Anna Price Pitjara

Anna Price Pitjara

Anna Price Pitjara was born at Utopia in the 1960s. She is related to the great Emily Kame Kngwarreye and Kudditji Kngwarreye. Being a traditional Aboriginal women she is involved in sacred ceremonies. Anna paints Awelye- ceremonial body paint designs which relate to women’s ceremonies when women paint up for a ceremony inside a cave, singing of how to attract a man, and of the bush foods preferred by interested suitors.
The women also learn the laws dictating that they must only encourage the interests of men of a certain clan relationship to themselves. The Dreamings of her ancestral country, showing the terrain of the sandhill and bush country, waterholes and ceremonial sites are Dreamings of her father and grandfather’s country from the Boundary Bore region.