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Country by Delvine Petyarre

Artist: Delvine Petyarre
Size: 30cm x 30cm
Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen
Code: 51653

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Intricate white dots systematically map out Delvine's country just north of Australia's Eastern Desert. Think dry river beds, yam root systems beneath the ground and travelling tracks – both by car and foot - of her people. Dotted circles represent significant sites on Alhalkere country such as Boundary Bore, the main community there, and sacred sites.

Delvine, like others, will dab a bamboo satay stick into a pot of paint and use this to create several to a dozen dots before going back for more paint and beginning the process again. 

This process creates areas of thicker consistency where dots appear larger, and other areas where the dots appear smaller and darker; the whole effect creating a twinkling, dotted, three dimensional looking work of art.

Artist

Name: Delvine Petyarre
Skin name: Petyarre (also spelled Pitjara)
Language group: Anmatyerre
Country: Alhalkere 
Region: Utopia, Central Australia
Born: 1982

  • Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen
  • Background colour: Black
  • Size of painting: 30cm x 30cm
  • Border: Approx 2cm strip of black coloured border designed to be wrapped around a 2cm deep stretcher frame. Plus approx 6cm of natural coloured linen overhang.
  • This painting comes unstretched and rolled in a tube.
  • This painting comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and artist profile.

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