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MB025961

Awelye (Women's Ceremony)

Queenie Lion Kemarre

Queenie Lion Kemarre

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Acrylic on Linen
Size
120 x 90cm
Year Painted
2005
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MB025961

Awelye (Women's Ceremony)

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Artist Profile

Queenie was a senior woman of the Alyawarre speakers. She was involved with the …

Artist Profile

Artist Profile

Queenie Lion Kemarre
Born:

c. 1920

Deceased:

2020

Language Group:

Alyawarre

Country:

Irrultja and Atnwengerrp, Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Medium:

Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Batik on Silk and Cotton, Wood Carving

Subjects:

Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Ntyeny Ngkwarl (Red Mallee Flower), Awele Awele (Bush Tomatoes), Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Goanna, Scorpion Dreaming

Queenie was a senior woman of the Alyawarre speakers. She was involved with the summer canvas project of 1988-9 and earlier with the introduction of batik workshops at the Utopia community. Queenie is represented in the Holmes à Court collections, for sculpture, painting and batik.

Queenie was a well-known Utopia artist, rarely painting anything other than the body paint designs for women's ceremonies. She lived in the Utopia region with her large extended family.

COLLECTIONS
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
The Holmes à Court Collection, Perth, WA
EXHIBITIONS
1989
Utopia Women's Paintings, the first Works on Canvas, A Summer Project, 1988-1989, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1990
Utopia - A Picture Story, an Exhibition of 88 works on Silk by Utopian artists, Holmes à Court Collection, toured Eire and Scotland
1991
Australian Perspecta, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
2002-2004
Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions
2004-2006
Evolution of Utopia - opened by the Honorable Robert Hill, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
REFERENCES
Brody, A.
(1990) Utopia: a Picture Story, 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert Holmes à Court Collection, Heytesbury Holdings, Perth, WA
Brody, A.
(1989) Utopia Women's Paintings The First Works on Canvas, A Summer Project 1988-89, exhib.cat., Heytesbury Holdings, Perth, WA
Johnson, V.
(1994) The Dictionary of Western Desert Artists, Crafts Wales

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Artist Name, Artwork Size, Medium, Year Painted,

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Artist Name:
Queenie Lion Kemarre
Artwork Size:
120 x 90cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Linen
Year Painted:
2005
Title:
Awelye (Women's Ceremony)
Free Shipping Worldwide!:
This painting on linen will be shipped in a cylinder to you free of charge, worldwide! An option to have this painting 'stretched' onto a wooden frame may be available. If selected, further charges will apply and will be calculated at checkout.

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Queenie paints Awelye (Women's Ceremonial and Body Paint Designs) for the ancestral dreamtime stories which belong to her country, Irrultja and Atnwengerrp.

Linear designs represent Awelye. These designs are painted onto the chest, breasts, arms and thighs. Powders ground from red and yellow ochre (clays), charcoal and ash are used as body paint and applied with a flat stick with soft padding. The women sing the songs associated with their Awelye as each woman takes her turn to be 'painted-up'. Women perform Awelye ceremonies to demonstrate respect for their country and the total well-being and health of their community.

Located at
Mbantua Warehouse