Monday, August 18, 2008

Utopia: Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Just arrived from a successful showing in Japan, and opening this Friday (August 22nd) at the National Museum of Australia is Utopia: The Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye

"Her energetic paintings are a response to the land of her birth, Alhalkere, north of Alice Springs - the contours of the landscape, the cycles of seasons, the parched land, the flow of flooding waters and sweeping rains, the patterns of seeds and the shape of plants, and the spiritual forces which imbue the country."

Kngwarreye's vision of the land is unique; her paintings challenge the way we look at art by Aboriginal Australians. Emily Kame Kngwarreye: Alhalkere - Paintings from Utopia traces the brief but impressive career of an artist who started painting in the public arena when she was in her eighties.

Stunning, check it out at the National Museum of Australia $10 entry. On until October 12 2008.


nan said...

yes! Isn't her work amazing. Thank you for this and the previous post too. I like that jewellery.

Michelle said...

How exciting! I love Emily's art. Will have to take a trip to Acton on Friday, I think!