Desert Blossoms of Bush Medicine 'Akwerlp Alpeyt Artna Arntetyew' - Art Exhibition - Michael Reid Gallery

Artists of Ampilatwatja
Desert Blossoms of Bush Medicine ‘Akwerlp Alpeyt Artna Arntetyew’

10 Jan - 1 Feb 2020

Michael Reid Berlin is pleased to commence its 2020 program with a group exhibition featuring the Artists of Ampilatwatja. Titled Akwerlp Alpeyt Artna Arntetyew (Desert Blossoms of Bush Medicine) the exhibition celebrates the Alwayarr peoples strong connection to country. 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.

Jeannie Pula Beasley
Trephina Beasley
Denise Ngwarraye Bonney
Elizabeth Ngwarraye Bonney
Pammy Kemarre Foster
Michelle Pula Holmes
Robina Pitjara Jones
Julieanne Ngwarraye Morton
Rosie Kemarre Morton
Daisy Kemarre Moss
Kathleen Nanima Rambler
Jessie Ngwarraye Ross
Kindy Kemarre Ross
Sandra Pula Teece

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