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MB059834

Iy-lenky-la (Small Earth Worm) and Irreyakwerre (Wild Onion) Dreaming

Loretta Jones Petyarre

Loretta Jones Petyarre

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Acrylic on Canvas
Size
90 x 45cm
Year Painted
2022
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MB059834

Iy-lenky-la (Small Earth Worm) and Irreyakwerre (Wild Onion) Dreaming

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MB059834

Artist Profile

Loretta Jones Petyarre belongs to a strong family of artists. She grew up at Ara…

Artist Profile

Artist Profile

Loretta Jones Petyarre
Born:

1981

Language Group:

Alyawarre

Country:

Arawerre (Soapy Bore), Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Medium:

Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects:

Iy-lenky-la (Small Earth Worm), Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Tharrkarr (Sweet Honey Grevillea), Irreyakwerre (Wild Onion) Dreaming, Ntyeny Ngkwarl (Red Mallee Flower), Women's Dreaming, Bush Tucker, Iy-lenky-la (Small Earth Worm) and Irreyakwerre (Wild

Loretta Jones Petyarre belongs to a strong family of artists. She grew up at Arawerre (Soapy Bore) which is in the Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs. Her mother, Gypsy Jones, has been an artist for a long time and Loretta would have probably been taught to paint and gained knowledge about the stories she paints by Gypsy and other ladies in her community.

Loretta has five sisters and four brothers (Jilly, Sandra, Agnes, Rhonda, Lilly, Anthony, Robert, Denny and Kevin), most of whom paint as well. She continues to live in the Utopia region with her extended family.

COLLECTIONS
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
EXHIBITIONS
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, Artwork Size, Medium, Year Painted,

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Artist Name:
Loretta Jones Petyarre
Artwork Size:
90 x 45cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2022
Title:
Iy-lenky-la (Small Earth Worm) and Irreyakwerre (Wild Onion) Dreaming
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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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Loretta paints the story of small earthworms found in her country. Pronounced 'Iy-lenky-la' in Loretta's language, this creature is represented by the concentric circle designs. She, Iy-lenky-la, is asleep in the centre and then unwinds herself around and around. Iy-lenky-la is special to Loretta as the story belongs to the women of her country, Arawerre.

Loretta also paints the story of the Irreyakwerre (Wild Onion). This plant is also known as yalka, nalgoo or onion grass (Cyperus bulbosus). The Irreyakwerre is one of the most important food plants in Central Australia, growing throughout the area and producing bulbs (onions) all year round except for a few weeks after rain when they germinate to form new plants.

Located at
Mbantua Warehouse