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JOY PURVIS PETYARRE

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BIOGRAPHY

Artist: Joy Purvis Petyarre
Skin Name: Pitjarra (Petyarre)
Born: c.1962
Region: Utopia
Language: Anmatyerre 
Subjects and Themes(Dreaming): Pencil Yam Seeds Dreaming.

 

ABOUT ARTIST

Joy Pitjara was born in Boundary Bore, Utopia. She is the daughter of well known artist Glory Ngarla (deceased) and sister to very famous Anna Price Petyarre. Born in famous artist family, Joy learned working with batik in her early

age from her mother and later started painting on canvas with acrylic paints. Using a fine dotting technique with subtle shades of colour, Joy depicts the stories such as the Bush Tobacco Plant and Yam Dreamings.

 

EXHIBITIONS

  • 1981 Adelaide Festival of Arts
  • 1996 Tandanya Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide
  • 1990 Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth
  • 1994 Brahma Tirta Sari Batik Studio, Joogyakarta, Indonesia
  • 1998 Aboriginal Art Galleries of Australia, Melbourne

 

COLLECTIONS

  • Holmes a Court Collection, Perth; Artbank

 

SOURCE: Birnberg, M & Kreczmanski, JB 2004, Aboriginal artists dictionary of biographies: Western Desert, Central Desert and Kimberley Region, 1st edn., JB Publishing, Marleston.

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