Loretta Jones Petyarre

Loretta Jones Petyarre

Loretta Jones Petyarre

Born: 1981

Language Group: Alyawarre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects: Iy-lenky-la (Small Earth Worm), Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Tharrkarr (Sweet Honey Grevillea), Irreyakwerre (Wild Onion) Dreaming, Ntyeny Ngkwarl (Red Mallee Flower), Women's Dreaming, Bush Tucker, Iy-lenky-la (Small Earth Worm) and Irreyakwerre (Wild Onion) Dreaming

Loretta Jones Petyarre belongs to a strong family of artists. She grew up at Arawerre (Soapy Bore) which is in the Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs. Her mother, Gypsy Jones, has been an artist for a long time and Loretta would have probably been taught to paint and gained knowledge about the stories she paints by Gypsy and other ladies in her community.
Loretta has five sisters and four brothers (Jilly, Sandra, Agnes, Rhonda, Lilly, Anthony, Robert, Denny and Kevin), most of whom paint as well. She continues to live in the Utopia region with her extended family.
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
Narrativa Herióca - Pintura Aborígine do Deserto Australiano - Renaissance Hotel, São Paulo, Brazil
Arca Urbana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil