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.
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
The Holmes à Court Collection, Perth, WA
The Atnwelarre (Pencil Yam) plant is the subject of Dolly's painting. The stories surrounding this plant belongs to Alhalkere country in the Utopia Region, northeast of Alice Springs.
Patterns signify travelling, dancing and story lines. Intricate dot work represents the yam seeds and the flowers.