Violet Petyarre

Violet Petyarre

  • Biography

    Violet Petyarre is one of the seven famous Petyarre artists including Kathleen, Gloria and Ada
    and was born at Atnangkere, on the western boundary of Utopia Station, 170 miles north-east
    of Alice Springs circa 1945.
    Like the majority of her sisters, Violet was a participant in the batik project A Picture Story that
    established the women artists of Utopia in the late eighties. Her batik work is represented in
    the Holmes a Court collection. Like the other artists who took part in the project
    (approximately ninety women and one man) Violet has left this medium behind and now
    executes bold and bright works on canvas that depict the body paint designs associated with
    her Dreaming stories. Violet’s work has a very contemporary and textural aesthetic which sets
    her apart from other Anmatyerre artists from Utopia.
    Collections:
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
    The Robert Holmes a Court Collection, Perth, Australia
    Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
    The Kelton Foundation, Los Angeles, USA

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Violet Petyarre

Mountain Devil Lizard 2005
120 x 180 x 3 cm ACRYLIC ON CANVAS $5,500.00