Yam Story III by Emily Kngwarreye

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Cover artwork

Yam Story III © Emily Kame Kngwarreye/Copyright Agency, 2018

Yam Story III © Emily Kame Kngwarreye/Copyright Agency, 2018

Emily Kame Kngwarreye was one of Australia’s most significant contemporary artists. Her remarkable work was inspired by her cultural life as an Anmatyerre elder, and her lifelong custodianship of the women’s Dreaming sites in her clan Country, Alhalkere. The lines in Yam story III resemble the crazed pattern of cracked earth where the yam vine grows, and mirror the arterial roots reaching deep for water in the dry desert sands. These lines also symbolise the ancestral connections that have been passed down through the Dreaming. Like many Aboriginal artists, Emily painted on black canvas, which replicates the familiar surface of black skin upon which the artists engage in body painting.

James Erskine with his family (Photo provided by ANU Drill Hall Gallery)
Minoru Hokari - Image provided by Yuki Hokari
John Mitchell (Photo by Stuart Hay)
Ebe Ganon, student caller of 2016 Phone Appeal (Photo by Yen Eriksen)
Ron Parker speaking at the 2016 Celebration of Giving event.
Howard Bradbury in Mozambique
Elizabeth Greene Scholarship recipient Mr Grant Brown. (Photo by Yen Eriksen)
Professor Nicholas Evans (Photo by Yen Eriksen)
Westpac Research Fellow, Associate Professor Antonio Tricoli with Westpac Managing Director and CEO, Mr Brian Hartzer and ANU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Brian Schmidt during a visit to ANU. (Photo by Stuart Hay)
Emeritus Professor John Love
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