0

Your Cart is Empty

Paintings
  • Curator's Picks >

  • All Paintings >

  • E-Gift Cards >

  • Exhibitions
  • Shop Ampilatwatja exhibition

    Past Exhibitions

  • Subscribe to receive your exclusive preview of exhibitions prior to opening.

    You will be able to view and purchase exhibition artworks before they go live.

  • Subscribe

  • Collections
  • New Arrivals

  • Bessie Purvis Petyarre

  • Dulcie Pwerle

  • Jeannie Mills Pwerle

  • Limited Time Offers

  • More curated collections >

  • Artists
  • Explore More Artist Bio's >

  • About the Artists

    Our vibrant and dynamic artists are from the Utopia region; a large remote area of Central Australia which, until recently, had no government funded art centre. As a result of their pioneering efforts, they have one of the strongest and richest art histories.

  • SOLD

    Bush Medicine (Apeng) by Katie Kemarre (SOLD)

    A4

    This painting depicts a type of bush medicine called apeng, derived from the Kurrajong tree. Leaves are ground and mixed with animal fat to create a topical ointment, or with water as a drinking solution. There is an ancient Dreamtime story belonging to apeng which lies in the heart of Alyawarr land in Katie’s country, Antarrengeny.

    Its seeds, called amern ngkweyang, were an important and nutritious food source years ago. Not a habitual practice now, Katie's people would collect these seeds, burn them to remove small hairs, and grind them into a flour for making damper (bread).

    Fine white designs in this painting represent the Kurrajong flower. 

    Watch

    Artist

    Name: Katie Kemarre
    Skin name: Kemarre (also spelled Kamara)
    Language group: Alyawarr
    Country: Antarrengeny
    Region: Utopia, Central Australia
    Born: 1943
    Read Katie Kemarre's full bio »

    Related Content

    Explore Katie Kemarre's painting titled 'Aboriginal Women Collecting Bush Tucker'

      • Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
      • Size of painting: Approx 30cm x 21cm
      • Size of canvas border: Approx 6cm
      • Background colour: Black
      • This painting comes unstretched and rolled in a tube.
      • This painting comes with a Certificate of Authenticityand artist profile.
      Shop more paintings by Katie Kemarre


      100% Original

      This painting is a genuine original creation, meticulously hand-painted by the artist using acrylics.

      ETHICAL ART

      Experience peace of mind while enjoying your art. Our paintings are sourced ethically and come with a Certificate of Authenticity.

      FREE SHIPPING

      Enjoy free express shipping worldwide. Postage is on us.

      EASY RETURNS

      Not completely satisfied with the piece? No problem. We have an easy returns guarantee.