Gloria Petyarre

DOB: c.1942 – 2021
BORN: Mosquito Bore, Utopia, Northern Territory
LANGUAGE GROUP: Anmatyerre
COMMUNITY: Utopia, NT

Gloria Petyarre Aboriginal Artist
Born at Atnangkere Soakage, Northern territory,  in the 1970’s, Gloria Petyarre was a founding member of the Utopia Women’s Batik Group.  With wonderful confidence, she merged the traditional iconography of the Anmatyerre onto the new medium of silk.  A very innovative and dynamic artist, she exerted a great influence on others in the group.  In the early 1980’s, Gloria Petyarre made her first painting on canvas (for CAAMA’s Summer Project exhibition) and soon developed her unique style of depicting the stories and her understanding of the traditional country.  In 1995\96, she received a Full Fellowship Grant from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Board of the Australia Council.
Extract:  Janusz B. Kreczmanski and Margo Birnberg, Aboriginal Artists Dictionary of biographies, Central Desert Western Desert Kimberley Region, JB Publishing
  • Allen, Allen & Hemsley
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
  • Art Gallery of Queensland, Brisbane
  • Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
  • Artbank, Sydney
  • Australian National Gallery, Canberra
  • Baker and McKenzie Collection
  • British Museum, London, U.K
  • Campbelltown City Art Gallery, Campbelltown, NSW
  • Flinders University, Adelaide
  • Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast, QLD
  • Griffith University Collection, Queensland
  • James D. Wolfensohn Collection
  • Kaplan and Levi Collection, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle
  • Macquarie Group Collection
  • Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria
  • Museum of Victoria, Melbourne
  • Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Darwin
  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
  • Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
  • Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
  • Supreme Court Collection, Brisbane, Queensland
  • The Holmes a Court Collection
  • University of New South Wales Collection, Sydney
  • University of the Sunshine Coast Collection, Queensland
  • University of Woollongong, Woollongong
  • Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, U.S.A
  • Westpac Gallery, New York, USA
  • Woollongong City Art Gallery, Woollongong
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
  • Hank Ebes Collection, Melbourne
  • Sarrita King Collection
  • Fetzer Family Collection, Germany
  • Luciano Benetton Collection, Venice
  • Musee du quai Branly, Paris
  • Musee des arts d’Afrique et d’Oceanie, Paris
  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
  • Donald Holt Collection, Australia
  • Janet Holt Collection, Australia

2021 Gloria’s portrait by R. Ian Lloyd features in daily tours during Reconciliation Week, which highlights some remarkable, resilient and inspirational Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the collection, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
2020-2021 A portrait of Gloria Petyarre by R. Ian Lloyd features in the exhibition ‘Before hand: The private life of a portrait’ at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
National Portrait Gallery
2009 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney – Finalist
2009 Kings School Art Prize, Sydney – Winner
2008 25th NATSIAA, Darwin – Finalist
2007 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney – Finalist
2006 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney – Finalist
2005 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney – Finalist
2004 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney – Finalist & Highly Commended
2004 Fremantle Print Award 2004, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle – Finalist
2003 20th NATSIAA, Darwin – Finalist
2002 Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney – Finalist
2000 5th National Indigenous Heritage Art Award 2000, (Reconciliation Prize), Old Parliament House, Canberra – Finalist
Canberra, ACT
2000 Top 50 Collectable Artists, Australian Art Collector Magazine
1999 Top 50 Collectable Artists, Australian Art Collector Magazine
1999 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney – Winner
1996 The Third National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Art Award, Old Parliament House, Canberra – Finalist
1996 Full Fellowship Grant, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Board, the Australia Council
1994 Tapestry Commission for the Law Courts, Brisbane
1993 Design for tapestry for Victorian Tapestry Workshop
1993 Mural for Kansas City Zoo

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2014 Gloria Petyarre: Leaves, FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane
2010 DACOU Gallery, Melbourne
2009 New Works, Big Leaves, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2003 Changes – Gloria Petyarre, FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane
1999 Wildflowers, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs
1999 New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale
1999 Red Desert Gallery, Eumundi, QLD
1999 Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
1998 Campbelltown Bicentennial Art Gallery, Campbelltown
1998 Chapman Gallery, Canberra
1998 Utopia Art, Sydney
1998 Robert Steele Gallery, Adelaide
1997 Instant Pictures, Utopia Art Sydney
1996 FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane
1995 New Works: Gloria Petyarre, FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane
1995 Gloria Petyarre: On the Line, Utopia Art, Sydney
1994 Utopia Art Sydney

