synthetic polymer paint on belgian linen
148 x 121 cm
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ID: 6935 LOCATION: Bondi Beach
Dacou Gallery, SA
Cooee Art Gallery, NSW
home is where the art is, September 2012, Coo-ee Art Gallery
Cooee Art Gallery at Australian Galleries, April 2016, Australian Galleries Sydney
Press: Street Corner, Sydney City;
Australian Art Review;
Daily Telegraph, Best Weekend
The bold linear patterns of stripes and curves throughout Minnie’s painting depicts the women's ceremonial body paint design. After smearing their bodies with animal fat, the women trace these designs onto their breasts, arms and thighs singing as each woman has a turn to be ‘painted up’. The songs relate to the Dreamtime stories of Ancestral Travel and other plants, animals and natural forces. Awelye-Women’s ceremony demonstrates respect for the land and in performing these ceremonies they ensure well being and happiness within the communities.