Region: Utopia, Alice Springs - Northern Territory
Keeping Culture Alive
Born at Atnangkere Soakage, Northern territory. In the 1970's, Gloria Petyarre was a founding member of the Utopia Women's Batik Group. With wonderful confidence, she merged the traditional iconography of the Anmatyerre onto the new medium of silk. A very innovative and dynamic artist, she exerted a great influence on others in the group. In the early 1980's, Gloria Tamerre made her first painting on canvas (for CAAMA's Summer Project exhibition) and soon developed her unique style of depicting the stories and her understanding of the traditional country. In 1995\96, she received a Full Fellowship Grant from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Board of the Australia Council.
Extract: Janusz B. Kreczmanski and Margo Birnberg, Aboriginal Artists Dictionary of biographies, Central Desert Western Desert Kimberley Region, JB Publishing
1995/96 Recipient of a Fellowship Grant from the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Arts Board of the Australia Council
1999 Winner of the Wynne Prize for the Best Australian Landscape Painting
2004 Highly Commended, Wynne Prize for Best Australian Landscape.
Gloria was the first Aboriginal to win the highly prestigious Wynne Art Prize.
The Wynne prize is awarded annually for the best landscape painting of Australian scenery or for the best example of figure sculpture by Australian artists.
Australian and Oceanic Art Gallery have a selection of Contemporary Aboriginal Art from many Australian Artists Indigenous and non-indigenous, browse our List of Artists
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