About The Artist
Dreaming: Yam Seeds Dreaming
Joy Purvis Petyarre was born in Boundary Bore, Utopia. She is the daughter of well known artist Glory Ngarla (Deceased) and sister to very famous Anna Price Petyarre.
She started learning at very young age from her mother and later started working on canvas with acrylic paints. Her style depicts “Yam Dreaming” with fine dotting style and subtle shades of colours.
1981 Adelaide Festival of Arts
1996 Tandanya Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide
1990 Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth
1994 Brahma Tirta Sari Batik Studio, Joogyakarta, Indonesia
1998 Aboriginal Art Galleries of Australia, Melbourne