Gloria was born circa 1945, her country is Aknangkere and her language is Anmatyerre. Learn more about Gloria Petyarre here.
Freddie Purla was born in 1968 in Darwin. The son of talented artist Barbara Weir, and grandson of the late Minnie Pwerle, Freddie Purla began painting in 1989 at Alice Springs. He was also the adopted nephew of the famous Emily Kame Kngwarreye. His work has sold to many collections in Germany, Amsterdam, Paris, Switzerland and New York. Learn more about Freddy Purla here.
This piece was painted in 2003 as a collaborative piece and is 122cm x 91cm in size.
Signed by both Gloria and Fred.
For thousands of years Aboriginal people have prepared for ceremonies by smearing their bodies with animal fat and then tracing very particular ceremonial designs associated with the person’s country and Dreamings on their body using a variety of powders, some ground from charcoal and ash, others from yellow and red ochres found on the land. The body painting designs vary and depend on the ceremony, the Dreaming, the seniority of each member and the time of year the ceremony is held. The most senior women of the clan group lead the singing and dancing that can go on for many days and nights. Learn more here.
All the artwork provided is done on with highest quality linen canvas, acrylic paints, oils and brushes ensuring the longevity of each piece of work.