This is Gloria Petyarre

By Gwylym Owen

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Gloria Petyarre, also known as Gloria Pitjara was born in 1942 in Utopia, Northern Territory, Australia. She is an Aboriginal Australian performer from the Anmatyerre community, just north of Alice Springs. One of her best known works is “Bush Medicine”. She started as an artist in the Women’s Batik Group in 1977, which was launched by the CAAMA (Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association) She continues her artwork through her paintings, while also on the go with one of her six sisters, Kathleen Petyarre. Sadly, Gloria Petyarre passed away on June 8, 2021 in Alice Springs.

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