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Valorine Morgan Kngwarreye "My Grandmother's Story"

Product shot of My Grandmother's Story - © Valorine Morgan Kngwarreye

Valorine Morgan Kngwarreye
"My Grandmother's Story"

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  • Medium
  • Catalogue
  • Price $AUD
  • Sale Price
  • 30 x 30 cm
  • Acrylic on Canvas
  • 23090
  • $250
  • $195

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  • Language
  • Born
  • Area
  • Date
  • Alyawarre
  • 1982
  • Utopia, NT
  • 2020

Valorine paints ‘Awelye’ (women's ceremonial body paint designs) for the ancestral dreamtime stories of the Anemangkerr (Bush Melon) which belong to her grandmother's country, Atnwengerrp, in the Utopia Region.

The linear pattern of stripes and curves throughout Valorine's painting illustrates the Awelye. After smearing their bodies with animal fat, the women trace these designs onto their breasts, arms and thighs, singing as each woman takes her turn to be 'painted-up'. Their songs relate to the dreamtime stories of ancestral travel, dance and other totemic plants, animals and natural forces. Awelye demonstrates respect for the land. In performing these ceremonies, they ensure well-being and happiness within their communities.

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Artist Valorine Morgan Kngwarreye
TitleMy Grandmother's Story
Language GroupAlyawarre
Born around1982
AreaUtopia, NT
Catalogue 23090
Date2020
MediumAcrylic on Canvas
Size (W x H) 30 x 30 cm
Price $AUD $250   Sale Price $195

Unstretched - Rolled in a tube

Stretched - Ready to hang* (+$45)

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Description

Valorine paints ‘Awelye’ (women's ceremonial body paint designs) for the ancestral dreamtime stories of the Anemangkerr (Bush Melon) which belong to her grandmother's country, Atnwengerrp, in the Utopia Region.

The linear pattern of stripes and curves throughout Valorine's painting illustrates the Awelye. After smearing their bodies with animal fat, the women trace these designs onto their breasts, arms and thighs, singing as each woman takes her turn to be 'painted-up'. Their songs relate to the dreamtime stories of ancestral travel, dance and other totemic plants, animals and natural forces. Awelye demonstrates respect for the land. In performing these ceremonies, they ensure well-being and happiness within their communities.

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