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SP9417

Ilyarnayt (Acacia Flower)

Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
30 x 30cm
Year Painted
2022
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SP9417

Ilyarnayt (Acacia Flower)

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Artist Profile

Lucky Morton Kngwarreye Born: 1950 Language Group: Alyawarre Country: Ngkwarl…

Artist Profile

Lucky Morton Kngwarreye

Born: 1950

Language Group: Alyawarre

Country: Ngkwarlerlaneme and Arnkawenyerr, Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen, Batik on Silk, Wood Carving

Subjects: Ilyarnayt (Acacia validinervia), Country, Awelye (Women's Ceremony), Alpeyt (Wild Flowers), Devil Dog, Rainbow Dreaming (Boor-la-da), Ilyarn, Tharrkarr (Sweet Honey Grevillea), Yerrampe (Honey Ant), Narrative Camp Scenes

Lucky has featured in many group exhibitions since beginning her artistic career in 1977. The oldest daughter of fellow Utopian artist Mary Morton Kemarre, Lucky participated in batik workshops that were held in Utopia from 1977 to 1987 with her mother and younger siblings. Her work is represented in the Holmes á Court Collection which was exhibited extensively within Australia and abroad.

Like most other batik artists living in Utopia, Lucky made the transition to painting in the summer of 1988-9 as part of CAAMA's 'The First works on Canvas, a Summer Project'. With a more adaptable and effortless medium, Lucky continued to paint with acrylics and has traveled both to Sydney and Melbourne for exhibitions featuring her work. Lucky has also worked briefly with wood sculpture.

When Lucky was growing up she attended a bush school near Hatcher's Creek which is North East of Utopia and spent her childhood years growing up around Kurrajong Camp in Utopia and MacDonnell Downs Station. For many years, Lucky has attended Bachelor College in Alice Springs which has seen her travel to Darwin and Tenant Creek for further education.

Lucky paints an extraordinary variety of stories which she says comes from two Countries. These countries are Ngkwarlerlaneme and Arnkawenyerr of which she belongs to. Lucky can also paint the ceremonial body paint designs belonging to these countries and also her mother's country Antarrengeny.

Collections

Mbantua Gallery Collection, Alice Springs, NT

Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, NSW

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT

The Holmes à Court Collection, Perth, WA

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD

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Artist Name, Artwork Size, Medium, Year Painted,

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Artist Name:
Lucky Morton Kngwarreye
Artwork Size:
30 x 30cm
Medium:
Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted:
2022
Title:
Ilyarnayt (Acacia Flower)
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

All of Lucky's Dreamtime stories belong to her countries Ngkwarlerlaneme and Arnkawenyerr. This painting is inspired by the Dreamtime story of the Ilyarn or Ilyarnayt, a common variety of acacia.

This plant is particularly favoured for the abundance of edible grubs living in the roots, known simply as Ilyarnayt, and also its seeds (ntang ilyarnayt) which are collected, ground into a paste and used for making damper (bread).

Located at
Mbantua Alice Gallery

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