Martha Protty Kaltukatjara near the Docker River, NT Australia, b. 1935


Martha was born south of Docker River at a Rockhole, the name of which Martha cannot speak for cultural reasons. Her whole family are from Docker River country. Matha's father's country is Warakurna and her mother's country Wingellina. She has one son and one daughter and her husband has passed away. Her husband was from the other side of the Peterman Ranges. Martha has been painting, weaving tjanpi and carving purnu for many years. She is a senior law woman and holds important Tjukurrpa songs for her country.


Protty has enjoyed a long career in Australia exhibiting work in a broad range of environments, and recently showcased in Revealed 2020: WA Aboriginal Artists. JGM Gallery is Protty's first opportunity of an international audience and we look forward to working with her. Protty's works have been exhibited widely and are part of the Australian National University Collection as well as being collected globally.