- Skin Name:Mpetyane
- Region:Utopia, Central Australia
- Dreaming:Women's Stories, Awelye (women's ceremony and body paint designs), Bush Foods, Alpar (Rat tail plant)
Peggy was born c.1940. Peggy is related to the renowned central Australian artist Gloria Petyarre. Peggy paints her mothers Dreamings which include Kangaroo and Engedkina (pumpkin dreaming), amongst other stories from the Utopia region in central Australia.
Peggy Purvis spends most of her time in the Utopia homelands community. Peggy was involved with the batik movement during the 1980’s at Utopia.
- © Artist image taken by Arts Photographer Sabine Haider, Director of Central Art 2006
- Aboriginal Artists of the Western Desert - A Biographical Dictionary by Vivien Johnson, published by Craftsman House 1994,
- The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture edited by Sylvia Kleinert and Margo Neale published by OUP 2000,
- Australian Aboriginal Artist Encyclopedia' - dictionary of biographies' Kreczmanski, Janusz B & Birnberg, Margo (eds.): Aboriginal Artists: Dictionary of Biographies: Central Desert, Western Desert & Kimberley Region (JB Publishing Australia, Marleston, 2004).
- Brody, A. 1989 Utopia women's Paintings: the First Works on Canvas, A summer Project, 1988-89 exhib. Cat. Heytesbury Holdings, Perth Brody, A. 1990 Utopia, a picture Story, 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert Homes a Court Gallery and gallery Collection, Heytesbury Holdings LTD Perth NATSIVAD database; Latz, P. 1995, Bushfires & Bushtucker, IAD Press, Alice Springs.
- Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association collection, Alice Sprigs, NT;
- Art Bank, Sydney;
- Homes a Court Gallery and gallery Collection, Perth;
- Art Gallery of South Australia;
- 2004 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibition; Nashville and Knoxville, Tennessee2002 Mbantua Gallery - Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A
- 2002 Mbantua Gallery - 'The Cove Gallery' Portland, Oregon U.S.A. (Benefit - OHSU Heart Research Centre)
- 2002 Mbantua Gallery - Urban Wine Works, Portland, Oregon U.S.A. (Benefit - OHSU Heart Research Centre)
- 2002 Mbantua Gallery - Mary's Woods, Portland, Oregon U.S.A (Benefit - OHSU Heart Research Centre)