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45 x 30cm
Year Painted
2018
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Thelma Dixon Kemarre Born: c. 1980 Language Group: Anmatyerre Country: An…

Artist Profile

Thelma Dixon Kemarre

Born: c. 1980

Language Group: Anmatyerre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Subjects: Ntyemeny (Ruby Saltbush), Awelye (Women's Ceremony and Body Paint Designs), Country, Sand Hills, Bush Foods

Thelma has come from a strong family of artists. Mbantua Gallery has nurtured her and her sisters while painting since she first began in 1998. Her work reflects the unique style of her large extended family.

Thelma'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. Thelma has developed a very fine dot style and loves to experiment with beautiful colours. She has also painted women's stories of collecting bush foods, which has always been an important role for women. One particular women's story that belongs to Thelma's country is Ntyemeny, the ruby saltbush.

The daughter of artist Elsie Dixon Penangke and senior man of Ankerrapw, Walter Dixon Pwerle, Thelma has four sisters (three of whom also paint), Elizabeth, Dianne, Maureen and Jilly, and one brother, Henry Dixon, also an artist for Mbantua Gallery.

Thelma gets all of her Dreaming stories from her father's country, Ankerrapw.

Collections

Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

Exhibitions

2000 Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT, Australia
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; Mary's Woods, Portland, OR; Contemporary Aboriginal Art Event, Umpqua Bank, Portland, Oregon; Art from the Dreamtime, Portland Art Museum, Portland OR
2004 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: Portland, Nashville, Knoxville and Hartford

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Artist Name:
Thelma Dixon Kemarre
Artwork Size:
45 x 30cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2018
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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.

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Thelma paints her country, Ankerrapw. Thelma often depicts wildlife and plant life found in her country.

The beautiful fine dot work represents ntyemeny, known as the ruby saltbush (Enchylaena tomentosa). A soft greyish shrub with small flowers and bright red or yellow berries, the ntyemeny is found in abundance around Alice Springs and through out Central Australia in every habitat. The Aboriginal people would eat the ntyemeny berries when ripe and juicy or reconstitute the dried berries in water. This is not habitual though and is eaten mainly by the children.

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Mbantua Alice Gallery (MGA)

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