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MB054957

Ahakeye (Bush Plum) Dreaming

Medium
Acrylic on Linen
Size
180 x 90cm
Year Painted
2019
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MB054957

Ahakeye (Bush Plum) Dreaming

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Artist Profile

Matthew Mpetyane Born: c. 1960 Language Group: Anmatyerre Country: Ahalp…

Artist Profile

Matthew Mpetyane

Born: c. 1960

Language Group: Anmatyerre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Subjects: Ahakeye (Bush Plum), Goanna, Bush Berry, Possum

Mathew's paintings represent the Dreamtime story of Ahakeye (Bush Plum) which is found in the desert. Mathew is the son of renowned artist, Kathleen Ngale and Motorbike Paddy who also paints the Ahakeye. Mathew's sister, Elizabeth Mpetyane is also a painter. During 2000 Mathew commenced painting for Mbantua Gallery.

Exhibitions

2002 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: New City Merchants, Knoxville, TN; Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville, TN; 'The Cove Gallery' Portland, OR; Urban Wine Works, Portland, OR; Mary's Woods, Portland, OR
2003 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: New City Merchants, Knoxville, TN; Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville, TN; 'The Cove Gallery' Portland, OR; Mary's Woods, Portland, OR

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Artist Name, Artwork Size, Medium, Year Painted,

Information

Artist Name:
Matthew Mpetyane
Artwork Size:
180 x 90cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Linen
Year Painted:
2019
Title:
Ahakeye (Bush Plum) Dreaming
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

Matthew paints the story of the Ahakeye. This is a very important story for Matthew that belongs to his country. This story, its songs, dances and symbols have been passed down to Matthew from his father. The ahakeye, called bush plum in English by Matthew, 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. Dot work represents the ahakeye.

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Mbantua Alice Gallery

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