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MB043357

Utnea (Carpet Snake) at Aremela Rockhole

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Acrylic on Canvas
Size
90 x 90cm
Year Painted
2010
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MB043357

Utnea (Carpet Snake) at Aremela Rockhole

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Artist Profile

Gary Bird Mpetyane Born: 1983 Language Group: Anmatyerre Country: Ilkawe…

Artist Profile

Gary Bird Mpetyane

Born: 1983

Language Group: Anmatyerre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects: Tyankern (Mulga Berries), Ntang Artety (Mulga Seed), Ahakeye (Bush Plum), Aremela Rockhole, Other Men's stories belonging to his country

Gary is a younger son of Paddy Bird and Eileen Bird, grandson of Ada Bird Petyarre.

Gary's country and stories are passed down from his ancestors. His stories are associated to Mulga Bore country where he lives and where Lindsay Bird Mpetyane is the chief custodian. His style of painting reflects the work of his brothers and father.

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Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

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Artist Name:
Gary Bird Mpetyane
Artwork Size:
90 x 90cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2010
Title:
Utnea (Carpet Snake) at Aremela Rockhole
Free Shipping Worldwide!:
This painting on canvas 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.

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This painting represents Utnea at Aremela Rockhole. Aremela Rockhole is a sacred site for Gary and his people. In this painting the large concentric circles represent Aremela Rockhole and the smaller circles represent smaller rock holes nearby at Aremela. Parallel lines stemming from the concentric circles represent travelling lines of the Ilkawerne people to and from Aremela Rockhole. Short parallel lines in this painting represent tyape (grubs) and small curved lines represent dry sticks nearby. Arntep are common bronzewings (pigeons) and their tracks are represented in this painting by the small arrow shapes. Arntep meat can be eaten to stop you from getting sick. U shapes equal men. Other symbols are sacred men's symbols.

According to Dreamtime, Utnea, as represented in this painting by the S shapes, is a carpet snake who is king of all the carpet snakes, and is the 'boss man' for Ilkawerne country. The dreamtime story for Utnea is a very important story for Gary which belongs to his country, Ilkawerne, and tells of his ancestors travelling as carpet snakes, coming across many waterholes and campsites. They are hunting and singing their sacred songs, before stopping and changing back to people.

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