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Violet Petyarre - Body Paint - 93x151cm

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Violet Petyarre was born circa 1945 at Atnagkere, on the western boundary of Utopia Station, 250 kilometres north-east of Alice Springs in the Northern territory of Australia. Violet Petyarre commenced painting on batik and silk in 1977 and in 1988 started to paint with acrylics on canvas. She shares dreamings with her sisters, Ada, Myrtle, Jeanna, Nancy, Gloria and Kathleen.


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Awelye is the Anmatyerre word for women's ceremonies. Awelye also refers specifically to the designs applied to a women's body as part of a ceremony.

The Awelye is performed by Aboriginal women to recall their ancestors, to show respect for their country and to demonstrate their responsibility for the wellbeing of their community.


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Certification of Authentisity

All the artworks from redrock gallery are fully certificated.


This Paintings comes with:


- Photos of the artiest painting

- Certification of Authentisity

- Biography of Violet Petyarre

- Introduction of the Dreaming

- Introduction of the symbolism

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