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WORKS BY LEADING ABORIGINAL, TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS AND WESTERN AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS

Abie Loy KEMARRE_Bush Hen Dreaming_Australian Aboriginal Art
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N°: 3773

Artist: Abie Loy KEMARRE

Title: Bush Hen Dreaming

Art : Aboriginal

Community: Utopia

Dimensions: L: 183 x H: 122 cm

Date: 2019

Medium: Aluminium honeycomb composite panel
Price range: VENDUE / SOLD


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The “Bush Hen Dreaming”, for which Abie Loy Kemarre has custodial rights inherited from her grandfather, was the first story Abie was allowed to paint.

The bush hen, also referred to as a bush turkey or Australian bustard (Ardeotis australis), is Abie’s Dreaming Ancestor, an association commonly erroneously referenced as a ‘totem’.

These paintings refer to women’s sacred ceremonies, including a sacred waterhole site, and narrative elements from the peripatetic habits of the bush hen as it searches for food. The geometry in Abie’s Bush Hen Dreaming compositions is generated from intimate familiarity with the hen, its habitat, and what we would recognise as the science of ethology – the study of animal behaviour. Christine Nicholls describes this as “grounded abstraction”:

“Patterns correspond to the pathways taken by the hen: arcs, semi-circles, and lines, as she engages in the never-ending search for food and attempts to safeguard her chick … constantly beating pathways both toward and away from the chick.”
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  Some references:
Musée du Quai Branly, Musée des Confluences à Lyon, Musée d'Art Contemporain les Abattoirs à Toulouse, Musée des Arts d’Afrique et d’Asie de Vichy, Musée de la Musique, Museum d'histoire naturelle de Lille, Musée de Rochefort, Fondation Electricité de France, Fondation Colas, Banque Dexia ...

We are members of the Chambre Nationale des Experts Spécialisés en Objets d'Art et de Collection (C.N.E.S.)*
We are members of the Comité Professionnel des Galeries d'Art
*National French Chamber of experts specialized in artworks
Comité des Galeries d'Art