Janet Golder Kngwarreye is an Anmatyerre woman born November 1973. Her traditional country is Alhalkere, situated 250km’s North East of Alice Springs in the Utopia Region of Central Australia.
Janet developed her artistic skills from a very early age as she watched and learned from renowned Australian artists such as her aunty the late Emily Kame Kngwarreye, her uncle’s GreenyPurvis Petyarreand Kubbitji and her aunties, the well-known Petyarre sisters.
The theme for Janet’s paintings relate to the main women’s stories from her father’s country. Ntyerrm – the bean and seeds from the awenthe – dogwood tree, arnkerrthe – Mountain Devil Lizard and awelye– women’s ceremonial body paint design for these stories.
Her work has been represented in many group exhibitions and can be found in many private collections both in Australia and overseas.