Joycie Morton Petyarre

Joycie Morton Petyarre

Joycie Morton Petyarre

Born: 1976

Language Group: Alyawarre

Country: Arawerre (Soapy Bore), Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Subjects: Bush Tucker, Irreyakwerre (Wild Onion) Dreaming, Bush Medicine, Country, Bush Flowers, Women Collecting Imuna (Bush Food)

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. She has seven children.
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.
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT