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Angelina Pwerle Ngale "Atham-areny"

Product shot of Atham-areny - © Angelina Pwerle Ngale

Angelina Pwerle Ngale
"Atham-areny"

  • Size (W x H)
  • Medium
  • Catalogue
  • Price $AUD
  • Sale Price
  • 30 x 30 cm
  • Acrylic on Linen
  • 55288
  • $390
  • $290

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  • Language
  • Born
  • Area
  • Date
  • Anmatyerre
  • 1952
  • Utopia, NT
  • 2019

Angelina paints the story of the ‘Atham-areny’. The site for this story is the hilly country near Willowra on Angelina’s traditional country, north east of Alice Springs on the way to Utopia. Atham-areny comes from the Anmatyerre words ‘atham’ meaning ‘no fire’ and ‘areny’ meaning ‘belonging to’. Angelia says:

"The Atham-areny are tiny spirits of the country. They are colourless and live in the places where the fire does not belong. It is important that the babies and children stay by the fire. If the Atham-areny touches you, you will feel sick. If this happens a witch doctor must come and dance the sickness out."

In the Atham-areny paintings, Angelina has illustrated the Aboriginal women and children covered in body paint prepared to sing and dance with the witch doctor to help remove any sickness related to the Atham-areny.

(S) This artwork is stretched and is currently hanging in the gallery.

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Artist Angelina Pwerle Ngale
TitleAtham-areny
Language GroupAnmatyerre
Born around1952
AreaUtopia, NT
Catalogue 55288
Date2019
MediumAcrylic on Linen
Size (W x H) 30 x 30 cm
Price $AUD $390   Sale Price $290

Unstretched - Rolled in a tube

Stretched - Ready to hang* (+$45)

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

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Angelina paints the story of the ‘Atham-areny’. The site for this story is the hilly country near Willowra on Angelina’s traditional country, north east of Alice Springs on the way to Utopia. Atham-areny comes from the Anmatyerre words ‘atham’ meaning ‘no fire’ and ‘areny’ meaning ‘belonging to’. Angelia says:

"The Atham-areny are tiny spirits of the country. They are colourless and live in the places where the fire does not belong. It is important that the babies and children stay by the fire. If the Atham-areny touches you, you will feel sick. If this happens a witch doctor must come and dance the sickness out."

In the Atham-areny paintings, Angelina has illustrated the Aboriginal women and children covered in body paint prepared to sing and dance with the witch doctor to help remove any sickness related to the Atham-areny.

(S) This artwork is stretched and is currently hanging in the gallery.

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