Mariah Akamarre ‘1071’

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Dreaming: Awelye (Teaching Awelye to young girls)

Size: 91cm x 121cm

Year: 2021

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Mariah Torres Akamarre was born in 1997 in Adelaide and is the daughter of the internationally renowned and respected art dealer, Fred Torres.

She is a young emerging
Aboriginal artist following the footsteps of their Grandmother and Great Grandmother Barbara Weir and Minnie Pwerle.

Mariah’s paintings represent the dreaming of their families country is ‘Atnwengerrp’ titled ‘Awelye – Teaching Awelye to young girls’.

Learn more about Mariah here.

Artwork Information

This piece was painted in 2021 and is 91cm x 121cm in size.


In Aboriginal culture, ceremonies are focal points in the life of the community. They are held for different purposes, but each is integral to the continuation of Aboriginal culture and vital to the happiness and well being of the people and the land. Particular dances and song cycles accompany each.  Women’s awelye ceremonies are acknowledgments of their responsibilities for the land and their relationship to it. Teaching the young girls is essential to pass down our traditions. Learn more here.


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.

Additional information

Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 91 × 121 cm


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