BETTY MBITJANA "Awelye" Original, Signed Acrylic on Canvas 89cm x 59cm

Regular price $1,275.00


BETTY MBITJANA (1957 - )
Hand Signed, Original Acrylic On Canvas
(Can be Hung Horizontally or Vertically - Stunning)

Title: Awelye
Image Size: 89cm x 59cm
Signed: Verso
Condition: Excellent - New

Stretched and Ready to Hang.

Comes with Certificate of Authenticity from Martinez Art Dealer.

You can also come view this work and many others in our Surry Hills Gallery in Sydney. Please message me to arrange a time to view in person.

Serafin Martinez
Principal, Martinez Art Dealer
Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia
ABN 36 561 407 649

Biography:

Betty Mbitjana is the daughter of renowned artist Minne Pwerle and sister of artist Barbara Weir. Her husband was Lena Pwerle's son, Paddy Club, who sadly passed away in 2012.

Betty paints the awelye, bush berry and bush plum dreaming.

Betty's Awelye paintings depict the designs that the women would paint on their bodies, and the dancing tracks which are made in the sand during women's awelye ceremony. 

Through their awelye ceremonies, women pay homage to their ancestors, show respect for their country and dance out their collective maternal role within their community.