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Kathleen Kemarre Wallace Kathleen Kemarre Wallace i(A130944 works by)
Born: Established: 1948 ;
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Arrernte
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Kathleen Kemarre Wallace is an elder who belongs to the Eastern Arrernte people in the Northern Australia. During her teenage years, Kathleen Kemarre Wallace was taken to Santa Teresa Mission as a result of food shortages and drought. She has retained the cultural knowledge taught to her as a child and is active in the sharing and making sure Arrernte traditional knowledge is handed on. Wallace was a founding artist at Keringke Arts.

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y separately published work icon Listen Deeply : Let These Stories In Alice Springs : IAD Press , 2009 Z1668600 2009 single work life story (taught in 3 units) 'Renowned Eastern Arrernte painter Kathleen Kemarre Wallace tells stories of her elders and their way of life that she learnt as a child and young woman. Her storytelling illuminates the origins and beliefs of Eastern Arrernte people, and calls for respect for the ancient traditions of the altyerre spirits who brought her country into being. Kathleen's knowledge of country, law and culture shine through in her words and mesmerising paintings.' (Source: Back Cover)
2010 shortlisted Northern Territory Book of the Year Award
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