Janet Golder Kngwarreye
Janet Golder Kngwarreye Biography
Janet was born on 15th November 1973 at Mulga Bore, an outstation at Utopia Station, 270km north east of Alice Springs. She is the daughter of Margaret Golder and Sammy Pitjara and grand-daughter of Old Henry Pitjara, Angelina Ngale and Polly Ngale. Janet learned to paint by watching her extended family of artists including the renowned Emily Kame Kngwarreye. She is married to Ronnie Bird Jungala, the son of Ada Bird Petyarre and has four children.
The subject of Janet's painting tends to revolve around representations of leaves collected around her country and used for a variety of medicinal purposes. In particular, she returns again and again to "Awelye" and “Bush Medicine", which depict flowing representations of the leaves and ceremonial body paint. Typical of Utopian artists, Janet rejoices in the use of colour.
Today, Janet Golder Kngwarreye spends most of her time in Alice Springs, painting alongside Jeannie Petyarre.
Janet Golder Kngwarreye Description