Genius of Place: The Life and Art of Kathleen Petyarre
OverviewEastern Anmatyerr artist Kathleen Petyarre was born around 1940 on the Atnangker homelands in the Northern Territory, arid spinifex country. Kathleen Petyarre presents a stunning full colour retrospective of Petyarre's work to date. The framing essay by Christine Nicholls offers an account of Kathleen's life based on conversations with the artist over a period of years, and reflects the significance that the artist attributes to the episodes and events in her life that have impacted on her work. The release of the monograph coincides with a three month retrospective exhibition of Petyarre's work at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.