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Julieanne Morton Ngwarraye, Lilly Morton Kemarre (Collaborative): My Country Antarrengeny 2016


  • No.:RK1378
  • Medium:Acrylic on Linen
  • Size:183 × 152 cm
  • Year:2016
  • Region:Eastern Desert
  • Art Centre:Artists of Ampilatwatja
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This painting has been done by Lilly Kemarre Morton and her daughter, Julieanne Ngwarraye Morton.

The Community of Ampilatwatja made a conscious not to paint ‘altyerr’ dreaming stories. The artists paint their country where those stories sit.

Lilly and Julieanne have paint Lilly’s country, Antarrengeny. The brightly coloured flowers and small bushes are bush medicine and are still used within the community. This landscape beautifully communicates the rich knowledge both mother and daughter possess of both medicinal plants and country, passed down for centuries within their culture.

As a young girl, Lilly lived traditionally off the land with her family and Alyawarr people. In Lilly’s lifetime, she has experienced and borne witness to the irreversible changes of country and way of live, that were previously unchanged for thousands of years. She is a kind and gender elder of the community and often tells stories of how life used to be, in Alywarre, her language, to her family and friends. These stories are also a great inspiration for many of the artists within the community and especially her family. Julieanne has inherited her mother’s love for nature and a deep appreciation for what their country provides.

This is the first collaborative work done by Lilly and her daughter, Julieanne.

Special provisions apply to this artwork. Reproductions of the artwork and its story in part or in whole in any form require the permission of the artist. We are only too happy to be of assistance in this matter.