Anna Petyarre

Anna Petyarre

  • Biography

    Born in 1960 Anna Petyarre (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, but 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.

  • Influences

    Emily Kame kngwarreye

Showing all 7 artworks

Anna Petyarre

Yam Dreaming, 2021
59 x 102cm Acrylic on Canvas $2,420.00

Anna Petyarre

My Country, 2021
93 x 63cm Acrylic on Canvas $2,310.00

Anna Petyarre

My Country, 2021
178 x 80cm Acrylic on Linen $4,400.00

Anna Petyarre

My Country, 2021
117 x 93cm Acrylic on Linen $2,420.00

Anna Petyarre

My Country, 2021
117 x 93cm Acrlic on Linen $2,420.00

Anna Petyarre

Untitled, 2014
90 x 145cm Acrylic on Canvas $2,970.00

Anna Petyarre

My Country, 2021
60 x 102cm Acrylic on Canvas $2,420.00