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MB011150

Awelye (Women's Ceremony)

Weida Kngwarreye

Weida Kngwarreye

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Medium
Acrylic on Linen
Size
60 x 60cm
Year Painted
2000
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MB011150

Awelye (Women's Ceremony)

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MB011150

Artist Profile

Weida Kngwarreye is a senior woman in Utopia and knows everything about her coun…

Artist Profile

Artist Profile

Weida Kngwarreye
Born:

c. 1920's

Language Group:

Anmatyerre

Country:

Atnangkere, Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Medium:

Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Batik on Silk, Wood Carving

Subjects:

Atnwelarre (Pencil Yam), Tharrkarr (Sweet Honey Grevillea), Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Country, Ngwerlp (Wild Tobacco) and Antyarlkenh (Bush Yam) Story

Weida Kngwarreye is a senior woman in Utopia and knows everything about her country. When Utopia women have Awelye (Women's Ceremony), she sings very important songs. Weida has lived at Akaye Soakage, Three Bores, Camel Camp and Kurrajong Bore. She was involved with the Utopia batik movement in the late 1970's.

COLLECTIONS
The Holmes à Court Collection, Perth, WA
Mbantua Gallery Private Collection, Alice Springs, NT
EXHIBITIONS
1991
Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Exhibition, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, NT
2002-2003
Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions

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Artist Name, Artwork Size, Medium, Year Painted,

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Artist Name:
Weida Kngwarreye
Artwork Size:
60 x 60cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Linen
Year Painted:
2000
Title:
Awelye (Women's Ceremony)
Free Shipping Worldwide!:
This painting on linen will be shipped in a cylinder to you free of charge, worldwide! An option to have this painting 'stretched' onto a wooden frame may be available. If selected, further charges will apply and will be calculated at checkout.

Description

Weida paints Awelye (Women's Ceremonial and Body Paint Designs) for the ancestral dreamtime stories which belong to her country, Atnangkere.

Linear designs represent Awelye. These designs are painted onto the chest, breasts, arms and thighs. Powders ground from red and yellow ochre (clays), charcoal and ash are used as body paint and applied with a flat stick with soft padding. The women sing the songs associated with their Awelye as each woman takes her turn to be 'painted-up'. Women perform Awelye ceremonies to demonstrate respect for their country and the total well-being and health of their community.

Located at
Mbantua Warehouse