Esther Haywood Petyarre
Esther Haywood Petyarre grew up amongst the highest caliber of Utopian painters, whom depicted their ancient dreaming stories in the expressive contemporary style which has become a globally recognizable form of contemporary fine art.
Esther is the granddaughter of celebrated Utopian artist Gloria Petyarre (deceased) and is at the forefront of the new generation of artists continuing the artmaking traditions of the highly successful painters from this region.
Her aunties include the late Ada Bird Petyarre and Kathleen Petyarre and her cousin is Gracie Pwerle Morton. She belongs to the Alyawarre language group and associates with her grandmother's country of Atnangkere in the Utopia region, approximately 230kms north east of Alice Springs.
tyle. Bush Medicine leaves are healing leaves of the Kurrajong tree used by women from the Utopia region in traditional bush medicines. Through painting, Esther pays homage to the spirit of the bush medicine leaves to ensure its regeneration, so her people can continue to benefit from its medicinal powers.
As an artist Esther has an incredible eye for detail and beautiful use of colour. Her works are radiant and dynamic. We look forward to seeing Esther develop on her incredible talent in the coming years.