Kathleen Petyarre was born circa 1940, at the remote location of Atnangkere, an important water soakage for Aboriginal people on the western boundary of Utopia Station, 150 miles north-east of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia.
Kathleen belongs to the Alyawarre / Eastern Anmatyerre clan and speaks Eastern Anmatyerre, with English as her second language. Kathleen, with her daughter Margaret and her sisters, settled at Mosquito Bore, on Utopia Station near her birthplace. Kathleen now spends part of the year at her residence in Adelaide. Kathleen's mother and seven sisters have managed to hold onto their land near Utopia Station as a group, establishing a camp at Atneltyeye Boundary Bore.
Thorny Devil Lizard Dreaming
Thorny Devil Lizard (Mountain Devil Lizard) Dreaming is referring to the Thorny Devil Lizard that is found throughout central Australia. It is a small fearsome looking creature that gives a false notion of being harmless and placid. The ‘thorny’ skin is used to protect the lizard from predators, and having chameleon abilities, the Mt Devil Lizard easily blends into the environment, making it a very difficult and elusive creature to catch.
Certification of Authentisity
All the artworks from redrock gallery are fully certificated.
This Paintings comes with:
- Photos of the artiest painting
- Certification of Authentisity
- Biography of Kathleen Petyarre
- Introduction of the Dreaming
- Introduction of the symbolism