Gloria Petyarre 980mm x 1530mm
Mountai Devil Lizard Tails 980mm x 1530mm
Artist - Gloria Petyarre
Title - Mountain Devil Lizard Tails
Size - 980mm x 1530mm
Code - 4586

Price: $3500

About The Artist

Gloria Petyarre Art for Sale


Gloria   Petyarre :     Born : C. 1945

People/Language :  Anmatyerre,

Area : Atnangkere Soakage  NorthernTerritory

A founding member of the Utopia Women’s Batik Group in the 1970s’ Gloria is regarded as an innovative and dynamic artist; she exerted a great influence on others in the group. Gloria painted the traditional women business subjects, which are predominant in Utopia. Her art has developed to the point that the majority of her works now have no dots at all.


In the past Gloria’s main dreaming represents Mountain Devil Lizard, Bean, Emu, Pencil Yam Grass as well as traditional body paint designs worn by women during ceremonies. For some time  now the major focus has been towards painting the “Bush Medicine Leaves”.


These paintings depict particular leaves from plant species, which contain medicinal properties. The Aboriginal women from Utopia in Central Australia gather the leaves. The leaves are boiled; resin is added and mixed into a paste, which is used as bush medicine for many ailments.

Using the close tonal values of different colours, creating a dynamic optical intensity continues to develop her paintings to elevated levels of abstraction, continually experimenting with both with line and colour resulting in the optical effects being quite stunning.




The Mandel Art Gallery has proudly been collecting aboriginal art since 2004. Showcasing a broad range of contemporary and traditional art, our Aboriginal Art gallery focuses on sourcing pieces from Central and Western Desert areas, as well as the Kimberely region.


Our goal is to bring some of the most talented aboriginal artists to the forefront of artistic communities, allowing people to view, buy and enjoy the beautiful artworks they create. With spacious exhibition rooms, and in-house studios available to those looking to get creative, The Mandel Art Gallery is a one-of-a-kind spot for those looking to delve into the beautiful world of aboriginal art.


Aboriginal Art by Gloria Petyarre


The aboriginal art by Gloria Petyarre entails some of the most exceptional artwork we have available in our gallery. In fact, Gloria Petyarre is a founding member of the Utopia Women’s Batik Group and happens to be one of the most dynamic and innovative artists of her time.


A key theme in Gloria Petyarre paintings is traditional women business subjects, which are highly visible in Utopia. The paintings by Gloria Petyarre are ethereal dreaming works representing the Mountain Devil Lizard, Bean, Emu, Pencil Yam Grass, as well as traditional body paint designs worn by women during key ceremonies.


Additionally, Gloria often uses the “Bush Medicine Leaves” as the focal point for her many paintings, as these leaves contain many medicinal properties that help heal people of illness. The art by Gloria Petyarre is a dynamic one, depicting the various tones in colour, optical intensity elevated by abstraction and, a playfulness between line and colour schemes.


The team here at the Mandel Aboriginal Art Gallery are proud to feature such a dynamic and hugely successful artist such as Gloria Petyarre. Her aboriginal art brings this niche type of painting to the forefront of artistic communities and sheds a light on other talented artists striving to get their works exposed. In order to make these beautiful paintings accessible, we have paintings for sale Gloria Petyarre is best-known for, so that they can be enjoyed by all people looking to own a unique piece of artwork.


The Mandel Aboriginal Art Gallery strives to keep the value and beauty of aboriginal art alive. Since we launched, we have been carrying hundreds of aboriginal artworks from popular artists to newcomers, showcasing their talents in a whole new way. Artists are also welcome to leverage our in house studio in order to get creative. Our gallery is easily accessible to all, and we are sure to sell our paintings at the most reasonable costs on the market today.


If you would like to learn more about our gallery, please give The Mandel Aboriginal Art Gallery a call today at 03 94975111. We are sure you will enjoy our vast selection of unique aboriginal paintings. Come and visit us to find out more!


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