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MB059332

Women Collecting Ahakeye (Bush Plum)

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Acrylic on Canvas
Size
120 x 45cm
Year Painted
2022
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MB059332

Women Collecting Ahakeye (Bush Plum)

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Artist Profile

June Bird Ngale Born: 1955 Language Group: Anmatyerre Country: Ilkawerne, Uto…

Artist Profile

June Bird Ngale

Born: 1955

Language Group: Anmatyerre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Silk Batik

Subjects: Alpar (Rat-tail Plant) Story, Ahakeye (Bush Plum), Ahakeye at Aremela Rockhole, Awelye (Women's Ceremony and Body Paint Designs), Waterhole

June Bird is the daughter of Ada Bird Petyarre and Tommy Bird Mpetyane (both dec). She lives with her husband and children in the Utopia Region in Central Australia.

June worked in batik during the 1980's and her work is part of the prestigious Robert Holmes á Court Collection.

Her style of painting reflects a strong influence from her mother's paintings.

Collections

Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT

The Holmes à Court Collection, Perth, WA

University of Queensland, Anthropology Museum, St Lucia, QLD

Anthropology Museum, St Lucia

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Artist Name, Artwork Size, Medium, Year Painted,

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Artist Name:
June Bird Ngale
Artwork Size:
120 x 45cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2022
Title:
Women Collecting Ahakeye (Bush Plum)
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 ahakeye, called bush plum in English by June, is also known as the native currant or citrus. It belongs to the canthium attenuatum shrub which grows about 3m high. This shrub produces small white flowers, deep green citrus-like leaves and the ahakeye which are black when ripe and very small. This fruit is favoured for its sweet taste and can be reconstituted in water if dry.

Women, represented by the 'U' motifs, are shown collecting Ahakeye. They carry with them their digging sticks and coolamons (carved wooden bowls) which are typical instruments used for collecting many bush foods. June also depicts the flowers of the bush plum (white dots) and background yellow dot work represents the fruit of the bush plum.

Located at
Mbantua Alice Gallery

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