Gloria Petyarre

Gloria Petyarre

  • Biography

    Born about 1945, Ms Petyarre was a prominent Anmatyerre artist who has been well recognised in Australia for some years. Her work has been widely exhibited since 1977 when she was a part of the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) Summer Project. This project took some of the women from Utopia to Indonesia to learn how to make Batik. This first foray into art making produced 88 batiks which were all acquired by the Holmes a Court collection in 1987 after touring internationally. Between 1977 and 1987 she participated in numerous group exhibitions with other women artists from Utopia painting in Batik as well as in acrylics. the ease of working with acrylics and the colours available made her transition completely to this medium.

    Ms Petyarre paints the leaves of the Mulga tree which are used in bush medicine and some foods. The leaves are collected and ground into a powder. She uses a well practiced technique to render her story, over lapping the small feather leaves to create movement and dipping her brush into several colours for her large leaf paintings to create texture. Ms Petyarre also shares the mountain devil lizard story with her sister Kathleen Petyarre (deceased). She paints the swirling tracks it leaves in the sand and the associated body paint design.

    Ms Petyarre's paintings are included in most of the major public collections in Australian and several in the UK and US. Some photographs of Gloria are part of the collection in the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra and she sat for Archibald prize finalist 2017, Jenny Sages.

    In June 2021 Ms Petyarre passed away, a huge loss to Australian art, particularly to those who knew her in Utopia and Alice Springs in the remote Northern Territory. She will be missed.



    Collections

    Allen, Allen and Hemsley Lawyers
    Artbank, Sydney
    Art Gallery of New South Wales
    British Museum, London
    Flinders University Adelaide
    Gold Coast City Art Gallery
    Griffith University Collection
    Macquarie Bank, Sydney
    Museum of Fine arts in San Francisco
    Museums and Art Gallery of the NT
    National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Powerhouse Museum Sydney
    Prime Minister’s Residence, “The Lodge”, Canberra
    Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
    Queensland University of Technology
    Robert Holmes a’ Court Collection
    Singapore Art Museum
    Supreme Court, Brisbane
    The Holmes a Court Collection, Perth
    Victorian Museum
    Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, U.S.A.
    Wollongong University Collection
    Westpac Collection, New York

  • Exhibitions

    2009 5th Shalom Gamarada Aboriginal Art Exhibition, University of NSW, Sydney
    2009 Abstraction, Utopia Art, Sydney, NSW
    2008 Gooch's Utopia, Flinders University, Adelaide
    2006 A Survey, Utopia Art, Sydney
    2006 National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington
    DC, USA
    2006 Utopia, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
    2004 Power of The Land', Utopia Art Sydney
    2004 Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle
    2004 Curtin University of Technology, Perth
    2004 Ivan Dougherty Gallery, COFA, NSW
    2004 The Women's Show, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
    2004 Utopia: Gloria, Barbara, Minnie, Flinders Lane Gallery,
    Melbourne
    2003 Glen Eira City Gallery, Melbourne
    2003 Chapel off Chapel, Melbourne
    2003 National Gallery of Victoria at Federation Square, Melbourne
    2002 Light Square Gallery, Adelaide
    2002 Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
    2002 Knut Grothe Galeri, Charlottlenlund, Copenhagen
    2002 Two Thirds Sky, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts
    Centre, NSW
    2002 Royal Exhibition Hall, Melbourne
    2002 Gallery Rai, Tokyo, Japan
    2001 Icons of Australian Aboriginal Art, Singapore
    2001 Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane
    2001 Kunst der Gegenwart, Vienna, Austria
    2001 Manawatu Gallery, New Zealand
    2000 Australian National University, Canberra
    2000 FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane
    2000 Australian National University, ACT
    2000 Old Parliament House, Canberra, ACT
    2000 Royal Exhibition Hall, Melbourne
    1999 Bush Garden, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle
    1999 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne
    1999 Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
    1999 Embassy of Australia, Washington, U.S.A.
    1999 Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, U.S.A.
    1999 New England Regional Art Museum;
    1999 Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
    1999 New Leaves, Utopia Art, Sydney
    1999 Quadrivium Gallery, Sydney
    1999 Utopia, BMG Art, Adelaide
    1999 Arts d'Australie, Bastille, Paris
    1999 Sherman Galleries, Sydney
    1998 The Anangkere Growth Paintings, Chapman Gallery, Canberra
    1998 Annandale Galleries, Sydney
    1998 Exhibitions in Europe inc. Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland
    1998 Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
    1998 Chapman Gallery, Canberra
    1998 The Adelaide Festival Theatre, Adelaide
    1998 Propositions Australiennes, Galerie Luc Queyrel, Paris
    1997 Australian Galleries, Sydney
    1997 Instant Pictures, Utopia Art, Sydney
    1997 Galerie de Stassart, Bruxelles
    1997 Sutton Gallery, Melbourne
    1999 Sherman Galleries, Sydney
    1996 Seoul Arts Centre, Korea
    1996 Old Parliament House, Canberra
    1996 Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
    1996 William Mora Galleries, Melbourne
    1996 Royal Exhibition Hall, Melbourne
    1996 S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
    1995 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne
    1995 Mitchell Galleries, State Library of NSW, Sydney
    1995 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
    1995 Aboriginal and Tribal Art Centre, Sydney
    1995 Canberra Museum of Art, Gifu, Japan
    1995 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    1995 Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
    1995 Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
    1994 Utopia Art, Sydney
    1994 Masterpieces of Aboriginal Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    1994 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne
    1994 Royal Exhibition Hall, Melbourne
    1994 Art Gallery of NSW
    1993 Art Gallery of Queensland, Brisbane
    1993 Austral Gallery, St Louis, U.S.A.
    1993 Australian Embassy, Paris, France

Showing 1–12 of 23 artworks

Gloria Petyarre

Untitled - Bush Medicine, 2013
100 x 130cm Acrylic on Canvas $5,940.00

Gloria Petyarre

Untitled - Bush Medicine, 2006
70 x 108cm Acrylic on Canvas $2,970.00

Gloria Petyarre

Untitled - Bush Medicine, 2009
50 x 100cm Acrylic on Canvas $2,640.00

Gloria Petyarre

Untitled, 2018
95 x 130cm Acrylic on Canvas $6,600.00

Gloria Petyarre

Untitled - Bush Medicine, 2007
95 x 120cm Acrylic on Canvas $6,600.00

Gloria Petyarre

Untitled, 2018
95 x 128cm Acrylic on Canvas $6,600.00

Gloria Petyarre

Untitled - Bush Medicine, 2015
84 x 200cm Acrylic on Canvas $11,550.00

Gloria Petyarre

Mulga Leaves, 2019
110 x 95cm Acrylic on Canvas $5,500.00

Gloria Petyarre

Untitled - Mulga Leaves, 2015
96 x 198cm Acrylic on Canvas $12,375.00

Gloria Petyarre

Untitled - Mulga Leaves, 2015
96 x 198cm Acrylic on Canvas $12,375.00

Gloria Petyarre

Untitled - Mulga Leaves, 2015
72 x 96cm Acrylic on Canvas $2,970.00

Gloria Petyarre

Untitled, 2015
110 x 205cm Acrylic on Canvas $13,200.00