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SP8888

Irreyakwerre (Wild Onion) Dreaming

Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
30 x 30cm
Year Painted
2021
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SP8888

Irreyakwerre (Wild Onion) Dreaming

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Artist Profile

Loretta Jones Petyarre Born: 1981 Language Group: Alyawarre Country: Ara…

Artist Profile

Loretta Jones Petyarre

Born: 1981

Language Group: Alyawarre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects: Iy-lenky-la (Small Earthworm), Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Tharrkarr (Honey Grevillea), Irreyakwerre (Bush Onion), Ntyeny Ngkwarl (Red Mallee Flower), Women's Dreaming, Bush Tucker

Loretta Jones belongs to a strong family of artists. She grew up at Arawerre (Soapy Bore) which is in the Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs. Her mother, Gypsy Jones, has been an artist for a long time and Loretta would have probably been taught to paint and gained knowledge about the stories she paints by Gypsy and other ladies in her community.

Loretta has five sisters and four brothers (Jilly, Sandra, Agnes, Rhonda, Lilly, Anthony, Robert, Denny and Kevin), most of whom paint as well. She continues to live in the Utopia region with her extended family.

Collections

Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

Exhibitions

2014 Narrativa Herióca - Pintura Aborígine do Deserto Australiano - Renaissance Hotel, São Paulo, Brazil
2014 Arca Urbana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Artist Name:
Loretta Jones Petyarre
Artwork Size:
30 x 30cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2021
Title:
Irreyakwerre (Wild Onion) Dreaming
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

Loretta paints the story of the Irreyakwerree (bush onion). This plant is also known as yalka, nalgoo or onion grass (Cyperus bulbosus). The Irreyakwerree is one of the most important food plants in Central Australia, growing throughout the area and producing bulbs (onions) all year round except for a few weeks after rain when they germinate to form new plants.

The onions have a dark papery skin that covers their white inner flesh. The onions need to be peeled before being consumed. Loretta depicts this plant through fine linear designs. Loretta uses dot work to represent the seeds of this plant. Bigger dots represent the Irreyakwerree.

There is a Dreaming story for the Irreyakwerree that belongs to Loretta's country, Arawerre. It is very important and ceremonies by Loretta and her people are carried out to demonstrate respect for this story and ensure its food productivity.

Located at
Mbantua Alice Gallery (MGA)

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