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Ancient Culture of 60,000 years gave the World its most exciting Contemporary ART

Gloria Tamerre Petyarre 1942-2021

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Gloria Tamerre Petyarre was one of Australia’s most successful and significant female artists and a dynamic force in Australian modern art and highly successful in the World Art Market. Gloria Petyarre work is recognized as the state-of-the-art contemporary abstract.

Gloria Petyarre was the first Aboriginal artist win Art Gallery of NSW prestigious Prizes with the Bush Medicine Leaves, also won Wynne Landscape Award in 1999 and 2004. Petyarre Bush Medicine Awelye works are keenly sought after by museums collections and international buyers, Bush Medicine 2004 sold for $78,000.

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Artist: Gloria Petyarre
Title: Bush Medicine Leaves GP0706 
Medium: Synthetic Polymer paint on Belgian linen

Size: 160 cm x 6
5 cm

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GP0706 Bush Medicine is the state-of-the-art masterwork that has the sheer physical presence of the much contemporary abstract, it has been heralded as one of her most successful stylistic developments to date.

Bush Medicine works are highly sought-after by museums and international collectors, the Bush Medicine 2004 sold for $78,000.

In GP0706 work Gloria depicts the movement of the leaves through the trees and the leaves floating to the ground and the rushing movement of leaves with terse rhythmic brush strokes - this sense of motion is seen throughout her Bush Medicine works. Leaves appear and disappear with the shifting winds and changing colours of blowing leaves.

Painted with intricate details and subtle shades, GP0706 is hypnotic, gives impression of the multi-dimensional space and depth, building up the mysterious topography.

 

Biography:

Aboriginal Artists

Dictionary of Biographies

Central Desert Western Desert &
Kimberley Region

JB Publishing Australia, Marleston, 2004

Authors: 
Kreczmanski, Janusz B & Birnberg, Margo

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Gloria Petyarre
Title: Bush Medicine Leaves GP0707
Medium: Acrylic on linen
Size: 150 cm x 150 cm
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Gloria Petyarre, Bush medicine Leaves, Synthetic polymer on Belgian linen,120 x 60 cm
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Size: 120 x 60 cm
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Title: Bush Medicine
Leaves
Medium: Acrylic on linen
Size: 125 cm x 125 cm
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Artist: Gloria Petyarre
 Title: Bush Medicine Leaves MB029505
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Size: 122 cm x 95 cm
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Gloria Petyarre, Bush medicine Leaves, Synthetic polymer on Belgian linen,125 x 95 cm
Gloria Petyarre
 
Title: Bush Medicine Leaves 
Medium: Acrylic on Belgian linen

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Click to Enlarge: Gloria Petyarre, Bush medicine Leaves CP0707, Synthetic polymer on Belgian linen,152 x 62 cm
Gloria Petyarre
Title: GP0707
Medium: Acrylic
Size: 160x6
5 cm

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Gloria Petyarre, Bush medicine Leaves, Synthetic polymer on Belgian linen,125 x 80 cm
Gloria Petyarre
 
Title: Bush Medicine Leaves
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on Belgian linen
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Gloria Petyarre Biography:

Gloria Petyarre was one of Australia’s most successful and significant female artists. Her depiction of the Kurrajong bush medicine leaves with her layered, free-flowing, swirling brushstrokes that scatter across the canvas became her iconic motif.

It is a significant loss to the art world and those who knew her personally or through her paintings.

Our thoughts are with Ms Petyarre’s family and community, who are grieving the loss of this incomparable woman.

Geoff Henderson
AAAA President

 

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Gloria Petyarre passed away on 8 June 2021. The world seems a little less bright after learning of the passing of the incomparable Gloria Petyarre on 8 June 2021.

Gloria Petyarre was one of Australia’s most successful and significant female artists and this news is a great loss to the art world and those people who knew her personally or through her paintings.

How did a woman raised in a remote part of the Eastern Desert and instructed in Anmatyerre law and traditions capture the hearts of art lovers around the world? Petyarre participated in the first art programs organized at Utopia in 1977.

The batik-making workshops marked the emergence of Aboriginal women artists, and from the outset Petyarre’s richly colourful works were informed by the natural shapes and patterns of local leaves, flowers, seeds and grasses. They reflected the daily interaction of desert women with their environment.

