Mariah Akamarre ‘PG30124’

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Dreaming: Awelye (Teaching Awelye to young girls)

Size: 120cm x 60cm

Year: 2023

Collection: Blooming

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Artist

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 her Grandmother and Great Grandmother the late Barbara Weir and the late Minnie Pwerle.

Introducing Mariahs’s new style which has been hugely inspired by the connection she had with her Grandmother, the late Barbara Weir.

Learn more about Mariah here.

Artwork Information

This artwork was produced in 2023, acrylic on linen and is 120cm x 60cm in size.

Artwork is currently stretched.

On display to view at Burnside Village SA from 21st August – 3rd September.

Collection: Blooming

Embark on a captivating voyage into the realm of ‘Blooming,’ an enchanting pop-up installation at Burnside Village, SA that masterfully weaves the creative threads of Pwerle Gallery and Hygge Studio.

Drawing inspiration from Utopia’s desert wildflowers, ablaze with hues after the spring rains, this installation is a heartfelt tribute to the land’s vibrant blossoms.

With the advent of spring, the Indigenous bond with the land deepens, resonating with the evolving seasons. The wildflowers burst forth in a symphony of purples, oranges, and yellows adorning emerald stems, against the backdrop of the earth’s fiery red embrace.

View the full collection here.

Dreaming

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

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.

Medium

All the artwork provided is done on with highest quality linen canvas, acrylic paints and brushes ensuring the longevity of each piece of work.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 120 × 60 cm
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