Anna Price Petyarre


Anna Price Petyarre is the daughter of the late Glory Ngarla and niece to the late Emily Kame Kngwarreye. An emerging artist in the Utopia region, she began painting in the early 1980s. Born around 1965 she is a mother and grandmother. Most often she paints Dreaming stories of traditional bush foods, ceremonial sites, and culturally significant landmarks

Anna’s more recent paintings have focused on images of her ancestral country. The finely delineated structures show the terrain of the sandhill and bush country, often with markings that reveal waterholes and ceremonial sites. This outstanding artwork depicts in fine detail multi layered elements, which are closely associated with the Artist's homelands of Atneltyeye, Utopia in central Australia. This illustration is important visually and spiritually of country, sand hills and significant landmarks for ceremonies. Anna Petyarre is renowned for her fine painting technique and for the care and prides she takes in her work, producing intricate and sensitive paintings that relate to the traditional culture of her Anmatyerre heritage. Her work is becoming more collectible as she develops her craft and cements her reputation as one of Utopia's rising talents.


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Palya Proper Fine Art operates in Mparntwe/Alice Springs, the lands of the Arrernte people. We acknowledge them as the traditional custodians and pay our respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.