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Harold Payne Mpetyane

Harold Payne Mpetyane

Harold Payne Mpetyane

Born: c. 1937

Language Group: Anmatyerre

Country: Ilkawerne (El-go-an-na), Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects: Ahakeye (Bush Plum) Dreaming, Arekwarr (Wild Pigeon) Dreaming, Atyetyart (Olden Day People) Story, Country, Men's Story, Young Man's Journey

Harold is a 'boss man' of Ilkawerne country, south of the Utopia Region. In Dec 2000/Jan 2001, Mbantua Gallery exhibited for the first time Atyetyart stories representing the men from this area. Harold is the main story teller of Atyetyart stories - stories about the 'olden day people', he says. These stories were passed down to him by his father. Harold says the passing of stories through the generations keeps the stories alive and the country strong.
Collections
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
Exhibitions
2000-2001
Atyetyart (Olden Day Stories), Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2002-2004
Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions
2004-2005
The Utopia Men, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT