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SP7855

Two Pythons Travelling

Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
30 x 30cm
Year Painted
2019
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SP7855

Two Pythons Travelling

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Artist Profile

Harold Payne Mpetyane Born: c. 1937 Language Group: Anmatyerre Country: …

Artist Profile

Harold Payne Mpetyane

Born: c. 1937

Language Group: Anmatyerre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects: Ahakeye (Bush Plum), Arekwarr (Wild Pigeon) Dreaming, Atyetyart (Olden Day People) Story, Country, Men's Stories

Harold is a 'boss man' of Ilkawerne country, south of the Utopia Region. In Dec 2000/Jan 2001, Mbantua Gallery exhibited for the first time Atyetyart stories representing the men from this area. Harold is the main story teller of Atyetyart stories – stories about the 'olden day people', he says. These stories were passed down to him by his father. Harold says the passing of stories through the generations keeps the stories alive and the country strong.

Collections

Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

Exhibitions

2001 Atyetyart (Olden Day Stories), Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs
2002 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: New City Merchants, Knoxville, TN; Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville, TN; 'The Cove Gallery' Portland, OR; Urban Wine Works, Portland, OR; Mary's Woods, Portland, OR
2003 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: New City Merchants, Knoxville, TN; Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville, TN; 'The Cove Gallery' Portland, OR; Mary's Woods, Portland, OR
2004 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibition; Portland, Oregon
2005 The Utopia Men, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs

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Artist Name:
Harold Payne Mpetyane
Artwork Size:
30 x 30cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2019
Title:
Two Pythons Travelling
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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Harold paints the story of the Two Pythons Travelling and Ahakeye (Bush Plum). This is a very important story for Harold that belongs to his country, Ilkawerne. This story, its songs, dances and symbols have been passed down to Harold from his father. The ahakeye, called bush plum in English by Harold, is also known as the native currant or citrus. It belongs to the canthium attenuatum shrub which grows about 3m high. This shrub produces small white flowers, deep green citrus-like leaves and the ahakeye which are black when ripe and very small. This fruit is favoured for its sweet taste and can be reconstituted in water if dry.

Concentric circles represent the site of the Bush Plum tree. Parallel lines represent travel lines of the Ilkawerne people, much like a highway, Harold says. One line represents the people travelling to the Ahakeye, the next line coming back, and so forth. The two pythons can be seen alongside these travel lines. The background dotting represents the raw seeds of the Ahakeye.

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Mbantua Alice Gallery (MGA)

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