was born in 1945. An Anmatyerre speaker, Gloria's country is Anungara and
her Dreamings are Mountain Devil Lizard (arnkerrthe), Bean (atnwerle), Emu (ankerre),
Pencil Yam (arlartyeye), and Grass Seed (ntange). Petyarre's country is
the inspiration for all her art.
Gloria first gained recognition as an
artist working in the medium of batik, exhibiting with the Utopia Women in shows
around Australia and abroad for a decade before taking up the medium of canvas.
Gloria's work has increased in scale and precision in recent years, and she is
now regarded as one of Utopia's most significant artists. Her paintings - monochromatic
or multi-colored - are distinguishable for their well defined segments filled
with curved lines, and evoke a strong rhythmic quality. Hers is a unique style,
one that has evolved into abstract fields that represent leaves, grasses and bodypaint.
In 1999, Gloria was the winner of the prestigious Wynne Prize for Landscape Painting.
Gloria's work is represented in the collections of:
Gallery of Australia
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Allen, Allen and Hemsley
Museums and Art Gallery of the Northern Territories
Westpac Collection, New York
Gold Coast City Art Gallery
The Holmes a Court Collection
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