Julie Purvis Mpetyane


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Born: 1951

Language Group: Anmatyerre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Wood Carvings

Subjects: Awelye (Women's Ceremony and Body Paint Designs), Alpar (Rat-tail plant) Story, Ilkawerne Country, Bush Foods

Julie and her mother Lorna were involved with the batik movement at Utopia in the late 1970's/early 1980's before beginning to paint using acrylics. Julie has also produced wood sculptures of birds, animals and human figures along with other women of her community in Utopia.

Collections

Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

Exhibitions

2002 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville TN; 'The Cove Gallery' Portland OR; Urban Wine Works, Portland OR; Mary's Woods, Portland OR
2004 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: Portland, Nashville, Knoxville, Hartford
2005 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: Portland, Nashville, Knoxville, New York