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MB033786

Lyaw (Pigweed or Grass Seed)

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Acrylic on Canvas
Size
240 x 180cm
Year Painted
2007
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MB033786

Lyaw (Pigweed or Grass Seed)

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Artist Profile

Kylie Clarke Kemarre Born: 1978 Language Group: Alyawarre Country: Irrwe…

Artist Profile

Kylie Clarke Kemarre

Born: 1978

Language Group: Alyawarre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Wood Sculptures

Subjects: Lyaw (Grass Seed) Story, Bush Themes (Flora and Fauna), Awelye (Women's Ceremony and Body Paint Designs), Designs associated with the stories from her country

Kylie is the daughter of Janice Clarke Kngwarreye and Wally Clarke Pwerle, both Utopia artists.

Kylie has been painting since early 1998 and has also worked with wood sculptures. Her work is extremely refined with intricate dot work and detailed studies of bush flowers, camp stories and designs associated with the stories from her country. Kylie would have observed and assisted with family painters as part of her training, which includes her grandmother Katie Kemarre, in particularly the Lyaw story. The intricate fine dot work is strongly influenced by her mother's painting style.

Collections

Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

Exhibitions

1999 Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs NT
1999 Redback Gallery, Brisbane QLD
2000 Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs NT
2001 Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs NT
2002 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville TN; 'The Cove Gallery' Portland OR; Urban Wine Works, Portland OR; Mary's Woods, Portland OR
2003 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: New City Merchants, Knoxville TN; Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville TN; 'The Cove Gallery', Portland OR; Contemporary Aboriginal Art Event, Umpqua Bank, Portland OR; Mary's Woods, Portland OR; Art From The Dreamtime, Portland Art Museum, Portland OR
2004 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: Portland, Nashville, Knoxville, Hartford, Greenwich, New York and Philadelphia
2004 Evolution of Utopia, Mbantua Gallery Cultural Museum, Alice Springs, NT, opened by the Honorable Robert Hill
2005 Evolution of Utopia, Mbantua Gallery Cultural Museum, Alice Springs, NT, opened by the Honorable Robert Hill
2005 'Small Wonders', Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2006 Evolution of Utopia, Mbantua Gallery Cultural Museum, Alice Springs, NT, opened by the Honorable Robert Hill
2006 Janelle Stockman and Kylie Kemarre, Addison Road Gallery, Marrickville, NSW

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Artist Name:
Kylie Clarke Kemarre
Artwork Size:
240 x 180cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2007
Title:
Lyaw (Pigweed or Grass Seed)
Free Shipping Worldwide!:
This painting on canvas 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.

Description

Kylie uses beautiful fine dot work in this painting to represent the Dreamtime story of Lyaw that belongs to her country, Irrweltye.

Lyaw is the Alyawarr word for the seed of the pigweed or munyeroo (Portulaca oleracea). It is also referred to as grass seed by Kylie in English. The pigweed is a fleshy ground-hugging herb that can grow to one metre in diameter. It produces small yellow or orange flowers and numerous small black seeds. These seeds are a most important food. The seeds must be collected at a critical time when the stems change from green to pink; if collected too soon they risk being immature, if collected too late they fall to the ground making collection too difficult. During this critical time, large quantities of the pigweed are collected and piled onto cleared ground near the community. They are left to dry and when the seeds fall to the ground they are gathered in heaps and cleaned. After cleaning, the seeds are roasted and ground, being consumed as a paste or patty as is or cooked again. Not a delicious food but it is extremely nutritious.

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Mbantua Alice Gallery (MGA)

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