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Jill Kelly Kemarre

Biography

Jill Kelly Kemarre was born in 1959, an Alyawarr woman; she also speaks Eastern Arrernte and English. Her father's county is Irrwelty located on Alyawarr land north of the Utopia region of Central Australia.

She currently lives with her husband and family at Irrerlirri Outstation in the Arltarlpilta region, 250kms north east of Alice Springs in the beautiful Harts Range.

Jill has been painting for about ten years. Over these years she has worked for Delmore Downs Station and the art centre in Amperlatwaty north of the Utopia Region. In 2001 and 2002 her work was exhibited with DesArt in Sydney and Melbourne. Jill also paints for her community art centre in Atitjere.

Her paintings represent elements associated with the stories from her traditional country. They include; Arnwekety Conkerberry, Ntange - Seeds and Awely woman's ceremony. Jill also paints landscape paintings applying intricate patterns of dots.

Jill is a Primary school teacher's assistant at the Harts Range Primary School in the Atitjere community.

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