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MB059553

Women Collecting Akatyerre (Desert Raisin)

Rowena Tilmouth Pengarte (Dixon)

Rowena Tilmouth Pengarte (Dixon)

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Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
45 x 30cm
Year Painted
2022
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MB059553

Women Collecting Akatyerre (Desert Raisin)

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Artist Profile

Rowena grew up at Homestead in the Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs. S…

Artist Profile

Artist Profile

Rowena Tilmouth Pengarte (Dixon)
Born:

c. 1987

Language Group:

Anmatyerre

Country:

Atoola (Bushy Park) , Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Medium:

Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects:

Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Akatyerre (Desert Raisin), Women Collecting Akatyerre (Desert Raisin)

Rowena grew up at Homestead in the Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs. She attended Akaye School (the Mulga Bore Primary School). First beginning her artistic career in the early 00's with wood carvings of bush animals alongside many of the older ladies in her community, Rowena did her first paintings in 2001 for Mbantua Gallery. She paints Awelye which is the Aboriginal term used to describe women's ceremony; the body paint, the story, the dancing and location.

COLLECTIONS
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
EXHIBITIONS
2004
Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions

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Artist Name, Artwork Size, Medium, Year Painted,

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Artist Name:
Rowena Tilmouth Pengarte (Dixon)
Artwork Size:
45 x 30cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2022
Title:
Women Collecting Akatyerre (Desert Raisin)
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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Rowena depicts women collecting Akatyerre which is the Anmatyerre word for the desert raisin, wild sultana or bush tomato. Once collected, the Aboriginal women eat the akatyerre raw or grind them into a paste before being consumed. There is a Dreamtime story that belongs to the akatyerre for Rowena and the people of Atoola (Bushy Park) country. Ceremonies are performed to demonstrate respect for this story and maintain the existence of the akatyerre plant.

Women, represented by 'U' motifs, can carry with them their digging sticks and coolamons (carved wooden bowls) which are typical instruments used for collecting many bush foods.

Located at
Mbantua Warehouse