BETTY MBITJANA "Awelye" Signed Acrylic on Canvas 91cm x 89cm

Regular price $1,275.00


BETTY MBITJANA (c1954 - )
Hand Signed, Original Acrylic On Canvas (Reference 24)

Title: Awelye
Image Size: 91cm x 89cm
Signed: Verso
Condition: Excellent - New

Unstretched as easier for Shipping.

Comes with Certificate of Authenticity from Martinez Art Dealer.  The photos of Betty painting this work were lost in transit, but I will provide Certification.

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:

Aboriginal Australian Artist Betty Mbitjana paints patterns in acrylic on canvas, based on footprints in the sand created during ceremonial dances.

Designs that are typically painted on women’s bodies and handed down over successive generations. Vividly colourful and varied in patterns of coils, undulating lines, and overlapping planes, the paintings record both performances and landscapes. 

Her images are largely homages to her ancestors and the traditions of her tribe. 

Mbitjana also integrates elements of her mother’s paintings directly into hers. She is the daughter of the renowned artist Minnie Pwerle, one of the first Aboriginal artists to translate body painting onto canvas.