Pansy McLeod Petyarre


Born: c. 1960

Language Group: Anmatyerre

Country: Atarrkerte, Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Batik on Silk and Cotton

Subjects: Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Ntang Ngelyerr (Grass Seed), Little Kangaroo Flower

Pansy worked with Utopia Batik and Art. Her batik is included in the Holmes á Court collection from the exhibition 'Utopia – A Picture Story'. There is also reference to her painting with the Summer School Project in 1988-89.


The Holmes á Court Collection, Perth

Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra


1988 The Fifth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
1989 Utopia Women's Paintings, the First Works On Canvas, A Summer Project, 1988-89, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1990 Utopia A Picture Story, an exhibition of 88 works on silk from the Holmes á Court Collection by Utopia artists which toured Eire and Scotland
1991 Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Exhibition, Araluen Centre,Alice Springs

Further References

Brody, A. 1989, Utopia Women's Paintings: the First Work on Canvas, A Summer Project 1988-89., cat., Heytesbury Holdings, Perth
Brody, A. 1990 Utopia, a Picture Story, 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert Holmes á Court Collection, Heytesbury Holdings Ltd Perth