Thank you for supporting a desert artist

0

Your Cart is Empty

Paintings
  • Curator's Picks >

  • All Paintings >

  • E-Gift Cards >

  • Exhibitions
  • Past Exhibitions

  • Subscribe to receive your exclusive preview of exhibitions prior to opening.

    You will be able to view and purchase exhibition artworks before they go live.

  • Subscribe

  • Collections
  • N E W

  • Fine detailed collection

  • Framed Mini's

  • Esther Haywood Collection

  • Curator's Picks

  • More curated collections >

  • Artists
  • Explore More Artist Bio's >

  • About the Artists

    Our vibrant and dynamic artists are from the Utopia region; a large remote area of Central Australia which, until recently, had no government funded art centre. As a result of their pioneering efforts, they have one of the strongest and richest art histories.

  • Pencil Yam Seed by Eileen Bird Nungarai

    August 23, 2018 1 min read

    Small square dot painting in blue, red and orange by Eileen Bird Nungarai

    In the Dreamtime there are two parts to the Pencil Yam story that Eileen Bird paints. Two different seeds were borne that created two different species of pencil yam; one called Atnwelarr which belongs to Alhalkere and Atnangkere countries, and the other called Arlatyeye which belongs to Eileen’s country. 

    Eileen paints the seeds of Arlatyeye.

    The Arlatyeye itself is a small, long tubular yam (swollen root) belonging to a trailing herb or creeper that often covers large areas of ground with bright green leaves and yellow flowers.

     

    Below: the small skinny arlatyeye (pencil yam), and it's seeds called kame

    Small, skinny pencil yam called Arlatyeye in hand  Tiny seeds in palm of hand called Kame, seed of the pencil yam

    View artworks and bio »

    Leave a comment

    Comments will be approved before showing up.


    Also in News & Info

    My Mother's Country Exhibition now open
    My Mother's Country Exhibition now open

    May 09, 2023 1 min read

    My Mother's Country showcases fifteen new works on canvas by Anmatyerre artist, Dora Mbitjana, inspired by her mother's country.
    Read More
    Motorbike Paddy Ngale Finalist in 2023 Telstra NATSIAA
    Motorbike Paddy Ngale Finalist in 2023 Telstra NATSIAA

    May 04, 2023 1 min read

    Finalists have been announced for the 2023 Telstra NATSIAA and our very own Motorbike Paddy Ngale, Ahalpere elder, is one of 31 from the Northern Territory. 

    Read More
    Barbara Weir
    Barbara Weir

    January 04, 2023 1 min read 2 Comments

    Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of Aunty Barbara Weir. Barbara passed away peacefully on 3 Jan 2023 surrounded by family.

    Artist, friend, family, boss woman, leader, mentor, pioneer. Utopia will never be the same. Barbara was one of the strongest women we knew, and we pray her spirit will guard and protect her family and the people of Utopia as she did in life. 

    Sending love to all her loved ones.

    Read More