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MB057666

Anaty (Desert Yam)

Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
120 x 45cm
Year Painted
2021
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MB057666

Anaty (Desert Yam)

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Artist Profile

Jeannie Mills Pwerle Language Group: Alyawarre Country: Irrweltye/Atnwenge…

Artist Profile

Jeannie Mills Pwerle

Language Group: Alyawarre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects: Anaty (Bush Potato/Yam), Anemangkerr (Bush Melon), Akarley (Wild Orange)

Paintings by Jeannie predominately represent the flower and seeds of the Anaty (desert yam or bush potato), which she enjoys collecting in her homeland. Jeannie's distinct style for her story was created in 2004 for Mbantua Gallery and its captivating energy has thrust her name throughout Galleries nationwide.

In 2008, Jeannie's large Anaty painting was accepted in the 2008 NATSIAA, the most prestigious Aboriginal art award in Australia.

Cheerful and good spirited, Jeannie has close family connections to some of Australia's top names in art. Her mother is well known Utopian artist Dolly Mills and her uncle is the late Greeny Purvis, a successful entrant in the 21st NATSIAA. Her great aunt is the late Emily Kame Kngwarreye, dubbed by art experts as one of the world's best modern and abstract artists. It is through these influences that Jeannie began to paint, bringing her own style and dynamic to the world of Aboriginal Art.

Being one of Mbantua Gallery's nurtured younger artists, it is exciting to see Jeannie develop into an established and talented artist. It is an exhilarating chapter for her as she spearheads through to the future, as part of the next generation of Aboriginal artists keeping the culture and tradition alive for generations to come.

Although initially shy, Jeannie is open and emits a pride in her work and teaching about elements of the bush. When she smiles and laughs, it is truly genuine and friendly. At one time, Jeannie lived not too far from the Utopia Clinic in a camp which has been named 'Jeannie's camp' by the people, clearly reflecting the respect and leadership she must have amongst them.

Collections

Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

Awards

2008 Finalist - The 25th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA)

Exhibitions

2008 From Generation to Generation, Mbantua Gallery Darwin, NT
2014 Narrativa Herióca - Pintura Aborígine do Deserto Australiano - Renaissance Hotel, São Paulo, Brazil
2014 Arca Urbana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Artist Name:
Jeannie Mills Pwerle
Artwork Size:
120 x 45cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2021
Title:
Anaty (Desert Yam)
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

Jeannie paints the Anaty (Desert Yam or Bush Potato, Ipomoea costata) story from her father's country, Irrweltye.

This yam grows underground with its viny shrub growing above ground up to 1 metre high. It is normally found on spinifex sand plains and produces large pink flowers after summer rain. The anaty is a tuber, or swollen root, of the shrub and tastes much like the common sweet potato. It can be eaten raw or cooked and is still a staple food for the desert aborigines where it can be harvested at any time of the year. Some can be found as big as a person's head.

In this painting, Jeannie depicts the seed of the anaty (dot work), the anaty and its flower (brush work).

Located at
Mbantua Alice Gallery (MGA)

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