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SP9348

Yam Flowers

Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
30 x 30cm
Year Painted
2022
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Artist Profile

Dolly Mills Petyarre Born: 1948 Language Group: Anmatyerre Country: Alhalkere…

Artist Profile

Dolly Mills Petyarre

Born: 1948

Language Group: Anmatyerre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Batik on Silk

Subjects: Kame (Pencil Yam Seed) and Emu Tucker, Alhalkere Country, Awelye (Women's Ceremony and Body Paint Designs), Bush Flowers, Wild Tobacco

Dolly participated in the Utopia A Picture Story – a collection of 88 silk batiks (Holmes á Court Collection), which confirmed the artistic credibility of the Utopian Artists. Dolly has continued to paint for Mbantua Gallery over many years. The major subject of her work is Kame, the seed of the pencil yam, and Emu Tucker which belongs to her country, Alhalkere. Dolly is a full sister to Greeny Purvis Petyarre, owner of Alhalkere country.

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Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT

The Holmes à Court Collection, Perth, WA

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Artist Name, Artwork Size, Medium,

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Artist Name:
Dolly Mills Petyarre
Artwork Size:
30 x 30cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2022
Title:
Yam Flowers
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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In this painting Dolly depicts yam flowers growing in Utopia. These flowers belong to the pencil yam called Atnwelarre (Vigna lancelolata). The Atnwelarre is a trailing herb or creeper, sometimes covering large areas, with yellow flowers, bright green leaves and long skinny yams (swollen roots). These yams are an important food source which can be eaten raw or cooked in hot sand and ashes.

The Atnwelarre story is very important Dreamtime story for Dolly's country, Alhalkere, in the Utopia region and ceremonies by her people are performed to ensure its productivity as a food source and life form of the ancestors.

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Mbantua Alice Gallery

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