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Awelye by Maggie Bird

AUD $990.00

Awelye by MAGGIE BIRD MPETYANE (MBITJANA)

Acrylic on linen, unstretched, 88cm x 91cm

Maggie is an Anmatyerre woman born in 1973.  Her traditional country is Ilkawerne, located approximately 200 kms north east of Alice Springs in Central Australia. Maggie is one of eleven children to Paddy Bird Jungula and Eileen Bird.  Maggie grew up with her very large extended family at Mulga Bore Outstation (Akaye Soakage).   She attended primary school at Alcoota and went onto Yirara College in Alice Springs for secondary school.  Through Batchelor College Maggie has attained the qualifications to be an assistant teacher at the Mulga Bore School and is pursuing further qualifications.

 Surrounded by well known artists, Maggie developed her artistic skills as she watched and learned from renowned Australian artists such as her grandmother Ada Bird Petyarre and her Uncle Lindsay Bird Mpetyane.

The themes for Maggie’s paintings relate to the stories from her father’s country.  These include Ahakeye – Bush Plum, Alpar – Rattail Plant, and Awelye – Women’s ceremonial body paint designs for these stories.

Her work has been represented in many group exhibitions and can be found in private collection both in Australia and overseas.

 


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  • Item Code: AS11172355
  • Shipping Weight: 500 Kgs.