Anna Petyarre

Anna Petyarre

  • Artist’s Statement

    Anna primarily paints Yam Seed Dreaming, her works are colourful and intricate expressions
    of the songs and stories associated with her plant totem, the Bush Yam, and its seeds. The
    Bush Yam has been a staple food and water source for the Anmatyerre people for countless
    years, and the seeds that form and scatter from the plant are ground up to make flour for
    damper. During ceremony it is Anna’s duty to pay homage to the yam seeds and give thanks
    for their abundance and regenerative qualities. By painting to the tempo of a ceremonial song,
    Anna expresses her connection to her plant totem in a permanent medium.

  • Biography

    Anna Petyarre is the widow of Colin Price and a relatively well known Anmatyerre artist from
    Boundary Bore Community in the Utopia Homelands, Central Australia. She was born circa
    1965 and has several children and grandchildren. Anna was a selected entrant in the 15th
    National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award and her paintings have been
    exhibited extensively around Australia.

  • Exhibitions

    She is a versatile and creative artist who has changed her painting style radically several
    times over the last decade. Her work is consistently beautiful and becoming more collectible
    as she develops her craft and cements her reputation as on of Utopia’s rising stars.

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Anna Petyarre

Bush Yam Seed
120 x 180 x 3 cm ACRYLIC ON CANVAS $6,900.00