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Awely And Bush Tucker

AWELY AND BUSH TUCKER

Accession ID:

1998.1

Name:

Awely And Bush Tucker

Category:

Item

Type:

ArtWork

Maker:

Lena Pwerle

Date:

1997

Description

'Awely and Bush Tucker' is a striking, vividly coloured bolt of silk satin fabric by Lena Pwerle. It has been prepared using the ancient art of batik, which uses wax and dye to create striking symbols and patterns on fabric. Awely is one of the world’s oldest art forms and is a common subject for the largely female Utopia artists. In artworks it is mostly associated with the linear designs similar to those that are painted on the chest, breasts, arms and thighs of women during Awely ceremonies.


History

Utopia Collection TM and National Textile Collection, Tamworth Regional Gallery.


Significance

Provenance: Purchased directly from the artists of Utopia Batik Pty Ltd (Anmatyerre, Ngwarlalemenya Utopia Station NT) from the 13th Tamworth Fibre Textile Biennial in 1998.


Associated Subjects