Grass Seed Dreaming


Tribe: Anmatjerre Area: Central & Western Desert Born: c 1938 Gloria Petyarre country is Anungara, and this is the inspiration for all her work. She has a unique style, using abstract methods to represent leaves, grasses & body paint in a monochromatic colour scheme. Gloria paints ‘awelye’, body paint applied for ceremonies, with symbolic marks that represent women’s knowledge for their land.


Mountain Devil Lizard (arnkerrthe) Bean (atnwerle) Emu (ankerre) Pencil Yam (arlartyeye) Grass Seed (ntange)


1990 – ‘Utopia: A Picture Story’, Ireland, London & India 1991 – Utopia Art, Sydney 1991 – National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT. 1991 – Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney. 1991 – Jinta Desert Art, Sydney 1991 – Powerhouse Museum, Sydney


1999 – Winner of the Wynne Prize, for landscape painting, Art Gallery of NSW 2007 – Finalist of the Wynne Prize, for landscape painting, Art Gallery of NSW


National Gallery of Australia, Canberra National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Singapore Art Museum British Museum, London Musee du Quai Branly, Paris Museum de Lyon, France Aboriginal Art Museum, The Netherlands Museum of Victoria, Melbourne Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Art Gallery of Queensland, Brisbane Allen, Allen & Hemsley Victoria Museum Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin Powerhouse Museum Westpac Collection, New York Artbank, Sydney Gold Coast City Art Gallery Campbelltown City Art Gallery Flinders University, South Australia Griffith University Collection Supreme Court, Brisbane University of New South Wales University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, U.S.A Westpac, New York Woollongong City Art Gallery Woollongong University Collection

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