Awelye (220353)

Violet Petyarr

Awelye (220353) by Violet Petyarr

Details

Artist
Violet Petyarr
Title
Awelye (220353)
Year
2002
Medium
synthetic polymer on linen
Size
201 x 124 cm
Details

verso: STI 5002

Stock Number
220353

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Provenance

The artist
Urapuntja Arts and Crafts, Utopia, Northern Territory

Further Information

An Eastern Anmatyarr speaker, Violet was born c.1925. Her country is Atnangkere Soakage and she is associated with the Atneltyeye community. She has an Emu Dreaming in this area which she paints. Like most of the Utopia artists, she began to work with paint and canvas in the summer of 1988 -89. Her sisters, Nancy Petyarr and Myrtle Petyarr also paint occasionally.

Vivien Johnson, ''Artists of the Western Desert'', p. 200

Michael Boulter, ''The Art of Utopia'', pl. 32