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MB052606

Awelye (Women's Ceremony)

Dorothy Jones Pwerle

Dorothy Jones Pwerle

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Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
45 x 45cm
Year Painted
2017
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MB052606

Awelye (Women's Ceremony)

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MB052606

Artist Profile

Dorothy has been painting for Mbantua Gallery since 2001. Her style of painting …

Artist Profile

Artist Profile

Dorothy Jones Pwerle
Born:

1953

Language Group:

Alyawarre

Country:

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

Medium:

Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects:

Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Women's Story, Country, Women Collecting Imuna (Bush Food), Akarley (Northern Wild Orange)

Dorothy has been painting for Mbantua Gallery since 2001. Her style of painting often comprises of simple iconography representing women preparing for or participating in Awelye - woman's ceremonies and the body paint design associated with these ceremonies. Her backdrops of linear or patchwork patterns are created by applying very fine dots. Dorothy is second wife to Lenny Kngwarreye Jones.

COLLECTIONS
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
EXHIBITIONS
2002
Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions

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Artist Name, Artwork Size, Medium, Year Painted,

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Artist Name:
Dorothy Jones Pwerle
Artwork Size:
45 x 45cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2017
Title:
Awelye (Women's Ceremony)
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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Dorothy paints Awelye (Women's Ceremonial and Body Paint Designs) for the ancestral dreamtime stories which belong to her country, Atnwengerrp.

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