Anna Price Petyarre


DOB: c1965
COMMUNITY: Mulga Bore, Utopia, Eastern Desert

Anna resides at Mulga Bore, an outstation at Utopia, NT approximately 220 km from Alice Springs. She lives near the general store with her husband, Colin Price and their children. Anna and Colin have two daughters and one son. She is also a grandmother, with five grandchildren.

Anna has painted since her early childhood, but began selling her paintings in 1996. Like many of the women from this region, Anna was introduced to art using western media relatively young, being involved in Batik projects and taking up painting at a young age in the 1980’s.She speaks Anmatyerre (her native language) as well as being fluent in English.

Anna paints the bush Yam, Bush Yam Seed Dreamings and My Country. These are the Dreamings of her grandfather and fathers country from the Boundary Bore region. As traditional Aboriginal women who engage in sacred ceremonies, she also paints women’s body paint aspects of women’s ceremony.

Anna takes the utmost care and pride in her work and endeavors to bring the sensitivity of her culture to the canvas. Her paintings of the Bush Yam Seed are made up of many connected loops the true size of the Bush Yam Seeds which flow in such a way that is soothing to the eye.  She is increasingly concentrating on more minimalistic representations of the landscape around her home.

  • Art Bank, Sydney
  • Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
  • Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
  • Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
  • Robert Holmes a Court Collection, Perth
  • Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
  • Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
  • The Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth
  • Anthropology Art Museum, Perth
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
  • Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs
  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
  • Victorian Art Centre, Melbourne
  • Fondation Burkhardt-Felder Arts et Culture, Moitiers, Switzerland

2014 Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara, NT: Artist in Residence
1998 15th NATSIAA, Darwin – Finalist

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2009 Anna Petyarre, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney
2008 Anna Petyarre, Japingka Gallery, Perth
2006 Anna Petyarre, Japingka Gallery, Perth
2004 Anna Price, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs

Selected Group Exhibitions
2021 Mid-Winter Mofo, Art Mob, Hobart
2020 Pointillism Perfection, Art Mob, Hobart
2020 Top 20 Exhibition, Art Mob, Hobart
2019 defining tradition | black + white, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2019 International Women’s Day, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2019 Spring Collection: Exhibition to celebrate our beautiful Spring Collection, Brenda Colahan Fine Art, Sydney
2017 Intricate Expressions, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2013 Desert Rouges, Histoires Aborigenes Gallery, Galerie Art Diaphragme, Auxerre, France
2012 Little Gems, Japingka Gallery, Perth
2012 Black and White, Muk Muk Gallery, Alice Springs
2011 Wet Paint, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2011 In Black and White, Japingka Gallery, Perth
2009 Utopia 09, Neo Gallery, Brisbane
2009 Grand Opening, Aboriginal Dreamtime Fine Art Gallery, Los Angeles
2008 Three Petyarres, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2008 Australian Aboriginal Art, Alice Sundown Aboriginal Art, Darwin
2007 Journeys and Dreams, Gecko Gallery, Broome
2007 Utopia and Beyond 2007 – Aboriginal Desert Art from East to West, Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney
2007 Women of Utopia, Addison Road Gallery, Sydney
2006 Glen Eira Gallery, Melbourne
2005 Small Wonders, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs
2005 Yam Dreaming – Atnwelarre, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs
2004 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibition; Portland, Nashville, Knoxville, Hartford, Greenwich, New York and Philadelphia
2004 Galerie Le Temps du Reve, Pont-Aven, France
2003 Art from the Dreamtime, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, USA
2003 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: New City Merchants, Knoxville, TN; Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville, TN; The Cove Gallery Portland, OR; Mary’s Woods, Portland, OR
2003 Heart and Soul, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs
2002 Galerie Le Temps du Reve, Pont-Aven, France
2002 Women’s Business, Australian Exhibition Centre, Chicago
2002 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: New City Merchants, Knoxville, TN; Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville, TN; The Cove Gallery Portland, OR; Urban Wine Works, Portland, OR; Mary’s Woods, Portland, OR.
2002 Generations, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle
2002 Hogarth Galleries, Sydney
2002 Glen Eira City Gallery, Melbourne
2001 Painting Country, Tandanya
2001 Japingka Gallery, Fremantle
2001 Raintree Aboriginal Art Gallery, Darwin
2000 Artists of Utopia, Tandanya, Adelaide
2000 DACOU (in association with AMP), Mary Place Gallery, Sydney
1999 Caring for Country – Artists of Utopia, Tandanya
1999 DACOU Gallery, Adelaide
1999 BMG Art, Adelaide
1998 Quadrivium Gallery, Sydney
1997 Sutton Gallery, Melbourne
1997 DACOU Gallery, Adelaide
1996 Utopia Dreaming, Soho Gallery, Sydney

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