When acrylic paints and canvas were introduced in the 1980’s her talent was immediately apparent. Working alongside Emily Kame Kngwarreye and inspired by the older woman’s groundbreaking success and brave, expressive abstraction, Gloria excitedly began to experiment and freely. She tapped into her own experiences to produce a confident and distinctive style.

In 1999, Petyarre burst onto the Australian art scene in a big way when she won the prestigious Wynne Prize for Landscape. She was the first Indigenous Australian to win a major non-Indigenous art prize, cementing her name in art history.

Gloria continued to become a worldwide success with her unique subject matter and remarkable ability to depict her ancient dreaming stories in a highly contemporary and expressive manner. Her depiction of the Kurrajong bush medicine leaves—with her layered, free-flowing, swirling brushstrokes that scatter across the canvas—became her iconic motif.

An artist of great versatility, Petyarre experimented with her iconic subject matter, producing what is known as her ‘Big Leaf’ paintings, as well as her Thorny Mountain Devil Lizard, Yam and Grass Seed Dreaming.

 

Gloria Petyarre work is high demand sought after by Australian and international collectors. Gloria Petyarre Bush Medicine painting Sotheby's sold for $78,000 and another Bush Medicine Leaves

Gloria and her sisters inherited the Mountain Devil Lizard (Arnkerrth) Dreaming from their paternal grandmother. Custodians of this significant Dreaming story, it is their duty to maintain it and pass it on to future generations. This Aboriginal mythology story tells of the ancestor Mountain Devil Lizard, an old woman who travelled the vast regions of the Atnangker country defining the landscape and identifying the sacred sites. It is believed the lizard collected then deposited ochre colours throughout the Atnangkere country, Utopia, where the women used these colours for body painting in their traditional ceremonies.

Gloria Petyarre was born at Atnangkere Soakage is an Australian Aboriginal artist from the Anmatyerre community who live just north of Alice Springs.

Gloria won Australia's longest running art prize, the Wynne Prize in 1999 with Leaves, being the first Aboriginal person to win one of the Art Gallery of New South Wales's major prizes. She travelled to Ireland, England and India in 1990 as part of the Utopia – A picture story exhibition. She held her first solo exhibition in 1991.

Gloria is represented in major Australian galleries such as the National Gallery of Australia. She is the niece of Emily Kngwarreye and the younger sister of Kathleen Petyarre, two of the greatest Aboriginal artists.

Gloria Petyarre lived at the Utopia community after 1977, where she started batik painting, exhibiting in shows around Australia for ten years. She began work on the 'Summer Project' in 1989 which involved translating the batik paintings onto canvas.

Gloria was one of the founding members of this Utopia Women's Batik Group. Gloria paints several Dreamtime stories such as Pencil Yam, Bean, Emu and Mountain Devil Lizard and Small Brown Grass. Several of Gloria's sisters are also artists, the most notable being Kathleen Petyarre. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Gloria Petyarre won Australia's longest running art prize, the Wynne Prize in 1999 with Leaves, being the first Aboriginal person to win one of the Art Gallery of New South Wales's major prizes 2004 Wynne Landscape Prize, Gallery of NSW, Sydney; 1999 Wynne Landscape Prize, Gallery of NSW, Sydney. Gloria is a one of the most prestigious artists and dynamic force in Australian art.

Gloria Petyarre, Bush medicine Leaves, Synthetic polymer on Belgian linen,120 x 90 cm
Artist: Gloria Petyarre
Title: Bush Medicine Leaves GP0703
Description: In this painting Gloria depicts the curling pattern of the Mountain Devil Lizard's skin. Medium: Synthetic Polymer paint on Belgian linen, Size: 120 cm x 90 cm
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Gloria Petyarre creative development comes from a very potent dreamtime stories and virtuous experimentation facilitated her paintings to convey her peoples affinity with the land. Her paintings harness an existential exuberance, dynamism and brilliance, prompting scholars to affiliate them with paintings by the Abstract Expressionist. Acknowledged by the Art intelligentsia of Australia, in 1999 and 2004 Gloria Petyarre was awarded the prestigious Australian landscape prize The Wynn presented by The Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney.

Gloria Petyarre is the first Aboriginal artist who won the most prestigious Wynne Landscape Art Award with Bush Medicine painting and she won twice  in Art Gallery of New South Wales. Biography is in Australian Encyclopedia Aboriginal Artists dictionary of biographies page 258.

