Awely, M’bhungara, 2021


  • 34.5cm x 91.5cm
  • 2021
  • Acrylic On Linen
  • Catalog No: 1161-11480-21

Awely [Women’s Ceremony] on M’Bhungara Creek north west of Alice Springs. Some of the women [indicated by U shapes] are sitting down around fires [circles surrounded by U shapes]. Others are lined up performing Ceremony. Some are sitting with panth [coolamon] and anem [digging sticks], and others just have panth as a part of Ceremony.
M’Bhungara, located on M’Bhungara Creek [aka Dashwood Creek] surrounded by Glen Helen Station, is where Audrey’s mother, Maryanne Raggett was born to her mother Daisy Leura Nakamarra and father Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri. It is now home to a small Outstation Community of extended family, also called M’Bhungara.