Anna Petyarre – Grandmother’s Country

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Anna Petyarre – Grandmother’s Country


Born into an extremely artistic family, Anna Price
Petyarre (also known as Anna Pitjarra), is the neice of the late and highly
regards artist, Emily Kame Kngwarreye. Showing a remarkable early talent, she
commenced her painting career under the guidance of  her cousin, Gloria Petyarre. Anna is a
versatile artist who has developed several unique styles and as a result her
work has been extensively exhibited and collected worldwide

many of the women from this region, Anna was introduced to art using western
media relatively young, being involved in Batik projects and taking up painting
at a young age in the 1980’s. Anna depicts the Bush Yam, Bush Yam Seed and Salt
Lakes stories. These are the Dreamings of her grandfather and father’s country
from the Boundary Bore region. As a traditional Aboriginal women involved in sacred
ceremonies, Anna also paints Awelye- ceremonial body paint designs – related to
women’s ceremony.


Grandmother's Country


Anna Petyarre (Pitjara)


120 x 90cm

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