Amy Pitcher’s Pictures
Amy Pitcher Nanyi is a Gurindji woman who was born on Yarralin Station and grew up in Lajamanu and Kalkarindji with her family speaking the languages of the Gurindji/Warlpiri groups. Amy received her education in the traditional manner on country and participated in the Northern Territory education system acquiring knowledge in the two-way learning styles.
Amy worked and exhibited in the Warnayaka Aboriginal Art Gallery, Lajamanu and Karungkarni Art and Culture Centre, Kalkarindji producing dot paintings that reflects her dreaming designs of Fire, Kangaroo and Gnupa dreaming’s of her culture.
In 2016, Amy moved to Katherine and took the opportunity to join the newly formed Katherine Regional Arts Accessible Arts group in partnership with Step Out Disability Services and began working closely with the KRA Accessible Arts Facilitator Fiona Campbell and Jan Cole, a long-term Katherine artist. During this time a new style began to emerge often illustrating experiences of life in Katherine that resulted in a new technical approach.
Amy’s exhibition demonstrates the ongoing effort required to create a body of work for her first solo exhibition.