Mitchell Fine Art is proud to present an upcoming exhibition of her artworks by award winning artist Margaret Loy Pula. 

Hailing from Utopia in Central Australia Margaret Loy Pula continues a legacy that dates back through millennia. Painting traditional stories handed down from her father she depicts her homelands, bush foods and ceremonial designs using a series of finely detailed dots.

Margaret Loy Pula paints her culture and her father’s dreaming. Her primary story is “Anatye” or Bush Potato dreaming. The painting portrays a plant that is an important food source to the Anmatyerre people of Central Australia. Margaret has been exposed to art for most of her life having grown up in the small community where she still resides.

She is the  daughter of well known artist Kathleen Petyarre and the mother of Abie Loy Kemarre, also an artist from Utopia. Her aunties are the well known Petyarre sisters all of whom are established artists.

In 2012 Margaret Loy Pula was the first Indigenous artist to win the prestigious Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize in South Australia.

In 2011 she was the first female artist to win the Sunshine Coast Art Prize and in the same year the first female artist to win the Paddington Art Prize (Sydney). In 2016 she received a Commended Award for the Tattersalls Art Prize in Brisbane.

Margaret Loy Pula has also won the Muswellbrook Art Prize (2013), Redland Art Prize (2014) and the Grace Cossington Smith Art Prize (2014). She has been a finalist in the Wynne Prize (2012), Sulman Prize (2013), Blake Prize (2013), Gold Coast Art Prize (2011), Fleurieu Art Prize (2013), Calleen Art Prize (2015).

Pula has held major exhibitions in New York and exhibited at some of the world’s top art fairs including Singapore, Miami, New York and Mexico City.

In 2017 Margaret Loy Pula won the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize at the Bendigo Art Gallery and the Tattersall's Art Prize in Brisbane.

The exhibition is showing at Mitchell Fine Art, 86 Arthur Street Fortitude Valley from 21 March – 15 April 2023.

Mitchell Fine Art is located at 86 Arthur St in Fortitude Valley. The gallery is open 6 days a week and provides free onsite parking.

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To view or purchase artworks online visit www.mitchellfineartgallery.com

To enquire please email admin@mitchellfineartgallery.com or ph 07 3254 2297.

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