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Mary Rumble Pitjara (Petyarre)


Kangaroo Dreaming | 90h x 50w | RK745

Not stretched or framed  |  Acrylic on canvas

Mary Rumble Pitjara was born in 1957 at Utopia in Central Australia.

Born into an impressive artistic family in the Utopia region of the Central Desert, Mary has learned her craft from the very best. She is the older sister of celebrated artist Katie Rumble Pitjara and her extended family includes her esteemed aunts, Gloria Petyarre, Kathleen Petyarre and Gracie Morton Pwerle.

Unlike many of her contemporaries, who possess only one or two trademark genres, Mary paints in several unique and distinctive styles ranging from the most intricately delicate to powerful renditions. Her depictions are of bush medicine, bush tucker and Awelye (body paint design) referring to her country.

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