Teresa Purla #1617


artist – Teresa Purla

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community – Utopia

title: Dancing Lines

year painted:  2023

dimensions: 40 x 45cm
medium: Acrylic on linen
code: 1617

stretched: no

This artwork can be viewed at our Sydney gallery.

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about this artwork:  The repeated motif throughout Teresa’s painting represents dancing lines. When women perform awelye – women’s ceremony – they paint their upper bodies, shoulders, chest and breasts, with ground ochres, charcoal and ash.  Teresa’s painting reflects the short-repeated dancing movements that are performed by the women for the particular story that they are retelling through their dance and song.