Gloria Petyarre
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This painting depicts the leaves of a special plant that is used to aid in the healing process. Women collect these leaves from around Utopia and then boil them to extract resin which can be mixed with Kangaroo fat to be stored and used later. The resulting medicine is used to heal cuts, wounds, bites, rashes, and also acts as an insect repellent.

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Gloria is an Aboriginal artist with worldwide name recognition. She is from the Anmatyerre community, based just north of Alice Springs. In 1999, Gloria won the Wynne Prize, Australia's most prestigious (and its longest-running) art award. She also was the first Aboriginal painter to win one of the Art Gallery of New South Wales's major prizes. Gloria travelled to Ireland, England and India in 1990 as part of the Utopia – A picture story exhibition. She held her first solo exhibition in 1991. She is represented in major Australian galleries such as the National Gallery of Australia. She is the niece of Emily Kngwarreye, and her younger sister is Kathleen Petyarre, two of the greatest Aboriginal artists. She continues to paint innovative and beauiful works today.


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Medicine Leaf

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