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MB061405

Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Sugarbag (Native Honey)

Susan Hunter Petyarre

Susan Hunter Petyarre

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Acrylic on Canvas
Size
90 x 60cm
Year Painted
2023
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MB061405

Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Sugarbag (Native Honey)

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Artist Profile

Susan was involved in the Utopia Women's Batik. Her work is represented in 'A Pi…

Artist Profile

Artist Profile

Susan Hunter Petyarre
Born:

1969

Language Group:

Alyawarre

Country:

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

Medium:

Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Batik on Silk

Subjects:

Sugarbag (Native Honey), Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Women's Story, Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Sugarbag (Native Honey)

Susan was involved in the Utopia Women's Batik. Her work is represented in 'A Picture Story', a project initiated by CAAMA in the late 80's. She also began painting on canvas in the late 80's and has been involved in many group exhibitions including the Robert Holmes à Court touring exhibition of silk batiks.

From a family of artists, Susan's mother, Molly Pwerle; her older sisters, Annie and Jessie; and also her older brother, Sandy Hunter, are all renowned artists. All have a refined style, often their whole painting will consist of patterns of individual fine dots, reflecting their story and Arawerre country. They also paint stories associated with Atnwengerrp and Irrweltye their mother's country.

COLLECTIONS
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
The Holmes à Court Collection, Perth, WA
EXHIBITIONS
1989
A Myriad of Dreaming: Twentieth Century Aboriginal Art, Westpac Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
1989
Utopia Women's Paintings, the first Works on Canvas, A Summer Project, 1988-1989, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1990
Utopia - A Picture Story, an Exhibition of 88 works on Silk by Utopian artists, Holmes à Court Collection, toured Eire and Scotland
1994
Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Exhibition, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, NT
1997
Geschichtenbilder, Aboriginal Art Gallery Bahr, Speyer, Germany
1999
Aboriginal Art - Australien Heute, Deutsche Welle Kohn, Germany
1999
Australie - Art, Arts d'Australie Stephane Jacob, J.L.Amsler, Bastille, Paris
2004
Bilderwelten in Utopia. Holzschnitte und Gemaelde vom Aborigines, Staedtisches Kunstmuseum Spendhaus Reutlingen, Kunstmuseum Bayreuth, Germany
2006
Senior Women of Utopia, Gallery B, Brisbane, QLD
2006
Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2007
Standing on Ceremony, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide, SA
2009
Aboriginal Art in Korea, Gongpyeong Art Space in collaboration with DACOU, Australian Embassy in Korea and Crossbay Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2012
Aboriginal Artists in London, London, UK
2014
Indigenous Group Show, Without Pier Art Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2015
Aboriginal Art, Wimbledon Village, United Kingdom
REFERENCES
Brody, A.
(1989) Utopia Women's Paintings The First Works on Canvas, A Summer Project 1988-89, exhib.cat., Heytesbury Holdings, Perth, WA
Brody, A.
(1990) Utopia: a Picture Story, 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert Holmes à Court Collection, Heytesbury Holdings, Perth, WA
Diggins, L.
(1989) A Myriad of Dreaming: Twentieth Century Aboriginal Art, exhibit. Cat., Malakoff Fine Art Press, North Caulfield, VIC

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Artist Name, Artwork Size, Medium, Year Painted,

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Artist Name:
Susan Hunter Petyarre
Artwork Size:
90 x 60cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2023
Title:
Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Sugarbag (Native Honey)
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

Susan paints Awelye (Women's Ceremonial and Body Paint Designs) for Sugarbag. Sugarbag is the bush honey of Australian native bees. Bush honey can be found in the trees in her country.

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.

Located at
Mbantua Warehouse