Ada Bird Petyarre
Anmatyerre Language Group
“Mountain Devil Lizard ”
Acrylic on cotton duck60 x 45cms
Ref No: AB016395
The linear pattern in Ada's painting represents Awelye - Ceremonial Body Paint design associated with the Arnkerrthe - Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming from Atnangkere and Alhalkere country.
Ada Bird was born c.1930 at Mulga Bore Outstation, NE of Alice Springs and has been involved in the art movement of Utopia since its inception. She began with the Utopia Women's Batik Group in the late 1970's. In 1988 she began painting with CAAMA's Summer Project and has been a consistent artist to this day.
Ada's work is represented
in many major and private collections both nationally and internationally.