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SP8249

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30 x 30cm
Year Painted
2020
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Colleen Morton Kngwarreye Born: 1957 Language Group: Alyawarre Country: …

Artist Profile

Colleen Morton Kngwarreye

Born: 1957

Language Group: Alyawarre

Country: Ampilatwatja, Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Batik on Silk

Subjects: Country, Bush Medicine, Awelye (Women's Ceremony)

Colleen was involved in the Utopia Women's Batik Group. Her work is represented in 'A Picture Story', a project initiated by CAAMA in the late 80's. When Colleen was a child, she was taught about bush medicines and how to collect them from her mother and grandmother.

Collections

Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

The Holmes à Court Collection, Perth

Exhibitions

1989 Utopia Women's Paintings, the first works on Canvas, A Summer Project
1988 S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1990 Utopia – A Picture Story, an exhibition of 88 works on silk from the Utopia artists which toured Eire and Scotland
2011 Desert Mob Exhibition, Alice Springs NT
2012 Desert Mob Exhibition, Alice Springs NT
2014 Desert Mob Exhibition, Alice Springs NT

Further References

2005 Permanent exhibition and collection, DACOU Australia, Rosewater, SA
Brody, A. 1989, Utopia Women's Paintings: the First Works on Canvas, A summer Project, 1988-89, exhib. Cat., Heytesbury Holdings, Perth
Brody, A. 1990, Utopia: a Picture Story, 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert Holmes a Court Collection, Heytesbury Holdings Ltd Perth
NATSIVAD – Data base 1997

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Artist Name:
Colleen Morton Kngwarreye
Artwork Size:
30 x 30cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2020
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Colleen paints her country, Ampilatwatja. All of Colleen's Dreamtime stories belong to her country. Awelye (Women's Ceremonies) are performed by Colleen and the aboriginal women of her country to demonstrate respect for their country and the total well-being and health of their community. Designs are painted onto their bodies, the women sing and dance and stir up the dust as they perform the awelye for their country. Country is very important.

Colleen also paints bush medicine plants. 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.

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Mbantua Alice Gallery (MGA)

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