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My Mother's Country by Betty Mbitjana (SOLD)

90cm x 60cm

Ethically sourced and 100% original

The symbols in this painting map some of the significant sites of Atnwengerrp country, Betty's mother’s country, as well as land formations such as sand hills, campsites, flora, fauna, awelye (women’s ceremony), spiritual figures and ancestral dancing tracks, as they can still be seen today, etched in the rocks at Anthep. Anthep is an ancestral place that remains the most significant site on Atnwengerrp country. Ceremony and dance are still performed there. It is a place where everyone - men, women and children can meet together and camp. It is also a place where permanent water can be found.

Betty's mother was a renowned aboriginal artist named Minnie Pwerle who passed away in 1996. Her work was famous for these markings and Betty was given permission by her family after her passing to continue to paint in this style. 

Artist

Name: Betty Mbitjana
Skin name: Mbitjana (also spelled Mpetyane)
Language group: Anmatyerre
Country: Ahalpere
Region: Utopia, Central Australia
Born: 1957
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  • Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
  • Background colour: Black
  • Size of painting: 90cm x 60cm
  • Canvas border: Black, approx 6cm
  • This painting comes unstretched and rolled in a tube.
  • This painting comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and an artist profile.

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