Artwork Details


aboriginal, australian

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ArtistEmily Kame Kngwarreye
Production Date1995
Mediumacrylic on canvas
Size1215 x 2730 mm
DepartmentInternational Art
Subjectsabstraction, line, Aboriginal art
Accession DateDec 1995
Accession NoC1996/1/16.1-3
Credit LineChartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1996


This painting is from Kngwarreye’s Awelye series that is based on the traditions of female body painting amongst the artist’s Eastern Anmatyerre Aboriginal community near Utopia in the Northern Territory of Australia. It also suggests a sequence of linked horizons. Emily Kame Kngwarreye was one of Australia’s pre-eminent 20th century artists. (Local Atlas, 2004)

Exhibition History

Auckland Art Gallery
Local Atlas
16 October 2004 - 24 July 2005
Curated by Ron Brownson

Auckland Art Gallery
Home and Away: Contemporary Australian and New Zealand Art from the Chartwell Collection
5 June - 22 August 1999
Curated by William McAloon


Other works by this artist in the Collection