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MB056858

Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Sugarbag (Native Honey)

Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
90 x 45cm
Year Painted
2021
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MB056858

Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Sugarbag (Native Honey)

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Artist Profile

Annie Hunter Petyarre Born: c. 1967 Language Group: Alyawarre Country: A…

Artist Profile

Annie Hunter Petyarre

Born: c. 1967

Language Group: Alyawarre

Country: Arawerre (Soapy Bore), Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Batik on Silk

Subjects: Sugar Bag, Awelye (Women's Ceremony and Body Paint Designs), Country

Annie was involved in the Utopia Women's Batik Group. Her work is represented in 'A Picture Story', a project initiated by CAAMA in the late 80's. Annie also began painting in the late 80's and has been involved in many group exhibitions, including the Robert Holmes à Court touring exhibition of silk batiks.

Annie is from a family of artists. Her mother, Molly Pwerle, sisters Jessie and Susan, and also her older brother, Sandy Hunter, are all renowned artists. All have a refined style. Often their whole painting will consist of patterns of individual fine dots, reflecting their story and Arawerre country. They also paint stories associated with Atnwengerrp and Irrweltye, their mother's country.

Collections

Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

The Holmes à Court Collection, Perth

Group Exhibitions

1989 Alcoota, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne
1989 A Myriad of Dreaming: Twentieth Century Aboriginal Art, Westpac Gallery, Melbourne Design Warehouse Sydney
1989 Utopia Women's Paintings - the First Works on Canvas
1988 A Summer Project, S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1990 Utopia - A Picture Story,' an exhibition of 88 works on silk from the Holmes à Court Collection by Utopia artists which toured Eire & Scotland
1999 Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2006 Utopia, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2007 Patterns of Power, Art from the Eastern Desert, Simmer on the Bay, Sydney
2007 Standing on Ceremony, Tandanya Cultural Institute, Adelaide
2007 Eastern Desert Dreaming, Artists from Utopia, Gallery G, Brisbane
2008 Power of Place, Tandanya: National Aboriginal Cultural Institute Inc., Adelaide
2010 Aboriginal Artists UK Spring Show 11-13 June, London
2011 Utopian Aboriginal Art, Without Pier Art Gallery, Melbourne
2011 Desert Visions, Prairie Hotel, Parachilna, South Australia
2013 Aboriginal Artists UK Show, London
2014 Indigenous Group Show, Without Pier Art Gallery, Melbourne

Further References

Brody, A 1989, Utopia Women’s Paintings: the First Works on Canvas, A Summer Project, 1988-89, exhib. Cat., Heytesbury Holdings, Perth
Brody, A 1990, Utopia a Picture Story, 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert Holmes a Court Collection, Heytesbury Holdings Ltd, Perth
Diggins, L (ed) 1989 A Myriad of Dreaming: Twentieth Century Aboriginal Art, exhibit. Cat., Malakoff Fine Art Press, North Caulfield, Victoria

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Artist Name:
Annie Hunter Petyarre
Artwork Size:
90 x 45cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2021
Title:
Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Sugarbag (Native Honey)
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.

Description

Annie's painting represents Awelye (Women's Ceremony and Body Paint Designs) for Sugarbag. Sugarbag is bush honey of Australian native bees. Bush honey can be found in the trees in her country.

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'. Concentric circles represent the site where the Awelye is being performed.

Annie depicts leaves and seeds through dot work.

Located at
Mbantua Alice Gallery (MGA)

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