Ntyemeny (Berries) by Shirley Dixon

Artist: Shirley Dixon
Size: 30cm x 30cm
Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Code: SP0233

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Designs in this painting represent 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 throughout Central Australia in every habitat. Shirley and her people eat the ripe ntyemeny berries raw or reconstitute the dried berries in water.  

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

Artist

Name: Shirley Dixon
Skin name: Kemarre
Language group: Anmatyerre
Country: Ankerrapw
Lives: Utopia, Central Australia

    • 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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    • This painting comes with a Certificate of Authenticityand artist profile.

    This painting comes unstretched and rolled in a tube.

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