AREA: Mulga Bore

LANGUAGE GROUP: Anmatyerre

COUNTRY: Mulga Bore, Utopia Region, NT

AGE: Born 1965

Born in Utopia, Anna Petyarre commenced painting in the early 1980's when the medium of canvas and acrylic paints were introduced to the community of Utopia. Prior to painting she produced batik. Her main Dreamings, which she depicts in her paintings are: Yam, Wild Potato, Wildflowers, Emu and Campsite.

At first Anna Petyarre used very bright colours with minimal dotting; her recent works display a technique of intricate dot work, with small blocks of colour.