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MB056635

Ahakeye (Bush Plum) Dreaming

Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
90 x 60cm
Year Painted
2021
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MB056635

Ahakeye (Bush Plum) Dreaming

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Elizabeth Mpetyane Born: c. 1980 Language Group: Anmatyerre Country: Aha…

Artist Profile

Elizabeth Mpetyane

Born: c. 1980

Language Group: Anmatyerre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects: Ahakeye (Bush Plum), Awelye (Women's Ceremony)

Elizabeth began painting for Mbantua Gallery in 2006. Her works represent the Dreamtime story of Ahakeye (bush plum) which is found in the desert. Elizabeth's father is Motorbike Paddy who also paints the Ahakeye. Not speaking much English, Elizabeth was encouraged to take up painting by her female family members including her mother, renowned artist Kathleen Ngale. Elizabeth resides in the Utopia Region and still participates in traditional ways of life and ceremonies to promote the Dreamtime of bush plum.

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Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

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Artist Name:
Elizabeth Mpetyane
Artwork Size:
90 x 60cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2021
Title:
Ahakeye (Bush Plum) Dreaming
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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In this painting, Elizabeth paints the bush plum (dot work). This is a very important story for Elizabeth that belongs to her country. This story, its songs, dances and symbols have been passed down to Elizabeth from her father. The ahakeye, called bush plum in English by Elizabeth, 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.

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