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SP10147

Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Ahakeye (Bush Plum), Alpar (Rat-tail Plant) and Ntang Artety (Mulga Seed)

Alvira Bird Mpetyane

Alvira Bird Mpetyane

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Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
30 x 30cm
Year Painted
2023
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SP10147

Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Ahakeye (Bush Plum), Alpar (Rat-tail Plant) and Ntang Artety (Mulga Seed)

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Catalogue Number:
SP10147

Artist Profile

Alvira is the daughter of artists Paddy Bird (deceased) and Eileen Bird. She liv…

Artist Profile

Artist Profile

Alvira Bird Mpetyane
Born:

1984

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:

Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Ahakeye (Bush Plum), Alpar (Rat-tail Plant) and Ntang Artety (Mulga Seed), Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Ahakeye (Bush Plum) and Alpar (Rat-Tail Plant)

Alvira is the daughter of artists Paddy Bird (deceased) and Eileen Bird. She lives in Alice Springs and Mulga Bore with her husband and children. Her grandmother is the late Ada Bird Petyarre, a highly respected senior artist from Utopia.

COLLECTIONS
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
EXHIBITIONS
2000
Combined Exhibition, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT

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Artist Name, Artwork Size, Medium, Year Painted,

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Artist Name:
Alvira Bird Mpetyane
Artwork Size:
30 x 30cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2023
Title:
Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Ahakeye (Bush Plum), Alpar (Rat-tail Plant) and Ntang Artety (Mulga 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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Alvira paints Awelye (Women's Ceremonial and Body Paint Designs) for Ahakeye (Bush Plum), Alpar (Rat-tail Plant) and Ntang Artety (Mulga Seed).

The Ahakeye is a very important story for Alvira that belongs to her country, Ilkawerne (El-go-an-na) . The ahakeye, called bush plum in English by Alvira, is also known as the native currant or citrus. This shrub produces small white flowers, deep green citrus-like leaves and the ahakeye, which are black when ripe and very small. This fruit is favoured for its sweet taste and can be reconstituted in water if dry.

Alpar, the rat-tail goosefoot or green crumbweed plant, is a small, erect herb that is sticky to touch and scented heavily of citrus. Growing especially well in Mulga tree communities, it is found in abundance in Alvira's home in the Utopia Region, north east of Alice Springs.

Ntang Artety, the seed of the Mulga Tree. Ntang means seed in Alvira's language, and Artety is the word for Mulga Tree. This is a very important story for Alvira that belongs to her country, Ilkawerne (El-go-an-na) . The mulga seeds are an important plant food throughout Central Australia, usually available to collect for several months of the year.

Located at
Mbantua Warehouse