Newly arrived in the gallery are works by Jorna Newberry and Anna Pitjara, both up and coming Aboriginal artists whose work will appreciate in value once they establish themselves as premier artists, which we expect them to do.
Anna Pitjara (Petyarre) is a very talented artist and niece to the late Emily Kame Kngwarreye, and daughter to Glory Ngarla. Anna is an artist whose confidence is readily apparent in her later works and she is considered to be an artist who will make her mark in the world of Aboriginal art and as such, Anna’s work is now in high demand – See more of her work by clicking this link.
In ther earliest paintings Anna Petyarre used very bright colours with minimal dotting however her recent works display a technique of intricate dot work, with small blocks of colour, but often in black and white or red and white. She began painting her Sandhills / My Country dreaming using this fine rhythmic dot technique in 2000 and this series has emerged as one of her most sought after.
Jorna is the niece of leading Aboriginal artist Tommy Watson and while his iconic style was a very early influence, Jorna has developed a very distinct style all her own. She is considered a rising star and has already established her place alongside the best with her bold and contemporary use of colour and her meticulously executed style. Lean about her work by clicking this link