Indigenu is very proud to be visited by Anna Petyarre, a distinguished artist from Utopia, Northern Territory born in 1965 . Stephen Pitjara who paints for Indigenu, is Anna's brother. What a small world.
Anna comes from exceptional art circles, she would have seen Minnie Pwerle paint, she is niece of Emily Kame Kngwarreye and sister of Gloria and Jeanie Petyarre all children of Glory Ngala. Her achievements are significant and have been documented for over a decade and her work forms part of many significant collections both in Australia and across the world. Many major galleries have one of Anna's works.
Salt Lakes are found in and around her home country. Her paintings are of an aerial perspective of the land and it's surrounding country. The large circles show dried salt plains that have formed over time. Following the heavy rains of monsoon, large water holes are created. Gradually the water evaporates leaving only the salt behind, which form the large rings represented in Anna's work. The other factors of Anna's paintings show colours of the earth found in Utopia, The rich red sand, the clay and the ochres all moving together with the contours of the land. She is a gentle and humble woman who radiates a large, bright smile. She is committed to her stories and reproduces these into wonderful art works.
COLLECTIONS/COMMISSIONS/MAJOR INSTALLATIONS Art Bank (Sydney)
- Art Gallery of South Australia (Adelaide)
- Powerhouse Museum (Sydney)
- Museum & Art Gallery Northern Territory (Darwin)
- Homes a Court Gallery and gallery Collection (Perth)
- Art Gallery of Western Australia (Perth)
- Queensland Art Gallery (Brisbane)
- The Kerry Stokes Collection
- Anthropology Art Museum Perth; also private and corporate collections in USA, Singapore, Ireland, India, Poland, Denmark and France.