NEED HELP?
If you’d like to talk to us please don’t hesitate to call the gallery on +61 2 9380 8234 (Australian Eastern Standard Time – UTC / GMT +10 hours)
Or send us an enquiry by email here

Close

Alvira Bird Mpetyane "Women's Ceremony"

Alvira Bird Mpetyane
"Women's Ceremony"

  • Size (W x H)
  • Medium
  • Catalogue
  • Price $AUD
  • Sale Price
  • 201 x 89 cm
  • Acrylic on Canvas
  • 23833
  • $2400
  • $1800

Unstretched - Rolled in a tube ($0.00)

Stretched - Ready to hang* (+$380)

*Sorry, "Ready to hang" is not available for international deliveries on this artwork

Hold Shipping

Information only: Delivery option is selected during checkout process.

Show shipping options
Description
  • Language
  • Born
  • Area
  • Date
  • Anmatyerre
  • -
  • Utopia, NT
  • 2020

Alvira is the daughter of artists Paddy Bird (deceased) and Eileen Bird. She lives in Alice Springs and Mulga Bore with her husband and children. Her grandmother is the late Ada Bird Petyarre, a highly respected senior artist from Utopia.

The linear designs in Alvira's painting represent Awelye (Women's Ceremony and Body Paint Designs) for Ahakeye, Alpar and Ntang Artety. These designs are painted onto the chest, breasts, arms and thighs. Powders ground from red and yellow ochre (clays), charcoal and ash are used as body paint and applied with a flat stick with soft padding. The women sing the songs associated with their Awelye as each woman takes her turn to be 'painted-up'.

Detail Images
  • The Artery - detail artwork image 1
  • The Artery - detail artwork image 2
Enquire Now Back to Artworks

Information

Painting on hold

Artist Alvira Bird Mpetyane
TitleWomen's Ceremony
Language GroupAnmatyerre
AreaUtopia, NT
Catalogue 23833
Date2020
MediumAcrylic on Canvas
Size (W x H) 201 x 89 cm
Price $AUD $2400   Sale Price $1800

Unstretched - Rolled in a tube

Stretched - Ready to hang* (+$380)

*Sorry, "Ready to hang" is not available for international deliveries on this artwork.

Delivery Options

Show Delivery Options
Information only:
Delivery option is selected during checkout process.

Description

Alvira is the daughter of artists Paddy Bird (deceased) and Eileen Bird. She lives in Alice Springs and Mulga Bore with her husband and children. Her grandmother is the late Ada Bird Petyarre, a highly respected senior artist from Utopia.

The linear designs in Alvira's painting represent Awelye (Women's Ceremony and Body Paint Designs) for Ahakeye, Alpar and Ntang Artety. These designs are painted onto the chest, breasts, arms and thighs. Powders ground from red and yellow ochre (clays), charcoal and ash are used as body paint and applied with a flat stick with soft padding. The women sing the songs associated with their Awelye as each woman takes her turn to be 'painted-up'.

Detail

Add to Cart

Our “Add to Cart” online sales facility is currently under development and will be active very soon!

In the meantime, please contact The Artery directly to purchase this painting. We are open 7 days a week to assist you in the purchase process or to take general enquiries.

Contact a gallery team member on +61 2 9380 8234 during business hours (GMT +10) or email us at: websales@artery.com.au

All paintings can be delivered anywhere in Australia or internationally. We use a direct courier service, which provides a door to door service.

We look forward to hearing from you,

The Artery Team!