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 Like 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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