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Evelyn Pultara

Evelyn Pultara Evelyn Pultara was born around 1940 at Woodgreen Station, the cattle property adjoining Utopia Station, north east of Alice Springs. She is an Anmatyerre woman and the mother of six children.
Evelyn began painting in 1997. Her early works were paintings on traditional themes of bush tucker and awelye (women’s ceremonial body paint designs). Now Evelyn exclusively paints her totem, the bush yam.Like her late aunt Emily Kame Kngwarreye and her full brother Greeny Purvis, Evelyn Pultara was born with bush yam (pencil yam) as her totem. Greeny and Evelyn are the only two Anmatyerre speakers who are allowed to paint the Bush Yam represented in lines, depicting the transition of the seasons.Solo exhibitions:
• 2003 June Solo Exhibition, Sydney
• 2004 May ‘Evelyn Pultara’ curated by Armida Aallevi, aborigena, Milan, Italy, London, Melbourne
• 2005 Feb ‘The Art of Evelyn Pultara’ Sydney
• 2005 Raintree Gallery, Darwin NTGroup exhibitions:
• 2004 Twenty Indigenous Female Artists From Central Australia, Ann
• 1993 Yapakurlangu Jirrama, Batchelor College, Tennant Creek, NTAwards:
• 2005 Winner, general painting, Telstra, 22nd National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Award, Darwin, NT

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