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MB029916

Atnwelarre (Pencil Yam) and Kame (Seed)

Greeny Purvis Petyarre

Greeny Purvis Petyarre

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Acrylic on Linen
Size
90 x 30cm
Year Painted
2006
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MB029916

Atnwelarre (Pencil Yam) and Kame (Seed)

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Artist Profile

Greeny Purvis Petyarre, apart from being a very high ranking tribal elder in Uto…

Artist Profile

Artist Profile

Greeny Purvis Petyarre
Born:

1930

Deceased:

2010

Language Group:

Anmatyerre

Country:

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

Medium:

Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects:

Atnwelarre (Pencil Yam) and Kame (Seed), Emu and Kangaroo Dreaming, Men's Story

Greeny Purvis Petyarre, apart from being a very high ranking tribal elder in Utopia, was also the nephew of the late Emily Kame 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 Collection, Alice Springs, NT
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA
EXHIBITIONS
1995
Dreamings, DACOU Gallery, Adelaide, SA
1997
Utopia: Contemporary Aboriginal Works, Quadrivium Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1998
Dreamings, Spazio Pitti Arte, Florence, Italy
2000
Artists of Utopia, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide, SA
2002
Anmatyerre Men, World Vision Walkabout, Sydney, NSW
2002
Light Over Utopia, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle, WA
2002-2004
Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions
2004
Addison Road Gallery, Marrickville, NSW
2004-2005
The Utopia Men, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2005
Yam Dreaming - Atnwelarre, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2005
Small Wonders, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2004-2006
Evolution of Utopia - opened by the Honorable Robert Hill, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT

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Artist Name, Artwork Size, Medium, Year Painted,

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Artist Name:
Greeny Purvis Petyarre
Artwork Size:
90 x 30cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Linen
Year Painted:
2006
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 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. 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.

Located at
Mbantua Warehouse