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Jeannie Petyarre

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Jeannie Petyarre (Pitjara) was born circa 1951 on the Boundary Bore Outstation of Utopia, Aboriginal Art Regions of Central Australia. Jeannie Petyarre is the sister to well known artists Greeny Purvis Petyarre, Evelyn Pultara, Rosemary Petyarre and Anna Price Petyarre. Jeannie Petyarre’s cousin’s are the famous sisters; Gloria Peytarre, Nancy Kunoth PetyarreMyrtle Petyarre, Ada Bird Petyarre and Jean Petyarre.

In 1988, Jeannie Petyarre was part of the group who produced Batik work using desert design on silk and cotton. Jeannie was encouraged by her aunt, the famous Emily Kngwarreye, to continue to paint her family’s Yam Dreaming.


 Creative Native Aboriginal Art Gallery, Perth WA

• The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

• The Holmes a Court Collection, Perth.

• Mem Aziz Private Collection, Melbourne VICT


• 1989 Utopia Womens Paintings the first works on canvas

• 1990 A Picture Story exhibition of 88 works on silk from the Holmes a Court Collection by Utopian artists which toured Eire and Scotland

• 1993 Central Australian 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