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Anna Price Petyarre / Bush Yam Dreaming (A15229)

SKU: A15229

197cm x 114cm Acrylic on Canvas

$5,650.00

197cm x 114cm Acrylic on Canvas

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Artist Profile

Anna Petyarre was born c.1965 in the Utopia region Northern Territory, and is the daughter of the late Gloria Ngale, a highly respected Elder and artist.  Anna is also the niece of the late Emily Kame Kngwarreye, one of Australia’s best known artists.  Her Region is Alhalkere and her Language Group is Anmatyerre. 
She currently resides and paints at Mulga Bore, a community approximately 200 km from Alice Springs, and of late has travelled with her art.  She commenced painting as a child, surrounded by some of the most notable artists of the region. In 1996, she began her professional artistic career. Her content is wide, including Body Paint, Bush Tucker (Yam, Wildflower, Bush Potato) and Women’s Ceremony.  He style varies from bold linear using brightly coloured overlayed strokes (a legacy of her introduction to painting with Batik works), to small and intricate dotwork in subdued tones.
Anna is a traditional woman, participating in Women’s Business and further learning the dreaming stories of her family and her culture.  She is well educated and is a wonderful ambassador for her people and for the Art of Utopia.
Her artwork has been exhibited extensively throughout Australia and Internationally, and she has painted for important galleries in capital cities.
Selected Collections 
• Artbank, Sydney
• Art Gallery of South Australia 
• Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
• Museum & Art Gallery Northern Territory 
• Homes a Court Gallery Collection, Perth
• Art Gallery of Western Australia 
• Queensland Art Gallery 
• The Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth
• Anthropology Art Museum, Perth 
Awards and Recognition
2021
• Calleen Art Award, Cowra Art Gallery – Finalist
2014
• Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, NT: Artist in Residence
1998
• 15th NATSIAA, Darwin – Finalist
Selected Exhibitions
2021
• Mid-Winter Mofo, Art Mob, Hobart
2020
• Pointillism Perfection, Art Mob, Hobart
• Top 20 Exhibition, Art Mob, Hobart
2019
• defining tradition | black + white, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
• Spring Collection: Exhibition to celebrate our beautiful Spring Collection, Brenda Colahan Fine Art, Sydney
2017
• Intricate Expressions, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2013
• Desert Rouges, Histoires Aborigenes Gallery, Galerie Art Diaphragme, Auxerre, France
2012
• Little Gems, Japingka Gallery, Perth
• Black and White, Muk Muk Gallery, Alice Springs
2011
• Wet Paint, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
• In Black and White, Japingka Gallery, Perth
2009
• Utopia 09, Neo Gallery, Brisbane
• Grand Opening, Aboriginal Dreamtime Fine Art Gallery, Los Angeles
2008 
• Emily and Her Legacy, Hillside Gallery, Tokyo with Coo-ee Art Sydney in conjunction with the opening of the landmark retrospective exhibition Utopia – the Genius of Emily Kngwarreye at the National Art Centre, Tokyo, Japan
2005 
• Yam Dreaming – Atnwelarre, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, N.T
2004 
• Mbantua Gallery USA exhibition; Nashville and Greenwich
2003 
• New City Merchants, Knoxville, Tennessee USA 
• Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee USA 
• ‘The Cove Gallery’ Portland, Oregon USA 
• Contemporary Aboriginal Art Event, Umpqua Bank, Portland, Oregon USA  
• Mary’s Woods, Portland Oregon USA 
• Art From The Dreamtime, Portland Art Museum, Portland Oregon USA
2002
• Galerie Le Temps du Reve, France
• Hogarth Galleries, Sydney
• Glen Eira City Gallery, Melbourne
2001
• “Women’s Business”, Australian Exhibition Centre, Chigaco, USA
• Japingka Gallery, Perth
• Raintree Aboriginal Art Gallery, Darwin
2000
• Tandanya, Adelaide
• Dacou Gallery (in association with AMP), Adelaide
• Mary Place Gallery, Sydney
1999
• Tandanya, Adelaide
• BMG Art, Adelaide
1998
• Quadrivium Gallery, Sydney
• 15th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award, Darwin NT
1997
• Dacou Gallery, Adelaide
• Sutton Gallery, Melbourne
1996 
• “Utopia Dreaming”, Soho Gallery, Sydney

Additional Information

Additional Information

Dimensions 114 × 197 cm

Artwork Description

This painting depicts the underground root system of the Yam Plant, which is found in Alhalkere region of Utopia in Central Australia. The Aboriginal women often travel across large area to find the yam. By painting the bush yam, Anna is paying homage to the spirit of the medicine plant in the hope that it will regenerate, enabling her people to use its healing powers.

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