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Jean Petyarre


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Born: 1957

Language Group: Anmatyerre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects: Arnkerrthe (Mountain Devil Lizard), Awelye (Women's Ceremony and Body Paint Designs), Atnwelarre and Kame (Pencil Yam and Seed), Ntyerrm (Seed of the Dogwood Tree), Green Bean

Jean is the youngest of the prestigious Petyarre sisters, from the Utopia region of Central Australia. The sisters are Ada Bird, Kathleen Petyarre, Nancy Kunoth Petyarre, Gloria Petyarre, Myrtle Petyarre and Violet Petyarre. Jean has five children herself and lives in the Utopia region with her husband and children.

Though not involved in the batik movement during the 1980's like her sisters, Jean began to paint for Mbantua Gallery in 1996.

Collections

Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

Exhibitions

2001 Seven Sisters Petyarre: Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane
2003 Seven Sisters, Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Sydney
2004 Evolution of Utopia, Mbantua Gallery Cultural Museum, Alice Springs, NT
2005 Evolution of Utopia, Mbantua Gallery Cultural Museum, Alice Springs, NT
2006 Evolution of Utopia, Mbantua Gallery Cultural Museum, Alice Springs, NT