Jean Petyarre

Jean Petyarre

Jean Petyarre

Born: 1957

Language Group: Anmatyerre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects: Arnkerrthe (Mountain Devil Lizard) Dreaming, Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Atnwelarre (Pencil Yam) and Kame (Seed), Ntyerrm (Seed of the Dogwood Tree), Bush Beans, Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Arnkerrthe (Mountain Devil Lizard), Country, Green Bean Tree, Women's Story

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.
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
Seven Sisters Petyarre, Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
Seven Sisters, Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Evolution of Utopia - opened by the Honorable Robert Hill, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT