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MB029178

Atnwelarre (Pencil Yam) and Kame (Seed)

Medium
Acrylic on Linen
Size
30 x 30cm
Year Painted
2005
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MB029178

Atnwelarre (Pencil Yam) and Kame (Seed)

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Artist Profile

Greeny Purvis Petyarre Born: 1930 Deceased: 2010 Language Group: Anmatye…

Artist Profile

Greeny Purvis Petyarre

Born: 1930

Deceased: 2010

Language Group: Anmatyerre

Country: Alhalkere, Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects: Atnwelarre (Pencil Yam) and Kame (Yam Seed), Emu and Kangaroo Dreaming, Tree Story

Greeny, apart from being a very high ranking tribal elder in Utopia, was also the nephew of the late EmilyKame Kngwarreye. His father, Alhalkere Jack, Lindsay Bird's mother and Emily are all blood brothers and sisters. Greeny was married to Kathleen Kemarre and had four daughters.

Greeny's paintings, usually Yam Seed Dreamings, are highly sought after by collectors and galleries throughout the world. Very rarely did he digress from the basic colours, and he painted with the use of lines, medium size dots and very small dots. On occasion he had been known to use very large, splash type dot work during a period of collaborations with Emily Kame Kngwarreye (Greeny being the eldest nephew).

The colours usually indicate different stages, seasons or time e.g. Yam Seed Dreaming – before germinating, after germinating, when bearing fruit and sometimes after it has borne fruit. His paintings appeared to reflect his unpretentious personality – quietly unassuming but with that feeling of endurance and respect.

Collections

Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Exhibitions

2000 Combined Exhibition, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
1995 Dreamings, DACOU Gallery, Adelaide
1995 From Beneath the Earth - Utopian Artists, DACOU Gallery, Adelaide
1997 Utopia: Contemporary Aboriginal Works, Quadrivium Gallery NSW
1998 Dreamings, Spazio Pitti Arte, Florence
1998 Dreamings,Vlaams-Europeesch Conferentiecentrum Brussels, Belgium
1998 Moseum Dorestad,Wijk bij Duurstede, The Netherlands
1998 Private Art Galleries, France
1999 Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2000 'Artists of Utopia', Tandanya, SA
2000 Hogarth Galleries, 'Utopia: Tradition and Innovation Recent work by the artists of Utopia, Northern Territory
2002 'Anmatyerre Men', World Vision, Walkabout Gallery, Sydney
2002 Light Over Utopia, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle, WA
2002 Mbantua Gallery USA Exhibitions: Art and Soul Gallery,Nashville, Tennessee; 'The Cove Gallery'Portland, Oregon; Urban Wine Works, Portland, Oregon; Mary's Woods, Portland, Oregon (Benefit – OHSU Heart Research Centre)
2003 Mbantua Gallery USA Exhibitions: New City Merchants, Knoxville, Tennessee; Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee; 'The Cove Gallery' Portland, Oregon; Contemporary Aboriginal Art Event, Umpqua Bank, Portland, Oregon; Mary's Woods, Portland Oregon; Art From The Dreamtime, Portland Art Museum, Portland Oregon (Benefit - OHSU Heart Research Centre)
2003 Hogarth Galleries, Paddington, NSW
2004 Addison Road Gallery, Marrickville, NSW
2004 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibition; Portland, Nashville, Knoxville, Greenwich, New York and Philadelphia
2004 The Utopia Men, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs
2005 Yam Dreaming – Atnwelarre, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2005 'Small Wonders'(A collection of 1'x1' and 1'x1½' paintings), Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, N.T
2004 Evolution of Utopia, Mbantua Gallery Cultural Museum, Alice Springs

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Artist Name:
Greeny Purvis Petyarre
Artwork Size:
30 x 30cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Linen
Year Painted:
2005
Title:
Atnwelarre (Pencil Yam) and Kame (Seed)
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

Atnwelarre, the Pencil Yam, and Kame, the seed of this plant, are the subject of Greeny's painting. The Dreamtime stories for both of these belong to Greeny's country Alhalkere in the Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs. The Atnwelarre is a trailing herb or creeper, sometimes covering large areas, with bright green leaves, yellow flowers and long skinny yams (swollen roots). These are an important food source which can be eaten raw or cooked in hot sand and ashes.

In the Dreamtime there are two parts to the Kame story, one that belongs to Alhalkere and Atnangkere countries, and the other that belongs to Arnumarra country. Two different seeds were born that created two different species of Pencil Yam; one called Atnwelarre which belongs to Greeny's country, and the other called Arlatyeye which belongs to Arnumarra country. The Atnwelarre and Kame stories are very important Dreamtime stories for Greeny's country and ceremonies by his people are performed to ensure its productivity as a food source and life form of the ancestors.

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Mbantua Alice Gallery (MGA)

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