Born: c. 1940
Skin Name: Pultara
Region: Utopia, Northern Territory
Subjects and Themes (Dreaming): Bush Yam (Antwelarr)
In 2005 Evelyn Pultara was the winner of the general painting division of the Telstra, 22nd National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Award, Darwin, NT.
The Aboriginal artist Evelyn Pultara was born circa 1940 at Woodgreen Station, near Utopia, north east of Alice Springs, Northern Territory. She is a traditional Anmetyarre Aboriginal woman and the sister of Greeny Petyarre, a famous Utopian Aboriginal artist, as well as niece of the late Emily Kame Kngwarrye. She is also the mother of six children, living in the township of Wilora,Northern Territory, 200km north of Alice Springs.
Evelyn Pultara’s totem is the Bush Yam (Antwelarr), which has always been an abundant food and water source to the Anmetyarre people. She pays homage to her totem through song, dance and now in art.
Evelyn Pultara commenced painting in 1997 and is now one of the most exciting emerging artists from Central Australia. Evelyn Pultara’s paintings are vibrant depictions inspired by the stories and songs of the harsh desert landscape.
In 2005 Evelyn Pultara was the winner of the general painting division of the Telstra, 22nd National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Award, Darwin, NT. She is now a highly sought after Aboriginal artist.
Paintings by Evelyn Pultara: