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Mountain devil lizard Dreaming (after hailstorm)

synthetic polymer paint on canvas
152.6 × 153.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Adelaide, South Australia
Accession Number
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Gallerie Australis, Member 1997
© Kathleen Petyarr/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
The centre of this painting represents a sacred women's Dreaming site associated with the green pea (antweth). Depicted throughout the painting are seeds (ntang) of the pea, which are an important food for the traditional healer (Ngangkar), and the Mountain Devil Lizard. The elongated X-shape represents two of artist's Ancestors' Dreaming paths. The painting portrays the area scattered with seeds and the sand hills created by the swirling sandstorm as it moved across the country. The white ground indicates the hailstorm which preceded the sandstorm.