Jeannie Petyarre

Jeannie Petyarre

Jeannie Petyarre was born c1957, her country is Utopia and her language is Anmatyerre. Her works are held in the National Gallery of Australia, and the Holmes a Court Collection in Perth. Jeannie has been involved in numerous group exhibitions, including the influential Utopia Women's Painting 'A Summer Project' in 1989.

All of Jeannie's Dreamtime stories came from Alhalkere Country and were passed down to her from her father's side. Jeannie painted the Yam Seed, Yam Leaf, Yam Flower Dreamings, body paint, Mountain Devil Lizard and My Country Dreamings. Jeannie's tribal name was "Angiltha" which means little lizard.

Jeannie is well known for her colourful, flowing paintings of Bush Yam Leaves. Her popularity never wavered and was recently included in a 'Founders' Favourites' exhibition at the Fondation Burkhardt-Felder Arts et Culture museum in Switzerland, and the 2022 'Connection' exhibition at the National Museum of Australia.

Jeannie Petyarre's Artworks