Galya Pwerle

Galya Pwerle
Born: c.1930
Location: Utopia
Language: Anmatyerre

Galya’s birth date is unknown but sources suggest it was around 1925 – 1930 in the remote Utopia community (350km north east of Alice Springs).
Galya is the sister of the highly acclaimed artist Minnie Pwerle, and she was encouraged to paint by her niece Barbara Weir in 2004 along with her sisters Molly and Emily Pwerle. The three sisters currently live and paint from the tiny community of Irrultja, a Utopia settlement with a population of approximately one hundred people.
Galya’s paintings depict traditional women’s ceremonies known as “Awelye Atnwengerrp” which is broadly translated as Women’s Dreaming.

Galya was nominated for a Telstra award in 2005 and 2008 and is currently exhibited widely throughout Australian galleries.

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Title: Women’s Awelye
Artist: Galya Pwerle
Size: 60cm x 53cm
Price: $840.00
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Polly Ngale

Polly Ngale
Born: 1940
Location: Utopia, Northern Territory
Language: Anmatyerre

Polly Ngale (Ngala) was born in 1940 in Utopia, an area located 270km North East of Alice Springs. She belongs to the oldest living generation of Utopia women and is considered one of the most accomplished artists to have worked there during the past twenty years.

This area is known for producing some of Australia’s most well-known female Aboriginal artists.

Now an elder in her community, Polly’s colourful works portray the ‘Bush Plum’ (Arnwetky), of which she and her sisters, Kathleen and Angelina Ngale are senior custodians.

Her work has appeared in the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award since 2003. Her honourable mention as a 2004 finalist was followed by representation at the Contemporary Art Fair in Paris at the Grand Palais Champs Elysees. Polly was also represented in the exhibition Emily Kngwarreye and her Legacy at the Hillside Forum Daikanyama Tokyo in 2008.

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Title: Bush Plum Flower
Artist
: Polly Ngale
Size
: 81cm x 79cm
Price
: SOLD

This is a colourful and stunning piece of artwork by Polly Ngale. This piece comes with a COA and a photo of Polly holding the completed artwork.


 

Polly Ngale

Title: Bush Plum Flower
Artist
: Polly Ngale
Size
: 90cm x 60cm
Price
: $1280.00

Another gorgeous piece of artwork by Polly Ngale painted in 2011. These colours are even more beautiful in the flesh!

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Mary Rumble Petyarre

Mary Rumble Petyarre
Born: c1951
Location: Utopia, Central Australia
Language: Anmatyerre

Mary Rumble Petyarre was born in 1951 in the Utopia region of Central Australia. Utopia is located approximately 270km north east of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory.
Mary is the sister of Katie Rumble and her extended family includes well renowned artists Gloria Petyarre and Gracie Morton Pwerle.
Mary paints a number of Dreamings including ‘Mountain Devil Dreaming’, ‘Bush Medicine Plant’ and ‘Body Paint Designs’. Mary’s style can be bold, vibrantly coloured and linear.

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Title: Bush Medicine Leaves
Artist: Mary Rumble Petyarre
Size: 113cm x 75cm
Price: SOLD

This painting represents the leaves that were traditionally used for medicine. This practice was used long before western medicine was introduced to the Aboriginal people.
This painting comes with the original Certificate of Authenticity.

Betty Mbitjana

Betty Mbitjana
Born: 1957
Location: Utopia
Language: Anmatyerre

Betty is the daughter of renowned Utopian artist Minnie Pwerle. Betty paints the dreamings, bush berry, bush plum and Awelye.

The Awelye ceremony is the way women would show their respect to their ancestors and country through dance. Betty depicts this in her paintings by showing the designs women would paint on their bodies and also the designs left in the sand when the women’s ceremonies were completed. These tracks are actually painted on the women’s bodies prior to the ceremonies being performed and Betty now transfers these designs to canvas in her paintings which are colourful, vibrant and highly sort after in the Aboriginal art community. These designs used by Betty, her mother, Minnie Pwerle (dec.) and her aunts have been handed down for many generations, and only the Pwerle or Kemarre owners can paint them.

