Aboriginal Artist Bessie Purvis Petyarre

Bessie Purvis Petyarre

Born: 1971

Language Group: Anmatyerre

Country: Alhalkere, Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Subjects: Atnwelarre and Kame (Pencil Yam and Seeds)

Bessie began painting for Mbantua Gallery in 2005. Her mother, Polly Ngale, has been a painter for a very long time and Bessie is very proud to continue on the tradition and paint alongside her mother. Bessie paints her mother's story, the Conkerberry Dreaming. She resides in Utopia with her husband and four children.


Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

Further References

Latz, P. Bushfires and Bushtucker. IAD Press, Alice Springs, 1995