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Katie Kemarre

Size: 30cm x 30cm

Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on canvas

Code: SP0005


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This painting depicts aboriginal women collecting a type of bush tucker called amern ngkweyang. Amern in Katie’s language means food and ngkweyang is the Kurrajong seed. There is an ancient Dreamtime story belonging to ngkweyang which lies in the heart of Alyawarr land in Katie’s country, Antarrengeny north east of Alice Springs.

Ngkweyang is an important and nutritious food source. Not a habitual practice now, the Aboriginal people would collect these seeds, burn them to remove small hairs, and grind them into a paste for making damper (bread). 

The women are depicted by the U shaped motifs, accompanied by their digging sticks and coolamons (carved wooden bowls). Amern ngkweyang can be seen inside the coolamons.

 

Artist

Name: Katie Kemarre
Skin name: Kemarre (also spelled Kamara)
Language group: Alyawarr
Country: Antarrengeny
Region: Utopia, Central Australia
Born: 1943
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Explore Katie Kemarre's painting titled 'Aboriginal Women Collecting Bush Tucker'

    • Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
    • Size of painting: 30cm x 30cm
    • Size of canvas border: Approx 6cm
    • Background colour: Black

     

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