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MB050552

Ilyarnayt (Acacia Flower)

Sarah Morton Kngwarreye

Sarah Morton Kngwarreye

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Acrylic on Linen
Size
150 x 120cm
Year Painted
2016
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Ilyarnayt (Acacia Flower)

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Artist Profile

Sarah was the third daughter of Utopian artist Mary Morton Kemarre (deceased) an…

Artist Profile

Artist Profile

Sarah Morton Kngwarreye
Born:

1961

Deceased:

2019

Language Group:

Alyawarre

Country:

Ngkwarlerlaneme and Arnkawenyerr, Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Medium:

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

Subjects:

Ilyarnayt (Acacia Flower), Country, Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Camp Scene, Alpite (Wild Flowers), Rainbow Dreaming, Tharrkarr (Sweet Honey Grevillea), Yerrampe (Honey Ant) Dreaming, Imuna (Bush Food), Bush Medicine

Sarah was the third daughter of Utopian artist Mary Morton Kemarre (deceased) and second wife to Louie Pwerle (deceased). Sarah, with her mother and sisters, Lucky, Audrey, Ruby, Janice and Hazel, were all part of the batik workshops in the 1980's at Utopia. Sarah's work is featured in the 'Robert Holmes à Court' exhibition and collection which has toured extensively within Australia and abroad.

Sarah began painting in the summer of 1988-9 as part of the CAAMA project with the Utopia women's paintings: 'The First works on Canvas, A Summer Project'. She continued to paint with acrylics on canvas and has also participated in batik work, and wood sculptures.

Sarah first started painting for Mbantua Gallery in 1990-1. In 2003 she traveled with her sister Lucky to Melbourne for her paintings. Sarah lived at Arnkawenyerr in the Utopia Region with her sisters and extended family. Painting was a part of life for Sarah and she enjoyed doing this when not traveling for her education or participating in cultural business. She attended Bachelor College periodically which saw her travel to Darwin, Tenant Creek and Alice Springs.

Sarah painted a variety of different stories which she said came from two different Countries of which she belonged to. These two countries are Ngkwarlerlaneme and Arkawenyerr. She also painted the ceremonial body paint designs that came from these countries and also her mother's country, Antarrengeny.

COLLECTIONS
Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
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
Aboriginal Women's Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
1993-1994
ARATJARA - Art of the First Australians Touring: Kunstammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Dusseldorf, Hayward Gallery in London, Louisiana Museum in the USA and Humlebaek in Denmark
1999
Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2000
Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2001
Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2002
Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions
2004-2006
Evolution of Utopia - opened by the Honorable Robert Hill, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2008
Emily and Her Legacy, Hillside Gallery with Coo-ee Art Sydney, Tokyo, Japan
REFERENCES
Brody, A.
(1989) Utopia Women's Paintings The First Works on Canvas, A Summer Project 1988-89, exhib.cat., Heytesbury Holdings, Perth, WA
Brody, A.
(1990) Utopia: a Picture Story, 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert Holmes à Court Collection, Heytesbury Holdings, Perth, WA
NATSIVAD
Biographical Details
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:
Sarah Morton Kngwarreye
Artwork Size:
150 x 120cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Linen
Year Painted:
2016
Title:
Ilyarnayt (Acacia Flower)
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

All of Sarah's Dreamtime stories belong to her country, Ngkwarlerlaneme and Arnkawenyerr. This painting is inspired by the Dreamtime story of the Ilyarn or Ilyarnayt, a rare and attractive plant growing throughout Central Australia.

This plant is particularly favoured for the abundance of edible grubs living in the roots, known simply as Ilyarnayt, and also its seeds (Ntang Ilyarnayt) which are collected, ground into a paste and used for making damper (bread).

Located at
Mbantua Warehouse