Language Group: Anmatyerre
Country: Ahalpere, Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Batik on Silk
Subjects: My Mother's Story, Ahakeye (Bush Plum), Anwekety (Conkerberry or Bush Plum)
Betty was involved with the Batik work at Utopia and has been painting for a long time. She is represented in the Holmes a Court Collection and her work is represented in the catalogue 'Utopia A Picture Story'.
Betty paints 'My Mother's Story', awelye (women's ceremonial body paint designs) for the ancestral dreamtime stories of the anemangkerr (bush melon or tomato) which belong to her mother's country, Atnwengerrp, in the Utopia Region. Betty inherited the permission to paint the design by her mother, the late Minnie Pwerle.
Betty travelled to Adelaide with Julia Murray and Jenny Green and has painted for Rodney Gooch, DACOU Gallery Adelaide and Mbantua Gallery. Betty is sister to Barbara Weir.
Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs
The Holmes á Court Collection, Perth
|1990||Utopia a Picture Story exhibition Central Australian Aboriginal Art & Craft Exhibition, Araluen Centre, Alice Springs|
|2002||Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: 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; Contemporary Aboriginal Art Event, Umpqua Bank, Portland, Oregon; Art from the Dreamtime, Portland Art Museum, Portland OR|
|2004||Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: Portland, Nashville and Greenwich|
Betty has painted the Awelye (Women's Ceremonial Body Paint Designs) for the ancestral dreamtime stories of the Anemangkerr (bush melon or tomato) which belong to her mother's country, Atnwengerrp, in the Utopia Region. Betty inherited the permission to paint this design by her mother, the late Minnie Pwerle.