Jeannie Mills Pwerle
Born 15th May 1965,
Jeannie Mills inherited the
Yam Dreaming from her mother, however as an artist, she
depicts the dreaming in her own unique style.
With Jeannie Millis
creativity and her flair for colours as well as attentions
to details, Jennie work is highly sought after by worldwide
collectors as well as in Australian art circles.
Mills Petyarre (b.1965) was destined to be a great artist,
by a generation of indigenous artists who were part of the batik producing
generation of the 1970's,
when Western craft practices and traditional Indigenous imagery were combined
for the first time.
Jeannie Mills Petyarre (family
(1910-19696) who dubbed by art experts as one of the world’s best modern and
Mills Petyarre and mother’s brother Greeny Purvis Petyarre are both renowned
widely recognized Australia's leading
Gloria Mills Petyarre
acknowledged Australian artists
Jeannie Mills Petyarre
inherited the family creative artistic gene and
exposed to their experience,
originated her own
inspiring paintings with fascinating accuracy and intricate details, subtle
shades of colour that moves with the viewer’s eyes and floats in air that have
Jeannie Millis’s 'Anaty' painting was accepted in
Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA).
has the physical presence of the much contemporary work of art.
Jeannie is successful artist represented in Australian and
the finalist in
the 25th NATSIAA
Telstra Art Award
for Aboriginal Art
Jeannie Mills paints beautiful
flower' and 'Anaty seeds'.
Jeannie artorks are unique and immediately recognizable with the variety of
colour tones that deepen or brighten with every nuance of the ambient light.
Using a variety of colours in each brush stroke, she builds up a pattern of
complementary and juxtaposing colors in a affluence of fine dots, executed with
Jeannie Mills artwork has the physical
presence of the much contemporary work of art
that has multi-dimensional effect.
creates inspiring paintings with fascinating
accuracy and intricate details, subtle shades of colour that moves with the
viewer’s eyes and floats in air.
Jeannie Mills paintings capture the viewer's attention as their eyes meander
across the canvas, enjoying the harmonies and subtle variations in each brush
Jeannie Mills work
make excellent choice for modern interior or
art collectors and
fascinating pieces in any home.
'Anaty flower' and 'Anaty seeds' (Desert
Yam and Bush potato).
By depicting the Yam Dreaming in their
paintings, indigenous artists are able to pay homage to this significant plant
and encourage its continual rejuvenation.
The yam is a staple part of the bush tucker diet of many indigenous people from
the Central Desert region. It has an impressive root system, spreading up to
twelve metres from the stalk, and is commonly found in woodland areas nearby a
water source. Its bright green leaves and yellow flowers, can spread over quite
a wide area, growing strongly until after the rainfall months when it is
harvested by digging it out of the ground.
Jeannie is successful artist whose works are included in many private
collections in Australia and overseas.
Jeannie’s distinct style was created for Mbantua Gallery and its captivating
energy has thrust her name throughout Galleries nationwide.
of Mbantua Gallery’s nurtured artists,
developed into an established one of the most talented artist. An exhilarating
chapter for the artist to spearhead through to the future, as part of the next
generation of Aboriginal artists keeping the culture and tradition alive for
generations to come.
Jeannie Mills lives in a remote bushland area of Utopia, 300kilometers North
East of Alice Springs with a small family group of Aboriginal people.
Cheerful and good spirited,
also a ngangker (traditional healer or doctor) and she says she was taught of
the ancient bush medicines by her father and she makes some bush medicines that
can be used by all in Utopia for free.
& FURTHER REFERENCES:
Artists of the Western Desert - A Biographical Dictionary" by Vivien
Johnson, published by Craftsman House 1994,
Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture"
edited by Sylvia Kleinert and Margo Neale published by OUP 2000,
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
a Court Gallery and gallery
Heytesbury Holdings LTD Perth NATSIVAD database.