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MB040881

Anwekety (Conkerberry)

Medium
Acrylic on Linen
Size
210 x 120cm
Year Painted
2009
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MB040881

Anwekety (Conkerberry)

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MB040881

Artist Profile

Kathleen began her art career in the late 1970's in the medium of batik with ove…

Artist Profile

Artist Profile

Kathleen Ngale
Born:

c. 1934

Language Group:

Anmatyerre

Country:

Ahalpere, Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Medium:

Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Batik on Silk, Seed Jewellery

Subjects:

Anwekety (Conkerberry)

Kathleen began her art career in the late 1970's in the medium of batik with over eighty other women from the Utopia Region in Central Australia. Her work in batik is featured in 'Utopia A Picture Story'.

When the acrylics on canvas movement swept Utopia in the late 1980's Kathleen, like the other women, swiftly changed mediums. Kathleen's popularity as an artist grew in the early 2000's for her simplistic 'Anwekety' paintings. Her work has been exhibited around the globe and is also featured frequently in Aboriginal Art Auctions.

Kathleen spoke little English, but absolutely loved to talk, in particularly about her Dreamings and her country. She was enthusiastic about her work and continued to try and teach the wider world about her paintings and the Anwekety that features in them. Her influence was so great that her children are also starting to paint for Mbantua Gallery and, we hope, keep the tradition alive.

This amazingly energetic elderly woman had a vibrant quality in her work that is unbeatable. Kathleen's paintings reflect her energy and colour. Her paintings were well received not only amongst the traditional Aboriginal art collectors but also the new wave of art lovers wanting to incorporate the element of the traditional style of indigenous people and take advantage of the amazing colour combination and effect of Kathleen's paintings.

COLLECTIONS
The Holmes à Court Collection, Perth, WA
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
EXHIBITIONS
1990
Utopia - A Picture Story, an Exhibition of 88 works on Silk by Utopian artists, Holmes à Court Collection, toured Eire and Scotland
2005
Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions
2006
Colours of Utopia, Japingka Gallery, Fremantle, WA
2008
Emily and Her Legacy, Hillside Gallery with Coo-ee Art Sydney, Tokyo, Japan
2008
Dreamings - the Land, Outback Aboriginal Art, Melbourne, VIC
REFERENCES
Brody, A.
(1990) Utopia: a Picture Story, 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert Holmes à Court Collection, Heytesbury Holdings, Perth, WA
Latz, P.
(1995) Bushfires and Bushtucker, IAD Press, Alice Springs

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Artist Name, Artwork Size, Medium, Year Painted,

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Artist Name:
Kathleen Ngale
Artwork Size:
210 x 120cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Linen
Year Painted:
2009
Title:
Anwekety (Conkerberry)
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.

Description

Kathleen paints the conkerberry. In Anmatyerre the conkerberry is called Anwekety. This fruit looks very similar to a plum and is often referred to in English by Kathleen as a 'bush plum'. In the Dreamtime, winds blew from all directions, carrying the Anwekety seed over Kathleen's ancestors' land. The first Anwekety of the Dreamings then grew, bore fruit and dropped more seeds. Many winds blew the seeds all over the Dreaming lands.

Located at
Mbantua Warehouse