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Susie Hunter PETYARRE

Dates: 1966
Language: Alyawarre/
Community: Utopia
Art : Aboriginal
Region: Central Desert
State: Northern Territory

Susie PETYARRE is the daughter of Molly PWERLE, sister of the famous Minnie PWERLE. She spent a lot of time with Emily Kame KNGWARREYE. For the record, Emily was adopted by Jacob who was the father of Lilly Sandover KNGWARREYE, the highest spiritual dignitary of the Allyawarre clan who taught Susie and her sisters sacred body painting. These exceptional artists helped build the Utopia school of painters, where women have always played a leading role. Their distinctive style is based on the body painting motifs they cover themselves with to celebrate their fertility rites, with drawings inspired by the rich flora of their native region to celebrate the myths - or 'dreams' - of which they are the custodians.


- National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

- National Gallery of Victoria

- The Holmes a Court Collection, Perth

- The Art Gallery of New South Wales
  Some references:
Musée du Quai Branly, Musée des Confluences à Lyon, Musée d'Art Contemporain les Abattoirs à Toulouse, Musée des Arts d’Afrique et d’Asie de Vichy, Musée de la Musique, Museum d'histoire naturelle de Lille, Musée de Rochefort, Fondation Electricité de France, Fondation Colas, Banque Dexia ...

We are members of the Chambre Nationale des Experts Spécialisés en Objets d'Art et de Collection (C.N.E.S.)*
We are members of the Comité Professionnel des Galeries d'Art
*National French Chamber of experts specialized in artworks
Comité des Galeries d'Art