synthetic polymer paint on canvas board
12 x 17 cm
Provenance Iwantja Arts & Crafts, N.T Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, NSW
Exhibited: Songlines Coo-ee Christmas 2012, Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, NSW Sydney December 2012 Story This work depicts a Women's ceremony associated with Ininti. The fields of colour is shown as the desert flowers in bloom.
This painting depicts Awelye the womens ceremonial design. After smearing their bodies with animal fat, the women trace the designs onto their breasts, arms and thighs singing as each woman has a turn to be â€˜painted up'. The songs relate to the Dreamtime stories of Ancestral Travel and other plants, animals and natural forces. Awely-Womens ceremony demonstrates respect for the land and in performing these ceremonies they ensure well being and happiness within the communities.
Purchase Details This work, as part of Coo-ee's Christmas show, Songlines: Coo-ee Christmas is available for sale from 3pm the 24th November at the exhibition opening and not before. So first in, best dressed! If you are unable to make the exhibition opening, simply register your interest via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +61 2 9300 9200. Please send through a 'wish list' of works in preference order and specify how many works in total you want. We will endeavour to get you the works of your choosing but are unable to guarantee this. This exhibition is designed to be a bit of fun for Christmas so I hope you enjoy it. The works will sell out quickly so be sure to get in first.