Mary Gibson Nakamarra

Born in the bush at a place called Kurnilwarri between Tjukurla and Patjarr in the Gibson desert. Mary Gibson is married to senior law man Kelly Peterman, a Director of Tjarlirli Art Centre at Tjukurla, WA. They live near the Docker River community with their children.

Region: Gibson Desert, WA

DOB: circa 1952

Place of Birth: Tjukurla, near border of NT and WA

Significant Country: Patjarr

Languages: Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara

Community: Patjarr (Karilywara), WA

Art Centre: Tjarlirli Art, WA

Mary Gibson is married to senior law man Kelly Peterman, a Director of Tjarlirli Art Centre at Tjukurla, WA. They live near the Docker River community with their children. 

Ngaanyatjarra is the name of both the local language and the collective identity of Aboriginal people from this area. The Ngaanyatjarra language is related to other desert languages such as Pitjantjatjara, Pintupi and Martu.

The landscape is extremely diverse. At the junction of the Great Victoria and Gibson deserts and bisected by dramatic ranges in the east and south and the long dunes of the sandy country to the west, there are rockholes, soakwaters (underground water), creeks, salt lakes and clayplans that are sites of significance and represented in artworks.


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