2005/0077 Dreaming Country of the Thorny Lizard

Dreaming Country of the Thorny Lizard

Artist

Kathleen PETYARRE
Indigenous
Birth:
c 1940
 in
Utopia, Northern Territory

Artwork

Title
Dreaming Country of the Thorny Lizard
Date
1996
Medium/Material
acrylic on canvas
Dimensions
1828 x 1223 mm MK (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Gift of Sue and Ian Bernadt, 2005
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
2005/0077
Currently not on display

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Artist statement, 1999I love to do my paintings – I feel all right in my body when I paint the stories of my country, Atnangkere, near Mosquito Bore. My Mountain devil story, my Green pea, Bush tucker, Atwakey (little orange bush tucker), and my Bush seed story. I feel really good in my body when I’m doing these paintings. What do I think about when I’m painting my country? I’m thinking about my family, my daughter, my brothers, my sisters and all my nieces, nephews and my grandchildren. (Croft, Beyond the Pale, 2000)

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