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SP6556

Awelye (Women's Ceremony)

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Acrylic on Canvas
Size
30 x 30cm
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SP6556

Awelye (Women's Ceremony)

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Artist Profile

Dorothy Jones Pwerle Born: 1953 Language Group: Alywarre Country: Atnwen…

Artist Profile

Dorothy Jones Pwerle

Born: 1953

Language Group: Alywarre

Country: Atnwengerrp, Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects: Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Women's Stories, Country, Women Collecting Bush Food, Akarley (Bush Orange)

Dorothy has been painting for Mbantua Gallery since 2001. Her style of painting often comprises of simple iconography representing women preparing for or participating in Awelye – woman's ceremonies and the body paint design associated with these ceremonies. Her backdrops of linear or patchwork patterns are created by applying very fine dots. Dorothy is second wife to Lenny Kngwarreye Jones.

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Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

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Artist Name:
Dorothy Jones Pwerle
Artwork Size:
30 x 30cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Title:
Awelye (Women's Ceremony)
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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Dorothy's painting represents Awelye (Women's Ceremony). Women sing the songs associated with their Awelye as each woman takes her turn to be 'painted-up'. Circles represent the site where the women are performing Awelye.

Women perform Awelye ceremonies to demonstrate respect for their country and the total well-being and health of their community.

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Mbantua Alice Gallery (MGA)

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