Betty Mbitjana

Born: 1954

Region: Utopia, Northern Territory

Language Group: Anmatyerre

Born in the Utopia region, Betty Mbitjana is the daughter of one of Australia’s famous and prominent  artist, Minnie Pwerle (Deceased)  and sister of Barbara Weir whom is also a highly respected and renowned artist. Betty is married to Paddy Club.

Her main Dreaming includes Awelye” (Body Painting)& Bush Melon.

Betty’s paintings depict the designs that the women  paint on their upper half of their bodies and the dancing tracks which are made in the sand during women’s (awelye) ceremony. These designs are a focal point  in Betty’s work and in the works of other family members. Ochre, charcoal and ash are all used to paint designs on the women’s upper bodies- their chest, breasts and upper arms for awelye. The designs they use have been passed down for many generations.

Awelye (Body Painting) 690mm x 1100mm

Artist : Betty Mbitjana

Title : Awelye (Body Painting)

Size : 690mm x 1100mm

Code : 2949

Price : POA

"Awelye" (Body Painting)

Artist : Betty Mbitjana

Title : "Awelye" (Body Painting)

Size : 660mm x 840mm

Code : 2547

Price : POA

Awelye (Body Painting) 450mm x 1300mm

Artist : Betty Mbitjana

Title : Awelye (Body Painting

Size : 450mm x 1300mm

Code : 2898

Price : POA

Anwekety  (Body Painting)

Artist : Betty Mbitjana

Title : Anwekety (Body Painting)

Size : 1300 x 2000

Code : 2272

Price : POA

Awelye (Body Painting) 750 X 1400 mm

Artist : Betty Mbitjana

Title : Awelye (Body Painting)

Size : 750 X 1400 mm

Code : 2912

Price : Sold

Anwekety (Body Painting)  450 x 600mm

Artist : Betty Mbitjana

Title : Anwekety (Body Painting)

Size : 450 x 600

Code : 2597

Price : $650

Anwekety (Body Painting) 470 X 600 mm

Artist : Betty Mbitjana

Title : Anwekety (Body Painting)

Size : 470 X 600 mm

Code : 2568

Price : POA

Awelye (Body Painting) 700mm x 1100mm

Artist : Betty Mbitjana

Title : Awelye (Body Painting)

Size : 700mm x 1100mm

Code : 2512

Price : POA

"Awelye"  Body Painting 1160mm x 2000mm

Artist : Betty Mbitjana

Title : "Awelye" Body Painting

Size : 1160mm x 2000mm

Code : 3516

Price : POA

Anwekety (Body Painting) 900 x 1430mm

Artist : Betty Mbitjana

Title : Anwekety (Body Painting)

Size : 900 x 1430mm

Code : 663

Price : POA

Bush Melons Anwekety 900 x 1200 mm

Artist : Betty Mbitjana 900 x 1430 mm

Title : Bush Melons Anwekety

Size : 900 x 1200 mm

Code : 00010

Price : Sold

AWELYE (BODY PAINTING) 450 X 600 mm

Artist : BETTY MBITJANA

Title : AWELYE (BODY PAINTING)

Size : 450 X 600 mm

Code : 2572

Price : POA

Awelye (Body Painting) 640mm x 900mm

Artist : Betty Mbitjana

Title : Awelye (Body Painting

Size : 640mm x 900mm

Code : 2553

Price : $1150

Awelye ( Body Painting) 560mm x 1220mm

Artist : Betty Mbitjana

Title : Awelye ( Body Painting)

Size : 560mm x 1220

Code : 2550

Price : POA