Maureen Dixon Kemarre


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Born: Unknown

Language Group: Anmatyerre

Country: Ankerrapw, Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects: Ntyemeny (Ruby Saltbush), Country, Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Bush Food, Bush Medicine

Maureen's first paintings for Mbantua Gallery were in September 2000. She comes from a large family of artists where she is the daughter of artist Elsie Dixon Penangke and senior man of Ankerrapw, Walter Dixon Pwerle. Her style reflects the unique works of the Dixon family.

Having had the advantage of an Aboriginal education as well as a European education, Maureen has worked as a teachers aid at Mulga Bore School in the Utopia Region, Central Australia. She has four sisters, Thelma, Elizabeth, Dianne and Jilly, all of whom paint, and one brother, Henry Dixon, also an artist for Mbantua Gallery.

Maureen's artistic style is more commonly influenced by the designs of her Awelye – women's ceremony and body paint, for the stories belonging to her father's country, Ankerrapw.

Collections

Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

Exhibitions

2000 Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT, Australia