Language:   Eastern Anmatyerre
Region:  Utopia – Northern Territory 
Date of Birth:  c1928 (deceased January 2017)

Kudditji Kngwarreye is the younger brother of the late Emily Kame Kngwarreye. He is an Anmatyerre elder and custodian of many important Dreamings. 


Kudditji began painting his Emu Dreaming using a precise dotting style. He then moved to painting the more abstract “My Country” style paintings which feature blocks of saturated colour. This style was similar to that of Emily, however, it is not clear who began painting this style first. Due to demand for his earlier works Kudditji returned to the dotting style. In 2003, however, Kudditji began exhibiting the “My Country” style, which saw him rise to international stardom.

Selected Collections:

  • Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs


  • 1990 Art Dock, Noumea
  • 1992 Museum for Volkerkunde, Basel, Switzerland
  • 1999 Chapel off Chapel, Melbourne, Victoria 2004 Japingka Gallery, Perth, Western Australia
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