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Betty Mbitjana

- Career Overall Rank

54 2017 Market Rank

  • Born: 1954

  • Region: Central Desert, NT
  • Community: Utopia

Betty Mbitjana paints for a wide range of dealers, galleries and centres, resulting in valuations that are largely dependent on their source, as well as size and excecution. She is a prolific painter whose works are largely available in the primary and secondary markets. By the end of 2017 her highest price paid had not exceeded $2,000 (excl. buyers premium), so the work remains extremely affordable. 

See market performance for more information.

The daughter of Minnie Pwerle and sister of Barbara Weir, Betty Mbitjana was born and raised in Utopia, a region renowned for its art, most especially women's painting. Betty's main subjects are that of the Bush Melon (Awelye), as well as Body paint designs for women's ceremonies.

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Sites

Subjects

Bush Melon , Body Paint Designs, Awelye Women’s Ceremony

Medium

Synthetic Polymer Paint on Linen and Canvas

Regional Map

Note: This map is a representation and not accurate. Some sites are sacred and therefore not shown.

Market Performance

Career Totals

AIAM100 Rank
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AIAM100 Rating
0.5722
Sold/Offered
55/97
Clearance Rate
57%
Average Price
$751
Total Price
$41,306
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0162 0.0000 0.0795 0.2607 0.1429 0.1659 0.0196 0.0201 0.1126 0.1919 0.2340 0.2468
0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/1 1/1 0/0 2/5 9/11 5/10 7/11 1/2 1/4 5/6 6/10 9/14 9/21
$0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $263 $0 $1,582 $839 $817 $562 $384 $403 $507 $1,023 $676 $752
Yearly Market Performance Graph from 2000 - 2017

Top 10 Artworks Sold at Auction

1

Awelye C.2009

sale price: $3,655.00
auction: Leonard Joel, Melbourne  lot: 78 date: 05/06/2018
146 x 256 cm Acrylic on canvas
2

Bush Melon Dreaming'

sale price: $2,070.00
auction: Elder Fine Art,  lot: 103 date: 07/12/2008
92 x 151 cm Acrylic on Linen
3

Body Paint

sale price: $1,841.00
auction: Lawsons, Sydney  lot: 764 date: 30/07/2015
182 x 122 cm Acrylic on linen
4

'Anwekety'

sale price: $1,725.00
auction: Davidson Auctions,  lot: 82 date: 28/02/2009
61.5 x 153 cm Acrylic on canvas
5

Awelye and Bush Melon

sale price: $1,440.00
auction: Lawsons, Sydney  lot: 2154 date: 30/07/2010
70 x 149 cm Acrylic on Linen
6

Bush Melon - Awelye

sale price: $1,403.00
auction: Lawsons, Sydney  lot: 561 date: 27/01/2017
200 x 153 cm Acrylic on canvas
7

Awelye

sale price: $1,166.00
auction: Lawsons, Sydney  lot: 578 date: 10/07/2014
193 x 93 cm Acrylic on canvas (unstretched)
8

Awelye

sale price: $1,166.00
auction: Lawsons, Sydney  lot: 520 date: 28/01/2016
150 x 95 cm Acrylic on canvas (unstretched)
9

Untitled

sale price: $1,140.00
auction: Leonard Joel, Melbourne  lot: 144 date: 19/05/2016
87 x 87 cm Acrylic on linen
10

Awelye Bush Melon

sale price: $1,105.00
auction: Lawsons, Sydney  lot: 520 date: 03/12/2015
152 x 92 cm Acrylic on canvas

Available Artworks

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