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Jarrad Akamarre ‘PG1070’
or $320 x 10 months with
Dreaming: Men’s Business
Size: 90cm x 150cm
Jarrad Torres Akamarre was born in circa 1984 in the Alice Springs. His language is Anmatyerre and his country is Atnangkere. Jarrad is the very proud Grandson to Barbara Weir and great Grandson to Minnie Pwerle.
Jarrad primary dreaming is ‘Men’s ceremony’.
This piece was painted in 2020 and is 90cm x 150cm in size.
In Aboriginal culture, ceremonies play an important part and are vital to the health and well being of the people.
Men’s’ ceremonies and women’s’ ceremonies are kept separate but they are of equal importance in the eyes of the community. Due to the secret nature of “Men’s Business”, which is for initiated men only, very little is told about these ceremonies or the significance of the body paint used.
What we are allowed to know is that the body paint drawn on young Aboriginal males to be initiated, relates to certain stories that are important to the adult initiated males of the community and only when boys come of age can they be told about them.
The initiation ceremony allows the boy to become involved in sacred ceremonies, to see ceremonial sites and to gain knowledge of the laws and customs, which he is expected to uphold.
All the artwork provided is done on with highest quality linen canvas, acrylic paints, oils and brushes ensuring the longevity of each piece of work.