Fabrianne Peterson Paintings

Fabrianne Peterson - Mount Liebig Artist, paints Wattle Seed and contemporary images of country.

In 2013 Fabrianne Peterson Nampitjinpa held her solo exhibition of her new works at Japingka Gallery. Fabrianne combined areas of poured paint with swirls of colour that formed as the wet paint spread across the canvas. Into this spontaneous field of colour the artist added the meticulous areas of shaded dots that are typical of her other paintings on the theme of Damper Seed. These new paintings depicted stories from Fabriannes father’s country of Karrinyarra, located to the north of Papunya.

Fabrianne Peterson Nampitjinpa was born in 1965 at Papunya where she did her schooling before going to Alice Springs. Later Fabrianne lived at the community of Kintore, and began painting under the stewardship of her mother-in-law Nabulla Scobie Napurrula. Fabrianne Peterson’s style is also reflective of the art work of her mother Maudie Peterson Nungarrayi.

Fabrianne Peterson applies careful detail to the dotting technique that made her paintings distinctive amongst her peers, younger artists who worked with her at Mt Liebig after about the year 2000. Fabrianne’s painting experiences have seen her working at the heart of the Central Desert Aboriginal art movement at Papunya, Kintore, Mt Liebig and Alice Springs. Aboriginal art status – Mid career artist.

The subjects that Fabrianne bases her paintings on include Willy Wagtail Dreaming (Mt Liebig) and Bush Potato and Honey Ant stories from Kunatjarrayi (Mt Nicker).

Selected Exhibitions

1986 Moet and Chandon Touring Exhibition
1994 Araluen Arts Centre Alice Springs NT
1995 Araluen Arts Centre Alice Springs NT
2005 Desert Dreamings’, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney NSW
2007 Watiyawanu Artists of Amunturrngu’, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA
2009 Watiyawanu Artists, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA
2011 In Black and White, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA
2012 Little Gems, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA
2013 Fabrianne Peterson Nampitjinpa, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle WA