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Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye

Gallery 2

18 July – 20 August 2014

Kudditji Kngwarreye

18 July – 20 August 2014

Kudditji Kngwarreye has a deep knowledge of the spiritual significance of Alhalkere, his ancestral homelands at Utopia, 270 kms north-east from Alice Springs. An old man in his eighties, Kudditji is the senior custodian of Ankerre, the spiritual sites across his country that are integral to the Emu Dreaming story. Kudditji counts off the other senior men, custodians of the surrounding Dreamings, who have now passed on.

His own paintings of Country and the Dreamings that give life to that region are abstract impressions of landscape in all its moods, changed by the seasons, the time of day, the clouds, rain and heat – all emotive expressions of the many facets of the Country.

At the centre of the structure of the paintings is the rectangle that represents the ceremonial grounds, the heart of the Emu Dreaming site. The sites are sacred for Men’s Ceremonies and initiation rites. The role of the male emu in nature is to protect the nest and hatch the eggs. Therefore the totemic connection between the Emu sites and the Men’s Law draws deeply on the function of nurturing, both for the Country and for the traditional custodians of the land.

The ancient Ankerre Dreaming cycle inspires both the paintings of Kudditji Kngwarreye and the life of this senior Anmatyerre lawman. Kudditji Kngwarreye carries on the male Law tradition as had his famous Emily Kngwarreye (c1910-1996) carried the Women’s Law and painting tradition.

The paintings will be on display at Japingka Gallery until 20 August.

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Ankerre – Emu Dreaming at Alhalkere by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  Ankerre – Emu Dreaming at Alhalkere

Jap 007640  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 120 cm

My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country

Jap 010327  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country

Jap 009052  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 90 cm

My Country – Akeyarre – Dry time by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country – Akeyarre – Dry time

Jap 007531  |  acrylic on linen  |  300 x 180 cm

My Country – Dry Season by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country – Dry Season

Jap 006880  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 90 cm

My Country – Burning by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country – Burning

Jap 007653  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 90 cm

Ankerre – Emu Dreaming at Alhalkere by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  Ankerre – Emu Dreaming at Alhalkere

Jap 006871  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 90 cm

My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country

Jap 009564  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

My Country – Dry Season by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country – Dry Season

Jap 007639  |  acrylic on linen  |  300 x 180 cm

My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country

Jap 009053  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 120 cm

My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country

Jap 009048  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country

Jap 009060  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 60 cm

My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country

Jap 009224  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 60 cm

My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country

Jap 009058  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 60 cm

My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country

Jap 009061  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 60 cm

My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country

Jap 010739  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 120 cm

My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country

Jap 010738  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 120 cm

Ankerre – Emu Dreaming at Alhalkere by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  Ankerre – Emu Dreaming at Alhalkere

Jap 007651  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

Alhalkere – My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  Alhalkere – My Country

Jap 007643  |  acrylic on linen  |  250 x 180 cm

My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country

Jap 009054  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 120 cm

Country – Fire Series by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  Country – Fire Series

Jap 005457  |  acrylic on linen  |  210 x 153 cm

My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country

Jap 009562  |  acrylic on linen  |  210 x 90 cm

Alhalkere – Kwenpaye by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  Alhalkere – Kwenpaye

Jap 006870  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 120 cm

My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country

Jap 010742  |  acrylic on linen  |  210 x 90 cm

My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country

Jap 009049  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

Country – Fire Series by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  Country – Fire Series

Jap 007648  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 75 cm

Ankerre – Emu Dreaming at Alhalkere by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  Ankerre – Emu Dreaming at Alhalkere

Jap 007647  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 75 cm

My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country

Jap 010741  |  acrylic on linen  |  240 x 120 cm

My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country

Jap 009056  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 60 cm

My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country

Jap 009057  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 60 cm

My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country

Jap 009050  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 90 cm

My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country

Jap 009062  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 60 cm

My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country

Jap 009051  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 90 cm

My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country

Jap 009064  |  acrylic on linen  |  100 x 100 cm

My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country

Jap 010328  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 90 cm

My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country

Jap 010329  |  acrylic on linen  |  200 x 60 cm

Alhalkere – Kwenpaye by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  Alhalkere – Kwenpaye

Jap 007991  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 90 cm

My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country

Jap 009559  |  acrylic on linen  |  100 x 100 cm

My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country

Jap 009055  |  acrylic on linen  |  210 x 91 cm

My Country by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country

Jap 009561  |  acrylic on linen  |  210 x 90 cm

My Country (Triptych) by Kudditji Kngwarreye

Kudditji Kngwarreye  |  My Country (Triptych)

Jap 010740  |  acrylic on linen  |  182 x 90

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