Judy is the eldest daughter to the late Greeny Purvis Petyarre and Kathleen Kemarre. Greeny was an international artist and senior custodian for Alhalkere country. Judy’s Great Aunt is the late Emily Kngwarreye – arguably Australia’s most famous aboriginal artist. They have assisted and instructed this young painter both culturally and artistically.
Judy is a naturally talented artist whose works are sort after by collectors both in Australia and overseas. She is without a doubt one of the shining lights of the younger generation of Aboriginal artists. Judy was involved with the Utopia Batik movement and her work features in the prestigious Holmes á Court collection.
• The Holmes á Court Collection, Perth
• Mbantua Gallery Private Collection, Alice Springs
• Utopia Women’s Paintings, the First Works On Canvas, A Summer Project, 1988-89, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
• Utopia- A Picture Story, an exhibition of 88 works on silk from the Robert Holmes á Court Collection by Utopia Artists which toured Eire and Scotland
• Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A
• ‘The Cove Gallery’ Portland, Oregon U.S.A
• Urban Wine Works, Portland, Oregon U.S.A
• Mary’s Woods, Portland, Oregon U.S.A
• Mbantua Gallery USA exhibition; Knoxville, Tennessee
• Yam Dreaming – Atnwelarre, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, N.T