Gloria Petyarre Medicine Leaves Painting

Gloria Petyarre

Painting titled,Bush Medicine Leaves

H 180 cm x  W100 cm

Gloria was born in 1945 at Atnangkere Soakage Northern Territory.In the 1970s’Gloria Petyarre was a founding member of the Utopia Women’s Batik Group.She merged the traditional iconography of the Anmatyerre onto the new medium of silk.A very innovated and dynamic artist,She exerted a great influence on others in the group.In the early 1980s,Gloria made her first painting on canvas.(For C.A.A.M.A,s Summer Project Exhibition) In 1990 she traveled to Ireland,London and India as a representative of the Utopia women,accompanying the ‘Utopia:A picture story’ Exhibition,Tandanya,Adelaide.The Royal Hibernian Academy,Dublin,Ireland. In 1991 she had her first solo exhibition at Utopia Art in Sydney. In 1995/96,Gloria received a full Fellowship Grant from the Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Board of the Australia Council.