Kudditji Kngwarreye (or "Goob") (1938 – 23 January 2017) was an Australian Aboriginal artist from the Utopia community in the Northern Territory. He was the brother (through kinship) of the late Emily Kame Kngwarreye. Like his skin sister Emily, he was one of the most prominent and successful artists in the history of contemporary indigenous Australian art.

Kngwarreye was born and lived in the Anmatyerre language group at Alhalkere in the Utopia community, about 250 kilometres (160 mi) north east of Alice Springs.

In 2006 Kudditji was named as one of the top 50 most collectible artists in Australia by Art Collector magazine. Kudditji painted from 1986 to 2013, when he became ill.

Kudditji's work has found great acclaim and is featured in many important collections in both Australia and overseas


• 2006 Arken Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen

• 2005 Art Mob Hobart Tasmania, Big Country Gallery, Gondwana, Alice Springs, Canberra Grammar School, Canberra

• 2004 Japingka Gallery, Perth, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne, Two Senior Men, Art Mob Gallery, Tasmania, Australian Exhibition Centre, Chicago, Spirit of Colour depot Gallery, Sydney, Waterhole Aboriginal Art, Sofitel Wentworth, Sydney

• 2003 Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne

• 2000 Mia Mia Aboriginal Gallery, Melbourne

• 1999 Chapel off Chapel Gallery, Melbourne

• 1992 “Tjukurrpa”, Museum fur Volkerkunde, Basel, Switzerland

• 1991 Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Exhibition, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs


Willy Tjungurrayi was born around 1930 in the Papunya/Kintore region in the Northern Territory of Australia. He grew up in the bush and lived a nomadic hunter-gather lifestyle with his family until the late 1950’s. Willy first exhibited his paintings in group shows in the early 1980s, and has had two solo exhibitions, both in Melbourne.

His work is included in many public and corporate collections, such as the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Artbank and the Aboriginal Art Museum, The Netherlands. Willy died in 2018.

Victorian Center for the Performing Arts, Melbourne;

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra;

Ebes Collection,

Melbourne; Holmes at Court Collection,

Perth; Artbank, Sydney;

Aboriginal Art Museum, Utrecht; Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica; Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide;

Parliament House Art Coll, Canberra


Judy Napangardi Watson (c. 1925–2016), also known as Judy Watson Napangardi] and Kumanjayi Napangardi Watson, was an Aboriginal Australian and a senior female painter from the Yuendumu community in the Northern Territory, Australia.

Judy was born around 1925 at Yarungkanji on Mount Doreen Station. Her people, the Warlpiri, were living a traditional nomadic life at that time. They frequently made long journeys by foot to their ancestral country on the border of the Tanami and Gibson Deserts, and lived at Mina Mina and Yingipurlangu at different times.

She had ten children.

She died at Yuendumu on 17 May 2016

Galleries displaying her art

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Aboriginal Art Museum , Utrecht, Netherlands

Gordon Darling Foundation, Canberra

Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

National Gallery of Victoria

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

South Australian Museum, Adelaide

Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Stamp Gallery of Art, College Park, Maryland, U.S.


Kathleen Petyarre (born Kweyetwemp Petyarre; c. 1940 – 24 November 2018) was an Australian Aboriginal artist.

Her art refers directly to her country and her Dreamings. Petyarre's paintings have occasionally been compared to the works of American Abstract Expressionists Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko, and even to those of J. M. W. Turner.

She has won several awards and is considered one of the "most collectable artists in Australia". Her works are in great demand at auctions. Petyarre died on 24 November 2018, in Alice Springs, Australia.


1996 Overall Winner of the Telstra 13th National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Darwin, NT, Australia

1997 Overall Winner of the Visy Board Art Prize, the Barossa Vintage Festival Art Show, Nurioopta SA, Australia

1998 Finalist, Seppelt Contemporary Art Awards 1998 – Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, Australia

1998 Winner, People's Choice Award, Seppelt Contemporary Art Awards 1998, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Royal Collection of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Musée des Confluences, Lyon, France

Musée du quai Branly, Paris, France

AAMU Museum for Contemporary Aboriginal Art [nl], Utrecht, The Netherlands

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Australia

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) Collection, Australia

Edith Cowan University, Perth Australia