Emily Kam Kngawarray (Emily Kame Kngwarreye)(circa 1916-1996)
Alalgura V1, 1992 inscribed verso with artist's name and Delmore Gallery catalogue number 921174 synthetic polymer paint on linen 151.0 x 121.0cm (59 7/16 x 47 5/8in).
PROVENANCE Painted for Delmore Gallery, Northern Territory in 1992 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Old Parliament House, Canberra courtesy of Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne Private collection, Canberra
EXHIBITED National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Old Parliament House, Canberra, 15 December 1993-12 January 1994, cat. 63 (label attached verso)
LITERATURE National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Canberra: The Australian Heritage Commission, 1993, p.16 (illus.)
Alalgura is the country situated near Soakage Bore, Utopia which is an Aboriginal owned property north east of Alice Springs. Emily as a senior ritual woman for Alalgura has custodial responsibilities for many of the bush tucker species in the area.
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