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SP10380

Apeng (Kurrajong Flower) Dreaming

Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
30 x 30cm
Year Painted
2023
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SP10380

Apeng (Kurrajong Flower) Dreaming

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Catalogue Number:SP10380 ,Width: ,Height:

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Catalogue Number:
SP10380

Artist Profile

Prior to painting, Katie participated in the 'Utopia - A Picture Story' exhibiti…

Artist Profile

Artist Profile

Katie Kemarre
Born:

1943

Language Group:

Alyawarre

Country:

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

Medium:

Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Batik on Silk, Wood Sculpture

Subjects:

Apeng (Kurrajong Flower) Dreaming, Ngkweyang (Kurrajong Seed), Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Pwenty (Men's Ceremony), Antarrengeny Country, Camp Scene, Awelye (Women's Ceremony) and Pwenty (Men's Ceremony), Ceremonial Man, Lake in Antarrengeny, Merne Ng

Prior to painting, Katie participated in the 'Utopia - A Picture Story' exhibition featuring silk batik works by 88 Utopian artists, which toured internationally. During 1988 and 1989, Katie was involved with the Summer Project, which introduced many Utopian's into the art of painting. It didn't take long before painting was a huge hit and the artists moved entirely from batik work into acrylic on canvas and linen. Katie's work evolves continually which reflects the nature of Katie's personality and tribe. Katie occasionally dabbles in wood carvings for art purposes where she has experience in creating wooden artefacts, such as bowls, for her community.

COLLECTIONS
Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT
Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide, SA
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
The Holmes à Court Collection, Perth, WA
The Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica, USA
EXHIBITIONS
1989
Utopia Women's Paintings, the first Works on Canvas, A Summer Project, 1988-1989, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
1990
Utopia - A Picture Story, an Exhibition of 88 works on Silk by Utopian artists, Holmes à Court Collection, toured Eire and Scotland
1991
The Eighth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT
1991
Aboriginal Women's Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
1993
The Tenth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT
1994
Yiribana, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
2002
Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2002-2004
Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions
2004
Last of the 20th Century, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2004-2006
Evolution of Utopia - opened by the Honorable Robert Hill, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
REFERENCES
Brody, A.
(1989) Utopia Women's Paintings The First Works on Canvas, A Summer Project 1988-89, exhib.cat., Heytesbury Holdings, Perth, WA
Brody, A.
(1990) Utopia: a Picture Story, 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert Holmes à Court Collection, Heytesbury Holdings, Perth, WA
Aratjara
(1993) Art of the First Australians: Traditional and Contemporary Works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artists, exhib. Cat. (conceived and designed by Bernard Luthi in collaboration with Gary Lee), Dumont, Buchverlag, Koln
Neale, M.
(1994) Yiribana, exhib.cat, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
Art Gallery of NSW
(1991) Aboriginal Women's Exhibition, exhib. Cat, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW

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Artist Name, Artwork Size, Medium, Year Painted,

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Artist Name:
Katie Kemarre
Artwork Size:
30 x 30cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2023
Title:
Apeng (Kurrajong Flower) Dreaming
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.

Description

The designs represent the delicate flowers that can be seen covering the apeng in the summer after rain. Apeng is the Alyawarre word for the desert kurrajong tree. There is an ancient Dreamtime story belonging to apeng and its seed, ngkweyang, which lies in the heart of Alyawarre land in Katie's country, Antarrengeny, north east of Alice Springs. Ngkweyang is an important and nutritious food source. Not a habitual practice now, the Aboriginal people would collect these seeds, burn them to remove small hairs, and grind them into a paste for making damper (bread).

Located at
Mbantua Warehouse