Susie Petyarre Biography
Born in 1966, in Irrultja, Utopia, Susie started painting at Delmore in April 1989 and was initially influenced by the early, powerful ceremonial paintings done by Lily Sandover Kngwarreye. In the last few years they have developed their own unique, very fine lined work.
Susie's brother, Sandy, is an artist and her mother, Molly Pwerle, is the sister of celebrated painter, Minnie Pwerle. Susie paints awelye, sugar bag (wild honey) and Enteebra.
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Gallery of Victoria
The Holmes a Court Collection, Perth
The Art Gallery of New South Wales
2016 Utopia Sisters - The Petyarre Women, Delmore Gallery with RedSea Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
2008 Power of Place, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute Inc., Adelaide
2008 From the Desert to the Sea, Yurlunggar Art, Brisbane
2007 Standing on Ceremony, Tandanya Cultural Institute, Adelaide
2007 Patterns of Power, Art from the Eastern Desert, Simmer on the Bay Gallery, Sydney
2007 Eastern Desert Dreaming - Artists from Utopia, GalleryG, Brisbane
2007 Eastern Desert Song, Brush with Art Festival, Prairie Hotel, Parachilna, South Australia
2006 Senior Women of Utopia, GalleryG, Brisbane
2006 Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2004 Bilderwelten in Utopia. Holzschnitte und Gemaelde vom Aborigines, Staedtisches Kunstmuseum Spendhaus Reutlingen, Kunstmuseum Bayreuth,
1999 Aboriginal Art - Australien heute, Deutsche Welle, Koln, Germany
1999 Australie – Art, Arts d'Australie .Stephane Jacob / J.L. Amsler - Bastille, Paris.
1997 Geschichtenbilder, Aboriginal Art Gallery Bahr, Speyer, Germany
1996 Araluen Centre for the Arts, Alice Springs, NT
1994 Araluen Centre for the Arts, Alice Springs, NT
1993 Araluen Centre for the Arts, Alice Springs, NT
1991 Araluen Centre for the Arts, Alice Springs, NT
1990 Utopia, A Picture Story, 88 works on silk from the Holmes a Court Collection by Utopia artists, which toured Eire & Scotland.
1989-1991 Utopia, A Picture Story, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide
1989 A Myriad of Dreaming. Twentieth Century Aboriginal Art, Westpac Gallery, Melbourne
1989 Utopia Women's Paintings, the First Works on Canvas, A Summer Project, 1988-1989, S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney.