Awelye by Kathleen Petyarre delivered stretched*

Cat.No. 9858
120 x 189 cm, painted in 2004
Acrylic on Linen

Free delivery worldwide

This large original painting on quality linen will be delivered rolled into a tube to any place around the world at no extra charge for shipping and insurance. 

Stretched delivery to an Australian address

At an extra cost we can deliver this painting stretched to most locations via a Specialist Art Transport Company. Please let us know the delivery address and we will inform you of the extra charge.


Kathleen painted this painting for Boomerang Art in our Studio


The title Awelye is the Aboriginal word used for women's ceremonial body paint. The designs have been applied to the upper body and thighs of people prior to ceremonies, a practice going back more than 40,000 years. Firstly the dancers covered their bodies with animal fat and after applied ochre, charcoal and ash for the design. Kathleen and her sisters painted their body for ceremonies all their life. Later, in the midst of their painting career in the mid nineties I watched Kathleen together with sisters Ada and Gloria, all of them having painted their bodies, performing dances at the Aboriginal Art Centre in Adelaide.