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MB050762

Ahakeye (Bush Plum) at Aremela Rockhole

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Acrylic on Canvas
Size
180 x 60cm
Year Painted
2016
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MB050762

Ahakeye (Bush Plum) at Aremela Rockhole

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Artist Profile

June Bird Ngale Born: 1955 Language Group: Anmatyerre Country: Ilkawerne…

Artist Profile

June Bird Ngale

Born: 1955

Language Group: Anmatyerre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Silk Batik

Subjects: Alpar (Rat-tail Plant) Story, Ahakeye (Bush Plum), Ahakeye at Aremela Rockhole, Awelye (Women's Ceremony and Body Paint Designs), Waterhole

June Bird is the daughter of Ada Bird Petyarre and Tommy Bird Mpetyane (both dec). She lives with her husband and children in the Utopia Region in Central Australia.

June worked in batik during the 1980's and her work is part of the prestigious Robert Holmes á Court Collection.

Her style of painting reflects a strong influence from her mother's paintings.

Collections

Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

The Holmes á Court Collection, Perth

University of Queensland, Brisbane

Anthropology Museum, St Lucia

Exhibitions

1985 The Second National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
1991 Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Exhibition, Araluen Centre, Alice Springs
1999 Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs
1999 My Country, Powerful Expressions, Wollondilly Galerie, Germany
2004 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: Portland, Nashville, Knoxville, Hartford and Greenwich
2004 Evolution of Utopia, Mbantua Gallery Cultural Museum, Alice Springs, NT, opened by the Honorable Robert Hill
2005 Evolution of Utopia, Mbantua Gallery Cultural Museum, Alice Springs, NT, opened by the Honorable Robert Hill
2006 Evolution of Utopia, Mbantua Gallery Cultural Museum, Alice Springs, NT, opened by the Honorable Robert Hill

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Artist Name:
June Bird Ngale
Artwork Size:
180 x 60cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2016
Title:
Ahakeye (Bush Plum) 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.

Description

This painting represents Ahakeye (bush plum) at Aremela Rockhole. Aremela Rockhole is a sacred site for June and her people. In this painting, concentric circles represent Aremela Rockhole.

The ahakeye, called bush plum in English by June, is also known as the native currant or citrus. It belongs to the canthium attenuatum shrub which grows about 3m high. This shrub produces small white flowers, deep green citrus-like leaves and the ahakeye which are black when ripe and very small. This fruit is favoured for its sweet taste and can be reconstituted in water if dry. In this painting, the dot work represents the fruit of the bush plum.

Located at
Mbantua Alice Gallery (MGA)

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