Rainbows and Wildflowers – LMK201604


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Lucky has featured in many group exhibitions since beginning her artistic career in 1977. The oldest daughter of fellow Utopian artist Mary Morton Kemarre, Lucky participated in batik workshops that were held in Utopia from 1977 to 1987 with her mother and younger siblings. Her work is represented in the Holmes á Court Collection which was exhibited extensively within Australia and abroad.

Like most other batik artists living in Utopia, Lucky made the transition to painting in the summer of 1988-9 as part of CAAMA’s ‘The First works on Canvas, a Summer Project’.

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Lucky paints an extraordinary variety of stories which she says comes from two Countries, Ngkwarlerlanem and Arnkawenyerr.  Lucky can paint the ceremonial body paint designs belonging to these countries and also her mother’s country, Antarrengeny. This piece depicts the wildflowers which grow after rains have fallen on the dry land. The Bush Yam is an important food source and ceremonies are held to give thanks for the Yam and to ensure the abundance of the root (which can be eaten, and is reminiscent of a sweet potato).