […]
In her paintings, she incorporates traditional iconography and realistic elements. The themes are primarily bush medicines, yam dreaming and body painting. As a bush woman, she is familiar with her land and its abundance of bush tucker species, medicine plants and native fauna. These are the stories inherited by her, along with important women’s stories, […]
Stephen Martin Pitjara is the son of the late Glory Ngala and nephew to the world renowned artist, Kuddtji Kngwarreye. An emerging artist in the Utopia region, he began painting in the early 1980s. Born around 1963, Stephen now lives mainly in Adelaide with his wife, Bernadine and their young children. Stephen depicts many stories […]
Polly Ngala (also spelt; Ngal, Kngal, Ngale) was born in 1940 into the Anmatyerre tribe. She was married to Ray Yeramba (deceased) and now lives at Camel Camp on Utopia with her family, and sisters Kathleen Ngala, Maisy Ngala and Angeline Pwerle Ngala. Like many of the women in Utopia, Polly began her artistic career […]
During his younger days, Kudditji frequently took the young boys/men hunting emu in these lands, merging tradition with practice as part of their initiation as men. It is the land of this experience that he painted his ‘Emu Dreaming’ and his ‘My Country’ works. Kudditji had participated in many international exhibitions and was known for […]
She is an up and coming Anmatyerre artist from of one of the most renowned painting families in Central Australia. Dulcie’s mother is respected artist Jeannie (Pitjara) Petyarre and her famous relatives include Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Gloria and Kathleen Petyarre, Greeny Purvis Petyarre and the Pwerle sisters, Minnie, Emily, Galya and Molly. It was these […]
Gloria Petyarre is a multi-award winning artist and a highly collectible one. Her involvement in the founding projects of the Utopian Art Movement, and her status in the group have given her a place in Australian Art History – as well as a significant body of work. Apart from winning the AGNSW Wynne Prize in […]
Betty was born on Utopia station in 1957 whilst the station was still run by non-indigenous owners. She grew up and spent her early years on the station mixing a traditional life with a western schooling. As her mother became more and more famous, Betty developed an interest in painting and learned from Minnie’s innovative […]
One of the fastest up and coming artists, Charmaine Pwerle works the canvas using a frenzy of brush strokes to create a loose and flowing depiction of the stories handed to her by her mother and grandmother. Charmaine begun her artistic practice working alongside her grandmother, Minnie Pwerle on some of her larger canvases. This […]
He is the younger brother of Louie Pwerle (deceased) who was an important Utopian artist and is an Eastern Anmatyerr speaker. His traditional country lies on the Western side of the Sandover River on Utopia Station and stretches West on to Mt Skinner. Cowboy lives at Mosquito Bore, in Utopia with his two wives, both of whom […]
Anna Price Pitjara is renowned for her delicate, tiny little dots used to tell her My Country stories. But there is obviously much more to this talented and world renowned artist. She also loves painting brightly coloured depictions of Bush Yam by using a myriad of colour and many different brushwork techniques.