Anna Petyarre

Anna Petyarre

  • Biography

    Anna Petyarre (Pitjara) began painting in 1981 and comes from a well known artistic family. Her
    mother was Glory Ngala and her Aunty was Emily Kame Kngwarreye.
    Anna primarily paints Yam Seed Dreaming, her works are colourful and intricate expressions of the
    songs and stories associated with her plant totem, the bush yam, and its seeds. The bush yam has
    been a staple food and water source for the Anmatyerre people for countless years, and the seeds
    that form and scatter from the plant are ground up to make flour for damper. During ceremony, it is
    Anna's duty to pay homage to the yam seeds and give thanks for their abundance and regenerative
    qualities. By painting to the tempo of a ceremonial song, Anna expresses her connection to her plant
    totem in a permanent medium. The contours of the landscapes shaped by water courses are a
    feature in her paintings.
    Her work is becoming more collectable as she develops her craft and cements her reputation as one
    of Utopia's rising talents. She has a dynamic style, changing several times in the last two decades to
    her current fine representation of her story.

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  • Anna Petyarre

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

    Untitled, 2020
    153 x 86 cm Acrylic on Canvas $3,300.00
  • Anna Petyarre

    Untitled-My Country Yam Seed, 2019
    90 x 105 cm Acrylic on Canvas $2,640.00