Gloria Tamerre Petyarre

Australian Aboriginal Artist








Gloria Tamerre Petyarre 


Born:				1938
Region:				Central Desert
Community:			Utopia, Mosquito Bore
Outstation:			Atnangkere
Language Bloc:		Arandic
Language:			Anmatyerre
Social Affiliations:		Petyarre subsection

Medium/ Form:		Silk batik, acrylic, paint on canvas, wood cut print 
                          
           
Subjects and Themes:	mountain devil lizard, body design, medicine leaves
                      

Awards:
1993, Design for tapestry for Victorian Tapestry Workshop.;
1993, Mural for Kansas City Zoo;
1999, Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Collections:
Allen, Allen & Hemsley;
Art Gallery of New South Wales;
Australian National Gallery;
Baker-McKenzie;
Campbelltown City Art Gallery;
Flinders University, South Australia;
Gold Coast City Art Gallery;
Griffith University Collection;
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery;
Museum of Victoria, Melbourne;
National Gallery of Victoria;
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney;
Queensland Art Gallery;
Queensland University of Technology;
Riddoch Art Gallery, S.A.;
Supreme Court, Brisbane;
The Robert Holmes a Court Collection;
University of New South Wales;
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, U.S.A.;
Westpac, New York;
James D. Wolfensohn Collection;
Woollongong City Art Gallery;
Woollongong University Collection;
Macquarie Bank;
University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland;
Singapore Art Museum;
Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory;
British Museum.

Exhibitions:
Individual Exhibitions:
1991 - Australia Galleries, New York; Utopia Art Sydney, Australia
1993 - Awelye, Utopia Art Sydney.
1994 - Utopia Art Sydney.
1995 - Gloria Petyarre: On the Line, Utopia Art Sydney.
1997 - Instant Pictures, Utopia Art Sydney.
1998 - The Anangkere Growth Paintings,Chapman Gallery, Canberra;
Gloria Tamerre Petyarre: a survey exhibition Campbelltown City
Bicentennial Art Gallery.; Utopia: Ancient Cultures New Forms,
Galeri Petronis, Malaysia.
1999 - New Leaves, Utopia Art Sydney; Gloria Tamerre Petyarre:
a survey exhibition, touring- New England Regional Art Museum; and Manly Art Gallery.
2000 - Paintings from Anungura, Utopia Art Sydney.
2002 - Gloria Petyarre - leaves & awelye, Utopia Art Sydney.

