Awely – Body Paint by Annie Pitjara Hunter
Annie Pitjara Hunter, sister to artists Susan, Jessie and Sandy Pitjara Hunter is well known for the fine execution of her interpretation of Women’s Business. Like her sisters Annie is concerned with Awely and all it symbolises during the deeply spiritual women’s ceremonies. Over the last few years she has participated in several group exhibitions throughout Australia.
Pitjara Hunter’s have been collected since the beginning of the Utopia art movement when batik was first introduced to the women in 1977. Her batik was selected for Utopia- A Picture Story an exhibition from the Holmes a Court Collection which toured extensively nationally and overseas. Her paintings were also featured in the significant exhibition “Utopia Women’s Paintings, the First Works on Canvas, A Summer Project” (1988-89). Annie Pitjara Hunter’s work is represented at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and in the Holmes a Court collection in Perth.
Born on MacDonald Downs in 1964 to Johnny Ngwarrai Hunter and Molly Bula Hunter, Annie now lives on Utopia with her family.