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MB058075

Ngkwerlp (Wild Tobacco) Story

Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
45 x 45cm
Year Painted
2021
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MB058075

Ngkwerlp (Wild Tobacco) Story

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Artist Profile

Alicia Purvis Mpetyane Born: 1998 Language Group: Anmatyerre Country: In…

Artist Profile

Alicia Purvis Mpetyane

Born: 1998

Language Group: Anmatyerre

Country: Ingkwelay (Kurrajong Bore), Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Subjects: Ngkwerlp (Bush Tobacco)

Alicia started painting for Mbantua Gallery in 2015 and paints under Violet Payne's stewardship. Violet is Alicia's aunt and she has been painting for Mbantua from an early age. Violet passed the story 'Ngkwerlp' onto Alicia, and Alicia developed her own style. She uses very fine dots.

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Artist Name:
Alicia Purvis Mpetyane
Artwork Size:
45 x 45cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2021
Title:
Ngkwerlp (Wild Tobacco) Story
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.

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Alicia paints the story of the wild tobacco or pituri (Nicotiana spp.). In Alicia's language it is called Ngkwerlp. This herb has soft leaves and creamy white, trumpet shaped flowers with two-valved seed capsules. Occurring naturally in Central Australia, it is found plentiful in Alicia's home in the Utopia Region, north east of Alice Springs. The leaf of the plant is picked and chewed by the aboriginal people and can also be used for medicinal purposes. In the olden days, and in some areas today, the seeds would be collected and replanted by the aboriginal people.

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