synthetic polymer paint on belgian linen
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ID: 1997 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
Gallerie Australis, S.A
Cooee Art Gallery, NSW
Private Collection, NSW
Illustrated in the 1999 Galerie Australis Kathleen Petyarre Catalogue, page 14
Illustrated in The Showcase Australians In the Spotlight, article written by Christine Nicholls, The Australian Way, Page 118
Exhibited: Genius of Place: The work of Kathleen Petyarre, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, NSW 9th May - 22nd July 2001
Cooee Art Gallery at Australian Galleries, April 2016, Australian Galleries Sydney
This represents an aerial view composition of Kathleen Petyarre’s sacred Dreaming site of the Mountain Devil Lizard in the vicinity of Mosquito Bore on Utopia Station. It is here at this site that the men and women of the eastern Anmatyerre language conduct important secret and sacred initiation ceremonies. This Dreaming site is situated in the artist’s father’s country and the general locality is identified by a group of sand-hills. The painting portrays the area scattered with seeds, summer bush flowers and spinifex grasses.
The sand-hills represents a sacred Women’s Dreaming site associated with the green pea (antweth).