Artist: Janet Golder
Skin Name: Kngwarreye
Language: Anmatyerre
Region: Utopia (Boundary Bore)

Janet was born on 15th November 1973 at Mulga Bore.  She is the daughter of Margaret Golder and Sammy Pitjara and grand-daughter of Old Henry Pitjara, Angelina Ngale and Polly Ngale. Janet now lives in Alice Springs and regularly travels back to her country located about 300 km to the north east of Alice Springs.

Janet is married to Ronnie Bird Jungula, whose mother was renowned artist Ada Bird (deceased), the eldest of the seven Petyarre sisters.  Janet and Ronnie have four children, Rochelle, Renady, Katrina and Troytan.

Janet is a wonderfully talented emerging artist who learned to paint by watching her extended family of artists including the renowned Emily Kame Kngwarreye. She predominantly depicts ceremonial body paint, using fine dot work and linear patterns, and also the Bush Leaves of her region in the style of her famous relatives.

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