Gloria Petyarre was the first Aboriginal origin artist to win the most prestigious Art Gallery of New South Wales major prizes with painting 'Bush Medicine'. 2004 and 1999 Gloria Petyarre won Wynne Landscape Art Prize Award 'Bush Medicine Leaves' Gallery of New South Wales, Wynne Prize is Australia's longest running Art Prize. 1994 Gloria won 'Tapestry Commission' for the Law Courts in Brisbane, 1993 'Tapestry' for Victorian Tapestry Workshop in Melbourne, and in 1993 'Mural' for Kansas City in USA.

Gloria Petyarre work is represented in Australian National galleries and collections around the world National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Bank, Art Gallery South Australia, National Gallery Victoria, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Queensland Art Gallery, Homes a Court Collection, Powerhouse Museum, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Kerry Stokes Collection, Homes a Court Collection, Gold Coast City Art Gallery Surfers Paradise.

Gloria Petyarre work has the physical presence of the much contemporary work of art. Gloria paintings are enthralling and hypnotic, made up of fine dots and dashes, muted tones the intricate details and subtle shades, seems to moves with the viewer’s eyes and floats in the air, building up a mysterious multi-dimensional sensation. Gloria ‘Bush Medicine’ landscapes are captivating, seem to appear and disappear with the shifting winds and changing colours of blowing leaves.

 

Awards

2004 Wynne Landscape Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1999 Wynne Landscape Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1994 Tapestry Commission for the Law Courts, Brisbane, Queensland

1993 Tapestry for Victorian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne, Victoria

1993 Mural for Kansas City Zoo, USA

 

COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Art Bank, Sydney

Art Gallery South Australia, Adelaide

National Gallery Victoria, Melbourne

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

Homes a Court Collection

Powerhouse Museum

Museum & Art Gallery of Northern Territory, Darwin

Kerry Stokes collection

Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Surfers Paradise QLD

 

Selected Major Exhibitions

1988 2002 Utopia Art Sydney

1988 Bloomfield Gallery, Sydney

1998 Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs

1989 Austral Gallery, St Louis, U.S.A.

1989 Coventry Gallery, Sydney

1989 Utopia Art Sydney

1990 Tandanya, Adelaide

1990  Utopia Art Sydney

1990 "Utopia", exhibited in Ireland, U.K., India

1990 Orange Regional Gallery

1990 Third Eye Centre, Glasgow

 1991 Utopia Art Sydney

1991 1996 S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

1991 Meat Market Gallery, Melbourne

1991 & 1994, 1995, Art Gallery of NSW

1991 Australia Galleries, New York, USA

1992, 1994, 1995, 1999 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne

1992  Utopia Art Sydney

1992 Robert Homes a Court Collection, Bangkok, Thailand

1992 Gallery Rai, Tokyo, Japan

1992, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2002 Royal Exhibition Hall, Melbourne

1992 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

1993 Myra Morgan Gallery, Kansas, USA

1993 Utopia Art Sydney

1993 Art Gallery of Queensland, Brisbane

1993 Austral Gallery, St Louis, USA

1993 Australian Embassy, Paris, France

1994  Utopia Art Sydney

1995 National Gallery of Australia - Canberra Museum of Art, Gifu, Japan

1995 National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

1995 Mitchell Galleries, State Library of NSW

1995  Utopia Art Sydney

1995 Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

1996 Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

1996, 2000 Old Parliament House, Canberra

1996  Utopia Art Sydney

1996 & 1999 Sherman Galleries, Sydney

1996 William Mora Galleries, Melbourne

1997 Sutton Gallery, Melbourne

1997 Australian Galleries, Sydney

1998 Annandale Galleries, Sydney

1998  Utopia Art Sydney

1999 Art Gallery of Western Australia

1999 Embassy of Australia, Washington, USA

1999 Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, USA

1999 Utopia Art Sydney

2000 Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane

2000 Australian National University, Canberra

2000  Utopia Art Sydney

2001 Brisbane City Gallery

2001 Manawatu Gallery, New Zealand

2001 Kunst der Gegenwart, Vienna, Austria

2001 "Icons of Australian Aboriginal Art", Singapore

2001 Utopia Art Sydney

2002 Singapore Art Museum

2002 Light Square Gallery, Adelaide

2002 & 2003 National Gallery of Victoria at Federation Square, Melbourne

2002 & 2003 Chapel off Chapel, Melbourne

2002  Utopia Art Sydney

  • 2003 Glen Eira City Gallery, Melbourne

Bush Medicine Leaves

Bush Medicine leaves story relates to a native tree which grows abundantly in Gloria Petyarre homeland, the desert regions of Utopia, North-east of Alice Springs. The leaves are valuable and important to the people of Utopia due to their health-giving properties.

