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MB057815

Awelye (Women's Ceremony)

Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
120 x 30cm
Year Painted
2021
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MB057815

Awelye (Women's Ceremony)

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Artist Profile

Maureen Dixon Kemarre Born: Unknown Language Group: Anmatyerre Country: …

Artist Profile

Maureen Dixon Kemarre

Born: Unknown

Language Group: Anmatyerre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects: Ntyemeny (Ruby Saltbush), Country, Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Bush Food, Bush Medicine

Maureen's first paintings for Mbantua Gallery were in September 2000. She comes from a large family of artists where she is the daughter of artist Elsie Dixon Penangke and senior man of Ankerrapw, Walter Dixon Pwerle. Her style reflects the unique works of the Dixon family.

Having had the advantage of an Aboriginal education as well as a European education, Maureen has worked as a teachers aid at Mulga Bore School in the Utopia Region, Central Australia. She has four sisters, Thelma, Elizabeth, Dianne and Jilly, all of whom paint, and one brother, Henry Dixon, also an artist for Mbantua Gallery.

Maureen's artistic style is more commonly influenced by the designs of her Awelye – women's ceremony and body paint, for the stories belonging to her father's country, Ankerrapw.

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Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

Exhibitions

2000 Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT, Australia

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Artist Name:
Maureen Dixon Kemarre
Artwork Size:
120 x 30cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2021
Title:
Awelye (Women's Ceremony)
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

The linear designs in Maureen's painting represent Awelye (Women's Ceremony). These designs are painted onto the chest, breasts, arms and thighs. Powders ground from red and yellow ochre (clays), charcoal and ash are used as body paint and applied with a flat stick with soft padding. The women sing the songs associated with their Awelye as each woman takes her turn to be 'painted-up'.

Women perform Awelye ceremonies to demonstrate respect for their country and the total well-being and health of their community.

Background dotting in this painting represents elements of Maureen's country, Ankerrapw.

Located at
Mbantua Alice Gallery (MGA)

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