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Exhibition — Showing

Arrarantenh, Arnwekety, Aynikw, Ayteyikw – in association with Utopia Art Centre

Where

Outstation Gallery
8 Parap Place
Parap, 0820
Darwin, Northern Territory

Arrarantenh, Arnwekety, Aynikw, Ayteyikw – Tree, Fruit, Father, Daughter

Motorbike and Elizabeth paint one dreaming. Like arrarantenh and arnwekety they share a seed, a strong root that ties them together. One is not complete without the other. Side by side they make the story. This painting story is called Arrarantenh, Arnwekety, Aynikw, Ayteyikw or Tree, Fruit, Father, Daughter. The story of the two bush plums. One born out of the other.

All the paintings in the exhibition were created on country in Utopia. Both father and daughter live together in their Homeland of Camel Camp. Their country is Arlparra.

This is the first time their paintings have been exhibited together which makes this show special. They are very happy to be showing their paintings together and sharing the dreaming.

MOTORBIKE PADDY

Arrarantenh (bushplum). That old man’s painting it. It’s the same like arnwekety (bushplum) but it’s the first one. Growing like a strong tree. That tree made all the rest. All the bush plums growing all over. The seeds came from that first one.

ELIZABETH MBITJANA

That’s our dreaming, only bush plum. Amern Arnwekety. Sweet ones. Kwaty (water) coming and they’re growing. They start off green then cooked ones go black. You can fill them up in a billy can and eat them. Those seeds move all around the place. Anywhere in Utopia.

Arnwekety Elizabeth Mbitjana Pitijana

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Arnwekety Elizabeth Mbitjana Pitijana

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Arnwekety Elizabeth Mbitjana Pitijana

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Arnwekety Elizabeth Mbitjana Pitijana

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Arnwekety Motorbike Paddy Ngale

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Arnwekety Motorbike Paddy Ngale

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Arnwekety Motorbike Paddy Ngale

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Arnwekety Motorbike Paddy Ngale

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Arnwekety Motorbike Paddy Ngale

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