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Gloria Petyarre

Gloria Petyarre was born in 1945. Her language is Anmatyerre and her country is Aknangkere. From 1977 to 1987 Gloria worked in the medium of Batik, exhibiting with other Utopia women in shows around Australia and abroad.

Bush Medicine - ON HOLD

Bush Medicine - ON HOLD

Original Authentic Aboriginal Artwork
Acrylic on canvas
Artist Profile included. 
Size: 1240mm x 870mm 
Code: GP679 

$8 800.00
inc. GST in Australia


Exhibitions: Once of her first paintings on canvas was commissioned by CAAMA (The Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association) and included in the exhibition titled Utopia Women’s Painting: The First Works of Canvas; a Summer Project 1988-1989. In the early 1990’s she travelled to Ireland, London and India as a representative of the Utopia women accompanying the exhibition Utopia - A Picture Story. Gloria’s first solo exhibition was at Australian Galleries in New York in 1991. Gloria Petyarre’s paintings were exhibited in several major survey exhibitions including; 1991 Art Gallery of New South Wales touring Aboriginal Women’s Exhibition. 1992 Flash Painting - National Gallery of Australia. The Body Paint Collection at Bishop Museum, Hawaii, which also toured the United States; 1993 Tapestry Commission for the Victorian Tapestry Workshop and in 1994 for the Law Court in Brisbane; 1995-96 Full Fellowship grant from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Board of the Australian Council; 1999 Awarded the Wynne prize by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Collections: Gloria Petyarre’s paintings are in the collection of almost every major Art Gallery in each capital city. In 1998, a work on paper was acquired by the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, a major canvas by the Levi Collection in Seattle, USA, and a Kansas City institution requested Gloria in conjunction with her husband, Ronnie Price, to design a mural which is now a main attraction. Gloria’s paintings are featured; on the cover of Michael Boulton’s The Art of Utopia, Fire and Shadow by Anna Voigt and Nevill Drury, "New Visions New Perspectives" by Anna Voigt, Dreamings Of The Desert published by The Art Gallery of South Australia.

Selected Collections: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Gallery of Victoria; Museum of Victoria, Art Gallery of South Australia, Gallery of NSW, Gallery of Queensland, Museums & Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Supreme Court, Brisbane; Powerhouse Museum, Sydney; Westpac Gallery, New York, USA; Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, USA; Robert Holmes a Court Collection; Wollongong University Collection; Artbank, Sydney; Macquarie Bank; Singapore Art Museum; British Museum London, UK.Awards & Commissions: 1999 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of NSW; 1993 Tapestry for Victorian Tapestry Workshop, Melborne, VIC; 1993 Mural for Kansas City Zoo, USA; 1994 Tapestry Commission for the Law Courts, Brisbane, QLD.

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).