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Sacha Long Petyarre

Sacha is from the Utopia Region in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Sacha is the daughter of artist Marcia Turner. Sacha paints the Dreamtime story of the Mountain Devil Lizard which has been passed down from their father’s country. The Mountain Devil Lizard (or Frilled Neck Lizard) travelled over Sacha’s land creating all of the people, sacred sites, songs and other Dreamtime stories.

It is also believed the lizard collected the ochre pigments in it’s neck, which it then deposited throughout the Utopian area. Aboriginal people use these sacred ochre pigments for body painting in their ceremonies and artwork.