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SP9685

Yam Flowers

Dolly Mills Petyarre

Dolly Mills Petyarre

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Acrylic on Canvas
Size
30 x 30cm
Year Painted
2022
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Yam Flowers

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Artist Profile

Dolly participated in the Utopia A Picture Story - a collection of 88 silk batik…

Artist Profile

Artist Profile

Dolly Mills Petyarre
Born:

1948

Language Group:

Anmatyerre

Country:

Alhalkere, Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Medium:

Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Batik on Silk

Subjects:

Atnwelarre (Pencil Yam) and Emu Tucker, Alhalkere Country, Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Bush Flowers, Ngkwerlp (Wild Tobacco) Story, Yam Flowers

Dolly participated in the Utopia A Picture Story - a collection of 88 silk batiks (Holmes à 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.

COLLECTIONS
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
The Holmes à Court Collection, Perth, WA
EXHIBITIONS
1984
The First National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT
1985
The Second National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT
1989
Utopia Women's Paintings, the first Works on Canvas, A Summer Project, 1988-1989, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1988-1989
S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1990
Utopia - A Picture Story, an Exhibition of 88 works on Silk by Utopian artists, Holmes à Court Collection, toured Eire and Scotland
1992
Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Exhibition, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, NT
1998
Art Centre Meerzigt, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
1998
Wijk bij Duurstede, Art Gallery Kunsthuys, The Netherlands
2000
Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2002
Celestial Light, Redback Art Gallery, QLD
2002-2004
Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions
2004-2006
Evolution of Utopia - opened by the Honorable Robert Hill, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2005
Yam Dreaming - Atnwelarre, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
REFERENCES
Brody, A.
(1989) Utopia Women's Paintings The First Works on Canvas, A Summer Project 1988-89, exhib.cat., Heytesbury Holdings, Perth, WA
Brody, A.
(1990) Utopia: a Picture Story, 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert Holmes à Court Collection, Heytesbury Holdings, Perth, WA

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Artist Name, Artwork Size, Medium, Year Painted,

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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.

Description

Dolly depicts Yam Flowers growing in Utopia. These flowers belong to the pencil yam called Atnwelarre.

The Dreamtime stories surrounding this plant belongs to Alhalkere country in the Utopia Region, northeast of Alice Springs. The Atnwelarre is a trailing herb or creeper, sometimes covering large areas, with bright green leaves, yellow flowers and long skinny yams (swollen roots). These are an important food source which can be eaten raw or cooked in hot sand and ashes.

Located at
Mbantua Warehouse