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SP8826

Ntyemeny (Ruby Saltbush)

Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
30 x 30cm
Year Painted
2021
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SP8826

Ntyemeny (Ruby Saltbush)

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Artist Profile

Shirley Dixon Kemarre Born: c. 1970's Language Group: Arrernte /Alyawarre …

Artist Profile

Shirley Dixon Kemarre

Born: c. 1970's

Language Group: Arrernte /Alyawarre

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

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen

Subjects: Ntyemeny (Ruby Saltbush), Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Bush Foods, Yerrampe (Honey Ants), Kwatye (Water) Dreaming

Shirley began painting for Mbantua Gallery in 1999. Her mother, Elsie Dixon, and many of her extended family members are talented dot painters. Shirley grew up at Alcoota as the eldest child of five girls; Thelma, Elizabeth, Maureen and Dianne Dixon. She paints both the stories that belong to her father's country and her mother's. Like her mother, she speaks the Arrernte language but she also speaks Alyawarre.

Shirley is married to George Club Petyarre (Lena Pwerle's son) and they have two sons. She lives with them at Tomahawk camp in the Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs.

Collections

Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

Exhibitions

2000 Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT Australia
2001 Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT Australia
2002 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: Art and Soul Gallery, Nashville, TN; 'The Cove Gallery' Portland, OR; Urban Wine Works, Portland, OR; Mary's Woods, Portland, OR
2004 Mbantua Gallery USA exhibitions: Knoxville and Greenwich

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Artist Name:
Shirley Dixon Kemarre
Artwork Size:
30 x 30cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2021
Title:
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.

Description

Shirley has painted 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 Shirley and the people of her country. Ceremonies are performed to demonstrate respect for this story and maintain the existence of the Ntyemeny plant.

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Mbantua Alice Gallery (MGA)

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