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Rosemary Petyarre

Rosemary was born circa 1945 at Utopia, Atneltye (Boundary Bore) outstation in the Northern Territory. Her language group is Anmatyerre. Rosemary was involved in the making of batik at Utopia. In 1994, she, and several other women from Utopia, travelled to Indonesia to learn different techniques of producing batik. After the Summer Project, sponsored by CAAMA in 1988-89, she commenced painting with acrylic on canvas. In her paintings, she incorporates traditional iconography and realistic elements. The themes are primarily bush medicines, yam dreaming and body painting.

As a bush woman, she is familiar with her land and its abundance of bush tucker species, medicine plants and native fauna. These are the stories inherited by her and through her paintings the knowledge is passed on to future generations. Rosemary Petyarre is the sister of Greeny Purvis Petyarre, also a painter.

Body Paint

Body Paint

Original Authentic Aboriginal Artwork
Acrylic on canvas
Artist Profile included. 
Size: 600mm x 1800mm
Code: RP 428 
(GDC)

$2 200.00
inc. GST in Australia

Bush Medicine

Bush Medicine

Original Authentic Aboriginal Artwork
Acrylic on canvas
Artist Profile included. 
Size: 900mm x 1500mm
Code: RP 176
(GDC)

$1 425.00
inc. GST in Australia
(Was $2 850.00)
Bush Medicine - SOLD

Bush Medicine - SOLD

Original Authentic Aboriginal Artwork
Acrylic on canvas
Artist Profile included. 
450mm x 450mm
Code: RP070
(GDC)

$450.00
inc. GST in Australia

Bush Medicine

Bush Medicine

Original Authentic Aboriginal Artwork
Acrylic on canvas
Artist Profile included. 
450mm x 450mm
Code: RP064
(GDC)

$450.00
inc. GST in Australia

 

Selected Exhibitions: 1989 Utopia Women’s Paintings "A Summer Project", Alice Springs1990 "A Picture Story", 88 silk works from the Holmes Acourt Collection, UK;1993 Central Australian Aboriginal Art & Craft Exhibition, Alice Springs;1996 "The Meeting Place" - touring exhibition, Australia; 1996 "Nangara", Stichting Sint-Jan, Brugge, The Netherlands; 1998 Dacou Gallery, Adelaide.

Selected Collections: Holmes a’Court Collection, Perth; Various private collections in Australia and overseas.

Source Includes: Aboriginal Artists, dictionary of biographies by Janusz B. Kreczmanski and Margo Birnberg (This illustrated dictionary of 446 pages showing many photographs of artists and paintings is available from Doongal).