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SP10524

Women Collecting Ntyemeny (Ruby Saltbush)

Thelma Dixon Kemarre

Thelma Dixon Kemarre

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Acrylic on Canvas
Size
30 x 30cm
Year Painted
2024
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SP10524

Women Collecting Ntyemeny (Ruby Saltbush)

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SP10524

Artist Profile

Thelma has come from a strong family of artists. Mbantua Gallery has nurtured he…

Artist Profile

Artist Profile

Thelma Dixon Kemarre
Born:

c. 1980

Language Group:

Anmatyerre

Country:

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

Medium:

Acrylic on Canvas

Subjects:

Ntyemeny (Ruby Saltbush), Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Country, Sand Hills, Imuna (Bush Food), Awelye (Women's Ceremony) for Ntyemeny (Ruby Saltbush), Women Collecting Ntyemeny (Ruby Saltbush), Akarley (Northern Wild Orange), Women Collecting Imuna (Bu

Thelma has come from a strong family of artists. Mbantua Gallery has nurtured her and her sisters while painting since she first began in 1998. Her work reflects the unique style of her large extended family.

Thelma's artistic style is more commonly influenced by the designs of her Awelye (women's ceremony and body paint) for the stories belonging to her father's country, Ankerrapw. Thelma has developed a very fine dot style and loves to experiment with beautiful colours. She has also painted women's stories of collecting bush foods, which has always been an important role for women. One particular women's story that belongs to Thelma's country is Ntyemeny, the ruby saltbush.

The daughter of artist Elsie Dixon Penangke and senior man of Ankerrapw, Walter Dixon Pwerle, Thelma has four sisters (three of whom also paint), Elizabeth, Dianne, Maureen and Jilly, and one brother, Henry Dixon, also an artist for Mbantua Gallery.

Thelma gets all of her Dreaming stories from her father's country, Ankerrapw.

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

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Artist Name, Artwork Size, Medium, Year Painted,

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Artist Name:
Thelma Dixon Kemarre
Artwork Size:
30 x 30cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2024
Title:
Women Collecting Ntyemeny (Ruby Saltbush)
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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Thelma 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