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SP6931

Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Yerrampe (Honey Ant)

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Acrylic on Canvas
Size
30 x 30cm
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SP6931

Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Yerrampe (Honey Ant)

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Artist Profile

Nora Petyarre Club Born: 1948 Language Group: Anmatyerre Country: Ngkwar…

Artist Profile

Nora Petyarre Club

Born: 1948

Language Group: Anmatyerre

Country: Ngkwarlerlaneme and Arnkawenyerr, Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Batik on Silk

Subjects: Yerrampe (Honey Ant) Dreaming, Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Soakage, Mulga Tree, Grasses, Bush Potato

Nora is the daughter of Lena Pwerle and the late Left Hand Sam Kngwarreye. Nora was unavailable at the time of the Utopia - A Picture Story project during the 1980's but with several other women, works were commissioned for the Robert Holmes á Court collection and are included in the publication. In the late 1980's Nora moved into the medium of acrylics with the other women of Utopia and has never looked back. Her paintings often represent her age-old Dreaming story of Yerrampe (Honey Ant) from her countries, Ngkwarlerlaneme and Arnkawenyerr in the northern reaches of the Utopia region. Her father was one of the owners of these countries which meant he was a teacher of the Dreaming stories.

Nora is a kind woman with powerful voice, much like her mother who is an influential elder in Utopia. Nora lives in the Utopia region with her mother and large extended family, including artists Rosie Pwerle and Julie Pengarte.

Collections

Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

The Holmes á Court Collection, Perth

Exhibitions

1989 Utopia Women's Paintings, the first Works on Canvas, A Summer Project, 1988-1989, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1990 'Utopia- A Picture Story', an exhibition of 88 works on silk from the Holmes á Court Collection by Utopia artists which toured Eire and Scotland
2002 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville, TN; New City Merchants, Knoxville, TN; 'The Cove Gallery' Portland, OR; Urban Wine Works, Portland, OR; Mary's Woods, Portland, OR
2003 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville, TN; 'The Cove Gallery' Portland, OR; Contemporary Aboriginal Art Event, Umpqua Bank, Portland, OR; Mary's Woods, Portland, OR
2003 Art from the Dreamtime, Portland Art Museum in association with Mbantua Gallery, Portland, Oregon USA
2004 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibition; Portland, Nashville, Knoxville and Hartford

Further References

Brody A. 1989, Utopia Women's Paintings: the First Works on Canvas, A Summer Project, 1988-89. cat. Heytesbury Holdings, Perth
Brody, A. 1990, Utopia: a Picture Story, 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert Holmes a Court Collection, Heytesbury Holdings Ltd, Perth
Cochrane, G. 1992, The Crafts Movement in Australia: a History, New South Wales University Press, Kensington, New South Wales

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Artist Name:
Nora Petyarre Club
Artwork Size:
30 x 30cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Title:
Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Yerrampe (Honey Ant)
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.

Description

The short linear designs in Nora's painting represent Awelye (Women's Ceremony and Body Paint designs) for the Yerrampe (Honey Ant) Dreaming story. 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'.

The Dreaming story of yerrampe belongs to her countries Ngkwarlerlaneme and Arnkawenyerr. Yerrampe are a sweet bush food for the aboriginal people. When hunting for yerrampe care is taken not to kill or hurt them (or not get bitten either!) so that they can go on and collect more honey. The sac on the back of the honey ant is pure, natural honey.

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Mbantua Alice Gallery (MGA)

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