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SP7836

Soakage and Mulga Tree

Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
30 x 30cm
Year Painted
2018
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SP7836

Soakage and Mulga Tree

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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
Year Painted:
2018
Title:
Soakage and Mulga Tree
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

Nora uses circular designs to represent soakages that dot her land in the Utopia Region. Nora recalls that these soakages, now all dried and used up, had plenty of water in them long ago, even when she was growing up, providing her people with a much needed water supply. With their intimate knowledge of the land, Nora’s people knew how and where to find them in their harsh desert environment.

Oval shaped designs represent coolamons (full of mulga seeds) which are typical instruments used for collecting many bush foods and linear designs represent water running after rain. Nora also paints Mulga trees that can be found in her country.

Located at
Mbantua Alice Gallery (MGA)

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