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SP10176

Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Alpar (Rat-Tail Plant)

Rosemary Bird Mpetyane

Rosemary Bird Mpetyane

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Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
30 x 30cm
Year Painted
2023
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SP10176

Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Alpar (Rat-Tail Plant)

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SP10176

Artist Profile

Rosemary is the daughter of artists Paddy Bird (deceased) and Eileen Bird. Her g…

Artist Profile

Artist Profile

Rosemary Bird Mpetyane
Born:

1977

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:

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

Rosemary is the daughter of artists Paddy Bird (deceased) and Eileen Bird. Her grandmother is the late Ada Bird Petyarre, a highly respected senior artist from Utopia. Rosemary is married to Clifford Tilmouth and they have two children. They live with their large extended family in the Utopia region.

With the other women, Rosemary is taught the stories, songs and dances associated with her country, Ilkawerne. Rosemary will continue to develop her style with experience.

COLLECTIONS
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
EXHIBITIONS
2002-2004
Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions

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Artist Name, Artwork Size, Medium, Year Painted,

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Artist Name:
Rosemary Bird Mpetyane
Artwork Size:
30 x 30cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2023
Title:
Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Alpar (Rat-Tail Plant)
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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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Rosemary paints Awelye (Women's Ceremonial and Body Paint Designs) for 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 Rosemary's home in the Utopia Region, north east of Alice Springs.

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 Warehouse