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MB057135

Anthep Awelye (Ceremonial Dance)

Medium
Acrylic on Linen
Size
30 x 30cm
Year Painted
2021
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MB057135

Anthep Awelye (Ceremonial Dance)

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MB057135

Artist Profile

Molly Pwerle Born: Unknown Language Group: Alyawarre Country: Atnwengerr…

Artist Profile

Molly Pwerle

Born: Unknown

Language Group: Alyawarre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects: Awelye (Women's Ceremony and Body Paint Designs), Anemangkerr (Small Melon)

Molly began painting in 2004 with her sister Geyla after being encouraged by a very large extended family of artists to experience the pleasure of teaching her stories in a creative way. Famed artist Minnie Pwerle is her older sister.

Collections

Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

Exhibitions

2008 Dreamings - the Land, Outback Aboriginal Art, Caulfield, Vic

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Artist Name:
Molly Pwerle
Artwork Size:
30 x 30cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Linen
Year Painted:
2021
Title:
Anthep Awelye (Ceremonial Dance)
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

The bold linear pattern throughout Molly's painting, illustrates Awelye (Women's Ceremonial Body Paint Design). After smearing their bodies with animal fat, the women trace these designs onto their breasts, arms and thighs, singing as each woman takes her turn to be 'painted-up.' Their songs relate to the dreaming stories of ancestral travel and other totemic plants, animals and natural forces. Awelye demonstrates respect for the land. In performing these ceremonies they ensure well-being and happiness within their communities.

Although Molly enjoys using many vivid colours in her paintings, the traditional colours used during ceremony for her dreaming stories from Atnwengerrp country are red and white. Atnwengerrp lies in the heartland of Alyawarr country, about 200 kilometres to the north-east of Alice Springs. The Awelye in Molly's painting is associated with Anthep (Ceremonial Dance).

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Mbantua Alice Gallery (MGA)

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