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 Abstraction, Utopia Art, Sydney
2021 Country in Mind, University of the Sunshine Coast, QLD
2021 Voyage across Aboriginal Australia – Founders’ Favourites, Fondation Burkhardt-Felder Arts et Culture, Moitiers, Switzerland
2021 Top Ten Artists 2020, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2021 Big Names Little Paintings, Cooee Art Gallery, Sydney
2020 Colours of Spring, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2020 Pointillism Perfection, Art Mob, Hobart
2020 Still in the Desert, FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane
2020 Director’s Choice 2020, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2020 Top Ten – Our Most Popular Artists 2019, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2019 Summer Show & Art Parade, Salt, Queenscliff, VIC
2019 Defining tradition | black + white, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2019 International Women’s Day, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2019 Defining tradition | the colurists, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2019 Landscape Colours, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle
2018 Earth’s Creation 2: Emily Kame Kngwarreye & Family, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2017 Gems from the Stockroom, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2017 A SWEEP continues, FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane
2017 Sacred Marks, JGM Gallery, London
2017 Utopia – The artists of Delmore Downs, Yaama Ganu Gallery, Moree
2016 Utopia Sisters – The Petyarre Women, Delmore Gallery with RedSea Gallery, Brisbane
2015 Wynners, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2011 Aboriginal Art Collectors’ Gallery, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2010 New Beginnings, Central Art – Aboriginal Art Store, Alice Springs (touring Germany)
2009 A decade of Australia�s indigenous fine art 1999-2009, Salt Gallery, Queenscliff, VIC
2009 Size Matters, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2009 5th Shalom Gamarada Aboriginal Art Exhibition, University of NSW, Sydney
2009 Abstraction, Utopia Art, Sydney
2008 Three Petyarres, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2008 Gooch’s Utopia, Flinders University, Adelaide
2007 The Petyarre Sisters 2007, Central Art – Aboriginal Art Store, Alice Springs
2006 A Survey, Utopia Art, Sydney
2006 National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC, USA
2006 Utopia, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2006 National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC
2004 Power of The Land, Utopia Art, Sydney
2004 Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle
2004 Curtin University of Technology, Perth
2004 Ivan Dougherty Gallery, COFA, NSW
2004 The Women’s Show, Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne
2004 Utopia: Gloria, Barbara, Minnie, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2003 Glen Eira City Gallery, Melbourne
2003 Chapel off Chapel, Melbourne
2003 National Gallery of Victoria at Federation Square, Melbourne
2002 Light Square Gallery, Adelaide
2002 Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
2002 Knut Grothe Galeri, Charlottlenlund, Copenhagen
2002 Two Thirds Sky, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, NSW
2002 The Utopia Six, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2002 Royal Exhibition Hall, Melbourne
2002 Gallery Rai, Tokyo, Japan
2002 Chapel off Chapel, Melbourne
2002 National Gallery of Victoria at Federation Square, Melbourne
2001 Icons of Australian Aboriginal Art, Singapore
2001 Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane
2001 Kunst der Gegenwart, Vienna, Austria
2001 Manawatu Gallery, New Zealand
2000 Australian National University, Canberra
2000 FireWorks Gallery, Brisbane
2000 Australian National University, Canberra
2000 Old Parliament House, Canberra
2000 Royal Exhibition Hall, Melbourne
1999 Bush Garden, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle
1999 My Dreaming, Redrock Gallery, Melbourne
1999 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne
1999 Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
1999 Embassy of Australia, Washington, U.S.A.
1999 Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, U.S.A.
1999 New England Regional Art Museum;
1999 Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
1999 New Leaves, Utopia Art, Sydney
1999 Quadrivium Gallery, Sydney
1999 Utopia, BMG Art, Adelaide
1999 Arts d’Australie, Bastille, Paris
1999 Sherman Galleries, Sydney
1998 The Anangkere Growth Paintings, Chapman Gallery, Canberra
1998 Annandale Galleries, Sydney
1998 Exhibitions in Europe inc. Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland
1998 Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
1998 Chapman Gallery, Canberra
1998 The Adelaide Festival Theatre, Adelaide
1998 Propositions Australiennes, Galerie Luc Queyrel, Paris
1997 Australian Galleries, Sydney
1997 Instant Pictures, Utopia Art, Sydney
1997 Galerie de Stassart, Bruxelles
1997 Sutton Gallery, Melbourne
1999 Sherman Galleries, Sydney
1996 Seoul Arts Centre, Korea
1996 Old Parliament House, Canberra
1996 Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
1996 William Mora Galleries, Melbourne
1996 Royal Exhibition Hall, Melbourne
1996 S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1995 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne
1995 Mitchell Galleries, State Library of NSW, Sydney
1995 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
1995 Aboriginal and Tribal Art Centre, Sydney
1995 Canberra Museum of Art, Gifu, Japan
1995 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1995 Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
1995 Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
1994 Utopia Art, Sydney
1994 Masterpieces of Aboriginal Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1994 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne
1994 Royal Exhibition Hall, Melbourne
1994 Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
1993 Art Gallery of Queensland, Brisbane
1993 Austral Gallery, St Louis, U.S.A.
1993 Australian Embassy, Paris, France
1993 Myra Morgan Gallery, Kansas, U.S.A.
1992 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne
1992 Royal Exhibition Hall, Melbourne
1992 Gallery Rai, Tokyo, Japan
1992 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
1992 The Body Paint Collection, Bishop Museum, Hawaii
1992 The Body Paint Collection, toured USA
1992 Robert Homes a’Court Collection, Bangkok, Thailand
1991 S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1991 Art Gallery of NSW
1991 Australia Galleries, New York
1991 Meat Market Gallery, Melbourne
1990 Utopia, exhibited in Ireland, U.K., India
1990 Orange Regional Gallery, Orange NSW
1990 Tandanya Cultural Institute, Adelaide
1990 Third Eye Centre, Glasgow
1989 A Summer Project, S.H.Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1989 Utopia Batik, Araluen Centre, Alice Springs
1989 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
1989 Coventry Gallery, Sydney
1989 Austral Gallery, St Louis, U.S.A.

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