1999 WYNNE PRIZE WINNER and MULTIPLE TELSTRA AWARD FINALIST
Gloria Petyarre is one of Australia's foremost indigenous painters. Her works are held in many major collections worldwide, including Art Gallery of NSW, National Gallery of Victoria and the Holmes a Court Collection.
Born around 1945 on Utopia Station, Gloria Petyarre grew up living a traditional life. In the late 1970s she took up Batik work as part of a project for indigenous people of the Utopia area. Eventually commencing painting in 1988, Gloria was an immediate success. By 1991 she had solo exhibitions in Sydney and New York.
Since then, Gloria Petyarre has continued to evolve as an artist, exploring new styles and themes. In 1999, she was honoured to receive the prestigious Wynne Prize for landscape art from the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Gloria Petyarre spends her time between her home country and Alice Springs.