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MB061894

Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Akatyerre (Desert Raisin)

Abie Loy Kemarre

Abie Loy Kemarre

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Medium
Acrylic on Linen
Size
120 x 45cm
Year Painted
2024
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MB061894

Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Akatyerre (Desert Raisin)

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Artist Profile

Abie commenced painting c.1994 under the guidance of her grandmother, Kathleen P…

Artist Profile

Artist Profile

Abie Loy Kemarre
Born:

1972

Language Group:

Anmatyerre

Country:

Ilyentye (or Ahalpere), Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Medium:

Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Batik on Silk

Subjects:

Bush Medicine Leaf, Bush Turkey, Akatyerre (Desert Raisin), Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Bush Hen, River

Abie commenced painting c.1994 under the guidance of her grandmother, Kathleen Petyarre (one of the seven famous sisters). Her paintings show the detailed designs of her stories using fine dotwork and contemporary designs.

Abie is a very talented and established artist. She was selected as a finalist in the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA) in 1997 and 2001.

Abie's work in batik was sent to Bali to be exhibited. Her works in acrylics have been exhibited in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and overseas.

COLLECTIONS
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
EXHIBITIONS
2002-2003
Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions
2003
My Grandmother and Me, World Vision Walkabout, Sydney, NSW
2008
Emily and Her Legacy, Hillside Gallery with Coo-ee Art Sydney, Tokyo, Japan
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:
Abie Loy Kemarre
Artwork Size:
120 x 45cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Linen
Year Painted:
2024
Title:
Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Akatyerre (Desert Raisin)
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This painting on linen 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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Abie paints Awelye (Women's Ceremonial and Body Paint Designs) for Akatyerre which is the Anmatyerre word for the desert raisin, wild sultana or bush tomato. Once collected, the Aboriginal women eat the akatyerre raw or grind them into a paste before being consumed. There is a Dreamtime story that belongs to the akatyerre for Abie and the people of Ilyentye (or Ahalpere) country. Ceremonies are performed to demonstrate respect for this story and maintain the existence of the akatyerre plant.

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 Darwin Gallery