Group Exhibitions:
1984, The First National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin.
1985, The Second National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin.
1988, Time Before Time, Austral Gallery, St. Loius, USA;
1988, Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Utopia Art Sydney.
1989, Utopia Women, Coventry Gallery, Sydney;
1989, Art From Utopia, Austral Gallery, St Louis, USA;
1989, Utopia Batik, Araluen Centre, Alice Springs;
1989, Aboriginal Art: The Continuing Tradition, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
1990, 'Utopia - A Picture Story,' an exhibition of 88 works on silk from the Holmes a Court Collection by Utopia artists which toured Eire and Scotland.;
1990, Tagari Lia: My Family, Contemporary Aboriginal Art 1990 -from Australia, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, UK.
1991, The Eighth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin; 1991, Aboriginal Women's Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
1992/3, New Tracks Old Land: An Exhibition of Contemporary Prints from Aboriginal Australia, touring USA and Australia;
1993, Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery.
1994, Power of the Land, Masterpieces of Aboriginal Art, National Gallery of Victoria.
1995, A Celebration of the Art and Craft of Aboriginal Women, Aboriginal and Tribal Art Centre, Sydney.
1996 - Nineteeninetyseven, Utopia Art Sydney; Aurora, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology; Seoul Arts Centre, Korea.; Fifth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.; Paperwork, Utopia Art Sydney; new paint new work, Utopia Art Sydney; Contemporary Abstract Aboriginal Art, Sherman Galleries, Sydney.; Imagining the Real: an exhibition of recent acquisitions from the Parliament House Collection, Canberra.; The Third National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Art Award, Old Parliament House, Canberra; The Gesture, Utopia Art Sydney.; Utopia Women, Utopia Art Sydney.; Hidden Treasures II: Art in corporate Collections, SH Ervin Gallery.; Flagging the Republic, Sherman Galleries; New England Regional Art Museum touring exhibition.; Contemporary Australian Abstraction, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne.
1997 - Tapestries (woven by the Victorian Tapestry Workshop) Australian Galleries, Sydney.; Flagging the Republic, Grafton Regional Gallery; L'Art des Aborigenes d'Australie, Arts d'Australie Stephane Jacob / Galerie de Stassart, Bruxelles; L'Art des Aborigenes d'Australie, Arts d'Australie Stephane Jacob / Espace Paul Riquet, Beziers.
1998 - 1998 National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria.; Primary Colours: Blue, Annandale Galleries, Sydney.; Women Painters of the Desert, Fire-Works Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Queensland.; nineteen ninety eight, Utopia Art Sydney; Propositions Australiennes, Arts d'Australie Stephane Jacob / galerie Luc Queyrel, Paris.
1999 - Utopia: Ancient Cultures New Forms, Art Gallery of Western Australia.; Ab Op, Utopia Art Sydney.; Petyarre Dreaming, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne.; Crossroads: Millennium Portfolio of Australian Aboriginal Artists, Sherman Galleries, Sydney; Australie Art, Arts d'Australie Stephane Jacob / J.L. Amsler - Bastille, Paris.
2000 - Encore, Utopia Art Sydney; The Australian Drawing Biennale, Drill Hall Gallery, The Australian National University, ACT.; Melbourne ArtFair
2000, Royal Exhibition Hall, Melbourne.; 5th National Indigenous Heritage Art Award
2000 (Reconciliation Prize), Old Parliament House, Canberra; Lines, Fire-Works Gallery, Brisbane.; Landscape, Utopia Art Sydney; Arts d'Australie, Arts d'Australie Stephane Jacob / Espace Mezzo - Avenue des Champs-Elysees, Paris; Arts d'Australie, Arts d'Australie Stephane Jacob / Salon Pharmagora, Paris; Arts d'Australie, Arts d'Australie Stephane Jacob / Pavillon Kleber, Paris.
2001 - Museum, Utopia Art Sydney.; Dreamtime: the Dark and the Light, Kunst der Gegenwart, Sammlung Essl, Vienna; Desert Flowering:Aborignal Art from Private Collections, Manawatu Gallery, New Zealand.; Seven Sisters Petyarre, Brisbane City Gallery.; 8th International Works on Paper Fair, Byron Kennedy Hall, Fox Studios Australia, Sydney.;
2001, Utopia Art Sydney; Arts d'Australie, Arts d'Australie Stephane Jacob / Equation-Transparence, Paris.
2002 Crossroads: the Millenium Portfolio of Australian Aboriginal Prints, Singaport Art Museum, Singaport.



Select Bibliography:
Aboriginal Arts Management Association, 1990, Contemporary Aboriginal Art 1990 - from Australia (presented by the Aboriginal Arts Committee, Australia Council and Third Eye Centre, Glasgow), exhib. cat., Redfern, New South Wales. (C) ;
Brody, A., 1990, Utopia: a Picture Story, 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert Holmes a Court Collection, Heytesbury Holdings Ltd, Perth. (C) ;
Caruana, W., 1987, Australian Aboriginal Art, a Souvenir Book of Aboriginal Art in the Australian National Gallery, Australian National Gallery, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory. (C) ;
Drury, N. (ed.) Images 3: Contemporary Australian Painting, Craftsman House, 1998;
GARSIDE,S.(ed.) Gloria Tamerre Petyarre: a survey exhibition Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery cat. Sydney,1998;
McCulloch, A., & McCulloch, S., 1994, The Encyclopedia of Australian Art, Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd, St Leonards, New South Wales. ;
Perkins H. 'Beyond the Year of Indigenous Peoples' in Art and Australia 1993 Vol 31 No 1 p 98-101. (Ref is to Gloria Petyarre) ;
Pritchard, S. cover Indigenous Peoples the United Nations and Human Rights, The Fedration Press, 1998;
1991, Aboriginal Women's Exhibition, exhib. cat., Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; WALKER,S Modern Australian Tapestires from the Victorian Workshop, Victorian Tapestry workshop, 2000.

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