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Jeannie Mills Pwerle


'Anaty' Bush Yam  |  90h x 65w  |  RK128

Not framed or stretched  |  Acrylic on linen

Jeannie Mills Pwerle is a highly respected artist from Utopia region of the Northern Territory. She has become well recognised for her style in which she paints Anaty (desert yam or bush potato, pronounced 'ung-kiy-yah) story.

Jeannie has close family connections to some of Australia’s top names in art. Her mother is well known Utopian artist Dolly Mills Petyarre and her uncle the late Greeny Purvis Petyarre. Her great aunt is the late Emily Kame Kngwarreye, dubbed by art experts as one of the world’s best modern and abstract artists. It is quite evident that through these influences, Jeannie began to paint and bring her own dynamic style to the world of Aboriginal Art.

Her work has been exhibited around Australia since 2004, and in 2008 her large Anaty painting was accepted in the 2008 NATSIAA, the most prestigious Aboriginal art award in Australia.

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