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SP10577

Tyape Atnyematye (Witchetty Grub) Dreaming

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Acrylic on Canvas
Size
30 x 30cm
Year Painted
2010
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SP10577

Tyape Atnyematye (Witchetty Grub) Dreaming

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Artist Profile

Therese grew up at the Santa Teresa Mission, South East of Alice Springs, living…

Artist Profile

Artist Profile

Therese Ryder
Born:

1946

Deceased:

2023

Language Group:

Eastern Arrernte (Aranda)

Country:

Santa Teresa, South East of Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Medium:

Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Watercolour on Board

Subjects:

Women Collecting Merne Alangkwe (Bush Banana), Merne Atwakeye (Wild Orange), Angkwerrpme (Mistletoe), Merne Alangkwe (Bush Banana), Uluru, Ntang (Edible Seeds), Untitled Landscape, Awele Awele (Bush Tomatoes), Women Collecting Yerrampe (Honey Ant), W

Therese grew up at the Santa Teresa Mission, South East of Alice Springs, living in a dormitory and being cared for by Catholic nuns. The girls were taught cooking, sewing and house cleaning. Drawing lessons were given once a week at school.

There are references to a number of staff at the mission encouraging drawing and painting - Sister Therese Marie, Sister Anastasia, Dr Ethel Robertson and Mr. Sawjack. These were strong influences in the development of the landscape painting. It is interesting to note from text that the immerging artists from Santa Teresa were only partially aware of Albert Namatjira and his fame as a watercolourist landscape painter. Therese, Kathleen Wallace, Gabriella Wallace and others entered work in the Alice Spring Show often winning prizes.

Therese moved to Alice Springs and painted ever since in both landscape style and the more traditional dot style, interpreting bush foods.

COLLECTIONS
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
EXHIBITIONS
1988
Pmere - Country in Mind, Arrernte Landscape Painters, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, NT
1989
The Sixth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT
1989
A Myriad of Dreaming: Twentieth Century Aboriginal Art, Westpac Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
1991
Heritage of Namatjira, Flinders University Art Museum, Bedford Park, SA
1991
Aboriginal Women's Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
1992-1993
Heritage of Namatjira, Flinders University Art Museum, Bedford Park, SA
1993
Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Exhibition, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, NT
2002-2004
Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions
REFERENCES
Diggins, L.
(1989) A Myriad of Dreaming: Twentieth Century Aboriginal Art, exhibit. Cat., Malakoff Fine Art Press, North Caulfield, VIC
Green, J.
(1988) Pmere: Country in Mind, Arrernte Landscape Painters, Tangentyere Council, Alice Springs ©
Green, J.
(1994) A Learner's Guide to Eastern and Central Arrernte, Institute of Aboriginal Development Press, Alice Springs ©
Hardy, J., Megaw, JVS. & Megaw, MR.
(1992) The Heritage of Namatjira - The Watercolourists of Central Australia, William Heinemann, Australia

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Artist Name, Artwork Size, Medium, Year Painted,

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Artist Name:
Therese Ryder
Artwork Size:
30 x 30cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2010
Title:
Tyape Atnyematye (Witchetty Grub) Dreaming
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Therese paints the Tyape Atnyematye, known as witchetty grubs. Tyape means edible grub and atnyematye distinguishes it as coming from the witchetty bush.

Witchetty grubs are a most important food source. The aboriginal people dig at the base of the witchetty bush until they strike a root. Any swollen roots are levered up as it is a good sign there is a witchetty grub inside. Care is taken when breaking open the root so that the witchetty grub is not injured. If it is, the grub is usually eaten immediately. If not, the grubs are normally lightly roasted in coals before being consumed.

Located at
Mbantua Warehouse