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Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Untitled - 1995

synthetic polymer on paper
75.0 x 50.0 cm
EST. $3,000 - $5,000

#16026


Provenance

Utopia Art Sydney Cat No. 12
Private Collection, NSW

Exhibited

A New Expression, Utopia Art Sydney, 1995

Reflected in this work is the Anooralya Yam, the most important plant in Emily’s custodianship. This hardy and fertile plant provides both a tuber vegetable and a seed-bearing flower called Kame (Emily’s tribal name).

As the rain falls and water slowly flows along the broad shallow watercourse replenishing the soakage at Alalgura, the growth of the Anooralya Yam is exceptional and rapid and accompanied by changing hues.

The ceremonies performed by the women of Emily’s clan teaches survival, basic social codes and obligations, and reinforce the significance of this knowledge through their narrative.