Anna Petyarre

Anna Petyarre

  • Biography

    Born in 1960 Anna Petyarre (also known as Price, Pitjara) is a Anmatyere women who lives and works in the Utopia community in the Northern Territory. She began painting about 1981 and comes from a well-known artistic family. Her mother was Glory Ngala, and her aunt was Emily Kame Kngwarreye.

    Anna primarily paints stories associated with the women’s Yam Seed Dreaming rituals. Her early works featured the traditional style iconography used by many artists in the area with earthy tones contrasting the white or pale coloured detail of the story. She quickly developed her own unique style. Her My Country paintings depict the paths walked by women searching for yams and water and the water courses that run through the desert after the rain. The tiny white veils of dots represent the yam seeds.

    She also paints the vibrant bush yam story which is a celebration of the bush yam ceremony. These works use the bright desert colours and flowing movements that go with ceremonial songs she sings while painting.

    Collections:

    Anthropology Art Museum, Perth
    Art Bank, Sydney
    Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
    Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
    Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
    Fondation Burkhardt-Felder Arts et Culture, Motiers, Switzerland
    Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs
    Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
    National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
    Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
    Robert Holmes a Court Collection, Perth
    The Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth
    Victorian Art Centre, Melbourne

  • Influences

    Emily Kame kngwarreye

Showing all 8 artworks

Anna Petyarre

My Country - Yam dreaming, 2022
105 x 76 cm Acrylic on Linen $2,310.00

Anna Petyarre

My Country - Yam dreaming, 2022
121 x 97 cm Acrylic on Linen $3,300.00

Anna Petyarre

My Country - Yam dreaming, 2022
103 x 76 cm Acrylic on Linen $2,310.00

Anna Petyarre

My Country - Yam dreaming, 2022
124 x 100 cm Acrylic on Linen $3,300.00

Anna Petyarre

My Country - Yam dreaming, 2022
95 x 88 cm Acrylic on Linen $2,310.00

Anna Petyarre

My Country - Yam dreaming, 2021
45 x 61cm Acrylic on Linen $594.00

Anna Petyarre

My Country - Yam dreaming, 2022
105 x 76 cm Acrylic on Linen $2,310.00

Anna Petyarre

My Country - Yam dreaming, 2022
123 x 98 cm Acrylic on Linen $3,300.00