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MB060248

Women Collecting Bush Medicine

Shirley Dixon Kemarre

Shirley Dixon Kemarre

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Acrylic on Canvas
Size
120 x 45cm
Year Painted
2022
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MB060248

Women Collecting Bush Medicine

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Artist Profile

Shirley began painting for Mbantua Gallery in 1999. Her mother, Elsie Dixon, and…

Artist Profile

Artist Profile

Shirley Dixon Kemarre
Born:

c. 1970's

Language Group:

Arrernte (Aranda)

Country:

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

Medium:

Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects:

Ntyemeny (Ruby Saltbush), Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Ngkweyang (Kurrajong Seed), Imuna (Bush Food), Yerrampe (Honey Ant) Dreaming, Camping, Women Collecting Imuna (Bush Food) and Ntyemeny (Ruby Saltbush), Women Collecting Ntyemeny (Ruby Saltbush),

Shirley began painting for Mbantua Gallery in 1999. Her mother, Elsie Dixon, and many of her extended family members are talented dot painters. Shirley grew up at Alcoota as the eldest child of five girls; Thelma, Elizabeth, Maureen and Dianne Dixon. She paints both the stories that belong to her father's country and her mother's. Like her mother, she speaks the Arrernte language but she also speaks Alyawarre.

Shirley was married to George Club Petyarre (deceased),Lena Pwerle's son and they have two sons.

COLLECTIONS
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
EXHIBITIONS
2000
Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2001
Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2002
Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions
2004
Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions

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Artist Name, Artwork Size, Medium, Year Painted,

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Artist Name:
Shirley Dixon Kemarre
Artwork Size:
120 x 45cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2022
Title:
Women Collecting Bush Medicine
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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Shirley paints women collecting Bush Medicine. There are different types of bush medicine in the Central Desert. In the 'olden days' the leaves and the seeds of this plant were gathered, ground and mixed with animal fat (today a commercial oil is used) and it is then used as an ointment or boiled in water for medicinal use.

Women, represented by 'U' motifs, can carry with them their digging sticks and coolamons (carved wooden bowls) which are typical instruments used for collecting many bush foods.

Located at
Mbantua Warehouse