BETTY MBITJANA "Body Paint & Awelye" Signed Acrylic on Canvas 125cm x 94cm

Regular price $1,475.00

Hand Signed, Original Acrylic On Canvas

Title: Body Paint & Awelye
Image Size: 125cm x 94cm
Signed: Verso
Condition: Excellent - New

Stretched and Ready to Hang.

Comes with Certificate of Authenticity from Martinez Art Dealer and photo of Betty with this work.

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


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.