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Painting of the Month
Every month DACOU Melbourne will offer a piece of artwork from our stock to customers at 40% off the retail price.

A first in best dressed policy applies.

Each painting of the month will be available for viewing at our gallery in Spring St, Melbourne. Should you wish to purchase the painting simply use paypal by clicking on the image below. Our normal free delivery to major cities in Australia is included in the price, along with stretching and GST. If you live abroad we will send the painting unstretched in a tube free of charge.

Our normal exchange policy applies should you find the piece unsuitable.

DACOU celebrates the beginning of spring with September’s painting of the month, Awelye Atnwengerrp by the late artist Minnie Pwerle. The U-shaped body paint designs for which Minnie is so well known are interspersed with clusters of small tight circles to represent the fruit of the bush melon, which was her Dreaming. 

These symbols  of awelye, meaning womens’ ceremony, weave rhythmically back and forth across the canvas in bold greens and blues, celebrating and capturing the energy and movements of women dancing and singing around open fires in the soft red sand of the desert.

Minnie was a custodian for her country and the expression and gesture in her work reflects the deep connection she had to her land, her tradition and her ancestors.

If you would like a high resolution image of this painting sent to you, please email : info@dacoumelbourne.com.au


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Awelye Atnwengerrp

Minnie Pwerle