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‘Arnkerrthe’ | Nancy Kunoth Petyarre

27th February - 23rd March 2019

DIRECTOR'S TALK: Saturday 2nd March from 2pm

Nancy Kunoth Petyarre was an Anmatyerre women and senior artist. She was also one of the acclaimed 7 Petyarre sisters, all artists of note and internationally renowned. Collected over many years this exhibition showcases the various styles and stories for which Nancy was known. 

Nancy was born c1938 ‘out bush’ about 350 km’s north-east of Alice Springs in Central Australia and did not start to paint until she was in her 40s. She had no formal education and knew almost nothing of Western art. Her primary dreaming was Arnkerrthe, the Mountain Devil Lizard. Many of her works depict the lizard through compositions of delicate dotting, replicating the skin of the lizard. There is a fragility to her work that is countered by the strength of form and use of striking colour.

Other works include ‘Awelye’ or Body Painting dreaming. For ceremony the women paint designs associated with their dreaming stories onto theirbody. This iconography has been replicated in her artworks. Nancy was part of the original group of women to participate in batik workshops and subsequently acquired by The Holmes a Court collection. Her artwork is also in collection at the National Gallery of Australia.

Nancy Kunoth Petyarre passed away 2009. Her death saw the passing of both a talented artist and senior cultural custodian of the Anmatyerre people. This exhibition is an homage to one of Central Australia’s most skilled and charismatic artists.

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  1. Nancy Kunoth Petyarre | Arnkerrthe (Mountain Devil Dreaming) A15634

    120 x 120cm

    acrylic on linen

    $11,300.00
  2. Nancy Kunoth Petyarre | Arnkerrthe (Mountain Devil Dreaming) A15578

    120 x 120cm

    acrylic on linen

    $11,300.00
  3. Nancy Kunoth Petyarre | Arnkerrthe (Mountain Devil Dreaming) A15531

    120 x 120cm

    acrylic on linen

    $11,300.00
  4. Awelye (Body Painting) A14163

    120 x 150cm

    acrylic on linen

    $11,700.00
  5. Awelye (Body Painting) A12142

    60 x 60cm

    acrylic on linen

    $2,200.00
  6. Awelye (Body Painting) A12140

    60 x 60cm

    acrylic on linen

    $2,200.00
  7. Arnkerrthe (Mountain Devil) A15687

    90 x 90cm

    acrylic on linen

    $6,300.00
  8. Awelye (Body Painting) A12290

    60 x 60cm

    acrylic on linen

    $2,200.00
  9. Awelye (Body Painting) A11988

    60 x 60cm

    acrylic on linen

    $2,200.00
  10. Awelye (Body Painting) A11934

    90 x 120cm

    acrylic on linen

    $7,000.00
  11. Awelye (Body Painting) A12139

    60 x 60cm

    acrylic on linen

    $2,200.00
  12. Awelye (Body Painting) A12135

    60 x 60cm

    acrylic on linen

    $2,200.00
  13. Awelye (Body Painting) A11862

    90 x 120cm

    acrylic on linen

    $7,000.00
  14. Nancy Kunoth Petyarre | Arnkerrthe (Mountain Devil Lizard) A10295

    150 x 150cm

    acrylic on linen

    $17,750.00
  15. Nancy Kunoth Petyarre | Arnkerrthe (Mountain Devil Dreaming) A15005

    60 x 120cm

    acrylic on linen

    $5,600.00
  16. Arnkerrthe (Mountain Devil Dreaming) A14630

    147 x 149cm

    acrylic on linen

    $17,750.00
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