Women gather the green leaves and ground them with a stone. When mixed with water this forms a milky solution, which can be used to cure coughs, colds and flu-like symptoms.

The leaves are also used to make a paste that is applied to the skin to cure boils, scabies and to wash with. This mixture can also cure aching joints and when is placed on the temples it cures headaches.

Bush Medicine Leaves story has been passed down over thousands of years and many generations. It is still being used today by the people in Utopia and the eastern desert.

Gloria Petyarre "Bush Medicine"  painting is Dreaming that depicts the rushing movement of leaves with terse rhythmic brush strokes has been heralded as one of her most successful stylistic developments to date.

Gloria utilizes close tonal values of color together with the rhythmic patterning of her brush strokes to imply the movement of a tree's leaves as seen blowing in the wind. The leaves of this tree are an important form of bush medicine, which are gathered by women.

"Bush Medicine" paintings symbolize an abundance of leaves blowing in the wind. The leaves are from the flowering shrub called “medicine bush”.

Bush Medicine leaves are treated as a remedy and are used to make medicine to heal any skin complaint including hives, inflammation, irritation spots and cuts, wounds, bites and rashes.

It can also be used as an insect repellent. From the medicine bush, women collect the leaves as well as the flowers, the leaves are boiled to extract the resin. The resin of the leaves is mixed with kangaroo fat to make a medicine paste. The flowers are lovely and sweet to eat fresh.

 

Auction Results

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Bush Medicine 2004

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 164 x 354 cm, Lawson~Menzies (Menzies), Australian Aboriginal Art, Sydney, Lot No. 58; Provenance: Dacou Gallery: Private Collection, SA

$78,000

     

Awelye

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, bears dimensions, 'R.M. Gooch Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia', catalogue number #A897,and 'Awelye Mosquito Bore' on the reverse, 185 x 465 cm, Bonhams, Aboriginal Art, Sydney, Lot No. 38

$36,000

     

Leaves 1998

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, (1998, Mosquito bore, Utopia NT), 185 x 420 cm Sotheby's, Aboriginal Art, Melbourne, Lot No. 243; Marlu stamp and Utopia Art label. Provenance: Executed at Mosquito Bore, Utopia in November 1998. Marlu productions, Alice Springs. Utopia Art, Sydney. Private collection Sydney

$34,575

     

Ahnkerrthe 2000

Synthetic polymer paint on linen, 176 x 178 cm, Joel Fine Art, Important Aboriginal Art, Melbourne, Lot No. 55

$30,176

     

Bush Leaves, 2004

Synthetic polymer paint on linen, 203 x 122 cm, Lawson~Menzies (Menzies), Aboriginal Art, Sydney, Lot No. 219; Provenance: Red Sand Art Gallery: Cat. no. PG77. Private Collection, SA

$26,400

     

Leafs

Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 187 x 105 cm, Christies, Australian Aboriginal Art, Melbourne, Lot No. 61, Painted 2001,  Utopia Art certificate of authenticity, Sydney. Provenance: Commissioned by Rodney Gooch, Alice Springs. Utopia Art Sydney, Sydney. Private collection, Melbourne

$25,095

     

Mountain Devil, 1999

Synthetic polymer paint on linen, 70 x 56 cm x 10, Lawson~Menzies (Menzies), Aboriginal Art, Sydney, Lot No. 100, Provenance: Dacou Gallery SA; Private Collection, SA

$22,800

     

Bush Medicine, 2006

Synthetic polymer paint on linen, 121 x 150 cm, Lawson~Menzies (Menzies), Aboriginal Art, Sydney, 22/11/2006, Lot No. 119; Provenance: Dacou Gallery: Cat. no. DG06936. Private Collection, SA

$19,200

     

Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming, 2005

Acrylic on canvas, 115 x 212 cm, Cornette de Saint Cyr, Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art - The Collection of Arnaud Serval, Paris,  Lot No. 15; Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist.

€12,090 ($16,156)

 

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