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MB056902

Yerrampe (Honey Ant) Dreaming

Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
60 x 30cm
Year Painted
2021
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MB056902

Yerrampe (Honey Ant) Dreaming

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Artist Profile

Doreen Payne Petyarre Born: 1954 Language Group: Alyawarre Country: Ngkw…

Artist Profile

Doreen Payne Petyarre

Born: 1954

Language Group: Alyawarre

Country: Ngkwarlerlaneme and Arnkawenyerre, Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Wood Carving

Subjects: Yerrampe (Honey Ant) Dreaming, Country, Awelye (Women's Ceremony)

Doreen's mother is Lena Pwerle and her father, Left Hand Sam (1934-2002). She is married to Harold Payne Mpetyane and they have six children: Bronwyn, Violet, Richard, Johnny, Jimmy, Laura. All have painted or produced wood sculptures for Mbantua Gallery.

Doreen's paintings can comprise of colourful patterns of tiny dots when describing her country or the Yerrampe (Honey Ant) Story, or strong, bold, linear work when illustrating Awelye (Women's Ceremonial Body Paint Design). Her paintings always associate with the stories from her father's country, Ngwarlerlaneme, North West of the Utopia Region.

Doreen's first work for Mbantua Gallery was wooden sculptures of birds, lizards and human figures painted up for ceremony, all of which involved a lot of skill - working the hard wood with tomahawk, rasp and file, then scraping the edges with broken glass to smooth the rough edges.

Collections

Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

Exhibitions

2002 Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, N.T.
2002 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: New City Merchants, Knoxville, TN; Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville, TN; 'The Cove Gallery' Portland, OR; Urban Wine Works, Portland, OR; Mary's Woods, Portland, OR
2003 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: New City Merchants, Knoxville, TN; Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville, TN; 'The Cove Gallery' Portland, OR; Mary's Woods, Portland, OR
2003 Contemporary Aboriginal Art Event, Umpqua Bank in conjunction with Mbantua Gallery, Portland, Oregon USA
2003 Art from the Dreamtime, Portland Art Museum, Portland OR USA
2004 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: Portland, Nashville, Knoxville, Hartford and Greenwich

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Artist Name:
Doreen Payne Petyarre
Artwork Size:
60 x 30cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2021
Title:
Yerrampe (Honey Ant) 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.

Description

Doreen Payne paints the Dreaming story of Yerrampe (Honey Ants) which belongs to her countries, Ngkwarlerlaneme and Arnkawenyerr.

Yerrampe are a sweet bush food for the aboriginal people, found underneath the ground of certain trees. When digging for Yerrampe, care is taken not to kill or hurt them (or not get bitten either!) so that they can go on and collect more honey. The sac on the back of the honey ant is pure natural honey.

Doreen illustrates the women of her countries ('U' motifs) collecting the Yerrampe. They carry with them their digging sticks and coolamons (carved wooden bowls) which are typical instruments used for collecting many bush foods. The concentric circles represent the site where the Yerrampe are being collected and arced linear designs represent Awelye (Women's Ceremony and Body Paint Designs). 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.

The beautiful background designs are inspired by the honey grevillea (Grevillea juncifolia) flower, a 'pretty flower' Doreen says. This flower is called Tharrkarr in Doreen's language which also has a Dreaming story that belongs to her countries.

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Mbantua Alice Gallery (MGA)

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