Bush Medicine by Abie Loy Kemarre

Artist: Abie Loy Kemarre
Size: 120cm x 60cm
Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen
Code: 50825

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"Usually Abie's bush medicine leaf paintings are found in warm mixes of reds, yellows and white, or in cool, watery blues. It is uncommon to see a pastel-charged piece in pink and purple such as this enchanted piece. This is one of the reasons this piece is featured in Enchanted." - Curator's Picks

In this painting Abie depicts the leaf of the antywerleny (Acacia tenuissima), a type of wattle. The leaves of the antywerleny are crushed and mixed with animal fat for use as a medicinal ointment, or soaked in water to make a medicinal wash. Abie says this particular bush medicine is still made and used by the people of her country today.

“Ikwerthey anter-anem thelem, apernelheyew-anem antywerlenyel”
Then you pour the fat into it and rub yourself with the antywerleny.



    Name: Abie Loy Kemarre
    Skin name: Kemarre  
    Language group: Anmatyerre
    Country: Ahalpere
    Area: Utopia Region, Central Australia
    Born: 1972

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      Enchanted Exhibition | 10 Nov 2017 - 16 Jan 2018 »

        • Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen
        • Background colour: Black
        • Size of painting: 120cm x 60cm
        • Border: Approx 2cm strip of black border designed to be wrapped around a 2cm deep stretcher frame. Plus approx 6cm of natural coloured linen overhang.
        • This painting comes unstretched and rolled in a tube.
        • This painting comes with a Certificate of Authenticityand artist profile.