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SP7017

Akarley (Northern Wild Orange)

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Acrylic on Canvas
Size
30 x 30cm
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SP7017

Akarley (Northern Wild Orange)

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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:
Akarley (Northern Wild Orange)
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 paints the story of the northern wild orange (Capparis umbonata), known as Akarley in Dorothy's language. The small slender tree of this wild orange plant grows about 3½ m high with dark bark and weeping foliage. The wild oranges hang down on long stalks, turning yellow or a red tint when ripe (most commonly during the month of February). Young fruit are often ripened in hot sand. The Akarley is generally favoured as a better fruit than others of this species by the Aboriginal people.

There is an ancient Dreamtime story of the Akarley, belonging to her country Atnwengerrp, which Dorothy and other women of her country share with younger generations of women and girls. Akarley is an important fruit of her land and ceremonies are performed to ensure the health and well-being of this plant, both spiritually and physically.

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Mbantua Alice Gallery (MGA)

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