Artist: Charlie Petyarre Jones
Skin Name: Petyarre (also known as Pitjara)
Language Group: Alyawarr
Region: Thelye, Utopia, Northern Territory
Vendor: Utopian Aboriginal Art
Dreaming: Kangaroo (Aherr), Wallaby (Greyeng), Snake (Kwerreny), Caterpillar (Aylperlayt)
Charlie Petyarre Jones born in 1968 is son of renowned artist Freddy Kngwarreye Jones who sanctions what can be shown and painted. Charlie lives on Thelye outstation on Utopia with his family and speaks the Alyawarr language.
As well as passing his Dreamings onto his son Charlie, Freddy has taught Charlie his technique with acrylic painting. Son and father often collaborate on painting their Dreaming.
Charlie paints many Dreamings which include the Kangaroo (Aherr), Caterpillar (Aylperlayt), Wallaby (Greyneng) and Snake (Kwerreny). The designs are prepared on the ground during lengthy song cycles marking the journey of the Ancestors whose design is depicted.
Eastern Desert Art ABN: 79 722 554 907
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