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MB056024

Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Sugarbag (Native Honey) MB056024-Susan Hunter Petyarre


Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
120 x 90cm
Year Painted
2020

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MB056024

Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Sugarbag (Native Honey) MB056024-Susan Hunter Petyarre

Susan's painting represents Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for sugarbag. Sugarbag is bush honey of Australian native bees.

The linear designs represent Awelye. These designs are painted onto the chest, breasts, arms and thighs. Powders ground from ochre (clays), charcoal and ash are used as body paint and applied with a flat stick with soft padding. They call this stick 'typale'. The women sing the songs associated with their Awelye as each woman takes her turn to be 'painted-up'.

Susan depicts leaves and seeds through dot work.

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Mbantua Darwin Gallery (MGD)