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Dolly Mills Petyarre

Dolly Mills Petyarre

Dolly Mills Petyarre

Born: 1948

Language Group: Anmatyerre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Batik on Silk

Subjects: Atnwelarre (Pencil Yam) and Emu Tucker, Alhalkere Country, Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Bush Flowers, Ngkwerlp (Wild Tobacco) Story, Yam Flowers

Dolly participated in the Utopia A Picture Story - a collection of 88 silk batiks (Holmes à Court Collection), which confirmed the artistic credibility of the Utopian Artists. Dolly has continued to paint for Mbantua Gallery over many years. The major subject of her work is Kame, the seed of the pencil yam, and Emu Tucker which belongs to her country, Alhalkere. Dolly is a full sister to Greeny Purvis Petyarre, owner of Alhalkere country.
Collections
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
The Holmes à Court Collection, Perth, WA
Exhibitions
1984
The First National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT
1985
The Second National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT
1989
Utopia Women's Paintings, the first Works on Canvas, A Summer Project, 1988-1989, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1988-1989
S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1990
Utopia - A Picture Story, an Exhibition of 88 works on Silk by Utopian artists, Holmes à Court Collection, toured Eire and Scotland
1992
Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Exhibition, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, NT
1998
Art Centre Meerzigt, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
1998
Wijk bij Duurstede, Art Gallery Kunsthuys, The Netherlands
2000
Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2002
Celestial Light, Redback Art Gallery, QLD
2002-2004
Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions
2004-2006
Evolution of Utopia - opened by the Honorable Robert Hill, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2005
Yam Dreaming - Atnwelarre, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
References
Brody, A.
(1989) Utopia Women's Paintings The First Works on Canvas, A Summer Project 1988-89, exhib.cat., Heytesbury Holdings, Perth, WA
Brody, A.
(1990) Utopia: a Picture Story, 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert Holmes à Court Collection, Heytesbury Holdings, Perth, WA