Born circa 1951 on the Boundary Bore Outstation of Utopia, Aboriginal Art Regions of Central Australia, Jeannie Petyarre came into a family stacked with famous artists. Her sisters are Greeny Purvis Petyarre, Evelyn Pultara, Rosemary Petyarre and Anna Price Petyarre. She is cousin to the famous sisters Gloria Petyarre, Nancy Kunoth Petyarre, Myrtle Petyarre, Kathleen Petyarre, Violet Petyarre, Ada Bird Petyarre, and Jean Petyarre.
The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.; The Holmes a Court Collection, Perth.
1989, Utopia Women's Paintings, the First Works on Canvas, A Summer Project, 1988-89, S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney; 1990, 'Utopia - A Picture Story,' an exhibition of 88 works on silk from the Holmes a Court Collection by Utopia artists which toured Eire and Scotland.; 1993, Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Exhibition, Araluen Centre, Alice Springs
Brody, A., 1989, Utopia Women's Paintings: the First Works on Canvas, A Summer Project, 1988-89, exhib. cat., Heytesbury Holdings, Perth. (C) ; Brody, A., 1990, Utopia: a Picture Story, 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert Holmes a Court Collection, Heytesbury Holdings Ltd, Perth. (C