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Body Paint by Gloria Petyarre

Size: 90cm x 90cm
Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen

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Gloria is one of Australia's most accomplished and sought after Aboriginal artists. While she is most recognised for her Leaves depictions, it all started for her with Awelye - her ceremonial body paint designs.

Like her sisters and other women who gathered together for a tutorial in painting in the 1980's, Gloria instinctively knew what she was going to paint; body paint. "Nobody told me what to do, I been doing it myself."  And she often tells how it is her treasured subject to paint.

Gloria doesn’t partake in ceremony much nowadays but remembers it being a happy, social time full of singing and teaching.

These two panels were commissioned in the grey on black for a 'bold-abstract meets quiet-sophistication' look. 



Name: Gloria Tamerre
Skin name: Petyarre (also spelled Pitjara)
Language group: Anmatyerre
Country: Atnangkere
Region: Utopia, Central Australia
Born: 1945
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    Leaves Exhibition | Gloria Petyarre | 12 Feb - 5 April 2016 »

      • Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen
      • Background colour: Black
      • Size of painting: 90cm x 90cm (90cm x 45cm ea)
      • Border: Approx 2cm strip of black border designed to be wrapped around a 2cm deep stretcher frame. Plus approx 6cm of natural coloured linen overhang.
      • This painting comesunstretched and rolled in a tube.
      • This painting comes with a Certificate of Authenticityand artist profile.

        Catalogue number: BP1


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