Alan Pitjara comes from the Utopia region or Eastern Desert in Central Australia. Alan is the brother of the renown Anna Price Petyarre and Stephen Martin Petyarre nephew to the extraordinary late Greeny Purvis
Alan was born on the 10th of August 1963 and has primarily lived in Utopia, an Aboriginal community several hours outside of Alice Springs. Alan and his family are responsible for the Bush Yam Dreaming. Alan’s paintings reflect the cycles of the Bush Yam – an edible plant used by Aboriginal people.