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About Janie Petyarre

Artist: Janie Petyarre
Skin name: Petyarre (also spelled Pitjara)
Language group: Alyawarr
Country: Ngkwelay
Region: Utopia, Central Australia

Janie lives in a remote community in the far reaches of Utopia in Central Australia. She enjoys hunting for kangaroos, emus and other game for food for her people.

Janie began painting under the guidance of her family including cousin Barbara Weir, and predominately paints the Bush Orange Dreaming from her country, Ngkwelay. In 2012 she was a finalist in the City of Hobart Art Prize for her Bush Orange painting. Her sister Katie Petyarre Morgan won the award.