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MB056196

Women Collecting Imuna (Bush Food)

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Acrylic on Canvas
Size
90 x 30cm
Year Painted
2020
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MB056196

Women Collecting Imuna (Bush Food)

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Artist Profile

May Lewis Pwerle Born: 1964 Language Group: Alyawarre Country: Atnwenger…

Artist Profile

May Lewis Pwerle

Born: 1964

Language Group: Alyawarre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Batik on Silk and Cotton

Subjects: Awelye (Women's Ceremonial Body Paint Designs), Akarley (Northern Wild Orange), Country, Bush Foods

May began painting for Mbantua Gallery in 1996 along with her sisters Dorothy, Topsy, Mary, Mavis and Gypsy. These sisters are married into the Jones family of Utopia and therefore go by either the Lewis or the Jones surname.

May's paintings are commonly based on Awelye that is performed for the Akarley which is a bush orange that can be found throughout her country. Her paintings consist of refined dot work in various colours and patterns.

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Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

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Artist Name:
May Lewis Pwerle
Artwork Size:
90 x 30cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2020
Title:
Women Collecting Imuna (Bush Food)
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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May depicts women collecting a variety of bush foods, including akarley (wild orange), alkwarrer (bush banana) and anemangkerr (bush melon or tomato).

Women are shown collecting the fruits by the 'U' motifs. They carry with them their digging sticks and coolamons (carved wooden bowls) which are typical instruments used for collecting many bush foods. Concentric circles represent the sites where the bush foods are being collected. May likes to use traditional dot work in the background design to reflect the rich sand hill country of her country.

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Mbantua Darwin Gallery (MGD)

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