We have just received an exciting new body of work by Australia's most significant female Aboriginal artist living & working today - Gloria Petyarre!
Gloria Petyarre burst onto the Australian art scene in 1999 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. Since then, Gloria has 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. Gloria did not commence painting until 1988, and her talents were immediately apparent. Her depiction of the Kurrajong bush medicine leaves – with her layered, free flowing swirling brush strokes that scatter across the canvas – has since become her iconic motif. Gloria Petyarre is represented in state, national and international galleries and museums. She has travelled with her art to many countries and exhibited in France, Germany, United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, USA, Japan, and in regional and commercial galleries throughout Australia.
As Gloria enters her 70’s, this ‘Queen of the Desert’ has an unwavering commitment to her profession, and has shown great determination to turn her undeniable talent into results equalled by only a handful of Australian artists.
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