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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 main 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 - Ada Bird Petyarre, Nancy Kunoth Petyarre, Myrtle Petyarre, Violet Petyarre and Gloria Petyarre all of whom are established artists and whose works hang in collections both in Australia and  overseas

In 2012 Margaret 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.

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  1. Margaret Loy Pula | Anatye (Bush Potato) MK18220

    153 x 75cm

    acrylic on linen

    $8,500.00
  2. Anatye (Bush Potato) MK18218

    59.5 x 60cm

    acrylic on linen

    $2,500.00
  3. MARGARET LOY PULA | ANATYE (BUSH POTATO) MK18217

    75 x 152cm

    acrylic on linen

    $8,500.00
  4. Margaret Loy Pula | Anatye (Bush Potato) MK18206

    35.5 x 147cm

    acrylic on linen

    $4,200.00
  5. Anatye (Bush Potato) MK18165

    40 x 90cm

    acrylic on linen

    $2,500.00
  6. Margaret Loy Pula | Anatye (Bush Potato) MK17827

    150 x 150cm

    acrylic on linen

    $16,000.00
  7. Margaret Loy Pula - Anatye (Bush Potato) MK18176 - 98x200cm Sold
    Anatye (Bush Potato) MK18176

    98 x 200cm

    acrylic on linen

     
  8. Anatye (Bush Potato) MK18072

    60 x 60cm

    acrylic on linen

    $2,500.00
  9. Anatye (Bush Potato) MK16966

    91 x 91cm

    acrylic on linen

    $5,500.00
  10. Anatye (Bush Potato) MK18150

    140 x 140cm

    acrylic on linen

    $14,000.00
  11. Anatye (Bush Potato) MK17671

    90 x 120cm

    acrylic on linen

    $7,500.00
  12. Anatye (Bush Potato) A15745

    91 x 88cm

    acrylic on linen

    $5,500.00
  13. Anatye (Bush Potato) MK17209

    120 x 120cm

    acrylic on linen

    $10,000.00
  14. Anatye (Bush Potato) MK17359

    92 x 92cm

    acrylic on linen

    $5,500.00
  15. Anatye (Bush Potato) MK18164

    60 x 60cm

    acrylic on linen

    $2,500.00
  16. Anatye (Bush Potato) MK17837

    122 x 122cm

    acrylic on linen

    $10,000.00
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