Betty now lives in Alice Springs but returns to her homelands Atnwengerrp with her family often.

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Title: My Mother’s Dreaming
Artist: Betty Mbitjana
Size: 90cm x 45cm
Price: $840.00

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A simply beautiful painting by Betty. This painting comes with a C.O.A., a biography and three photo’s of Betty with her finished painting. This painting was completed by Betty Mbitjana in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, in 2011.


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Title: My Mothers Dreaming
Artist: Betty Mbitjana
Size: 89cm x 44cm
Price: $780.00

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A classy and stunning painting by Betty. This painting comes with a C.O.A., a biography and 2 photo’s of Betty with her finished painting.


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Title: My Mother’s Dreaming
Artist: Betty Mbitjana
Size: 62cm x 89cm
Price: $1290.00

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This beautifully coloured painting was completed by Betty in Alice Springs, Northern Territory in 2015 so it’s one of her most recent works. This painting comes with a C.O.A., a biography and 2 photo’s of Betty with her finished painting.


 

My Mother's Dreaming

Title: My Mothers Dreaming
Artist: Betty Mbitjana
Size: 150cm x 90cm
Price: $1880.00

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This stunning painting comes with a C.O.A., a biography and 3 photos of Betty with her finished painting. This painting was completed by Betty Mbitjana in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, in 2011.

Ronnie Bird Jungula

Ronnie Bird Jungula
Born: 1960
Location: Utopia, NT
Language: Anmatyerre

Ronnie Bird Jungula is the son of acclaimed Aboriginal artist Ada Bird Petyarre.
Ronnie paints the stories of the Mulga seed and stories relating to his country of Utopia in central Australia in a traditional style using a stick to make the fine dot work.

Title: Snake Dreaming
Artist: Ronnie Bird Jungula
Size: 100 X 80cm
Price:
 $950.00

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Josie Petrick Kemarre

Josie Petrick Kemarre
Born: c1952
Location: Utopia, Central Australia
Language: Alyawarre

Josie Petrick has emerged from Utopia as an artist displaying her innovative interpretations of her Dreamings, culture, religion and culture through her bold and dynamic approach to canvas. Josie creates visual harmony within her dot construction capturing the rich essence of the Utopian Landscape as depicted in the desert, the black background enhances the dynamics of the color interaction on the canvas. Her work is a fine example of the development of Central Desert dot painting from traditional dot construction to a fusion of abstracted forms manifesting a spiritual and cultural celebration.

Since the introduction of acrylic paints and canvas, Aboriginal Art has transgressed from traditional symbols representing ceremonial ritual and story telling to an international phenomenon exploring the realms of contemporary abstraction.

The development of the dot as a visual tool in Central Desert Art (introduced as a visual means of camouflaging sacred symbols) unconsciously triggered an art movement that is rapidly expanding and ever changing. The once submissive dot applied as a background to symbols representing specific stories of the Dreamtime, has developed to the extent where it now has justification of existence in its own right.


Title: Untitled
Artist
: Josie Petrick Kemarre
Size
: 73cm x 56cm
Price
: $990.00

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Collections:

  • Charles Sturt University Collection
  • Aboriginal Art Galleries of Australia, Melbourne
  • Artbank, Sydney
  • Holmes a Court Collection
  • Victorian State Gallery

Exhibitions:

  • 1991 The Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime Gallery, Alice Springs
  • 1991 Coventry Gallery, Sydney
  • 1991 Gabrielle Pizzi Gallery, Melbourne
  • 1996, Aboriginal Desert Art Gallery, Melbourne
  • 1997, 1999, 2000, Aboriginal Art Galleries of Australia, Melbourne
  • 2001, Embassy Australia, Washington, USA
  • 2003, Chapel off Chapel Gallery, Melbourne

© Indigenous Instyle (ABN:79796849701)
Copyright for the artworks remain with the artists

Louise Numina

Louise Numina
Born: 1976
Location: Utopia
Language: Anmatyerre/Kaytetye/Alywarre

Louise Numina is one of six sisters and three brothers. She went to primary school at Stirling Station, a cattle station near Tennant Creek. Later she went to Yirara College in Alice Springs.

