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MB061178

My Mother's Awelye (Women's Ceremony) Story

Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
60 x 60cm
Year Painted
2023
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MB061178

My Mother's Awelye (Women's Ceremony) Story

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Artist Profile

Dora began painting for Mbantua Gallery in 2003. She paints the story of the Aha…

Artist Profile

Artist Profile

Dora Mpetyane
Born:

1965

Language Group:

Anmatyerre

Country:

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

Medium:

Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects:

My Mother's Awelye (Women's Ceremony) Story, Ahakeye (Bush Plum) Dreaming, Awelye (Women's Ceremony)

Dora began painting for Mbantua Gallery in 2003. She paints the story of the Ahakeye (Bush Plum) Dreaming and the Bush Berry Dreaming, as well as her mother's story, Awelye (Women's Ceremony), as does her sister, Betty Mpetyane - a well-known and respected artist from the Utopia region. Dora is the daughter of Minnie Pwerle and has four children herself.

Initially Dora worked in the medium of batik along with over eighty other women from the Utopia Region in Central Australia. Her work in batik is featured in "Utopia - A Picture Story".

Barbara Weir is Dora's older sister. With the influences of Barbara, Betty and Minnie, Dora will undoubtedly share her artistic influences for many years to come.

COLLECTIONS
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
The Holmes à Court Collection, Perth, WA
EXHIBITIONS
1990
Utopia - A Picture Story, an Exhibition of 88 works on Silk by Utopian artists, Holmes à Court Collection, toured Eire and Scotland
2002-2003
Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions
REFERENCES
Brody, A.
(1990) Utopia: a Picture Story, 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert Holmes à Court Collection, Heytesbury Holdings, Perth, WA

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Artist Name, Artwork Size, Medium, Year Painted,

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Artist Name:
Dora Mpetyane
Artwork Size:
60 x 60cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2023
Title:
My Mother's Awelye (Women's Ceremony) 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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Dora paints the Awelye (Women's Ceremonial Body Paint Designs) for the ancestral dreamtime stories of the Anemangkerr (Bush Melon or Tomato) which belong to her mother's country, Atnwengerrp, in the Utopia Region. Dora inherited the permission to paint this design by her mother, renowned Aboriginal artist Minnie Pwerle (deceased).

Linear designs represent Awelye. These designs are painted onto the chest, breasts, arms and thighs. Powders ground from red and yellow ochre (clays), charcoal and ash are used as body paint and applied with a flat stick with soft padding. The women sing the songs associated with their Awelye as each woman takes her turn to be 'painted-up'. Women perform Awelye ceremonies to demonstrate respect for their country and the total well-being and health of their community.

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Mbantua Darwin Gallery