Weida Kngwarreye

Weida Kngwarreye

Weida Kngwarreye

Born: c. 1920's

Language Group: Anmatyerre

Country: Atnangkere, Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs, Northern Territory

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

Subjects: Atnwelarre (Pencil Yam), Tharrkarr (Sweet Honey Grevillea), Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Country, Ngwerlp (Wild Tobacco) and Antyarlkenh (Bush Yam) Story

Weida Kngwarreye is a senior woman in Utopia and knows everything about her country. When Utopia women have Awelye (Women's Ceremony), she sings very important songs. Weida has lived at Akaye Soakage, Three Bores, Camel Camp and Kurrajong Bore. She was involved with the Utopia batik movement in the late 1970's.
The Holmes à Court Collection, Perth, WA
Mbantua Gallery Private Collection, Alice Springs, NT
Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Exhibition, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, NT
Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions