Sarrita King

Sarrita King was born in Adelaide, South Australia on the 5th March 1988. She is the younger sister to fellow artist, Tarisse King and daughter to the late highly regarded artist, William King Jungala (1966 – 2007).


Sarrita inherits her Australian Aboriginality from her father who was part of the Gurindji tribe from the Northern Territory. The Gurindji tribe came to public attention during the 1960s and 1970s when members employed by the Wave Hill cattle station led a landmark case which became the first successful land rights claim in Australia. It is this same strong sense of self and pride that Sarrita embodies and it fuels her drive to paint her totemic landscape.

Ada Bird Petyarre

Ada Bird Petyarre was born on the old Utopia station at Atangkere c.1930 and passed away in early 2008. She was an Anmatyerre speaker and a significant Elder of one of the most important movements which has emerged from desert painting, the Utopia Women. Her country was Atnangkere and she painted the Arnkerrthe (Mountain Devil…

Barbara Weir

Barbara was born in c. 1945 at Bundy River Station, Utopia. Her country is Atnwengerrrp and her language is Anmatyerre and Alyawarr. Barbaras mother was the acclaimed artist Minnie Pwerle (dcsd. 2006) and her father was Irish. Barbara was raised by her aunty, Emily Kame Kngwarreye who went on to become the most celebrated painter…

Barney Ellaga

Born c. 1939, Barney Ellaga is a senior custodian and law-man of the Alawa community, which is situated on the upper reaches of the Cox and Arnold rivers, south of the Roper River and west of the Gulf of Carpentaria. The country is called Minyerri, Southern Arnhem Land. His works have an indelible connection with…

Dolly Mills Petyarre

Dolly Mills Petyarre was born at Boundary Bore Outstation, circa 1948. Dolly comes from a large family of established and emerging artists. Her sister Gloria Petyarre and brother Greeny Purvis (dcd) are both internationally recognised artists. Like many artists from the area, Dolly participated in the “Utopia A Picture Story-88 silk batiks” which is now…

Dorothy Napangardi

Dorothy Napangardi is an Internationally renowned Australian artist. A Warlpiri woman from Pikilyi, she paints her country and her Dreamings of this remote area, 380 kilometres north-west of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Her works have featured in exhibitions right throughout Australia, Europe and America, and she is regarded as one of the leading…

George Hairbrush Tjungarrayi

Elizabeth Marks Nakamarra (respected artist and the wife of the late senior artist Mick Namarari), when asked who she admired most of the painters with whom she had come in contact through her husband…..”Ronnie (Tjampitjinpa) and Hairbrush (George Tjungurrayi).”   George “Hairbrush” Tjungurrayi was born c.1947 near Kiwirrkurra in the Gibson Desert, Western Australia and…

George Ward Tjungarrayi

George was born circa 1945 near the site of Lararra, east of Tjuukurla in Western Australia. George shares the same father as Internationally renowned artists Yala Yala Gibbs and Willy Tjungarrayi. Like many of his contemporaries, George first made contact with Europeans via a welfare patrol led by Jeremy Long and Nosepeg Tjupurrula – this…

Gloria Petyarre

Gloria was born c. 1945 at Atnangkere Soakage, Northern Territory. She lived in the traditional ways before moving to one of the established settlements, Utopia. Her language is Anmatyerre and her country is Atnangkere.   Gloria is one of seven sisters who are all acclaimed artists, including Kathleen Petyarre, Violet Petyarre and Ada Bird. Her…