Belinda Golder Kngwarreye was born at Mulga Bore, Utopia in the mid 1980’s. She has grown up surrounded by many senior artists of the Utopia region. Her grandmother, Polly Ngale paints the bush plum and has shown Belinda and her sister Janet how to paint this story in the colourful “pat-pat” style she is known […]
Margaret Scobie (born 1948 in Woola Downs, Utopia, Northern Territory, Australia) is an Australian Aboriginal artist from the Anmatyerre community, just north of Alice Springs. Scobie is from one of the most famous Aboriginal artistic families, related to other Aboriginal artists such as Emily Kame Kngwarreye (her aunt), Gloria Petyarre (first cousin), Kathleen Petyarre, Anna Petyarre, and Ada Bird Petyarre. Margaret Scobie was educated at Ross Park Primary School […]
Gracie Morton Pwerle
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 […]
Naomi Price Pula is one of Anna Pitjara’s daughters. Naomi has grown up surrounded by talented artists and has inherited her mothers stories, often telling these stories in a very similar style to her famous mother. In recent years, Naomi has begun to evolve her style and is painting these in her own way. Her […]
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.
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 […]
Kudditji frequently took the young boys/men hunting emu in these lands during his younger years, 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 […]
Dulcie Long Pula 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 […]
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 […]
Charmaine Pwerle 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 […]
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.