The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
The Holmes a Court Collection, Perth.
Exhibitions: 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
Brody, A., 1989, Utopia Women’s Paintings: the First Works on Canvas, A Summer Project, 1988-89, exhib. cat., Heytesbury Holdings, Perth. (C).
Brody, A., 1990, Utopia: a Picture Story, 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert Holmes a Court Collection, Heytesbury Holdings Ltd, Perth. (C)
Jeannie was born in 1956 to a family of well-known artists. She is the sister of the well known Gloria Petyarre, Kathleen Petyarre, Ada Bird Petyarre, Violet Petyarre, Myrtle Petyarre and Nancy Petyarre. Jeannie started painting batik work in the eighties. She paints leaves like her sister Gloria Petyarre, but also Bush Medicine Dreaming, Bush Peanut Dreaming, Mountain Devil Lizard (arnkerrthe) Dreaming, Yam Seed Dreaming and she, like her sister, is known for the use of vibrant colours.
Jeannie paints bush tucker stories, such as yams and yam root systems. Her work is characterised by vibrant designs celebrating the spirit of the Yam plant as it generates year after year to feed the people. This colourful style was taught to her by her Aunt, the famous Emily Kame Kngwarreye, who told Jeannie before she died that she must continue to paint the family’s Yam Dreaming.