Anna Price Petyarre
Anna Petyarre (Pitjara) was born in 1965 and is the daughter of the late Glory Ngarla and niece to the late Emily Kame Kngwarreye. Her country is Alhalkere and her language is Anmatyerre. She was taught how to paint at Utopia by the famous Gloria Petyarre (Pitjara). She commenced full-time painting in the early 1980s when the medium of canvas and acrylic paints was introduced to the community of Utopia. Prior to painting, she produced batik.
Anna’s paintings have been exhibited extensively throughout Australia and she is a well-established Utopian artist.
About the artwork
In this painting, Anna depicts her ancestral country, with fine rows of dots marking out the locations of sandhill and bush country, river flood plains, waterholes and ceremonial sites. Anna Petyarre is famous for her artistic attention to detail in the complex and interwoven designs that she so carefully structures, aimed at expressing her traditional Anmatyerre culture.