Rosemary Peters

Rosemary was born in 1989 in Fregon (Kaltjiti) Community in the APY Lands in South Australia, and has lived there for most of her life. Her parents are both Pitjantjara, which is the language Rosemary primarily speaks. She came to Haast’s Bluff to visit and work with her cousin Noreen Dixon, who paints the same Dreaming. She was taught to paint by her maternal grandmother, acclaimed painter Tinpulya Mervyn. Both Tinpulya and her sister Wipana Jimmy are members of the Watarru Collaborative who paint stories from the dreaming at Watarru. Rosemary paints the Waru at Watarru, which tells the story of when two Tjangalas carried fire down to this land. 



Past Exhibitions


  • 2023
    'Songlines', EMBASSY OF AUSTRALIA, PARIS - 4 Apr - 25 Aug 2023
  • 2022
    Goologoolup NAIDOC Screenings - Indigenous Art on the Screens, Northbridge Piazza & Forest Place, Perth., 3rd-31st July
  • 2022
    Weaving Culture II: Ikuntji Artists, IDAIA, Lyon, France., 9th Jun - 9th July
  • 2020
    Tarnanthi Art Fair 2020, Adelaide., 4th – 6th December


  • IP Australia, Canberra