Betty Mbitjana Painting

Betty Mbitjana

Betty comes from a family group and community which has produced some of the most famous and influential Aboriginal artists. Born in the 1950’s and from the Utopia region in Central Australia, Betty is the daughter of famous artist Minnie Pwerle. Her aunt’s include Emily Pwerle, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Molly and Gayla Pwerle. Her sister is Barbara Weir; her cousins include Gloria and Kathleen Petyarre. Betty was married to Paddy Club who was the son of Lena Pwerle however sadly he passed away in 2012. Utopia is renowned for its strong, talented and artistic female artists and Betty is among her family in terms of her artistic ability.