Artists of Ampilatwatja - Art Exhibition - Michael Reid Gallery

Artists of Ampilatwatja
Artists of Ampilatwatja

19 Feb - 13 Mar 2021

Following a successful exhibition in 2020, Michael Reid Berlin is pleased to present another group exhibition featuring the Artists of Ampilatwatja. Most of the artists from Ampilatwatja paint Arreth which translates to “strong bush medicine”. Fine dots and figurative depictions of the land give insight into the significance and ongoing use of traditional bush medicine. The land has provided and sustained the Alyawarr people for generations and Akwerlp Alpeyt Artna Arntetyew is a poignant reminder of the interconnectedness between plant, land, animal and people.

Ampilatwatja is situated 320km north-east of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory and has a population of about 500. The Artists of Ampilatwatja art centre was established in 1999 and the work of the artists is recognisably distinct. The community made a conscious decision not to paint Altyerr “dreaming stories”, but instead the country in which these stories are found and told.

Artworks by:

Jeannie Pula Beasley
Denise Ngwarraye Bonney
Bettrina Pula Bundey
Edie Kemmare Holmes
Colleen Ngwarraye Morton
Betty Pula Morton
Nancy Frank Pitjara
Kathleen Nanima Rambler
Jessie Ngwarraye Ross
Kindy Kemarre Ross
Sandra Pula Teece
Selina Pula Teece

  • Bettrina Pula Bundey (b. 1983, Irrultja, NT)
    Bush Medicine Plants, 2020

    61 × 61 cm

    SOLD

  • Bettrina Pula Bundey (b. 1983, Irrultja, NT)
    Bush Medicine Plants, 2020

    107 × 91 cm

    SOLD

  • Artists of Ampilatwatja
    Artists of Ampilatwatja installation view II

  • Selina Pula Teece (b. 1977)
    Bush Medicine Plants, 2020

    182 × 152 cm

    SOLD

  • Betty Pula Morton (b. 1957)
    My Country and Bush Medicine, 2020

    91 × 76 cm

    SOLD

  • Colleen Ngwarraye Morton (b. 1957, Ammaroo Station, NT)
    Women’s Ceremony and Bush Medicine, 2020

    91 × 61 cm

    SOLD

  • Denise Ngwarraye Bonney (b. 1968, Lake Nash, NT)
    My Grandmothers Country, 2018

    107 × 76 cm

    SOLD

  • Kathleen Nanima Rambler (b. 1971, Alice Springs, NT)
    My Fathers Country, 2020

    91 × 76 cm

    SOLD

  • Denise Ngwarraye Bonney (b. 1968, Lake Nash, NT)
    My Grandmothers Country, 2019

    91 × 61 cm

    SOLD

  • Artists of Ampilatwatja
    Artists of Ampilatwatja installation view III

  • Kathleen Nanima Rambler (b. 1971, Alice Springs, NT)
    My Father’s Country, 2020

    107 × 107 cm

    SOLD

  • Edie Kemarre Holmes (b. 1950)
    Antarrengeny, 2020

    61 × 61 cm

    SOLD

  • Edie Kemarre Holmes (b. 1950)
    Antarrengeny, 2020

    91 × 76 cm

    SOLD

  • Artists of Ampilatwatja
    Artists of Ampilatwatja installation view IV

  • Kindy Kemarre Ross (b. 1983, Alice Springs, NT)
    My Country is Irrultja, 2019

    91 × 61 cm

    SOLD

  • Nancy Pitjara Frank (b. 1947)
    View Of Country, 2020

    76 × 61 cm

    SOLD

  • Rosie Kemarre Morton (b. 1960)
    My Father’s Country and Bush Medicine, 2020

    91 × 61 cm

    SOLD

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