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SP9193

My Grandmother's Story

Valorine Kngwarreye Morgan

Valorine Kngwarreye Morgan

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Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
30 x 30cm
Year Painted
2022
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SP9193

My Grandmother's Story

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Artist Profile

Valorine is the granddaughter of the late Minnie Pwerle (deceased in 2006) who w…

Artist Profile

Artist Profile

Valorine Kngwarreye Morgan
Born:

1982

Language Group:

Alyawarre

Country:

Ingkwelaye (Kurrajong Bore), Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Medium:

Acrylic on Canvas

Subjects:

My Grandmother's Story, Atwakeye (Bush Orange), Ahakeye (Bush Plum) Dreaming

Valorine is the granddaughter of the late Minnie Pwerle (deceased in 2006) who was one of Australia's top female contemporary Indigenous artists. Valorine said, 'When nanna was alive, I looked after her, - cooking, washing, cleaning, etc. I prepared paints and changed water when she did painting. I took out nanna hunting and camping. We caught witchetty grub, kangaroo, goanna, bush banana, sugarbag…lots of tucker!'

Valorine has beautiful memories of her younger days in Utopia. She started painting when she was about sixteen. She learnt how to paint by observing Minnie and other family members. After she had her first baby, she stopped painting for a while.

Valorine's father is Keith Morgan Petyarre who is also an artist from Utopia. Her mother passed away when she was young. She predominantly paints 'My Grandmother's Country' and her work reflects the style of Minnie and her aunty, Betty Mpetyane, paintings Awelye (women's ceremony) for Anemangkerr (bush melon) from Atnwengerrp.

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Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT

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Artist Name, Artwork Size, Medium, Year Painted,

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Artist Name:
Valorine Kngwarreye Morgan
Artwork Size:
30 x 30cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2022
Title:
My Grandmother's Story
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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Valorine paints the Awelye (Women's Ceremonial Body Paint Designs) for the ancestral dreamtime stories of the Anemangkerr (Bush Melon or Tomato) which belong to her grandmother's country, Atnwengerrp, in the Utopia Region. Valorine inherited the permission to paint this design through her aunty, daughter of renowned Aboriginal artist Minnie Pwerle (deceased).

Linear designs represent Awelye. These designs are painted onto the chest, breasts, arms and thighs. Powders ground from red and yellow ochre (clays), charcoal and ash are used as body paint and applied with a flat stick with soft padding. The women sing the songs associated with their Awelye as each woman takes her turn to be 'painted-up'. Women perform Awelye ceremonies to demonstrate respect for their country and the total well-being and health of their community.

Located at
Mbantua Warehouse