BORN: Boundary Bore, Utopia, NT
LANGUAGE GROUP: Anmatyerre
COMMUNITY: Utopia, NT
Jeannie Petyarre (Pitjara) was born in c.1951 on the Boundary Bore Outstation of Utopia, Aboriginal Art Regions of Central Australia.
Jeannie Petyarre is the sister to well known artists Greeny Purvis Petyarre, Evelyn Pultara, Rosemary Petyarre and Anna Price Petyarre.
Jeannie Petyarre’s cousin’s are the famous sisters; Gloria Petyarre, Nancy Kunoth Petyarre, Myrtle Petyarre, Kathleen Petyarre, Violet Petyarre, Ada Bird Petyarre and Jean Petyarre.
In 1988, Jeannie Petyarre was part of the group who produced Batik work using desert design on silk and cotton. Jeannie was encouraged by her aunt, the famous Emily Kngwarreye to continue to paint her family’s Yam Dreaming.
- Holmes a Court Collection, Perth
- National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Selected Solo Exhibitions
Selected Group Exhibitions
2021 Top 20 2021, Art Mob, Hobart
2020 Central Focus, Art Mob, Hobart
2020 Top 20 Exhibition, Art Mob, Hobart
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
2011 Thinking outside the square, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2009 Jeannie Petyarre: Medicine Leaves, Aboriginal Dreaming Fine Art Gallery, Los Angeles
2008 Three Petyarres”, Kate Owen Gallery, Sydney
2006 Cicada Trading, Paris
2006 Cicada Trading, Bahrain Art Society, The Kingdom of Bahrain
2006 Cicada Trading, Annual Clear Lake Exhibition of Aboriginal Paintings, Houston
2006 Cicada Trading, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2006 Cicada Trading, Dubai
2005 Cicada Trading, Milan
2005 Cicada Trading, Illayda, Istanbul
1993 Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Exhibition, Araluen Centre, Alice Springs
1990 A Picture Story exhibition of 88 works on silk from the Holmes a Court Collection by Utopian artists which toured Eire and Scotland
1989 Utopia Women’s Paintings the first works on canvas