Indigenous Australian art gallery est. 1989.

Maisie Bundey Petyarre Biography and CV

Maisie Bundey Petyarre



REGION:  Utopia                       

LANGUAGE GROUP:  Eastern Anmatyerre

Maisie Bundey, intermittently painting for Delmore Gallery since 1989, has always strived to have a different style to others who paint the same country and story. Her work is linked in style to her foundational experience in making batik, and the fluid and colourful liberation that this technique allows. The low incidence of dotting within her work is her most defining characteristic and allows for unique depictions of plants and ceremonies that are significant to her. Maisie works by layering colours varying from fuchsia pinks to pastels, developing her own textured, magnified interpretation of the yam seed (kame), and women's ceremonial body paint (awelye). Her "Bush Tucker" works are painted versions of the classic Utopia batik style and are from the perspective of looking down at a ground covered in growth, with significant foods to gather and celebrate.

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2016  Utopia Sisters - The Petyarre Women, Delmore Gallery with RedSea Gallery, Brisbane, QLD



1988  Time Before Time, Austral Gallery, St Louis, USA
1988  Painting and Batik from the Desert, Utopia Art, Sydney, NSW
1988  Utopia Batik, Craft Council Gallery, Canberra, ACT
1988  Utopia Batik, Queensland Museum, Brisbane, QLD
1987  Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA
1987  Darwin Museum Gallery, Darwin, NT
1987  Yirrkala Community Centre, Northern Territory
1987  Jogyakarta Fine Art Academy, Indonesia
1987  Sydney Expo, Craft Council Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1987  The Araluen Centre, Alice Springs, NT
1986  Craft Council Gallery, Canberra, ACT
1986  Bundaberg Art Gallery, Queensland
1986  The Araluen Centre, Springs Craft Festival, Alice Springs, NT
1985  Black Women in Focus, Adelaide Festival, Adelaide, SA
1985  Burnie Gallery, Tasmania
1985  Tasmanian Craft Gallery, Hobart, TAS
1984  Craft Council Gallery, Canberra, ACT
1984  Queensland University Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
1984  Fireworks Gallery, Adelaide, SA
1984  Sydney Craft Expo, Sydney, NSW
1984  Darwin Craft Council Gallery, Darwin, NT
1984  The Araluen Centre, Alice Springs, NT
1983  Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, SA
1983  Alice Springs Craft Council, Alice Springs, NT
1982  Sydney Craft Expo, Sydney, NSW
1982  Brisbane Commonwealth Games Exhibition, Brisbane, QLD
1981  Floating Forests of Silks - Utopia Batik from the Desert, Adelaide Festival Centre, SA
1980  Artworks, Alice Springs, NT