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SP10226

Irreyakwerre (Wild Onion) Dreaming

Carmen Jones Petyarre

Carmen Jones Petyarre

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Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
30 x 30cm
Year Painted
2023
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SP10226

Irreyakwerre (Wild Onion) Dreaming

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Catalogue Number:SP10226 ,Width: ,Height:

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Catalogue Number:
SP10226

Artist Profile

Carmen began painting for Mbantua Gallery in November 2004. Also an artist, her …

Artist Profile

Artist Profile

Carmen Jones Petyarre
Born:

1984

Language Group:

Alyawarre

Country:

Arawerre (Soapy Bore), Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Medium:

Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects:

Irreyakwerre (Wild Onion) Dreaming, Bush Flowers, Country, Women Collecting Imuna (Bush Food), Waterhole in my Country, Women Collecting Irreyakwerre (Wild Onion)

Carmen began painting for Mbantua Gallery in November 2004. Also an artist, her mother in law is Janice Clarke Kngwarreye. Carmen is daughter of Susan Pwerle Chalmers and the late Larry Kngwarreye Jones. She has a sister and a brother, Maryanne Petyarre and Wayne Petyarre.

Carmen predominantly paints the Bush Onion which belongs to her mother's country. Carmen grew up in the Utopia Region where she still resides with her husband Bobby Clark, and three sons. She has also spent time living at Santa Teresa with her mother's family. Carmen attended a bush school at Soapy Bore (Arawerre) and Yirrara College in Alice Springs.

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Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT

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Artist Name, Artwork Size, Medium, Year Painted,

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Artist Name:
Carmen Jones Petyarre
Artwork Size:
30 x 30cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2023
Title:
Irreyakwerre (Wild Onion) Dreaming
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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Carmen paints the story of the Irreyakwerre (Wild Onion). This plant is also known as yalka, nalgoo or onion grass (Cyperus bulbosus). The Irreyakwerre is one of the most important food plants in Central Australia, growing throughout the area and producing bulbs (onions) all year round except for a few weeks after rain when they germinate to form new plants.

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Mbantua Warehouse