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MB060171

Atham-areny Story

Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
60 x 60cm
Year Painted
2022
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MB060171

Atham-areny Story

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Artist Profile

Born to Nellie Petyarre in the arid desert area of Utopia Station in 1947, Angel…

Artist Profile

Artist Profile

Angelina Ngale
Born:

1947

Language Group:

Anmatyerre

Country:

Ahalpere, Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Medium:

Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Batik on Silk, Wood Carving

Subjects:

Atham-areny Story, Anwekety (Conkerberry), Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Anwekety (Conkerberry), Women's Story

Born to Nellie Petyarre in the arid desert area of Utopia Station in 1947, Angelina has become an Australian renowned aboriginal artist, with her work held in collections nationally and internationally. Initially Angelina began in the medium of batik when this begun in the late 1970's at Utopia. When acrylics swept the Utopia region about a decade later, Angelina made the swift transition and has continued using this medium like other Utopia artists.

Becoming well known for her fine dot representations of the Anwekety (conkerberry, also known as conkleberry and bush plum), Angelina quickly became a household name amongst Australian Indigenous galleries. Like most other women, Angelina can paint the women's ceremonial body paint designs (Awelye) which she does so with bold and colourful feel, though she paints much less of this. Angelina also enjoys painting another subject, the story of Atham-areny. Atham-areny are small creatures that live where there is no fire. On a trip home to Utopia in January 2003 with Mbantua's field team, Angelina showed us the site of the Atham-areny story and agreed to paint this story for us. Angelina returned with her first two Atham-areny paintings later that month, both of which are now held in the Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection. Her Atham-areny paintings depict the women prepared to sing and dance with witch doctors to draw sickness out of those touched by the atham-areny creatures.

COLLECTIONS
Commonwealth Law Courts, Melbourne, VIC
The Holmes à Court Collection, Perth, WA
La Trobe University Collection, Melbourne, VIC
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
EXHIBITIONS
1994
The Oval Board Collection, Bishop Museum, Hawaii, USA
1996
Painted People, Sculpture from Utopia, Utopia Art Sydney, Sydney, NSW
1997
14th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT
1998
Dreamings, Spazio Pitti Arte, Florence, Italy
1998
Art Gallery Culture Store, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1998
Sixth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne, VIC
2000
Not the done thing!, Niagara Galleries, Sydney, NSW
2001
Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, VIC
2001
Spirituality and Australian Aboriginal Art, Madrid and touring regional Spain
2002-2004
Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions
2005
Small Wonders, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2004-2006
Evolution of Utopia - opened by the Honorable Robert Hill, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2006
Camp Scenes and Utopia Life, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2008
Emily and Her Legacy, Hillside Gallery with Coo-ee Art Sydney, Tokyo, Japan
AWARDS
2006
23rd Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA), Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT - Finalist
2010
27th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA), Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT - Finalist
REFERENCES
Boulter, M.
(1991) The Art of Utopia, Craftsman House Press, NSW
Isaacs, J.
(1998) Bush Gardens Art & Australia, Vol 35, No 4, Fine Arts Press, NSW
Kleinert, S. & Neale, M.
(2000) The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture, Oxford University Press, NSW

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Artist Name, Artwork Size, Medium, Year Painted,

Information

Artist Name:
Angelina Ngale
Artwork Size:
60 x 60cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2022
Title:
Atham-areny 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.

Description

Angelina paints the story of the Atham-areny. The site for this story belongs to the hilly country near Willowra on Angelina's traditional country north east of Alice Springs. Atham-areny comes from the Anmatyerre words atham (meaning no fire) and areny (meaning belonging to).

These creatures can be known to come out of their homes and steal and hide the children in the community so it is important that they stay by the fire.

Located at
Mbantua Warehouse