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Title

Alhwert II

2001

Artist

Lily Sandover Kngwarreye

Australia

circa 1937 - circa 2002

Language group

Alyawarr, Central Desert region

  • 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
    Copyright
    © Estate of Lily Sandover Kngwarreye. Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd

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  • 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

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Utopia

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