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Title

Alhwert II

2001


Artist

Lily Sandover Kngwarreye

Australia

circa 1937 - circa 2002

Language group

Alyawarr, Central Desert region


About

Lily (Sandover) Kngwarreye is the adopted sister of renowned artist, Emily Kame Kngwarreye. Alyawarre artist, Lily Kngwarreye, was born c. 1937 and her country is Entibera. She began paintings with the other Utopia artists in 1988-89. Currently a member of the Utopia artists cooperative, Urapuntja Artists, Kngwarreye collaborated with Northern Editions in producing the etchings 'Alhwert II' and 'Alhwert I' (also in the Gallery's collection).

The alhwert (pronounced 'allota') were a small burrowing bettong, now extinct. This print depicts iepa grass, which was the traditional food source and home of the alhwert. The centre from which the patterns radiate is where the alhwert made its home.

© Australian Art Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2002


Details


Place where the work was made

Utopia Northern Territory Australia


Date

2001


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching


Edition

1/50


Dimensions

49.6 x 99.0 cm platemark; 79.0 x 107.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.r., pencil "Lily". Not dated.


Credit

Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 2002


Location

Not on display


Accession number

95.2002


Artist information

Lily Sandover Kngwarreye

Works in the collection

2


Place

Where the work was made
Utopia