Gloria Petyarre

Born in 1942 - Australia


Gloria Petyarre was born in 1942. She is one of the famous Petyarre sisters. But above all she is a major aboriginal artist. She began her artistic career in the late 70s by producing, like other artists of her community, batiks. Her creations have been influenced by this particular work. She often paints by thematic series, always strong in tradition but with a very personal approach. Gloria's works often have a very abstract aspect.

Some of her work have no point, they are just blocks of color and more recently small hatchings. It is a "patron" that directs the rituals. Between tradition and modernity her work is unclassifiable. The sacred site of Aknangkere (The Dream of the Mountain Devil Lizard, linked to her as well as the "Bush Medicine Leaves" describing a blanket of leaves of a particular variety with powerful medicinal properties) remains the main subject of her paintings, by constantly renewing the traditional visual representations, Gloria has become one of the most famous women artist of the general public. Her knowledge is vast and her wisdom as much as her charisma is reflected in her paintings.

LVMH in indigenous Art !!! It is in fact in 2009 that the prestigious "maison Hermes" chose Gloria Petyarre's pattern to illustrate a scarf representing her "Leaves" (carré Hermes signed by Gloria)

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Musée des Arts d'Afrique et d'Océanie, Quai Branly, Paris, France
Musée des Confluences, Lyon, France
Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
British Museum, London, Royaume-Uni
Westpac, New York , USA Wadsworth
Athenaeum, Hartford, USA
Campbelltown City Art Gallery, Australia
Gabrielle Pizzi collection, Melbourne, Australia
Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
The Holmes a Court Collection, Perth, Australia
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australie
University of Sydney Union, Sydney, Australia
Flinders University, Australia
Griffith University Collection, Australia
Macquaire Bank Collection , Australia
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Australia
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia
Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Riddoch art Gallery, Australia
Supreme Court, Brisbane, Australia
Museum and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Australia


2009 Carrée Hermes design Gloria Petyarre
1999 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of N.S.W.
1993 Tapestry for Victorian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne, Vic
1993 Mural for Kansas City Zoo, U.S.A.

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