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MB060313

Women Collecting Ntyemeny (Ruby Saltbush)

Shirley Dixon Kemarre

Shirley Dixon Kemarre

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Acrylic on Canvas
Size
90 x 45cm
Year Painted
2022
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MB060313

Women Collecting Ntyemeny (Ruby Saltbush)

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MB060313

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:
90 x 45cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2022
Title:
Women Collecting Ntyemeny (Ruby Saltbush)
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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.

Description

Shirley paints women collecting 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 throughout Central Australia in every habitat. The Aboriginal people would eat the Ntyemeny berries when ripe and juicy or reconstitute the dried berries in water.

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