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MB056710

Alpar (Rat-Tail Plant) Story

Karen Bird Ngale

Karen Bird Ngale

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Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
45 x 45cm
Year Painted
2021
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MB056710

Alpar (Rat-Tail Plant) Story

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Artist Profile

Karen is daughter to Lindsay Bird, a senior elder for Ilkawerne country and prom…

Artist Profile

Artist Profile

Karen Bird Ngale
Born:

1984

Language Group:

Anmatyerre

Country:

Ilkawerne (El-go-an-na) , Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Medium:

Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects:

Alpar (Rat-Tail Plant) Story, Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Imuna (Bush Food)

Karen is daughter to Lindsay Bird, a senior elder for Ilkawerne country and prominent male Utopia artist. Along with the other younger women, Karen is taught by the senior women the stories, songs and dances associated with ceremonies. In turn, they learn what themes they are allowed to paint. One of Karen's main Dreamtime stories is of the Alpar (Rat-tail plant) Seed Story. In the olden time, women would collect this seed, crush it and use it in making damper (bread).

COLLECTIONS
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
EXHIBITIONS
2004
Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions
2004-2006
Evolution of Utopia - opened by the Honorable Robert Hill, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT

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Artist Name, Artwork Size, Medium, Year Painted,

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Artist Name:
Karen Bird Ngale
Artwork Size:
45 x 45cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2021
Title:
Alpar (Rat-Tail Plant) Story
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.

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Karen paints the story of the rat-tail goosefoot or green crumbweed plant. In Karen's language it is called Alpar. This small, erect herb is sticky to touch and scented heavily of citrus. Growing especially well in Mulga tree communities, it is found in abundance in Karen's home in the Utopia Region, north east of Alice Springs.

Located at
Mbantua Warehouse