Featured Tapestries


Emily Kame Kngwarreye is one of Australia’s most significant contemporary artists. Emily was born at the beginning of the twentieth century and grew up in a remote desert area known asUtopia,230 kilometres north-east of Alice Springs, distant from the art world that sought her work.

Although Emily began to paint late in her life she was a prolific artist who often worked at a pace that belied her advanced age. It is estimated that she produced over 3000 paintings in the course of her eight-year painting career — an average of one painting per day.

In 1997 ATW weaver’s Grasyna Bleka and Milena Paplinska had the exciting challenge of interpreting Emily Kame Kngwarreye’s complex visual language into a tapestry.