Janet Golder Kngwarreye

Born: 1973

Language Group: Anmatyerre

Country: Alhalkere, Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Silk Batik

Subjects: Atnwelarre and Kame (Pencil Yam and Seed), Yam Flowers, My Country, Awelye (Women's Ceremony)

Janet is the daughter of Margaret Golder and Sammy Petyarre. Her grandfather is Old Henry Petyarre and renowned artists Angelina Ngale and Polly Ngale are her grandmothers. Famed artist Greeny Purvis (deceased) is Janet's uncle.

Janet is married to Ronnie Bird, son of artists, Paddy and Eileen Bird. Together they have four children, Rochelle, Renedy, Katrina and Troyton. Janet would have been taught to paint by her family and has been painting since 1997. The major subject is Atnwelarre - Pencil Yam.


Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs


2002 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville TN; 'The Cove Gallery' Portland OR; Urban Wine Works, Portland OR; Mary's Woods, Portland OR; New City Merchants, Knoxville, TN
2003 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: New City Merchants, Knoxville TN; Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville TN; 'The Cove Gallery', Portland OR; Contemporary Aboriginal Art Event, Umpqua Bank, Portland OR; Mary's Woods, Portland OR; Art From The Dreamtime, Portland Art Museum, Portland OR
2004 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: Portland, Nashville, Knoxville, Hartford and Greenwich