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Jeannie Petyarre

Jeannie Petyarre Tribe: Anmatyerre
Region: Utopia, Central Australia
Born: 1956
Jeannie was born in 1956, to a family of well-known artists. Jeannie is the sister of the well-known Gloria Petyarre, Kathleen Petyarre, Ada Bird Petyarre, Violet Petyarre, Myrtle Petyarre and Nancy Petyarre.Jeannie started painting batik work in the eighties. Her work is characterised by vibrant designs celebrating the spirit of the yam plant as it generates year after to feed the people.‘Bush Medicine’ relates to the process of mixing various fruits and plants with animal fat to create medicine. These colourful styles were taught to her by her aunt, the famous Emily Kame Kngwarreye.Jeannie’s works feature in a number of collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, and the Holmes a Court Collection, Perth, as well as many private collections worldwide.Selected Exhibitions:
• 1989 Utopia Women’s Painting the first work on canvas
• 1990 A Picture Story exhibition of 88 works on silk from the Holmes a Court Collection by Utopia artists which toured Eire and Scotland
• 1993 Central Australia Aboriginal Art and Craft Exhibition, Araluen Centre, Alice Springs
• 2005 Cicada Trading, Illayda, Istanbul, Turkey.
• 2005 Cicada Trading, Milan, Italy.
• 2006 Cicada Trading, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
• 2006 Cicada Trading, Annual Clear Lake Exhibition of Aboriginal Paintings, Houston, USA.
• 2006 Cicada Trading, Paris, France.
• 2006 Cicada Trading, Bahrain Art Society, the Kingdom of Bahrain.
• 2006 Cicada Trading, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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