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MB056336

Awelye (Women's Ceremony)

Medium
Acrylic on Linen
Size
210 x 150cm
Year Painted
2020
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MB056336

Awelye (Women's Ceremony)

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Catalogue Number:
MB056336

Artist Profile

Emily painted her first paintings for Mbantua in 2001. The theme of her painting…

Artist Profile

Artist Profile

Emily Pwerle
Born:

c. 1930's

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), Akarley (Northern Wild Orange), Anthep Awelye (Ceremonial Dance)

Emily painted her first paintings for Mbantua in 2001. The theme of her paintings usually relates to Women's Ceremonies associated with her country, Atnwengerrp/Irrweltye, and the body paint designs used. Her style often shows strong, bold linear work with a backdrop of fine dots, reflecting country or sometimes akarley (bush orange), also stories from Emily's country.

Emily is a full sister to the late Minnie Pwerle (Barbara Weir's mother).

COLLECTIONS
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
EXHIBITIONS
2005
Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2006
The Pwerle Sisters, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2006
The Pwerle Sisters, Artmob Gallery, Hobart, TAS
2006
APS Bendi Lango Art Exhibition with Rio Tinto, Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
2007
Utopia in New York, Robert Steele Gallery, New York City, NY, USA
2007
Desert Diversity, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2007
Gallery Savah, Sydney, NSW
2007
Treasures of the Spirit - Investing in Aboriginal Art, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide, SA
2007
Utopia Collection, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle, WA
2008
EWB Elements, Group Travelling Exhibition to Major Cities in Australia, presented by DACOU in conjunction with Dreamtime Art and Engineers Without Borders
2008
Walking Together to Aid Aboriginal Health - Shalom Gamarada Aboriginal Art Exhibition, University of NSW, Kensington, NSW
2008
Women's Stories, Alison Kelly Gallery, Richmond, VIC
2009
Utopia - Colours of the Desert, Gongpyeong Art Space in collaboration with DACOU, Australian Embassy in Korea and Crossbay Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2009
Gallery Savah, Sydney, NSW
2010
The Pwerle Sisters, Group Exhibition DACOU, Melbourne, VIC

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Artist Name, Artwork Size, Medium, Year Painted,

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Artist Name:
Emily Pwerle
Artwork Size:
210 x 150cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Linen
Year Painted:
2020
Title:
Awelye (Women's Ceremony)
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

Emily 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