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.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS:
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

Request a pdf catalogue by emailing: laurathompson@michaelreid.com.au.

  • Pammy Kemarre Foster
    Bush Flowers, 2019

    76 × 91 cm

    SOLD

  • Jessie Ngwarraye Ross
    My Country, 2019

    61 × 61 cm

    SOLD

  • Denise Ngwarraye Bonney
    My Grandmothers Country, 2019

    91 × 91 cm

    SOLD

  • Trephina Beasley
    View Of Country, 2019

    91 × 61 cm

    SOLD

  • Robina Pitjara Jones
    My Country, 2019

    91 × 61 cm

    SOLD

  • Elizabeth Ngwarraye Bonney
    Flowers and Fairies, 2019

    91 × 91 cm

    SOLD

  • Michelle Pula Holmes
    My Country, 2019

    91 × 91 cm

    SOLD

  • Julieanne Ngwarraye Morton
    My Country and Bush Medicine Plants, 2019

    107 × 76 cm

    SOLD

  • Rosie Kemarre Morton
    My Father’s Country and Bush Medicine, 2019

    76 × 91 cm

    SOLD

  • Kathleen Nanima Rambler
    Green After Rain in my Father’s Country, 2019

    107 × 76 cm

    SOLD

  • Kindy Kemarre Ross
    Bush Medicine Plants, 2019

    91 × 61 cm

    SOLD

  • Daisy Kemarre Moss
    My Mother’s Country, 2019

    91 × 61 cm

    SOLD

  • Daisy Kemarre Moss
    My Mother’s Country, 2018

    61 × 76 cm

    SOLD

  • Sandra Pula Teece
    Bush Medicine Flowers, 2019

    61 × 61 cm

    SOLD

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