Nancy Kunoth Petyarre

Nancy Kunoth Petyarre was born at Soakage Bore near Utopia in Central Australia, circa 1938. She comes from a large family of artists and is the sister of the well-known Indigenous artists Gloria Petyarre, Kathleen Petyarre, Ada Bird, Violet Petyarre and Myrtle Petyarre.

Like many of the female artists from the Utopia area, Nancy worked in batik and gradually evolved her art to canvas in the late 1980’s. Nancy is noted for her linear style of painting depicting Mountain Devil Lizard (Arnkerrthe) Dreaming with flowing strokes and bright colours. Often surrounding these broad areas of colour are small dots creating the effect of the lizards skin that is the basis of this Dreaming.

 Nancy also uses small dots to in her paintings. These dots form an intricate display of patterns that display Nancy's love of her country.

 Her Dreamings include Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming, Body Painting and Grass Seed; these are stories that come from her family and her country.

 Nancy is also well known for her carvings that have featured in numerous exhibitions, and for wood block prints which are in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia and the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

 Nancy passed away in 2009.

ARTIST PROFILE FEATURE (FEB 2019)

  1. Awelye (Body Painting) A12140

    acrylic on linen

    60 x 60cm

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

    acrylic on linen

    90 x 90cm

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

    acrylic on linen

    60 x 60cm

    $2,200.00
  4. Womens Dreaming A11935

    acrylic on linen

    90 x 120cm

    $7,000.00
  5. Awelye (Body Painting) A11934

    acrylic on linen

    90 x 120cm

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

    acrylic on linen

    60 x 60cm

    $2,200.00
  7. Awelye (Body Painting) A12002

    acrylic on linen

    90 x 120cm

    $7,000.00
  8. Awelye (Body Painting) A11862

    acrylic on linen

    90 x 120cm

    $7,000.00
  9. Nancy Kunoth Petyarre | Arnkerrthe (Mountain Devil Dreaming) A15005

    acrylic on linen

    60 x 120cm

    $5,600.00
  10. Arnkerrthe (Mountain Devil Deaming) A15002

    acrylic on linen

    60 x 120cm

    $5,600.00
  11. Arnkerrthe (Mountain Devil Dreaming) A15192

    acrylic on linen

    57 x 107cm

    $4,800.00
  12. Arnkerrthe (Mountain Devil Dreaming) A15031

    acrylic on linen

    60 x 120cm

    $5,600.00
  13. Arnkerrthe (Mountain Devil) A14758

    acrylic on linen

    56 x 82cm

    POA
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