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About Sacha Long Petyarre

Artist: Sacha Long 
Skin name: Petyarre (also spelled Petyarr, Pitjara) 
Language group: Alyawarr
Country: Atnangkere
Area: Utopia Region, Central Australia
Born: 1990 

Sacha began painting at an early age under the guidance of her mother, Marcia Turner, and other female family members. She lives at Utopia with her children and extended family. 

The main Dreaming story that belongs to Sacha’s country, Atnangkere, is Arnkerrthe (Mountain Devil Lizard). Arnkerrthe travelled over Sacha’s land creating all of the people, sacred sites, songs and other Dreamtime stories. In its neck it holds a sac of ochre that Sacha's people use for ceremonies. This story is passed down to her on her father’s side.

Sacha is a keen and motivated painter, inspired by her mother's work in particular which represent wild flowers that bloom across the desert floor. 





Pictured above: Sacha being interviewed by King TV from the USA in 2011, in front of Earth's Creation by Emily Kame Kngwarreye.