Emily Kngwarreye (c.1910 -1996)

 


Emily Kngwarreye came to the world's attention in 1989 after a painting workshop at the Utopia community. The raw vitality of Emily's painting style was almost immediately recognized as a fresh and exciting development—clearly she was an artist to watch. And over the next eight years her work underwent a breathtaking stylistic evolution.

Emily's early paintings manifested a remarkable balancing act, grids of traveling lines denoting the tracks of an Emu ancestor hunting for Mulga seeds were suffused under snowy blankets of dots creating a tension between what is revealed and what is hidden. Over the course of about a year her work attained a sophisticated maturity. Her new found artistic confidence was revealed in the use sensual color palates and increasingly sophisticated dotting.

 

 

 

 

           
     
  Below you'll find several prints showing the evolution of Emily's early style and on the following pages you'll find examples of her middle and late period paintings as well as an introduction to those styles.  
     
 
   

 

 

 

1. (TVG 15)
Yam Dreaming
Emily Kngwarreye
(signed on the front)
Linocut (framed)
Edition: 17/50
Published by Delmore
39 x 31 inches
99 x 79 cms
1994

       

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

2. (TVG 16)
My Yam Country
Emily Kngwarreye
(signed on the front)
Color Lithograph (framed)
Edition: 2/30
Published by Delmore
46 x 38 inches
116 x 96 cms
1994

 
 
   

 

 

 

 

 

3. (TVG 15)
Abmigwa (native pine)
Emily Kngwarreye
(signed on the front)
Color Serigraph (framed)
Edition: 32/100
Published by Delmore
Acrylic on Canvas
39 x 31 inches
99 x 79 cms
1995
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