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SP8812

Women Collecting Ntyemeny (Ruby Saltbush)

Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
30 x 30cm
Year Painted
2021
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SP8812

Women Collecting Ntyemeny (Ruby Saltbush)

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Artist Profile

Maureen Dixon Kemarre Born: Unknown Language Group: Anmatyerre Country: …

Artist Profile

Maureen Dixon Kemarre

Born: Unknown

Language Group: Anmatyerre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects: Ntyemeny (Ruby Saltbush), Country, Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Bush Food, Bush Medicine

Maureen's first paintings for Mbantua Gallery were in September 2000. She comes from a large family of artists where she is the daughter of artist Elsie Dixon Penangke and senior man of Ankerrapw, Walter Dixon Pwerle. Her style reflects the unique works of the Dixon family.

Having had the advantage of an Aboriginal education as well as a European education, Maureen has worked as a teachers aid at Mulga Bore School in the Utopia Region, Central Australia. She has four sisters, Thelma, Elizabeth, Dianne and Jilly, all of whom paint, and one brother, Henry Dixon, also an artist for Mbantua Gallery.

Maureen'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.

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Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

Exhibitions

2000 Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT, Australia

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Artist Name:
Maureen Dixon Kemarre
Artwork Size:
30 x 30cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2021
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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Maureen paints beautiful fine dot work that represents 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 through out Central Australia in every habitat. The Aboriginal people would eat the ntyemeny berries when ripe and juicy or reconstitute the dried berries in water. This is not habitual though and is eaten mainly by the children.

There is a Dreamtime story that belongs to the ntyemeny for Maureen and the people of Ankerrapw country. Ceremonies are performed to demonstrate respect for this story and maintain the existence of the ntyemeny plant.

Women, represented by the 'U' motifs, are shown collecting Ntyemeny. They carry with them their digging sticks and coolamons (carved wooden bowls) which are typical instruments used for collecting many bush foods.

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Mbantua Alice Gallery (MGA)

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