Susan Hunter Petyarre

Susan Hunter Petyarre

Susan Hunter Petyarre

Born: 1969

Language Group: Alyawarre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Batik on Silk

Subjects: Sugarbag (Native Honey), Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Women's Story, Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Sugarbag (Native Honey)

Susan was involved in the Utopia Women's Batik. Her work is represented in 'A Picture Story', a project initiated by CAAMA in the late 80's. She also began painting on canvas in the late 80's and has been involved in many group exhibitions including the Robert Holmes à Court touring exhibition of silk batiks.
From a family of artists, Susan's mother, Molly Pwerle; her older sisters, Annie and Jessie; and also her older brother, Sandy Hunter, are all renowned artists. All have a refined style, often their whole painting will consist of patterns of individual fine dots, reflecting their story and Arawerre country. They also paint stories associated with Atnwengerrp and Irrweltye their mother's country.
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
The Holmes à Court Collection, Perth, WA
A Myriad of Dreaming: Twentieth Century Aboriginal Art, Westpac Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
Utopia Women's Paintings, the first Works on Canvas, A Summer Project, 1988-1989, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Utopia - A Picture Story, an Exhibition of 88 works on Silk by Utopian artists, Holmes à Court Collection, toured Eire and Scotland
Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Exhibition, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, NT
Geschichtenbilder, Aboriginal Art Gallery Bahr, Speyer, Germany
Aboriginal Art - Australien Heute, Deutsche Welle Kohn, Germany
Australie - Art, Arts d'Australie Stephane Jacob, J.L.Amsler, Bastille, Paris
Bilderwelten in Utopia. Holzschnitte und Gemaelde vom Aborigines, Staedtisches Kunstmuseum Spendhaus Reutlingen, Kunstmuseum Bayreuth, Germany
Senior Women of Utopia, Gallery B, Brisbane, QLD
Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
Standing on Ceremony, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide, SA
Aboriginal Art in Korea, Gongpyeong Art Space in collaboration with DACOU, Australian Embassy in Korea and Crossbay Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Aboriginal Artists in London, London, UK
Indigenous Group Show, Without Pier Art Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
Aboriginal Art, Wimbledon Village, United Kingdom
Brody, A.
(1989) Utopia Women's Paintings The First Works on Canvas, A Summer Project 1988-89,, 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
Diggins, L.
(1989) A Myriad of Dreaming: Twentieth Century Aboriginal Art, exhibit. Cat., Malakoff Fine Art Press, North Caulfield, VIC