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MB061435

Atnwelarre (Pencil Yam) and Kame (Seed)

Bessie Purvis Petyarre

Bessie Purvis Petyarre

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Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
100 x 88cm
Year Painted
2023
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MB061435

Atnwelarre (Pencil Yam) and Kame (Seed)

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Catalogue Number:MB061435 ,Width: ,Height:

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Catalogue Number:
MB061435

Artist Profile

Bessie began painting for Mbantua Gallery in 2005. Her mother, Polly Ngale, has …

Artist Profile

Artist Profile

Bessie Purvis Petyarre
Born:

1971

Language Group:

Anmatyerre

Country:

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

Medium:

Acrylic on Canvas

Subjects:

Atnwelarre (Pencil Yam) and Kame (Seed)

Bessie began painting for Mbantua Gallery in 2005. Her mother, Polly Ngale, has been a painter for a very long time and Bessie is very proud to continue on the tradition and paint alongside her mother. Bessie paints her mother's story, the Conkerberry Dreaming. She resides in Utopia with her husband and four children.

COLLECTIONS
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
REFERENCES
Latz, P.
(1995) Bushfires and Bushtucker, IAD Press, Alice Springs

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Artist Name, Artwork Size, Medium, Year Painted,

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Artist Name:
Bessie Purvis Petyarre
Artwork Size:
100 x 88cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2023
Title:
Atnwelarre (Pencil Yam) and Kame (Seed)
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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Atnwelarre, the Pencil Yam, and Kame, the seed of this plant, are the subject of Bessie's painting. The Atnwelarre is a trailing herb or creeper, sometimes covering large areas, with bright green leaves, yellow flowers and long skinny yams (swollen roots). These are an important food source which can be eaten raw or cooked in hot sand and ashes.

In the Dreamtime there are two parts to the Kame story. Two different seeds were born that created two different species of Pencil Yam, one called Atnwelarre which belongs to Bessie's country, and the other called Arlatyeye which belongs to Arnumarra country.

Located at
Mbantua Warehouse