Aboriginal Gallery of Dreaming, Vic
Private Collection, USA
Cooee Art, NSW
The bold linear patterns of stripes and curves throughout Minnie’s painting depicts the womens ceremonial body paint design. After smearing their bodies with animal fat, the women trace these designs onto their breasts,arms and thighs singing as each woman has a turn to be ‘painted up’.
The songs are all related to the Dreamtime stories of the Awely-Womens ceremony demonstrates respect for the land and in performing these ceremonies they ensure well being and happiness within the communities.Share