Artist Profile

Anna Pitjara (Price Petyarre)
Born :c. 1965
Location :Utopia
Tribe :Anmatyerre
Skin group :Petyarre


Anna Price Pitjara (Petyarre)

Anna Pitjara also known as Anna Price Petyarre was born around 1965 in Utopia, Northern Territory. She has painted since early 1980 on canvas as well as Aboriginal traditional utensils such as coolamons.

Her mother was the late artist Glory Ngale she is also related to Emily Kame Kngwarreye and Kudditji Kngwarreye through her grandfather. Anna and her husband Colin live at Utopia and have 3 children 5 grand children.

Anna Price Pitjara paints Yam Seed, Yam Flower (her grandfather’s dreaming), Awelye- ceremonial Body Paint and Women’s Ceremony. She also paints bodies of dancers for traditional ceremonies.


Selected major Exhibitions:

  • 1998 Selected entrant for the 15th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Awards, Darwin
  • 2001 Women’s Business, Australian Exhibition Centre, Chicago, USA
  • 2002 Galerie Le Temps du Reve, France


Art Bank Sydney, Art Gallery of South Australia in Adelaide, Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory in Darwin, The Kerry Stokes Collection, The Holmes a Court Collection in Perth, Anthropology Art Museum in Perth, also private and corporate collections in USA, Singapore, Ireland, India, Poland, Denmark, France, Germany and United Kingdom.
















Anna Price Pitjara (Petyarre)


You are welcome to visit our art gallery to view Anna Price Pitjara (Petyarre) and other aboriginal artists artwork on linen/canvas, coolamon, boomerang, didgeridoo and pottery at: KARLANGU ABORIGINAL ART CENTRE, 47 York Street, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia

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