Featuring the work of Anmatyerr artist Emily Kam Kngwarray, this bookmark is a gorgeous keepsake from the exhibition Ever Present: First Peoples Art of Australia. Kngwarray was one of the most significant contemporary painters to emerge in the late 20th century. Her formal practice began when she was in her 70s when she exploded onto the Australian contemporary art scene. It’s estimated that she produced over 3000 paintings in her short eight-year career. Through vibrant colour and richly layered linework, Kngwarray’s paintings pay homage to her Country in Alhalkere.
4.8 x 15.3cm
Emily Kam Kngwarray
Yam awely 1995
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
National Gallery of Australia,
gift of the Delmore Collection, Donald and Janet Holt 1995
© Emily Kam Kngwarray/Copyright Agency