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Sarah Morton Kngwarreye BIOGRAPHY

261A Mount Scanzi Road Kangaroo Valley NSW 2577 Australia  T: +612 4465 1494  www.galeriaaniela.com.au

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Artist: Sarah Morton
Title: Camp Scene GALMB8922
Medium: Acrylic on Linen
Size: 93 x 63cm
Price: $2,800 -  framed
 

GALMB8922 painting depicts significant land marks with hills, clouds and rainbows relating to the major Rainbow Dreaming. Careful reading of the painting will show other aspects of community which include man and women performing ceremony, and conflict between different skin groups. Can you see the camp dogs? Men with women and children are hunting and gathering bush food. They are later returning to camp, preparing and sharing with family. Water indicates good rains and abundance of wild flowers after rain.

Sarah Kngwarreye is a member of the famous Kngwarreye family clan, including international artist Emily Kngwarreye.
Sarah creates modern works of art but also she paints in a naive style about the British migration often with her sister Lucky Morton.  Sarah Morton is recognized for her traditional women’s stories depicts Awelye, the ceremonial body paint design associated with her country Ngkwarlerlaneme.

Collections
:
National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne)
National Gallery of Australia (Canberra)
Art Gallery of Western Australia (Perth)
Homes a Court Gallery and gallery Collection (Perth)

Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs

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Artist: Sarah Morton  GALMB8922
Title: Camp Scene cat.no. GALMB8922
Medium: Acrylic on Linen
Size: 93 x 63cm

Sarah’s Camp Scene is a narrative of traditional life from Ngkwarlerlaneme country. The painting reflects the condition and the seasons of her land and the abundance of specific foods.

GALMB8922 depicts significant land marks with hills, clouds and rainbows relating to the major Rainbow Dreaming. Careful reading of the painting will show other aspects of community which include man and women performing ceremony, and conflict between different skin groups. Can you see the camp dogs? Men with women and children are hunting and gathering bush food. They are later returning to camp, preparing and sharing with family. Water indicates good rains and abundance of wild flowers after rain.
 

Prices may change without a prior notice, to purchase please contact us

 

 

Sarah Morton Kngwarrey Biography

Sarah Kngwarreye, is a modern artist but also paints in a naive style about the British migration. She is a member of the famous Kngwarreye family clan, including international artist Emily Kngwarreye. She is recognized for her traditional women’s stories and she also paints with her sister Lucky. Lucky Morton Kngwarreye depicts Awelye, the ceremonial body paint design associated with her country Ngkwarlerlaneme.

Skin Name: Kngwarrey (pronounced eng-wah-ray, also spelled Ngwarai, Kngwarreye)
Language Group: Alyawarr
Country: Ngkwarlerlanem and Arnkawenyerr
Subjects: Awely (Women’s Ceremony), and many Dreamtime stories that altogether Sarah calls Country, as it all belongs to her country. Dreamtime stories include Alpeyt (Wild Flowers), Rainbow Dreaming (Boor-la-da), Ilyarn, Ilyarnayt, Tharrkarr (Sweet Honey Grevillea), Yerramp (Honey Ant).

Sarah is daughter of Utopian artist Mary Morton Kemarre. Along with her mother and sisters, Lucky, Audrey, Ruby and Valerie Morton, Sarah was part of the batik workshops in the 1980’s at Utopia. Sarah’s work is featured in the ‘Robert Holmes á Court’ exhibition and collection which has toured extensively within Australia and abroad. Sarah began painting in the summer of 1988-9 as part of the CAAMA project with the Utopia women’s paintings: ‘The First works on Canvas, A Summer Project’. She has continued to paint with acrylics on canvas. Sarah first started painting for Mbantua Gallery in 1990. In 2003 Sarah traveled with her sister Lucky to Melbourne for their paintings. Painting is a part of life for Sarah in which she enjoys doing when not traveling for her education or participating in cultural business. She attends Bachelor College which has seen her travel to Darwin, Tenant Creek and Alice Springs.

Collections:
Homes a Court Collection, Perth
Richard Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica, USA
Australian Aboriginal Media Association collection, Alice Sprigs, NT
Utopia Gallery Region in Central Australia
 
Mbantua Gallery Museum Collection Alice Springs

Subjects: Awely (Women’s Ceremony), and many Dreamtime stories that altogether Sarah calls Country, as it all belongs to her country. Dreamtime stories include Alpeyt (Wild Flowers), Rainbow Dreaming (Boor-la-da), Ilyarn, Ilyarnayt, Tharrkarr (Sweet Honey Grevillea), Yerramp (Honey Ant).

Source & FURTHER REFERENCES:
    
 
"Aboriginal Artists of the Western Desert - A Biographical Dictionary" by Vivien Johnson, published by Craftsman House 1994,
    
 "The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture" edited by Sylvia Kleinert and Margo Neale published by OUP 2000,
    
 Australian Aboriginal Artist Encyclopedia” – dictionary of biographies” Kreczmanski, Janusz B & Birnberg, Margo (eds.): Aboriginal Artists: Dictionary of Biographies: Central Desert, Western Desert & Kimberley Region (JB Publishing Australia, Marleston, 2004).
    Brody, A. 1989 Utopia women’s Paintings: the First Works on Canvas, A summer Project, 1988-89 exhib. Cat. Heytesbury Holdings, Perth Brody, A. 1990 Utopia, a picture Story, 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert
Homes a Court Gallery and gallery Collection, Heytesbury Holdings LTD Perth NATSIVAD database;  Latz, P. 1995, Bushfires & Bushtucker, IAD Press, Alice Springs.

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