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Eileen Bird Petyarre B.1956

An ancient tradition of 60 thousand years gave the World its most exciting form of Contemporary art

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Eileen Bird Petyarre is an acclaimed Australian artist born into a renowned artistic family. Eileen family encompass widely recognized Australia's artists such as Gloria Mills Petyarre, Lindsay Bird, Gloria Petyarre, Anna Petyarre and Emily Kngwarreye who dubbed by art experts as one of the World’s best modern and abstract artists. Eileen inherited the family creative gene yet she has own unique very distinctive style.  Eileen married to established artist Paddy Bird (1940-2010). They have eleven adult children, most of them are fine artists in their own right. Eileen Bird work has the physical presence of the much contemporary art. Eileen Bird paintings often described as the ancient ceremonies called 'Awele' create the dialog with the present and the past. Eileen work was featured in major national and international exhibitions and the prestigious book 'Utopia A Picture Story'.

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Artist: Eileen Bird
Title: E035920
Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen on board
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Title: E035195
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Title: E035911
Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen on board
Image: 95x35cm
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Eileen Bird Petyarre  linear designs her paintings signify women’s ceremony Awelye

Eileen Bird Petyarre is an Australian acclaimed artist. Eileen was born (c.1956) into a well-known artistic family and she married a well-known artist Paddy Bird (1940-2010) the eldest son of Ada Bird Petyarre. They have eleven adult children most of them are fine artists in their own right. Eileen family encompass widely recognized Australia's Aboriginal artists Gloria Mills Petyarre (B.1932),  Lindsay Bird (B.1935), Gloria Petyarre (B.1945), Anna Petyarre (B.1965) and Emily Kngwarreye (1910-1996) who dubbed by art experts as one of the world’s best modern and abstract artists.

Eileen Bird was exposed to family artistic experience and also inherited the family creative artistic gene however, Eileen originated her own unique distinctive style. Eileen Bird work has the physical presence of the much contemporary art. Eileen paintings create the dialog the present with the past, describing the ancient ceremonies called 'Awelye'.

Eileen Bird work has been featured in numerous Exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Eileen was involved with the Utopia Batik since 1977 and is features in prestigious book 'Utopia A Picture Story'. Eileen work is represented in important Collections within Australia and overseas

The linear designs in Eileen Bird’s paintings signify women’s ceremony 'Awelye'. 'Awelye' refers to women's ceremonies associated with women's business and also to the painting of designs on a women's body. This spiritual, sensuous and meditative performance reflects the nurturing role of women in Aboriginal society. The designs are painted during the 'Awelye' ceremonies on people chest, breasts, arms and thighs. Powders are ground from red and yellow clays 'Ochre' also charcoal and ash are used to paint the women's body. She apply paint with a flat stick with soft padding call 'Typale' and each woman takes her turn to be painted-up. During the ceremony women sing songs associated with their 'Awelye'. Women perform 'Awleye' ceremonies to demonstrate respect for their country and the total well-being and health of their community.

COLLECTIONS

Art gallery of New South Wales

Umpqua Bank Portland Oregon USA

Art and Soul Gallery Nashville Tennessee USA

New City Merchants Knoxville Tennessee USA

Cove Gallery USA

Homes a Court Collection

Art Bank Sydney

Kerry Stokes collection

Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Kelton Foundation Santa Monica USA

Mbantua gallery & cultural museum

Araluen Arts Centre

Eileen Bird Petyarre work is successfully sold in Australian Art Auction, see Records

 

Bibliography

Brody, A.1989, Utopia Women's Paintings, the First Works on Canvas, A Summer Project, 1988-89, exhib. cat. Heytesbury Holdings, Perth.(C)

1990, Contemporary Aboriginal Art from the Robert Holmes a Court Collection, exhib. cat. Heytesbury Holdings Ltd. Perth.

Aboriginal Artists of the Western Desert, A Biographical Dictionary" by Vivien Johnson, published by Craftsman House 1994,

"The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture" edited by Sylvia Kleinert and Margo Neale published by OUP 2000

Australian Aboriginal Artist Encyclopedia  dictionary of biographies by Kreczmanski, Janusz B & Birnberg, Margo (eds.): Aboriginal Artists: Dictionary of Biographies: Central Desert, Western Desert & Kimberley Region (J.B. Publishing Australia, Marleston, 2004)

Brody, A. 1989 Utopia women’s Paintings: the First Works on Canvas, A summer Project, 1988-89 exhib. Cat. Heytesbury Holdings, Perth Brody, A. 1990 Utopia, a picture Story, 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert Homes a Court Gallery and gallery Collection, Heytesbury Holdings LTD Perth NATSIVAD database

 Latz, P. 1995, Bushfires & Bushtucker, IAD Press, Alice Springs.g, Margo (eds.): Aboriginal Artists: Dictionary of Biographies: Central Desert, Western Desert & Kimberley Region (JB Publishing Australia, Marleston, 2004).

 

EXHIBITIONS

1989 Utopia Womens Paintings, the First Works on Canvas, A Summer Project

1988-89  S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

1990 Contemporary Aboriginal Art from the Robert Holmes a Court Collection, Harvard University, University of Minnesota, Lake Oswego Center for the Arts, United States of America

1991 Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Exhibition, Araluen Centre, Alice Springs

1991 The Eighth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

1998 Mbantua Gallery Alice Springs NT Australia

2002 Art and Soul Gallery Nashville Tennessee USA

2002 Cove Gallery Portland Oregon USA (Benefit - OHSU Heart Research Centre)

2002 Urban Wine Works, Portland, Oregon USA (Benefit – OHSU Heart Research Centre)

2002 Mary's Woods, Portland, Oregon USA (Benefit – OHSU Heart Research Centre)

2002  New City Merchants Knoxville Tennessee USA

2003 Art and Soul Gallery Nashville Tennessee USA

2003 Cove Gallery Portland, Oregon USA (Benefit - OHSU Heart Research Centre)

2003 Contemporary Aboriginal Art Event, Umpqua Bank Portland Oregon USA (Benefit - OHSU Heart Research Centre)

2003 Mary's Woods, Portland, Oregon USA (Benefit - OHSU Heart Research Centre)

2003 Art From The Dreamtime Portland Art Museum Oregon USA (Benefit - OHSU Heart Research Centre)

2004 Gallery USA exhibition in Portland, Nashville, Knoxville and Hartford.

 

REFERENCES

"Aboriginal Artists of the Western Desert - A Biographical Dictionary" by Vivien Johnson, published by Craftsman House 1994,
"
The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture" edited by Sylvia Kleinert and Margo Neale published by OUP 2000,
Australian Aboriginal Artist Encyclopedia” – dictionary of biographies” Kreczmanski, Janusz B & Birnberg, Margo (eds.): Aboriginal Artists: Dictionary of Biographies: Central Desert, Western Desert & Kimberley Region (JB Publishing Australia, Marleston, 2004). Brody, A. 1989 Utopia women’s Paintings: the First Works on Canvas, A summer Project, 1988-89 exhib. Cat. Heytesbury Holdings, Perth Brody A. 1990 Utopia, a picture Story, 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert Homes a Court Gallery and gallery Collection,
Heytesbury Holdings LTD Perth NATSIVAD database.

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