Betty Mpetyane Club

Betty Mpetyane Club

Betty Mpetyane Club

Born: 1957

Deceased: 2023

Language Group: Anmatyerre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Batik on Silk

Subjects: My Mother's Story, Ahakeye (Bush Plum) Dreaming, Anwekety (Conkerberry)

Betty was involved with the Batik work at Utopia and had been painting for a long time. She is represented in the Holmes à Court Collection and her work is represented in the catalogue 'Utopia - A Picture Story'.
Betty painted 'My Mother's Story', awelye (women's ceremonial body paint designs) for the ancestral dreamtime stories of the anemangkerr (bush melon or tomato) which belonged to her mother's country, Atnwengerrp, in the Utopia Region. Betty inherited the permission to paint the design by her mother, the late Minnie Pwerle.
Betty travelled to Adelaide with Julia Murray and Jenny Green and had painted for Rodney Gooch, DACOU Gallery Adelaide and Mbantua Gallery. Betty was sister to Barbara Weir.
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
The Holmes à Court Collection, Perth, WA
Utopia - A Picture Story, an Exhibition of 88 works on Silk by Utopian artists, Holmes à Court Collection, toured Eire and Scotland
Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions
Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions
Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions