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    Our vibrant and dynamic artists are from the Utopia region; a large remote area of Central Australia which, until recently, had no government funded art centre. As a result of their pioneering efforts, they have one of the strongest and richest art histories.

  • Leaves by Gloria Petyarre | Pair

    60cm x 30cm

    This pair of paintings represents leaves, some of which have medicinal qualities. This style by Gloria Petyarre is one of the most prestigious styles in Australian art, winning her the acclaimed Wynne Prize in 1999. This subject does not pertain to stories from Gloria’s culture but is an original idea.

    'That first one: I was looking, looking. Looks like leaf, and I been put another one and another one and, ah yeah, first leaf.'

    It was Gloria's mother who taught her how to make a medicinal ointment from these leaves. She would take fat from kangaroos and echidnas and mix it with crushed medicinal leaves.

    "Mum was taking the kangaroo fat, and echidna [fat]. We been mixing 'em up".

    The ointment was applied to their face and their hair so that its powerful aroma would linger and aid in the relief of colds. 

    Each pieces measures approximately 60cm x 30cm and comes unstretched.

     Colours: Yellow ochre and antique white. 

    • This painting comes unstretched and rolled in a tube. See our Custom Stretching page for stretching options.
    • Size of painting: Approx 60cm x 30cm
    • Border: Approx 6cm strip of black canvas border; enough required for wrapping around a 2cm or 3cm deep stretcher frame which is the popular choice for framing Aboriginal art.
    • Material: Synthetic polymer on canvas
    • This painting comes with a Certificate of Authenticity

    Gloria Tamerre Petyarre
    Skin name: Petyarre (also spelled Pitjara)
    Language group: Anmatyerre
    Country: Atnangkere
    Region: Utopia, Central Australia
    Born: 1945
    Dec: 2021

    In a career spanning almost three decades, Gloria Petyarre was one of Australia’s most important and successful female artists. She participated in both group and solo exhibitions since the 1980’s and travelled to Ireland, London, Paris, USA, Singapore, Malaysia and other countries alongside exhibitions of her work. She was also the first Indigenous Australian artist to win the Wynne Prize; a major art prize for the best Australian landscape at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

    Gloria's artwork is included in the collections of the Australian National State Galleries including the National Gallery of Australia, also the Powerhouse Museum Sydney, Westpac New York, Holmes á Court and many other private collections.

    This painting is shipped unstretched and rolled in a tube, with free delivery worldwide.

    We want everyone to be able to enjoy Australian Aboriginal art and so we absorb the cost of shipping both domestically and internationally 🖤

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    Aboriginal art timber stretcher frame

    Catalogue: UL018088A&B
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