MARGARET TURNER PETYARRE "Awelye" Original Signed Acrylic on Canvas 88cm x 70cm

Regular price $1,875.00

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

Title: Awelye
Image Size: 88cm x 70cm
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


Margaret Turner Petyarre is of the Alyawarre Tribe located in the Northern Territory of Australia. Margaret was born at Lake Nash; near the Queensland border.

Margaret lives in Arlparra in the Utopia Region, north east of Alice Springs. She worked in batik before commencing to paint with acrylic on canvas. In her depiction of traditional stories she has moved from the fine dotting technique employed in her batik work to realist elements and now has reduced the iconographic elements to a minimalist use of fine dots.

The influence of batik can be seen as she delineates the many tiny curves of her awelye, which interweave to create her elaborate and involved images. Despite her long association with Utopia’s batik movement, it is only recently that her paintings have achieved the attention they justly deserve. The subjects of her paintings include Body Paint, and her Dreaming's of Bush Medicine and Bush Tucker, including the Bush Orange and women's ceremony.


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