Evelyn Pultara Biography
Evelyn was born in Utopia, a community located 240 kilometres north east of Alice Springs known for its quality art.
Evelyn’s aunt is the renowned artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye. The two artists share the Totem of the bush yam, which is depicted in their work. The Bush yam is an important source of food for the people of Utopia and as it is her totem, Evelyn is responsible for paying homage to it, which she does through her art.
Evelyn has developed a unique style to depict the bush yam, utilising a vibrant colour palette.
Evelyn’s work has been included in a number of exhibitions and in 2005 she was the winner of the general painting division of the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award.
Evelyn Pultara Description
Evelyn Pultara Resumé
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
The Holmes a' Court Collection, Perth
2003 Walkabout Gallery, Leichardt, Sydney
2004 Evelyn Pultara abOrigena, Sydney
2004 'Evelyn Pultara' curated by Armida Allevi, abOrigena, Milan 2005 'The Art of Evelyn Pultara' Gig Gallery, Glebe, Sydney
2005 "Linda Syddick & Evelyn Pultara" Japingka Gallery, Fremantle.
2005 Telstra Award.