Joy Pitjara (Petyarre) “Bush Plum Dreaming” 1530 x 950 Aboriginal Art


Joy Pitjara (Petyarre) “Bush Plum Dreaming” 1530 x 950 Aboriginal Art


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Signed and authentic Joy Pitjara (Petyarre) Aboriginal Artwork from Utopia. This traditional dot painting also has a contemporary feel with its sharp design and colours. You really need to look at the detail in this painting to appreciate the time and effort Joy puts into her designs. Please see Joy's biography below.

Details of Painting:

  • Acrylic on canvas
  • Painting is not framed and comes rolled
  • Sizing: 1530 x 950 (approx.)
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Please note that the paintings' colours vary in different lighting and the pictures displayed are photos of the painting (i.e. pictures taken inside vs. outside in the sun).

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About Joy Pitjara (Petyarre)

Joy is from Alhalkere Country in Central Australia's Utopia region, where she was born in 1965. Joy was one of the first Utopian women to work with Batik, and her work is featured in Robert Holmes 'Utopia – A Picture Story Court Collection. Joy transitioned from batik to canvas painting in 1999. Her stories about the Pencil Yam and women's ceremonial Dreaming stories have made her famous.

Design inspiration

Joy’s designs are influenced by the history of the Utopian Artists which includes designs based on the pencil yam, one of the most frequent bush foods. It is a thin and twining shrub with yellow pea blooms that bloom all year long. The pencil yam comes in two varieties, each of which is native to a different part of the world. You will note that Joy’s designs utilise intricate dot painting style which is very time-consuming but has an outstanding result.

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