Joycie Morton Petyarre

Born: 1976

Language Group: Alyawarre

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Subjects: Bush Tucker, Irreyakwerre (Bush Onion), Bush Medicine, Country, Bush Flowers

Joycie was born in Alice Springs in 1976 and started painting when she was nineteen. Her mother is Betty Mills Pwerle. Cindy Morton is her sister and Nikita Inkamala is her daughter. Joycie and Nikita began painting for Mbantua Gallery in 2017.

Joycie has five daughters and two sons. Joycie has many dreamings that passed down from her grandmother, big Betty Kemarre who was involved in the Utopia Women’s Batik Group. Joycie said she learnt everything from her grandmother, hunting, bush tucker, dreamings, bush medicine and painting. Joycie is living at Soapy Bore in Utopia and Stirling outstation near Ti Tree with her family.


Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs