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MB057366

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

Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
90 x 90cm
Year Painted
2021
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MB057366

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

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Artist Profile

Jessie Hunter Petyarre Born: c. 1964 Language Group: Alyawarre Country: …

Artist Profile

Jessie Hunter Petyarre

Born: c. 1964

Language Group: Alyawarre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Batik on Silk/Cotton

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

Jessie 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. She also began painting on canvas in the late 80's and has been involved in many group exhibitions including the Robert Holmes à Court touring exhibition of silk batiks.

From a family of artists, Jessie's mother, Molly Pwerle; her younger sisters, Annie 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

Exhibitions

1985 The Second National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the NT, Darwin
1989 A Myriad of Dreaming: Twentieth Century Aboriginal Art, Westpac Gallery, Melbourne, Design Warehouse Sydney (through Lauraine Diggins Fine Art)
1989 Utopia Women's Paintings, the First Works on Canvas, A Summer Project, 1988-89, SH 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 and Scotland
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

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, exhib. cat. Malakoff Fine Art Press North Caulfield Victoria

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Artist Name:
Jessie Hunter Petyarre
Artwork Size:
90 x 90cm
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

Jessie's painting represents Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for sugarbag. Sugarbag is bush honey of Australian native bees.

The 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'.

Jessie depicts leaves and seeds through dot work.

Located at
Mbantua Alice Gallery (MGA)

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