When she returned to Stirling Station she worked with the Community Development Program. She started painting in 1981 after being taught by her aunties Gloria and Kathleen Petyarre, both well known and highly sought after artists.

Louise moved to Darwin in 1995. She studied at Nungalinya College and has a Diploma of Fine Arts from the Northern Territory University. Louise’s work has been exhibited in Darwin and Sydney. She is bought and sold around the world by art lovers, institutions, collectors and art dealers.

Louise’s paintings predominantly depict Kurrajong Bush Medicine Leaves. The women collect the Kurrajong Bush Medicine leaves from around the central desert area. The leaves are then boiled in a large tin bucket. The Kurrajong leaves are good for treating the flu, headache, backache, upset stomach and chest pains – where the leaves are repeatedly firmly pressed against the persons back or chest. For cuts and bruises the leaves are boiled longer until the oils float in them, it is mixed with an animal fat then applied to the wounds.

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Title: Spinifex Grass
Artist: Louise Numina
Size: 156cm x 57cm
Price: $495.00

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Title: Bush Medicine Leaves
Artist: Louise Numina
Size: 143cm x 106cm
SOLD

© Indigenous Instyle (ABN:79796849701)
Copyright for the artworks remain with the artists

Cindy Pwerle Morton

Cindy Pwerle Morton
Born: c.1976
Location: Utopia, Central Australia
Language: Alyawarre

 

Cindy Pwerle Morton is a young Utopian artist who is emerging as an artist to watch and collect.  Cindy comes from a family of artists – her mother is well-known artist Gracie Pwerle Morton and her aunts include Kathleen and Gloria Petyarre, both established Aboriginal artists. Cindy has developed her art alongside of her mother and family and is finding her own unique style of painting.


(This painting comes with a COA and two photos of Cindy with the painting)

Title: Bush Plum Dreaming
Artist: Cindy Pwerle Morton
Size: 89cm x 68cm
Price: $550.00

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(This painting comes with a COA and 2 photos of Cindy with the painting)

Title: Bush Plum Dreaming
Artist: Cindy Pwerle Morton
Size: 59cm x 87cm
Price: $450.00

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Christine Poulson

Christine Poulson

This painting depicts the story of women digging for honey ants. There are several groups of women (“u” shapes) sitting around the honey ant holes (concentric dotted circles) with their digging sticks and bowls for collecting the ants. The dotted lines connecting several dotted concentric circles in the centre of the painting represent the ants’ tunnels in the ground. The painting is beautifully crafted and features a warm, traditional and earthy colour regimen.

The colours are stunning as is the neat and tidy dot work.

Christine has signed the artwork verso. A photo with Christine holding the painting will be provided with the top artwork. Please note these paintings do not come with a Certificate of Authenticity.

 

Title: Women Digging for Honey Ants
Artist: Christine Poulson
Size: 156cm x 79cm
Price: $3500.00

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(This painting has a short blurb about the ants written on the back by Christine.)
Title: Women Digging for Honey Ants
Artist: Christine Poulson
Size: 75cm x 39cm
Price: SOLD

 

© Indigenous Instyle (ABN:79796849701)
Copyright for the artworks remain with the artists

 

Joy Nakamarra

Joy Nakamarra
Born: 1956
Location: Utopia, Central Australia, NT
Language: Anmatyerre and Alwayarr

Joy Nakamarra’s painting style has a very distinctive, traditional  design and her paintings are based on her family’s dreaming of collecting food. Joy’s skin name in Numina and her dreaming is an important aspect of “women’s business” involving the ceremonies of the “bush tucker”. Joy Nakamarra Dreamings include Collecting Bush Tomato and Tracking kangaroo, Collecting Bush Berries and Sultanas, Collecting Bush Potato Beans and Water, Collecting Bush Onions, Collecting Honey Ants and Women’s Dreamings.

Title: Women Collecting Bush Tomato
Artist: Joy Nakamarra
Size: 32cm x 70cm
Price: $880.00

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This beautiful painting comes with 2 photos but please note it does not come with a certificate of authenticity.

 

 

© Indigenous Instyle (ABN:79796849701)
Copyright for the artworks remain with the artists

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